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Mrs. McNamara
Mrs. McNamara
ALPS Teacher

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

Ph: (708) 761-3558

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

I am very excited to once again be teaching ALPS at Palos East! This is my twelfth year teaching here, and my fifth year as the ALPS teacher. Before teaching ALPS, I taught first grade for five years and fifth grade for one year.  In early 2012, I earned a Master of Education degree in Gifted Education from American Public University. I currently hold an endorsement in the state of Illinois in Gifted Education. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in language arts, science, and Spanish from Benedictine University in 2005, and I received my first Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University in 2008. 

Also at Palos East, I teach PETS for first grade, various enrichment classes, Spanish Club and coach the first and second grade Math Olympiad team. Besides teaching, I enjoy reading, vacationing to tropical destinations, and spending time with my family. I am married and have a son and daughter who will be 2 and 3 respectively in December. They are the joy of my life!