Meet Mrs. VitaleName: Mrs. VitaleGrade: ThirdEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom #: 213I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago IL. I then attended Eastern IL University where I studied education and earned two teaching certificates, one in elementary education and the other in special education.I married my husband in 1984, who is a school psychologist for Peoria County. We have two children. Our daughter is married and works as an RN/Infection Control Director in a hospital outside of St. Louis. Our son is a Sophmore at Southern Illinois University majoring in Aviation Technologies and Aviation Management.I later returned to school for my master's degree in education/reading at ISU, earning my reading specialist degree. After teaching many years as a special education teacher I began teaching as a 4th grade teacher. Then for nine years I served as a reading coach/reading specialist, assisting teachers and students in the area of reading. I have enjoyed going back into the classroom and teaching again. This will be my 32 year working in eduction.Teaching is a passion in my life and I look forward to working with my students this year.