Phone: 847-675-8236


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Literacy- Judson University Master of Reading (Reading Specialist)- Concordia University Master of Teaching and Leadership- St. Xavier University English Language Learner Endorsement- National Louis University Bachelor of Education- Northeastern Illinois University

Ms. Rainey

Dear Families,

Welcome to the world of 4th grade! I am so pleased to be your child's teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. We have many exciting learning experiences ahead of us! I look forward to meeting all parents on 9/5, Curriculum Night. 


This is my 24th year teaching at Rutledge Hall, and my 23rd year teaching fourth grade. I taught one year in 3rd grade, which helped me gain a better perspective on my incoming 4th graders! I have a Master's degree in Teaching and Leadership, Reading, and Literacy. I have an endorsement in English as a Second Language and a Reading Specialist Certificate. I am a life-long learner and hope to pass on this passion to all of my students!


I have a seventeen-year-old daughter who is a senior at Niles West. My daughter and I are both animal lovers. We have a rescue mutt named Theo, a retired greyhound named Detroit, and the boss of the house, a cat named Remy.  After work, I enjoy taking the dogs on walks around the neighborhood-or maybe they are walking me!



I am very excited about seeing all of you on August 23rd. Please come to school ready to learn and to have fun! Make sure you bring all of your school supplies, labeled with your first and last name. Please check the Rutledge Hall website for the 4th grade supply list.


See you soon!

Ms. Rainey