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Nancy Ries

Department: Faculty
Title: Third Group Teacher
Phone: (630) 969-0800 x7253

M.A. National - Louis University
B.S. University of Northern Iowa

Nancy Ries joined The Avery Coonley School in 1991 as an Early Childhood teacher and moved to the Lower School three years later. Prior to ACS, Ms. Ries taught in Downers Grove District #58, Hinsdale District #181, western Illinois and Iowa. While at ACS, Ms. Ries has counseled students in the Rainbows program, helped organize the Group Three overnight trip to Wisconsin, and participated as a member of the Avery Actors and Coonley Crooners.

Ms. Ries has wide-ranging and diverse teaching experience. She has taught in all levels early childhood through 6th grade in all subject areas. Ms. Ries has attended numerous conferences and workshops throughout her career including the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Illinois Association for Gifted Children, and National Association for Gifted Children. Her special interest lies in helping visual-spatial learners succeed in the classroom, and she enjoys identifying and teaching students with visual-spatial preferences.

Nancy grew up on a farm in Iowa with 10 brothers and sisters. True to her farm roots, she enjoys being outdoors as often as possible, spending time with her grandchildren, and all types of exercise.
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