Phone: (815) 886-7827


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education Endorsements in Special Education and English as a Second Language

Miss Arvesen

Welcome to the Owl Room! 


Here you will find information as well as pictures of your child learning, playing, and growing throughout the year. 


I am Miss A and I am so excited to be your child's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year! This is my third year teaching preschool, but my first year teaching at James Mitchem Early Childhood Center. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher because I never want a child to feel the way I did in school. I was extremely shy, worried constantly, missed my mom, and was too afraid to talk to the teacher. I strive to create an environment that is comfortable and inclusive to all students where they feel welcome to be their true authentic selves.I believe that my relationship with my students is just as important as my relationship with my students' parents/guardians. 


Fun facts about me: I have a dog, Addie, who I love to pieces. I love diet coke, chocolate, Starbucks, Target, working out on my Peloton, and spending time with my family and friends.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or send me a message on Seesaw anytime! I am here for you. 


~Miss A