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  • A Little About Mrs. Novak

    I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 1985.  My first teaching job was in 1987 at Mary Seat of Wisdom School in Park Ridge.  I taught first grade and a year of third grade.  In 1994, I started teaching at Big Hollow School in Ingleside.  I began my journey at the school as a second grade teacher and the next year I was asked to teach first grade. I also went on to further my education and went on to get my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
    In 2002 I came to Millburn and have been a first grade teacher since I began here.  First grade has always been my favorite.  My first grade teacher had quite an impact on me! Since I have been at Millburn I have continued taking workshops and classes to learn as much as I can and be current in all aspects of education. I just love my kiddos!!
    First Grade Rocks!!!!!
    I am married to Steve and we have two beautiful daughters, Nicole and Lisa.  We have a black cat named Reagan!
    Mrs. Novak's Favorites
    Favorite Color: Purple
    Favorite Season: Summer
    Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July and Christmas
    Favorite Food: Pasta and Pizza-Anything Italian!
    Favorite Restaurant: Chik-fil A, Biaggi's,Portillo's 
    Favorite Drink: Propel Water and Pepsi
    Favorite Sport: Hockey (The Blackhawks!!!)
    Favorite Book- All kinds of kids books!
    Splat the Cat is a favorite of mine!
    Favorite Book Adult- To Kill a Mockingbird and Dan Brown Books
    Favorite Store: Macy's, Nordstrom, Brainstorm, Target
    Favorite Hobby: Reading, Gardening, and Spending Time with my family and doing anything outside in the warm weather.