About Mrs. Dowden
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I am a fifth grade teacher at Hooper Elementary. I grew up Elk Grove Village, IL. I now live in Libertyville with my husband and daughter, Sarah. We have a dog named Lilo and she is a Dachshund/Corgi mix and super cute!!
I went to school at University of Illinois and Northeastern Illinois University for college. I have been in the Lake Villa School District for 25 years and love being a teacher here. I started teaching 5th grade at Pleviak when it was still a grade level school and then moved to Hooper when we changed to neighborhood schools.
Outside of school, there are a lot of things I like to do for fun. I really love to travel with my family. We are regular visitors to Disney World in Florida. We also travel to other places and have been to many beautiful locations around the United States as well as traveling to England, France, Switzerland and China! I am a serious bookaholic and you will almost never find me without a book to read. My family and I can often be found at museums or visiting sites around Chicago during the summer.