A Little About Mrs. NovakI 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 FavoritesFavorite Color: PurpleFavorite Season: SummerFavorite Holiday: Fourth of July and ChristmasFavorite Food: Pasta and Pizza-Anything Italian!Favorite Restaurant: Chik-fil A, Biaggi's,Portillo'sFavorite Drink: Propel Water and PepsiFavorite 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 BooksFavorite Store: Macy's, Nordstrom, Brainstorm, TargetFavorite Hobby: Reading, Gardening, and Spending Time with my family and doing anything outside in the warm weather.MOST OF ALL MY FIRSTIES!!!