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Ms. Tornquist, Reading Tornadoes (Title 1)


I started working at Norwood Primary School in the fall of 2003.  During the first two years, I was an assistant in Title I Reading with Mrs. Rankin.  During the next four years, I taught third grade and completed my master’s degree from Illinois State University.  In 2009, I moved to teaching Title I Reading.  I love teaching reading! 

Mrs. Duckworth

I graduated from Bradley University with a Learning Behavior Specialist - Elementary Education degree in May of 2006 and have been teaching special education in the middle school age group since 2006. My family and I live in East Peoria and enjoy spending time together as a family hiking, watching movies, and cooking. I have been teaching at Norwood since November of 2010 and have really enjoyed working with the staff and students at NES. I look forward to continuing to help my students reach their goals and experience success here at Norwood Elementary School!

Mrs. Newton

 I have been with the school district since 1988. I volunteered my time for Bellevue's sports program before Bellevue and Norwood consolidated. I have worked in the kitchen as a substitute cookin the office as a secretarymade cheerleading outfits for the cheerleaders, and helped coach the girls basketball  team for Bellevue. I was hired by Norwood School District in 1989 as a teaching assistant. My children, as well as grandchildren, have all attended Norwood Schools.