Dawn Weltzien - Special Education Collaboration Science and Reading Teacher, Ellis Middle School

After attending U-46 schools and teaching there for 34 years, Dawn says the District and her colleagues at Ellis Middle School are a second family. “My favorite memories revolve around the honor roll activities we sponsored such as breakfast, potluck dinner, and Great America. Serving on this committee with my colleagues has made all the work more rewarding. I will always remember the fun we had,” said
Dawn, who has spent the last 33 years at Ellis. This year, Dawn has served as a collaboration teacher in
science and reading for students in Specialized Student Services, but she’s also served as the school’s
diagnostician and resource teacher, and taught a variety of other subjects. Dawn, who likes reading,
dancing and singing in her church choir, attended Larsen Junior High and Elgin High School.