My name is Brittany Sieverding. I am currently in my ninth year of teaching. I am a third grade teacher here at Chelsea Intermediate School in Frankfort, Illinois. For the last two years, I taught kindergarten at a Las Vegas elementary school. Before my big move, I taught for five years as a second grade teacher at a rural Indiana school! Prior to my elementary debut, I taught at the high school level for one year teaching Spanish I-IV. While teaching kindergarten, I was the grade-level facilitator and I enjoyed working closely with my team. Back in Indiana I coached Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball, Junior High Track, and Elementary Math Bowl. Things have changed since moving to much larger areas, but I am still just as committed to my students & their learning!
I am from a very small town about 20 minutes north of Lafayette, Indiana. I graduated from Frontier High School in 2008. I then attended St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and minored in Spanish. I ran track in college and stayed busy leading a Spanish Camp for elementary and youth students in the surrounding area. I am the big sister of Brianna & Mitchell, which helped me discover my love for teaching at an early age.
I have an adorable 8 year old chihuahua, Benny, and a fluffy 3 year old pomsky named Kaleb that know me as their fur mom. In my spare time you can catch me outdoors soaking up the sun, hiking, reading a good book, or working on some sort of interior decorating project. I have hiked in 7 national parks and I am on a quest to visit all 61 parks in the future. While living out west, I realized my love for the outdoors and have been hooked ever since. I also like to spend my time organizing, cleaning, & planning. I am a coffee fanatic, Joanna Gaines follower, and Rae Dunn collector.
I love what I do and I work very hard year-round to implement the absolute best practices into my classroom.
Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Our lessons for 5th grade students will begin the week of January 18th, 4th grade students will begin the week of January 25th, and 3rd grade students will begin the week of February 1st. The Chelsea Intermediate School Social Workers will be teaching each lesson in the child’s classroom. The "Think First and Stay Safe" program will be the curriculum utilized for these lessons with a focus on Child Lures.