My name is Justine Skillman and I am living my dream. Teaching 3rd grade at Hasten Hebrew Academy is what I was meant to do, and I feel so much joy each day in the classroom.
I studied elementary education at Indiana University - Bloomington and have been teaching for 9 years (hard to believe!). I have 2 darling sons (Kindergarten Spencer and toddler Griffin) and 2 endlessly exhausting dogs (Bambi and Oliver).
Recently I was named the Olin W. Davis Exemplary Teacher of Economics by Purdue University, and economics is a huge part of the 3rd grade experience in my classroom. I even won the Kohelet Prize for Real-World Learning because of my economics curriculum!
My goal as a teacher is to instill in my students a love of learning, a sense of compassion for all, and a joy for living. Parents are my most important resource, so I look forward to getting to know you all this year!