Teacher: Mrs. Mindy Whalen

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Mrs. Mindy Whalen is a graduate of  Rockford College.  She has been teaching for 18 years.  Prior to St. James she has taught Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and preschool.   Mrs. Whalen grew up in Rockton and attended Rockton Grade School and St. Peter School in South Beloit.  She and her family belong to Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Beloit, Wisconsin.  She has been married for 17 years to Jeff.  They have two children.  Zach is a 6th grader at Whitman Post in Rockton and enjoys sports, especially baseball and basketball.  Brianna is a 2nd grader at Rockton Grade School in Rockton, she is currently on the Tumble Team at Kid Spot in Roscoe.  In her spare time, Mrs. Whalen enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her kids play their sports.  She also enjoys being outside and vacationing at their cabin in Arkansas.  She enjoys working with young children and watching them grow as they learn in their everyday adventures.  Mrs. Whalen believes in a good Catholic education and also that children should  have a loving and welcoming atmosphere for developing their likes in school.  She guides her children to be individuals that learn at their level in order to feel confident in themselves.  At St. James School, Mrs. Whalen teaches Pre - School.  In her classroom, she expects the children to work to their best potential.  She  wants the children to learn and succeed in their daily endeavors.  Mrs. Whalen believes that it takes the help of the parents at home to help them become successful in school.  Mrs. Whalen is looking forward to working with the kids every day and watching them as they grow not only in their education, but growing with God as well.