Elizabeth O'Connell » Welcome to Mrs. O'Connell's 3rd Grade Class

Welcome to Mrs. O'Connell's 3rd Grade Class

Welcome to Mrs. O’Connell’s 3rd grade!
I am so excited about all the learning and exploring that is going to occur this year! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a few fun facts!
My name is Liz O’Connell and this is my 16th year teaching. I received my bachelor’s degree from Easter Illinois University in Recreation Administration. I then went back for my masters degree and received a Masters of Arts in Teaching form the University of Portland. I have 2 children, a seventh grader and a fifth grader. Mike, my husband, Emma, Patrick and I live in Tinley Park. I also have 2 dogs named Rosie and Clover. I love outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and going to our cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I also love gummy bears! Yum! I grew up in Flossmoor and I am graduate of Homewood Flossmoor High School. I love working in the Homewood Community and I will work hard to meet the needs and learning styles of all the students in my class. I know we will have a cooperative relationship so that we can work together so that your child has a successful 3rd grade year!
Feel free to contact me anytime with question, comments or concerns.
Email: Elizabeth.oconnell@hsd153.org
Voicemail: Please call the office and the secretary will put you through to my voicemail. My extension is 2216.
Always remember, even though the
journey to the top of the mountain might be tough at times, it is worth the amazing view at the top!