WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
My name is Mrs. McGrane and I am one of three 5th grade teachers at DuJardin! I feel both excited and privileged to be your child's teacher for this school year. The year will be filled with exploration, learning, and preparing your child for middle school. This will be my fifth year at DuJardin, with four of those years teaching! I have taught both 5th grade, as well as 4th grade, and started my time at DuJardin as a 5th grade paraprofessional.
Although teaching is my passion and calling in life, I did not start my working career as an educator! I grew up in Eden Prairie, MN and attended the University of Iowa. In 2005, I graduated from the University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism/Mass Communications. I entered the workforce as an assistant loan trader for a Hedge Fund in Lake Forest, IL moving me from MN to IL. In 2009, I returned to school to complete my Masters degree in Elementary Education, in addition to my LBS1 Special Education endorsement. Since then, I have found my home at DuJardin! I have been married for six years and have a two year old daughter named Tessa.
I sincerely look forward to collaborating with you this school year - I believe in a strong home-school connection and its ability to foster enthusiastic, and accountable, young learners!
Should you need to contact me, please feel free to do so using the information below:
5th Grade Teacher
HERE'S TO A WONDERFUL YEAR!