Mrs. Denault

Lindsey Denault

Introduction: Hello! My name is Lindsey Denault and I love teaching 4th graders at Lincoln Trail!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T1KOESQI0NXB?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: February 19th
Hobbies: CrossFit, Running, Reading, Gardening, Baking
Class Color or Theme: Lime Green, Purple, and Teal
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite College or Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, TJ Maxx, and any thrift store!
Favorite Places to Eat: Kofusion, Poke Shack, Seven Saints, Whisk
Favorite Snack: Apples, unsalted almonds, beef jerky, protein bars
Favorite Soda or Drink: Key Lime La Croix
Starbucks Order: Cold Brew with a splash of cream
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Kate DiCamillo
For my classroom, I’m looking for: games or puzzles
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee Mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: offer a kind word-it always means so much!


Mrs. Lager

Jill Lager

Introduction: I’ve lived in Mahomet for 10 years with my son Jaedon, daughter Jolee, and husband Justin. I love shopping, designing, baking and yoga. I love watching baseball and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/14ZF65SSGNAI0?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: March 5th
Hobbies: Designing, Yoga, Baking, Reading, Shopping, Gardening
Class Color or Theme: Navy, teal, gold, pink
Favorite Color: Teal
Favorite College or Sports Team: University of Illinois/St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby
Favorite Places to Eat: Breaking Taco, Los Zarapes, Black Dog, Seven Saints
Favorite Snack: Pub Mix, Peanut M&Ms, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Bundt Cakes
Favorite Soda or Drink: Starbucks Strawberry Refreshers or Cherry Coke
Starbucks Order: Strawberry Refresher with no dry berries
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Patricia Palocco
For my classroom, I’m looking for: the latest books and fun writing pens and pencils
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee Mugs, lotion or candles
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Read with their kids


Todd Metzger

Introduction: I grew up in Mahomet. I am passionate about sports and helping develop the youth of Mahomet. I coach varsity basketball and youth travel baseball. I am a coffee enthusiast.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VBDFV7EKZEM1?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: October 27th
Hobbies: sports
Class Color or Theme: orange and blue
Favorite Color: orange and blue
Favorite College or Sports Team: Fighting Illini
Favorite Places to Shop: Dicks Sporting Goods
Favorite Places to Eat: Starbucks and Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Snack: Cheddar Chex Mis
Favorite Soda or Drink: Iced Coffee with vanilla
Starbucks Order: Iced Coffee with vanilla and skim
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: nuts
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Rob Buyea
For my classroom, I’m looking for: alternate seating
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: coffee mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: let me know when their kids are having a great time learning
Other things to share: Go Bulldogs!


Mrs. Mills

Tecia Mills

Introduction: I have been a fourth grade teacher at Lincoln Trail for nine years, and I am looking forward to another great year!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1R6V0GVQ8WFG7?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: November 21st
Hobbies: Running, reading, biking, and baking
Class Color or Theme: Chevron and Rae Dunn
Favorite Color: Teal
Favorite College or Sports Team: University of Illinois teams or any Chicago Team
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, Amazon, and Home Goods
Favorite Places to Eat: Chipotle, Chick Fil A, Seven Saints
Favorite Snack: Skinny Pop, Peanut M & Ms, Puppy Chow, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Coke
Starbucks Order: Skinny Vanilla Latte (hot)
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Roald Dahl
For my classroom, I’m looking for: lamination film, cardstock, crayola dry erase markers, ultra fine sharpie markers
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Teacher mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: are partners with us in the education process and are just supportive of teachers.


Miss Plotner

Brooke Plotner

Introduction: Hello Bulldog family! I am Miss Plotner from 4B and this will be my 6th year of teaching at Lincoln Trail. I really looking forward to the 2022-2023 school year!
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Birthday: April 6th
Hobbies: Cricuting, Painting, Yoga, Volleyball, Cooking & Baking, Reading
Class Color or Theme: Cactus, Farmhouse
Favorite Color: Mint Green
Favorite College or Sports Team: Illinois State University, St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Places to Shop: Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Home Goods
Favorite Places to Eat: Breaking Taco, Whisk, Seven Saints, Panera, Chipotle
Favorite Snack: PopCorners, Chex Mix, Almonds, Sugar-free peanut butter cups, Ghirardelli caramel squares
Favorite Soda or Drink: Celsius or Alani energy drinks, Gatorade Zero, Sprite Zero
Starbucks Order: Iced Passion Tango Tea with 1 Stevia and a scoop of Strawberries
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Kate DiCamillo, Lauren Tarshis, & Jory John
For my classroom, I’m looking for: new books and colorful cardstock
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: mugs or tumblers
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Are supportive, communicative, and share events in their children’s lives with me!


Mrs. Rousseau

Kristine Rousseau

Introduction: Hello, my name is Mrs. Rousseau, and I am a huge Pittsburgh sports fan. I have two chinchillas named Rooney and Bettis. I love coffee, hugs, and a good laugh.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2767EI8A7D5OY?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: November 8th
Hobbies: Crafting, DIY projects, and baking
Class Color or Theme: Purple
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite College or Sports Team: Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates
Favorite Places to Shop: Target and Amazon
Favorite Places to Eat: Los Zarapes, Jimmy Johns, and Seven Saints to name a few
Favorite Snack: popcorn, chex mix, chips
Favorite Soda or Drink: Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke
Starbucks Order: vanilla latte
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Brandon Mull
For my classroom, I’m looking for: items off my Amazon wishlist
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: get fun chinchilla chew toys


Mrs. Schroeder

Katelin Schroeder

Introduction: Hi! I’m Mrs. Schroeder and I teach 4th grade at LT! I love teaching all subjects, but math is my favorite. When I’m not teaching, you can usually find me hanging out with my kids!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/36NY3WZLC9ICC?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: July 10th
Hobbies: Reading, Running, Crafting, Baking, Boating
Class Color or Theme: Black and White with Neon Pops of Color!
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite College or Sports Team: Illini
Favorite Places to Shop: TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby
Favorite Places to Eat: Monicals, Chipotle, Seven Saints, Panera
Favorite Snack: Sour Skittles
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Coke
Starbucks Order: Pink Drink
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Dr. Seuss
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Glow Party Supplies, New Release Books, Flexible Seating
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Send in nice notes
Other things to share: Welcome to the 4D Fam!


Stacy Shotkoski

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Mr. Thomas

Kody Thomas

Introduction: My name is Kody Thomas, my wife (Allison) and I have 3 children (Kanen, Kylar, and Kenna). When I am not teaching, I am coaching or watching sports. In my free time I enjoy coffee, playing outside with my kids, and a good book. Destin, Florida is my happy place.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2TKJHSXULDBG6/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
Birthday: July 26th
Hobbies: Reading, Coaching, Woodworking
Class Color or Theme: Orange and Navy Blue
Favorite Color: Navy
Favorite College or Sports Team: Illini or Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Papa Dels
Favorite Snack: Snickers
Favorite Soda or Drink: SmartWater
Starbucks Order: White Chocolate Mocha (Hot)
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: J.K. Rowling
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Graphic Novels, flex seating
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: are actively engaged in their children’s success.
Other things to share: Looking forward to the opportunity to give back to my community.


Mrs. Vaughn

Erin Vaughn

Introduction: Hi! I’m Erin and my husband Chip, daughter Luna and dog Murphy (not pictured) and I just relocated to Illinois (from NJ) this summer. We love it here so far and I am looking forward to a great year!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27079OWK4WDID?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: July 17th
Hobbies: Target Runs, Hanging out with my toddler and fur baby, and trying new foods/restaurants with my husband.
Class Color or Theme: Black and White Polka dots, gold, plants
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite College or Sports Team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons & Baltimore Ravens & Os!
Favorite Places to Shop: Target or Amazon
Favorite Places to Eat: Anywhere with tacos
Favorite Snack: White Cheddar Popcorn
Favorite Soda or Drink: Strawberry Lemonade
Starbucks Order: Dirty (1 shot) Chai Tea Latte with coconut milk
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Flexible seating options
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Tissues or clorox wipes
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Communicate any concerns or wonderings with me; no matter how small! Also share the happy things and when students share things they are loving that we are doing 🙂
Other things to share: I’m so excited to be a bulldog!