Combinded we have 40+ years of experience in grades k-8th and have presented at numberous conferences including the 2000 No Child Left Behind conference on RtI interventions. Dinah is a Certified Reading Recovery Teacher and is currently piloting the new state of Illinois KIDS program. Barb has experience writng and receiving several grants including the John Deere First Lego League, Illinios Department of Natural Resources and participated in IStems Science grant.
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John Deere Business and Eduction Partnership Award 2010 and 2013. Recognition Award, Educator of the Year award from local PTA
Both educators graduated from Western Illinois University with a BS in Education and a masters degree in Teaching and Leadership. Barb has her administrative certificate from Western Illinois University.
Both educators are active in their union on executive levels and both eductors served on a library board for 4 years. Dinah served her local community by being on the school board for 8 years.