Teacher: Mrs. Jackie Francik

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Graduated from Boylan Central Catholic High School and llinois State University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education/Reading Certification


 14th year as Resource Teacher at St. James School, began career at St. Anthony's in Rockford teaching 1st, 4th,5th,6th grade 

Grew up in Rockford, IL, lived in Glen Ellyn, IL for a number of years, moved back to Rockford in 1991

Attended St. Anthony's Grade School in Rockford, current member of St. Anthony's Parish

 Married to John for 30 years

  Daughter Elisa, is 29 and lives in Parker, CO, daughter Sarah, is 26 and lives in Millstadt, IL, daughter Maria is 18 and is a freshman at North Central College in Naperville

In her spare time, Mrs. Francik enjoys gardening, reading, and scrapbooking

 She is passionate about the ways in which children achieve success in reading and literacy , committed to the role she plays in helping each child achieve this success

 She has a firm belief in the knowledge that every child has the potential to be a strong and capable lifelong reader, belief in the learning and values upheld in the Catholic environment at St. James School

 Guided reading after assessing each student to determine effective teaching strategies, giving children the skills to develop these strategies themselves, whole group shared reading and language experiences are also an essential component of the learning process is her teaching philosophy

She teaches Reading Resource Pre-K through 8th at St. James

 Expects students to be engaged and involved in the learning process, to stay on task, and to be organized

Parents are the first teachers who know their child best, knowing what they are reading and doing in the classroom allows them to help their child continue learning at home, especially with reading and writing

 Looking forward to creating meaningful learning experiences which will benefit children not only this year, but for the future as well, helping children become committed and enthusiastic readers and writers

 email:  jfrancik@stjamesrockford.or


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