In addition to working as the School Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator at a K-6 elementary school for one year, I have one year of experience teaching third grade, two years of experience teaching sixth grade language arts, and one year of experience teaching seventh and eighth grade reading.
When possible, I like to provide differentiated, mastery-based instruction that allows all students to experience success.
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I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (with a minor in Reading) from Illinois State University in 1982. I took courses at Valparaiso University from 2004-2006, which resulted in the addition of a Reading and Language Arts Endorsement to my teaching license.
My name is Polly Wickstrom, and I live in Valparaiso, Indiana. I have been married to my wonderful husband and best friend, Jim (who is also a teacher!) for the past 35 years. Jim and I are the parents of three grown children, and we have two darling grandsons, ages 1 and 3. I am the author of 220 Great Children's Books, originally published by Libraries Unlimited, and I have a passion for children's literature.