Mrs. Wachel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Southern Illinois University and graduate degrees in Reading and Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Additionally, she has completed advanced training in Reading Recovery and Gifted Education. She has been a third grade teacher, special education teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and summer school principal at schools in Chicago Heights and Tinley Park. A past president and current member of the South Suburban Reading Council, she is also a member of the Illinois Reading Council and the International Literacy Association. Having attended a Catholic elementary school and high school, Mrs. Wachel is delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of the learning community at St. Mary School!
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