Welcome to 7 Blue

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Ms. Dougherty

Hello and welcome to the team! I teach Social Studies on the 7 Blue team. I have been teaching at Parkland since 2002. I am a mother of 3. My oldest is 18 and out of the house and I also have a 6th grade daughter and a 3rd grade son. Spending time with my kids is one of my favorite things to do! I am a huge animal lover and have quite a few pets which include a dog and 2 cats. Some things I enjoy doing are working out, hiking, reading, and playing board games. I am looking forward to a great year!

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Ms. Hallstrom

I am very excited for my 16th year teaching math to seventh graders!  I am blessed to have taught 7th grade math for my entire career here at Parkland.  I love the McHenry community and I am looking forward to a great year!  I am a mom to three amazing children: Evan (9), Reese (7), and Camden (6).  They keep life fun, interesting, and busy!  I enjoy spending time with my family, sitting by the fire, watching/playing sports, reading, crafting with my kiddos, going to concerts, and traveling.

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Mrs. Holiday

Hi Vikings! My name is Mrs. Holiday. This is my eighth year teaching at Parkland and I absolutely love it! I will be teaching Math and Language Arts with Mr. Anderson, along with co-teaching Science with Mrs. Nalley and Social Studies with Ms. Dougherty. I also run PALS club at Parkland. We do various school wide activities at the school to help build a positive school environment, so if you are looking for a club to join feel free to come! Outside of school, I have a very energetic son,Cole (2), who keeps me very busy! In my free time I like to spend time with my family, cook, and work out. I can't wait to see what this year has in store!

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Mrs. Jankowski

I have been at Parkland for 20 years on the 7 Blue Team.  I work with the entire team and directly with Christina Holiday.  I have 3 children who are all married and all but one have children. Needless to say I am a very happy grandmother of 6.  I am looking forward to this year and the new batch of seventh grade students.

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Mrs. Nalley

This is my 7th year teaching and 4th year teaching Science at Parkland. I graduated from Trinity Christian College and went back to school to get endorsed in Science. I love teaching Science and getting nerdy and fun with it! Last year I got married to my Husband and we adopted our puppy, Dessi! I moved to the city of McHenry last year so don't be shy, say hi. :) I enjoy working out (kickboxing), watching movies, going to concerts and hanging out with friends enjoying awesome food! I am excited to get to know everyone and navigate this adventure of a school year together. 

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Miss Ostberg

This is my 11th year of teaching and my 11th year here at Parkland!  I have spent my entire career in Mchenry, and I'm so thankful for that! I love teaching language arts, and I really enjoy working with you 7th graders! I coach cross country here at Parkland, the Mchenry Youth Running Club in the summer, and the Winter Running Club! 
I'm a new dog mom to my adorable and sweet pitty puppy, Buddha. I adopted him from the Huntley Animal Shelter in April to be my little quarantine buddy, and I'm so thankful we found each other! In my free time I like to run, hike, kayak, kickbox, lift, decorate my home and do DIY projects, read, travel, and spend time with my family and friends.
 
While I know this year will present new challenges for everyone: students, parents, and teachers, we are all learning and in this together! It will sure be a memorable year!