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Mrs. Joy


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Welcome to first grade!  I earned my Bachelor's degree through Northern Illinois University. My Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction was earned through National Louis University.  I have been teaching in the Forrestville Valley School District for 29 years. I had the privilege of teaching 26 of my years in German Valley Grade School and the past 3 years at Forreston Grade School. I have taught all of my years in first grade! 

I have been married for 34 years.  Rusty and I have two wonderful daughters, Cassidy and Lexie.  Cassidy is in her last year of pharmacy school at University of Illinois in Chicago. She will graduate in May with her Doctorate in Pharmacy degree. Lexie graduated in May from the University of Illinois in Chicago with her Bachelor's degree.  She is now attending Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, getting her Master's degree in Social Work.  We are "empty nesters", other than our two cocker spaniels that live at home with us.