Katherine Askounis » Ms. Askounis' Bio

Ms. Askounis' Bio

This is my 13th year of teaching in the Chicago Public Schools and my 9th year at Decatur.  In my 13 years of teaching I have taught everything from 1st grade to 8th grade!  Reading is one of my passions and I am very excited to be teaching 4th-6th grade reading.   I received my undergraduate degree from DePauw University in elementary education and history.  Later I attended DePaul University and received my master’s degree as a reading specialist with a focus in learning disabilities. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, figure skating and needlepoint.  I'm even going to school at night to learn Greek! 


Recent Posts

6th grade student uses quotes from our text to help illustrate imagery used in our novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  
6th grade students engage in learning stations to develop background knowledge about the Holocaust before starting their new novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
Katherine Thomas
4th-6th Grade Reading Teacher