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Mrs. Kavanaugh

I am a graduate of Indiana University Northwest and have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Counseling, as well as a Master's degree in Special Education. I previously worked for the Porter County Education Services as an Educational Diagnostician. In this role I was assigned to identify students that may need an IEP.   My teaching experience includes time spent with Munster, Gary, Lake Ridge, and a few years spent in overseas school systems. I have also tutored students and started a national honor society at the elementary level. 
 
 In my free time I enjoy traveling in the U.S. and abroad. Some of my other interests include reading, kayaking, enjoying time with family and friends, or just being outdoors. I have two wonderful adult children and a loving dog named Wrigley who recently completed his certification for being an emotional support pet.  
 

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Mrs. Kelly

Mrs. Kelly earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Elementary Education from Iowa State University.  She earned her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. This is her first year at Westchester Intermediate as the Reading Specialist. Prior to coming to WIS, Mrs. Kelly taught 30 years in Chicago and East Chicago. 

She moved to Chesterton with her husband to raise their two children.  Both children attended school in Chesterton.  She is excited to be teaching in the same school that her children attended.  In her spare time, Mrs. Kelly enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Mrs. Rutkowski

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education (French and Spanish) and a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  I have been teaching in the Duneland School Corporation for four years.  Prior to teaching in the Duneland School Corporation, I worked as an EL aide for three years.  Additionally, I have taught French in the School City of Hammond Schools, Spanish and French in the Grand Rapids Public Schools, and I have taught English as a New Language to both adults and children through the Migrant Education Program in Sparta, Michigan.  I currently teach English Language Learners in grades K-12 in the Duneland School Corporation.

 
In my spare time I enjoy reading, quilting, and spending time with my family.