~ About the Teacher ~

 
Name: Mrs. Reena Curley
6th Grade Science & Reading Teacher
Classroom Phone #: 630-894-4125

This will be my 10th year teaching science and reading at Spring Wood Middle School. During my time here I coached the Pep Squad (3 years), had the opportunity to travel and teach at the White Pines Ranch Outdoor Education Facility in Oregon (5 years), got to enjoy a team building and high ropes challenge course at Outer Edge in Bensenville (2 years), and most recently I got to go on an exciting and hands-on adventure at Camp Duncan (1 year)!

 

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed) in May of 2007, from Northern Illinois University. During this time I had a broad range of teaching opportunities and experiences ranging from a bilingual school in Rockford to several local schools in Bloomingdale (DuJardin Elementary & Westfield Middle) and Glen Ellyn (Hadley Junior High & Ben Franklin Elementary). In December of 2011, I earned my masters degree (M.S.Ed) in curriculum and instruction with a focus on outdoor and environmental education from NIU as well.

 

While attending Glenbard East High School I was a singer and dancer in the musical play West Side Story, and I participated in varsity gymnastics for four years. I was also a dancer with the Natya DanceTheatre. At the College of DuPage I swam competitively and qualified for the NJCAA Nationals both years. I coached the Bloomingdale Barracuda Competitive Swim Team for nine years where I worked with swimmers ages 9-12.

 

In my free time I like to train and participate in triathlons (swim-bike-run), travel, watch movies, and read. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, my son Kaelon, and our dog - Cricket!

 

 

My Mission

I believe education should be an interactive process between the teacher and the students. I hope to inspire and enrich the minds of my students to develop a passion for learning through a wide variety of learning activities in science and reading. I especially want my students to become aware and appreciative of the wonders in our natural environment.