About Mrs. Muhr...
I love living and teaching in Arlington Heights!!! My favorite part of teaching is spending time with my students!
I grew up in Mount Prospect and moved to Arlington Heights just before starting high school. I attended Arlington High School and Prospect High School. I received my teaching degree from Taylor University in Indiana and started teaching at Patton School in the fall of 1991. After teaching there as the LMC Director for three years, I taught third grade for five years.
Mr. Muhr grew up in Arlington Heights. We have been married for 25 years! (I don't feel old enough to be saying that, but I guess I am.) We actually first met at Prospect High School. In August of 1999, our twin daughters were born. Our son was added to our family two years later. I spent several years at home when they were young and returned to Patton School in 2007, teaching third grade once again. In 2009, I looped with my class up to fourth grade. In 2011, I started teaching at Olive-Mary Stitt School, teaching fourth grade for three years, looping once again with my class to fifth grade, and this year teaching fifth grade for the fourth year. It has been a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the Olive community!
When I'm not teaching, I am usually spending time at home, with friends and family, at church, or attending my children's sports and music events. I also enjoy tennis, photography, and memory-keeping. I used to make scrapbooks and was even a Creative Memories consultant and director, but now I make digital storybooks using Shutterfly. I love being outside, walking, hiking, and exploring nature. I'm in awe of beautiful sunsets, flowers and trees. I also love animals. My family has had many different pets through the years. Currently, we have a sweet little parakeet. Also, Mr. Muhr maintains many bird feeders right outside of some of our windows which attract a variety of birds 12 months a year!
One of my greatest goals is to create a safe, positive and nurturing classroom community where my students can thrive. I also want to help them realize how unique and important they are. I want to teach, inspire, and encourage my students to discover their gifts and talents, takes risks as they learn and grow, and find ways to make a positive difference in the world. By the end of the school year, I want my students to be well prepared for middle school and beyond.