Hello everyone! My name is Tiffany Hollenkamp, I am 30 years old and have been teaching for
7 years now. My husband and I live in the small town of Breese, Illinois. I was brought up just a few miles from here. I suppose you could say that I have always
been a small town girl and probably will always be one.
I attended both catholic grade school and high school. After high school I decided junior
college was the right choice for me. Upon finishing my associates, I chose MacMurray College
in Jacksonville, IL as the place to work on my Bachelor Degree. In 1999, I graduated with a degree in Deaf Education,
and LD Certification (learning disabilities). My first job was in Missouri as a LD teacher (junior high the first year and high school the second). I then decided
it was time to move back home. That is when I was first given the opportunity to put my Deaf Ed degree to use.
I have been working for the Kaskaskia Special Education School District for the past three years as a Hearing Impaired
Itinerant Teacher. It is definitely a challenging and rewarding position.
I have decided to go back and work on my Master's degree to better myself for me and my students.
I want to be able to provide as much support as possible for my students who have to work so hard to be part of the regular
classroom. Almost everyday my students teach me something new, I would also like
to learn some new things on my own time. I have decided that now is a better
time than any to establish a solid ground for the family I hope to have one day and getting this degree is one of the steps. I recently got married (November 5) and we just found out that we are expecting our
first child. I am ready to delve further into my search for knowledge and have
my degree completed before the new little one arrives.