Hi! My name is Carol Hawblitzel and I teach second grade. I have been an educator for 30 years and 24 of those years have been at Hillside School. I have a BS in Education from Northern Illinois University (Go Huskies!) and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. I'm married and have two daughters, Ella (14) and Lucy (16). I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, taking yoga classes and walking in the outdoors. I'm very excited for this school year because I am co-teaching with Ms. Leticia Navarro. We are working together to make this a year of growth and wonder.
One of my favorite quotes from literature comes from the much loved book, Charlotte's Web. "You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing." It reminds me how important friendships and relationships are in life and in my classroom.