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With Special Guest Educator...My Mom! | Teachers' Lounge Classic

On a classic Teachers’ Lounge episode, we're revisiting our conversation with Lisa Felker. She just retired from teaching art and music at Morris Elementary School. She taught everything from Kindergarten, P.E., reading intervention, the list goes on and on. Oh yeah, she’s also Peter’s mom. No, seriously! We talked about why she chose education, substitute teaching in the same building as her child, changing careers in her 40s and much more.

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Educator in this episode: Lisa Felker

Stories featured in this episode:

Illinois families of young children with disabilities face challenges accessing early intervention services

How can a school district help thousands of students experiencing homelessness?

Music: Our show's theme music is from the northern Illinois-based band "Kindoves" and their songs "Popn," "Origins" and "Quiche." You can find more of their music on their Soundcloud page. You can also listen to the episode of WNIJ's own Sessions from Studio A where they were featured.

Peter joins WNIJ as a graduate of North Central College. He is a native of Sandwich, Illinois.