Ms. Dance

Phone: 217-362-3360

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Millikin University - Graduated 2005 - Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education University of Illinois/Champaign - Graduated 2013 - Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction in Math and Science Eastern Illinois University - Will Graduate December 2017 - Leadership Degree/Administrative

Ms. Dance

Grade: 4

Room: 11

Years of Teaching:  11 years

I have taught fourth, fifth and sixth grades.  I love fourth grade the most!  I see fourth grade as a transition year.  It is the year where students are expected to "read to learn instead of learn to read".  The love of learning I experience at this grade level is the best thing about teaching.  I set high expectations, both academically and behaviorally, and enjoy watching the transition of my students into independent learners, and most importantly, independent thinkers over the course of one school year.  I encourage my students to try their hardest and do their best at everything they do. 

"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph". ~Author Unknown