• Greetings Pre-K parents 
    My name is Mrs Kari Billups.  I have been working for district #144 for 17 years.  This is my second year teaching preschool and I am extremely excited.   I taught Kindergarten for 12 years. I taught first grade for 3 years.  I attended Illinois State University and got a B.A in Sociology.  I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning.  I achieved that at DePaul University.  I also have a Master of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University and a Masters in Educational Leadership . I am married to a wonderful man!!   I love children.  I have four children of my own. I have three girls and one boy.  The ages are 17, 14, 11, and 3.  Wow I started all over!!  I have a passion for the community and want to give my talents to it because I am a product of the district and the community.  We have wonderful children here and I am so honored to be working with them!!!!!
    We will strive together to make this year the most productive year it has ever been!!!

    Remember the best is yet to have come!