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Mrs. Tonya Bales


     Mrs. Bales teaches special education at Michael E. Baum Elementary school. Mrs. Bales graduated from Illinois State University in 1992. She started her teaching career at Atwood-Hammond Elementary and taught there for 22 years. She has been at Baum Elementary since 2014.

     Mrs. Bales’ husband is also a teacher. They have a son who recently graduated college and a daughter who is currently in college. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Mrs. Bales loves teaching and is so happy to be at a great school like Baum!!