7th and 8th Grade Language Arts & 12th Grade Contemporary Literature Teacher
Middle School Honors Program Coordinator
Middle School Track & Field and 7/8 Girls’ Basketball Coach
Master of Arts in Education, Administrative Leadership & Curriculum Director, Alverno College (in progress)
Bachelor of Arts, Secondary English Education, Illinois State University
Family and Consumer Science Education Endorsement
Formerly Miss Burke, my name changed to Reeder since the wedding and big move to Pewaukee Lake in 2015. I had been living on the East Side of Milwaukee during my first few years at ULS, but I’m originally from the Chicago area. I spent the past summers teaching Oral Communications at Wauwatosa West High School and attending graduate school for my principal’s license. Prior to ULS, I taught junior American Literature and sophomore English at Palatine High School, a large public school in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I was also a Title I Teaching Assistant in 10th grade Reading Strategies, as well as a school newspaper adviser at PHS. Additionally, I tutored English and Reading ACT preparation and middle school Language Arts at Huntington Learning Center in Buffalo Grove, IL. I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary English Education and a minor in Family and Consumer Science Education, and I stayed busy as a news reporter for the Daily Vidette and maintained multiple leadership positions in student organizations, for one of which I currently serve on the advisory board. I spent five years teaching preschool munchkins every summer and winter at KinderCare Learning Center in Wheeling, IL. I also ran track as a sprinter and played basketball throughout school.