Phone: 219-983-3640

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Mrs. Zucker

Hello! My name is Maggie Zucker and I am one of the Reading Specialists at Yost Elementary School. After student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom, I graduated from Elmhurst University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I worked as an instructional aide in a building devoted to educating kindergarten students, which allowed me to work in 9 different kindergarten classrooms. I then taught 1st grade at an elementary school in Riverside, Illinois for 8 years. During that time, I went back to Elmhurst University twice as a non-degree seeking graduate student to obtain my English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education endorsements. I graduated from Concordia University in 2019 with a Master of Arts degree in Reading Education. 

My fiance’s career brought me to the Northwest Indiana area in 2021. This is my second year as one of the Reading Specialists at Yost, and I absolutely love it! This year, I will primarily be working with students in grades K-4 on developing their math skills. In my free time, I enjoy all things Disney, Snoopy, and Harry Potter. I’m also spending a lot of my free time planning my wedding! After May of 2023, my new name will be Mrs. Zucker. 

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Phone: 219-983-3640

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Mrs. Jakel

In 1999, I graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and a minor in Spanish. My first teaching job took me to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the course of 10 years, I taught second, fourth, and fifth grade. I was certified to teach multilingual learners and I earned my master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. My interests in literacy led me to transition out of the classroom and into a reading intervention teacher position where I worked with kindergarten through fifth grade students for 4 years. In the summer of 2013, my family and I moved to Indiana and that fall I started as a reading specialist at Yost.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends whenever I can. I like a good road trip and look forward to traveling every summer. My favorite ways to relax are reading a book with a surprising plot twist, listening to music of all sorts, spending the day at the beach, or any combination thereof!

As a reading specialist, I am able to support students in kindergarten through fourth grade in both reading and math intervention. 

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