Phone: 630-545-3306


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Mrs. Karen Croci

Welcome to Briar Glen fifth grade!

I have been a part of the amazing staff at Briar Glen since 2017, teaching both first and fifth grades. Previously, I taught fourth and fifth grades in District 45 in Lombard, Illinois, for seven years.  I love teaching each grade level for such different reasons, but the greatest part of my job is watching those "Aha!" moments, when things really click for students.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Elmhurst College, my master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois, and am currently working on my EL certification from St. Francis University.  My husband and I live in Geneva, along with our four children who have kept us plenty busy through the years.

I love being a teacher and am fortunate to work with such wonderful students, parents, and staff in District 89.