Meet Your Teacher

 

My name is Elaine Rockemann and I am a 2nd grade teacher at Shiloh Village Elementary School.  I have been part of the Shiloh School family for a long time.  Actually, for most of my life!  My mother, Rosemary Kniker, started teaching at Shiloh when I was in the third grade.  After I received my Bachelors of Science in Education from SIUE in 1984, I too began my career at Shiloh.  I worked for a year and a half as a teacher’s aide and in 1986 started my first teaching assignment.  Way back then, Shiloh was a very small district and there was only one classroom per grade.  I was one of the first teachers hired when grades were split into two classrooms.  My first year of teaching, I taught first grade.  The following year the same class was again split and I moved up to 2nd grade…. and…. I have been in 2nd grade ever since.  I love 2nd graders!!!!  I have also coached almost every girls sport.  I went back to SIUE and received a Masters degree in Elementary Education in 1999. 

 

I live not too far away in Fairview Heights, IL.  I have two children, Whitney, who is a Nurse, and Marty, who is attending SWIC.  Our family would not be complete if I didn’t mention our other family member Darcey, our  pet.  She is  my “baby” and is an Irish Wolfhound.  

Aside from teaching and my family I have other interests.  I love to read, swim (or lay in the sun), float trips, camp, painting and decorating around my house, gardening, and going to sporting events---especially the Cardinals Spring Training!  Recently, I also took up a new sport---Golf!   I am beginning to realize that this is a sport that I love to hate!  But, I love the challenge!!  For the past few summers, I also took up hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and Rocky Mountains.

 

I also love genealogy, and am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).