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    University of Northern Iowa, 1995, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
     
    Western Illinois University, 2001, Special Education

     

    jill.rackle@husd.org

     

    279-7772 (voicemail)

     

    7:45-3:30 Monday-Friday
     
     
     
     
     
     
            I'm Jill Rackle, one of Cortina's special education resource teachers.  I will be working with students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade this year.   This will be my third year of teaching students with special learning needs at Cortina.  Prior to that, I was a kindergarten teacher here for 10 years - I have been a Cortina Tiger since 2006 when the doors of Cortina Elementary School opened! My goal this year is to instill a love learning in each child while working closely with classroom teachers to bring out the best in each student. I am excited to see how much we can accomplish this year!  
          Prior to my 10 years teaching kindergarten, I taught special education resource students for one year and taught a self contained class for students with emotuional and behavior disorders.   My educational background includes earning degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. 
         I was born and raised in Iowa (GO HAWKS!)  My family moved to Arizona in 2001.  I have two sons, one of whom is 20 and uses his creative talents and drive in the field of film and photography and one who is a junior in high school. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cycling, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and reading. I am always on the go and love any type of adventure!!  
     
     

     

     
     
     
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