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Ms. Dougherty

I have taught at Parkland for 20 years. I am a mom to 3 kids. Theresa (19), who lives on her own, Grace (12), and Jacob (10). 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, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and some fish. Some things I enjoy doing are working out, hiking, reading, playing board games, and spending time with my family. We are all very close. I have 6 nieces and nephews and really cherish the time I spend with them. I am looking forward to a great year with each of you!

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Ms. Hallstrom

I am very excited for my 17th 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 (10), Reese (8), and Camden (7).  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 ninth year teaching at Parkland and I absolutely love it! I will be teaching Math and Language Arts, 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 two kiddos of my own, Cole who is 3 and Celine who is 4 months. They keep me busy and laughing! 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

Hey 7 Blue Vikings!! This is my 8th year teaching total and 5th 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/having fun with it! I am married and have a cute doggo named Dessi. I enjoy working out, 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 12th year of teaching and my 12th 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 at Mchenry High School, the Mchenry Youth Running Club in the summer, and the Parkland Winter Running Club! 
I'm a dog mom to my adorable and sweet pitty puppy, Buddha. I adopted him from the Huntley Animal Shelter in April, 2020 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.
I'm looking forward to a year back in the classroom together!