About Mrs. Vanstrom

Ellen & Me The 2017-2018 school year marks my 19th year at RTMS.  Before coming to Trails, I taught at both Euclid and Indian Grove as a reading specialist before I 'graduated' to RTMS. 

My educational background consists of a BS in Education from NIU, a Reading Specialist Degree from National College of Education, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.

I have two married daughters who both work in the financial world in Boston and Chicago. I have one granddaughter, Ellen,  who lives in Boston.
My husband is busy with his Kare-9 dog Flex visiting Veteran Events to help with the stress veterans deal with through their lives. You might find us both at many different events.

I love teaching, reading, and spending time outdoors. I am excited to spend this year with my new classes.