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Margie Adkins


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Dubois Elementary School
Springfield School District 186

Personal History

     I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Glen Ellyn.  In 1975, I graduated from Glenbard West High School and entered Illinois State University.  There I earned 2 different Bachelor's degrees.  I received the first one, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Elementary Education, in 1979.  The second degree, which I received in 1980, was a Bachelor of  Science in Education with a major in English Education and a minor in Reading Education. I have teaching certificates for both K-9 self-contained and 6-12 English.

     In 1981, I married a wonderful man, Richard.  We have 4 sons and a cat.  Phil is 19, Eric is 17, Scott is 15, and Keith is 10.  K.C. (Kitty Cat) is 6.

     For the past 20 years, I have been living in Springfield, IL.  This will be my 13th year working in District 186.  Currently I am at Dubois School where I teach 5th grade.  This past summer I completed the CTER (Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform) Master's program at the University of Illinois.

     In my spare (ha, ha) time, I volunteer as a Cub Scout leader and a historical interpreter at New Salem and at Lincoln's Home.  I also enjoy doing various types of needlework, including embroidery, crochet, quilting, tatting, and bobbin lace, and have a strong interest in geneology.

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