Education and Experience
This is my eighth year at Belle Valley. I have worked as an Individual Care Aide and in the Learning Center. This year I am excited to be working as an RtI Instructor! I graduated from Springfield College/Benedictine University in Springfield, Illinois with my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English, Reading and Social Studies.
I am originally from Rochester, a small town outside Springfield, Illinois. I moved to Belleville nine years ago. I have three siblings: two sisters and a brother. I have two nephews and a niece. This November, I get married and my name will change to "Mrs. Winter", much easier to say than "Ms. Lounsberry." As most of the students can tell you, I love Harry Potter. I also enjoy reading any Fantasy, Young Adult, or Historical Fiction books. I love to travel and spend time with my family. I like all things nerdy and embrace my nerdiness!
Belle Valley Activities
I run the school's concession stand. I'm also involved in the Elementary Stand for the Silent. I have helped out at many Book Fairs and Library events, including Harry Potter Book Night! I work at Basketball and Volleyball games as the ticket taker, so if you you come to games, you will see me there. Go Bombers!