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Jill Berscheid
This starts Mrs. Berscheid's fifth year of teaching.  She earned her B.A. from the University of St. Francis and just completed her M.S. for Reading Specialist from the University of St. Francis.  Mrs. Berscheid is very excited to be a part of Joliet West.  Her goal is to engage her students in as much literature as possible. 

Amy MaliziaThis is Mrs. Malizia's sixth year teaching, and fourth year at Joliet West.  She is very excited to be part of the Joliet West community.  Mrs. Malizia teaches literacy support and English in the Freshman Academy.  Mrs. Malizia recieved her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Millikin University in 2003.  Then in 2006, she recieved her Master of Arts degree in Reading from St. Xavier University.  

April Morgan
Mrs. Morgan comes from the business world, this is her fourth year teaching at Joliet West High School.  She has an undergraduate degree from Robert Morris College in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Special Education from Lewis University, she’s also a Read 180 specialist.  She’s very passionate about what she does and looks forward to growing with the Literacy Team.

Diane Stiers
This begins Mrs. Stiers seventh year teaching. Sheis a graduate of Governor's State University with a BA  in English, National-Louis University with a Master's in Education and a Master's in Reading University of St. Francis.  Mrs. Stiers delights in the energy of her students and hopes to instill a love for reading in each and every student. 

Beth Sweeney
Mrs. Sweeney has been teaching for seven years.  She graduated from North Central College in Naperville with a degree in Secondary education with a focus on history.  She has earned her Master's degree from Saint Xavier's reading program.  Her goal is to provide students with the opportunity to read for interest, information, and everyday life.  She is excited to be part of the Literacy staff and give support to her students in the content areas.

Janette Trueblood
This starts Mrs. Trueblood’s eighth year teaching.  She earned her B.S. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondaleand received her Master’s in Reading from Governor’s State University.  Mrs. Trueblood is excited to be a part of the Joliet West Community.

Literacy Support Class

Description of class:  The purpose of Literacy Support is to provide students with an opportunity to read with understanding, learn effective reading and writing strategies, and apply those strategies in the content areas.  Also, as students read a variety of text, there will be an increase in their intrinsic motivation necessary to become life-long readers.

Karla Barker        
This begins Mrs. Barker’s eighth year teaching at Joliet West.  She earned her B.A. in Special Education and an M.S. for Reading Specialist from the University of St. Francis.  She uses Scholastic’s Read 180 program in her classroom and is very excited to be part of the literacy staff at West.  She’s an avid reader and hopes that all students will value reading as an integral part of their lives.

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