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Mrs. Kooyenga
Mrs. Kooyenga
2nd grade teacher

7700 W. 127th. St.
Palos Heights, IL  60463

Ph: (708) 761-3568
Fx: (708) 923-7077

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
My name is Cathi Kooyenga and I teach 2nd grade in room 8.  I graduated from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in 1999 with a degree in Special Education.  In 2002, I earned a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.  Since earning my Master's Degree, I have completed 32 additional hours of coursework at Olivet Nazarene University. For the past 18 years, I have had the pleasure of teaching students in grades 1-5.  Prior to coming to district 118, I spent 4 years teaching at Enger School in District 83. 

As a teacher, it is my goal to teach your child academics, the value of creativity and individualism, and the importance of accepting those of other cultures and backgrounds.  Starting on the first day of school, children in my class are taught that they have a responsibility to be the best they can be.  Each student brings his or her own personality and experiences to the classroom.  It is from our experiences that we can teach one another and maximize our learning.