Mrs. McGhee

My name is Janice McGhee. I grew up in Addison, Illinois, which is a western suburb of Chicago. My three siblings and I attended St. Paul Lutheran School, then Addison Trail High School. I graduated from Concordia (Teacher’s) College in 1981 with a BS in Education.
 
I taught fifth grade for 16 years and am now in my 16th year teaching first grade. I’ve served as a sixth grade confirmation class instructor, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School Director, Athletic Booster, School Fund Raiser Auction Coordinator, Handbell Choir Director, and Honor’s Academy Instructor.
 
Once of my favorite Bible verses comes from John 14:26, which is also my Confirmation verse. John chapter 14 is also a very meaningful chapter for me.
 
Teaching in a Faith Based School gives me the privilege of sharing the Lord’s love, not only with the students and staff, but also with so many of the school families. What a joy it is having students return to share memories of their school days and how their faith has brought them through the years following their elementary education. Quite a few former students now have their own children enrolled in our school.
 
In 1992 God blessed my life with my husband, Mike. We have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. We all enjoy traveling and the outdoors. I enjoy spending time working on a variety of craft projects and working in our yard. Interest in gardening also extends into the classroom where seed trays and plants line the hallway windows all year round.

Mission Statement

I will embrace the joy of bringing the love of Christ and the knowledge of academic studies into the lives of my 1st grade students.

My teaching will reflect collaborative learning styles and inquiry skills. I will equip their minds, nurture their hearts, and help them to view themselves as precious children of God. 

Favorite Bible Verses

John 14:26
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
 
John 14:2
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?