Mrs. Birge

Janna Birge

Introduction: I live in Mahomet with my husband, our 4 kids and two teddy bear puppies. I enjoy shopping, going on walks and visiting the beach as often as possible!
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Birthday: January 23rd
Hobbies: Meditation, walks, journaling
Class Color or Theme: Hippo Shabby Chic
Favorite Color: Teal
Favorite College or Sports Team: Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, Yellow&Co, Amazon
Favorite Places to Eat: Project 47, Biaggi’s, Portillo’s
Favorite Snack: Popcorn, fruit, crackers
Favorite Soda or Drink: Unsweetened iced tea
Starbucks Order: Black coffee
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Shel Silverstein
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Interactive Learning games
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Help plan and organize class parties


Mrs. Diskin

Jenny Diskin

Coming soon!


Mrs. Fernandez

Emily Fernandez

Coming soon!


Mrs. Guth

Laine Guth

Introduction: My name is Laine Guth, and I am excited to be teaching Kindergarten here at MPE! When I am not teaching you can find me reading, trying new recipes in the kitchen, watching/attending Illini sports, or spending time with my family.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EA3NO1USWLU2?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: November 16th
Hobbies: Reading, watching Illini sports, exercising, traveling and spending time with family
Class Color or Theme: Bear room/bright colors and polka dots
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite College or Sports Team: Illini, Saint Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Places to Shop: The Little Things Baby and Gifts, Yellow & Company, Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Breaking Taco, Whisk, Chipotle
Favorite Snack: Cajun trail mix, Dots pretzels
Favorite Soda or Drink: Unsweetened iced tea, V8 energy drinks
Starbucks Order: Iced brown sugar oatmilk shaken espresso
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Ezra Jack Keats
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Craft supplies…any and all!
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Lotion
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Take the time to send me a message to share something their child has learned and improved with, or something they enjoy from class!


Mrs. Krumwiede

Cindy Krumwiede

Introduction: This will be my 20th year teaching kindergarten at Middletown and my 28th year in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. I am looking forward to meeting my new students and their families. You can find me in the Penguin Room at MPE. It’s going to be a great year!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3A0M585RIJD9L?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: August 14th
Hobbies: Reading, shopping, family fun activities, travel, going out to eat, playing with my dog, crafting with my Cricut
Favorite Color: Cubby Blue!
Favorite College or Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Amazon, Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Chick-fil-A, Jimmy Johns, Los Zarapes
Favorite Snack: Twizzlers, Snickers
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Pepsi
Starbucks Order: Venti Cold Brew with Almond Milk & 2 squirts of Caramel and a Cream Cheese Danish
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Small plants that are easy to keep alive
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee mugs or lotion
Other things to share: Thank you for your support! The Mahomet-Seymour community is amazing!


Mrs. Myers

Julie Myers

Introduction: I have been teaching kindergarten for 34 years! I like reading, gardening and spending time with family & friends.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/140JOCG8M1O1H?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: August 28th
Hobbies: Gardening & Reading
Class Color or Theme: Kangaroo
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite College or Sports Team: Illini, Cardinals
Favorite Places to Shop: Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Snack: Skinny Pop (Regular flavor) & Smart Pop White Cheddar
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Pepsi
Starbucks Order: I don’t drink coffee
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Author: Mo Willems & Eric Carle
For my classroom, I’m looking for: TPT gift cards (teachers pay teachers)
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee Mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Write me a nice note or send an email about how much their child loves school
Other things to share: This is my last year at MPE. I will be retiring at the end of this school year after teaching kindergarten 34 years!!! Middletown students, families & staff are AMAZING!!!


Mrs. Pagel

Angie Pagel

Introduction: My name is Angie Pagel and I am a kindergarten teacher at Middletown Prairie in the “Squirrel Room”. I live in the country of Mahomet with my husband, my two sons, our dog, Bristow Honeysun, a few cats, and a handful of chickens. I love to garden, to go on adventures, and to learn new things. I am looking forward to a great year of togetherness with my new class of squirrels.
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3QH8DU1O05EF3?ref_=wl_share
Birthday: July 27th
Hobbies: Gardening; Reading; Scrapbooking
Class Color or Theme: Squirrel Theme
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite College or Sports Team: Cubs; Packers
Favorite Places to Shop: Prairie Gardens; Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Chipotle
Favorite Snack: Blueberries; Dot’s Pretzels;
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper
Starbucks Order: Strawberry Refresher
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Peter Reynolds; Chris Haughton
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee Mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Share ways they have seen their child grow.


Mrs. Roberts

Rachel Roberts

Introduction: This is my 17th year of teaching. I’ve taught Kindergarten, First & Second Grade. I LOVE teaching. It allows me to impact and nurture students… & be at home with my own kids in the summer.
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Birthday: May 27th
Hobbies: Swimming, going for walks, reading and shopping
Class Color or Theme: Neutral
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite College or Sports Team: Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite Snack: Kettle Corn
Favorite Soda or Drink: La Croix, black razzberry
Starbucks Order: YoYo’s – ice vanilla latte
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Mo Willems
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: Let me know I’m appreciated.


Mrs. Roloff

Angela Roloff

Introduction: My name is Angela Roloff and I have been teaching for 13 years, the last 5 in Mahomet. I love spending time with my family, taking vacations, attending sporting events, and playing games!
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Birthday: April 8th
Hobbies: Attending sporting events (soccer specifically), walking/hiking, trying new coffee shops/roasteries, playing games
Class Color or Theme: Pineapple
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite College or Sports Team: Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Maurices, Home Goods, Target, Hobby Lobby
Favorite Places to Eat: Chiptole, Pizzieria Antica, Chick-Fil-A
Favorite Snack: Trail mix, regular skinny pop
Favorite Soda or Drink: Unsweet tea, water
Starbucks Order: Iced Decaf Americano with salted caramel cold foam
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Mo Willems
For my classroom, I’m looking for: See Classroom Wishlist! 🙂
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Coffee mugs
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Support me from home and we can work together to create a meaningful first learning experience for your child!


Mrs. Uebelhoer

Stacy Uebelhoer

Introduction: My name is Stacy Uebelhoer. This is my 5th year teaching at MPE, and my 2nd year teaching in the Alligator Room. I am looking forward to a fun year!
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Birthday: June 18th
Hobbies: Reading, Band Mom
Class Color or Theme: Alligators/Green
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite College or Sports Team: Fighting Illini and Chicago Cubs
Favorite Places to Shop: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Jimmy John’s, Texas Roadhouse, Whisk
Favorite Snack: Chex Mix
Favorite Soda or Drink: Diet Coke, Sweet Tea
Starbucks Order: Hot Chocolate
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Audrey Wood
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Alligator decor!
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Communicate with me about positive and not so positive situations.🙂
Other things to share: Looking forward to a great year in the Alligator Room!


Mrs. Wade

Tracy Wade

Introduction: My name is Tracy Wade and I am proud to be a Mahomet-Seymour Bulldog! This is my 27th year teaching and my 10th year in Kindergarten. I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners!! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. I am SO excited to meet my new Kindergarten “family.” I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development!! We are going to have an AMAZING year!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/N4NL69TE1WIN/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2
Birthday: November 12th
Hobbies: Walking, shopping, gardening and cooking
Class Color or Theme: Blue – Owls (Birds)
Favorite Color: Navy Blue
Favorite College or Sports Team: Fighting Illini and St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Places to Shop: Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Target
Favorite Places to Eat: Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, Filippo’s, Los Zarapes
Favorite Snack: Popcorn, pretzels, cashews, chex mix
Favorite Soda or Drink: Coke or Diet Pepsi
Starbucks Order: Strawberry Refreshers – I am not a coffee drinker
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
For my classroom, I’m looking for: I am always excited about new things for my classroom! Check out my amazon wishlist!
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Lotions or candles
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Send kind notes/emails and share stories about their families.


Mrs. Watson

Cindy Watson

Introduction: My name is Cindy Watson and I LOVE teaching kindergarten! I can’t wait to start my 7th year at MPE!
Do you have an Amazon Wish List link? https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1LSEQPIJGZTXS?ref_=wl_dp_view_your_list
Birthday: September 25th
Hobbies: Reading, gardening, walking
Class Color or Theme: Natural
Favorite Color: Blue and Green
Favorite College or Sports Team: University of Alabama
Favorite Places to Shop: Target, Barnes and Noble
Favorite Places to Eat: Blaze, Panera
Favorite Snack: Kettle Corn
Favorite Soda or Drink: Water
Starbucks Order: Grande Java Chip
Food Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: None
Favorite Children’s Book Author: Kevin Henkes, Mo Willems, Tom Percival, Todd Parr
For my classroom, I’m looking for: Fun stickers, Kwik Sticks, and Daubers
Thank you, but I don’t need anymore: Whisk gift cards
It means the most to me when the parents of my students: Write me a sweet note.
Other things to share: My families are the BEST! I am VERY thankful for what you do for our classroom! 🙂