• Greetings Pre-K parents 
    My name is Mrs Kari Billups.  I have been working for district #144 for 18 years.  This is my third 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 19, 16, 13, and 4.  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!!!!!  I am committed to the growth of all children so that they are career and college bound!!! 
    We will strive together to make this year the most productive year it has ever been!!!

    Remember the best is yet to come!