Phone: 224-765-3229


Degrees and Certifications:

BA-Intervention Specialist (Special Education) University of Dayton MA-Educational Leadership Cardinal Stritch University

Mrs. Sturtewagen

Welcome to the LEAP program! This is my 6th year teaching at Edgewood as the LEAP teacher, my 12th year of teaching. I graduated from the University of Dayton with my degree in Special Education. After college, I found my passion for the lifeskills classroom setting, teaching for 4 years in the Milwaukee area. During that time, I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership at Cardinal Stritch University. After moving to Illinois, I taught in Lincolnshire for 2 years before making my way to Edgewood, where I returned to the lifeskills classroom setting. I love seeing growth in our students from 6th to 8th grade. It amazes me how much change the kids make between coming to Edgewood as 6th graders to crossing the stage at 8th grade graduation.


I grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin-GO PACKERS- and live in Grayslake with my husband, Adam,  my kids, Will (3.5),  Kyra (16 months), and our dog, Rigby. When I have free time, I love to run, read and cook.