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A little background on Mrs. Young

  • My name is Noëlle Young, 8th grade English teacher at Edgewood Middle School in Highland Park, Illinois.  I have been teaching since 1998 and I started in District 112 in 2010.  I am certified to teach French, English and English Language Learners and have over the years taught all three subjects.   I live in Round Lake Beach with my husband and my two children, Sophia and Johnathan.  I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and my parents still live there.   I went to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. I spent a year abroad as a student at the University of Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France. I received my master's degree from DePaul University and earned my endorsement to teach ELL (English as a second language) at Dominican University.  Before teaching in District 112, I taught English and French at the High School level.  I truly love teaching Middle School students because I find this age entertaining and meaningful.   In my sparetime, my children and I participate in community theatre as well as attending as many plays as we can.  I also love to scrapbook and cook.  I love chocolate and coffee.  Something about which I am really passionate is travel.  When I studied abroad in France,  I had the opportunity to travel all over France and Europe.  One of my favorite trips was to Belgium. One day, I would love to travel to Africa.  In fact, I originally became a French and English education major because I thought I dreamed of teaching English in a French speaking country in Africa.  While that never happened, I truly do love teaching here!  You are going to learn a lot this year and I am delighted to be your teacher.