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Friday, August 14, 2020

Crawford Learning Center

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Meet Mrs. Stalter

My name is Mrs. Jill Stalter and I will serve as the new school librarian guiding, mentoring, and facilitating your child’s curiosity and love of reading this year in the Crawford Learning Center.  I can not be more excited for this opportunity!

I have spent the last 11 years teaching.  I taught fives years in 2nd grade in the Glencoe schools.  After earning my a dual Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Special Education, I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  In June of 2019, I completed my second Master’s Degree in Literacy.  It was there that I discovered my desire to be a school librarian and I have worked this past year on getting my certification.

My husband and I live in Elmhurst and just celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary!  We love taking our dog, Gus, on walks.  In my spare time enjoy traveling, reading, playing word games, and spending time with my nieces. 

The school year is quickly approaching and I look forward to working with you to make it a GREAT one!

Mission Statement

Mrs. Stalter promotes learning by providing a nurturing, engaging, and equitable learning community.  Students are instructed, in collaboration with classroom teachers, in how to grow towards becoming lifelong lovers of literacy, effective and ethical users of information, critical thinkers, and 21st-century global citizens. 

Vision Statement

Mrs. Stalter aims to ensure that each student at South School identifies the Crawford Learning Center (CLC) as a physically and emotionally safe environment to begin their educational journeys as 21st-century learners.  She will empower students to become lovers of literacy by providing access to quality, up-to-date, print and digital resources representative of our diverse world. 

Students will gain the foundational tools necessary to become discerning and ethical users and creators of information.  The South School community will collaborate in order to design and provide engaging instruction based on the I-SAIL and Common Core State Standards.  These learning experiences will focus on inquiry-based activities encouraging curiosity, critical thinking, digital citizenship, and innovation.