Book Picks

The BFG
The Night Gardener
The Screaming Staircase
Life in Prison
The Fourteenth Goldfish
Echo
Esperanza Rising
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
The War that Saved My Life
A Time to Dance
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
The Naturals
I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Emmy & Oliver
The Boy in the Black Suit
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
I Become Shadow
Darla's Story
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined


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Mrs. Shields

I am estatic to be teaching in the Harlem District because I am a former student of Marquette and a Harlem graduate. After graduating from Rockford College, I obtained a masters degree in educational leadership from Aurora University. I have been teaching since 1998. After teaching Spanish at West Middle School in the Rockford School District for three years and 3rd grade in Brookfield for two years, I moved back to Machesney Park in 2004 to marry Brad Shields. We welcomed our first son, Boden Torre, on December 24, 2007 and our second son, Ryan Gabriel, on September 6, 2010. You may know me as one of the former Windsor teachers. I was a member of the Ski Broncs in 1991 when they placed first at Nationals. I enjoy scrapbooking, camping, horseback riding, going to flea markets, and water skiing.  Stop by soon to introduce yourself.