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Mrs. Banka


The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start! 

    This is my 18th year with PHESD144, where I have served in various capacities from 3rd grade teacher, to literacy coach, and now first grade teacher.  Prior to coming to the district, I taught for many years in private schools, where I served as a kindergarten as well as a music teacher. I have been married for 39 years and have 2 children and 2 granddaughters, ages 3 and soon to be 1. They keep me very busy, and bring me great joy!! 

    I am anticipating wonderful times of learning and growth with each first grade student who has joined and will join, our classroom "family" this school year. I consider it a great responsibility, and one I do not take lightly.   I will do my best to ensure each child leaves my classroom prepared for second grade.   

    Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your child.  Your support and assistance is greatly appreciated! 

    -Mrs. Banka