News Alert
Sheriff Makes Arrest in 1992 Murder of…

Meet Melzer School's New Teachers

The Morton Grove K-6 School in East Maine Elementary District 63 welcomes new teachers.


Principal Shawn Schleizer of in Morton Grove has provided photos and a short bio of each of the school's new teachers. They're making their debut at the school, which is in East Maine Elementary District 63. 

Get Morton Grove and Niles news in your email. It's like getting a free newspaper. 

Jennifer Frazzini comes to Melzer School having taught sixth grade for two years in a private school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Northeastern Illinois University and a graduate degree in elementary education from Roosevelt University. She speaks polite Spanish and formerly worked in marketing and sales. While in college, she was an NCAA Division I swimmer and has also served as a youth coach. This year, she will be teaching 5/6 multiage at Melzer.

Elizabeth Lange will be teaching 3/4 multiage and taught drama at Hoffman School in District 34 for the past two years. She is a graduate of Illinois State University in Bloomington and will complete her graduate degree in reading education through Concordia University in the coming year, which will qualify her to be a certified reading specialist.

Jenny Mariano will be teaching 1/2 multiage at Melzer this year. Recently, she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York. As part of the program, she taught algebra to ninth grade students and also did a full semester of student teaching  in third grade. She also attended Boston College and student taught in both first and second grade in Massachusetts.

Tim Riordan attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He completed his student teaching in third grade in Genoa-Kingston School District 424 and fourth grade in School District U-46. He completed a long-term teaching assignment at Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove last year, teaching both Language Arts and Social Studies. Mr. Riordan will teach 3/4 multiage in 2012-2013.

Samantha Weiss will be teaching 5/6 multiage at Melzer this year. Most recently, Ms. Weiss taught mathematics, language arts, and social studies at Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park, Illinois. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook

Joanna Cirrincione December 15, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Hi Mrs. Frazzini!!!!!!! I miss you soooo very much! I wish you were still at Julianas! You were my favorite teacher at school. I miss both you and Charlotte very much! Your fav student, Joanna Cirrincione
Joanna Cirrincione December 15, 2012 at 03:39 AM
You can email me back at cirrincione9643@aol.com!!!!!!! - Joanna


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »