Barbara Raupp - 1st Grade Teacher, Nature Ridge Elementary

Barbara Raupp - 1st Grade Teacher, Nature Ridge Elementary

After 35 years teaching in U-46, Barb said she is blessed to have been a part of the lives of so many children. Barb spent 14 years in the District’s Early Childhood special education program, and then taught for 21 years at Nature Ridge Elementary, in kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade classrooms. 

I have loved watching my students grow and learn in so many ways, as well as working with so many fabulous people,” she said. “Every teaching experience has been amazing! My favorite memories are laughing with my students, reading with my students and watching my students love and care for one another.” Outside of school, she likes spending time with family and friends, taking her son birding, taking walks, going to plays and musicals and reading. Barb attended U-46 schools, including Bartlett, Columbia and Sheridan elementary schools, Larsen Junior High and Elgin High School. 

Barbara Raupp