Phone: 847-657-8236


Degrees and Certifications:

*Bachelors of Science in Psychology- University of Illinois at Chicago*Teaching Degree- North Park University*Masters of Education- Saint Xavier University

Mrs. Taliya

Hello Families,


I am proud to be part of the Lincolwood community and am excited about beginning another school year. This is my 24th year teaching at Rutledge in fourth grade. I have a Master's degree in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University and a Master's degree in Technology from Concordia University. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to helping your child grow this year. 


Fourth grade is an exciting time in a student’s life. During this year, students'  imaginations expand, their independence increases, and their enthusiasm flourishes, and it is my privilege to help navigate it all.   I hope to impart to all my students that learning is a process that never ends.  I believe that all children are capable of learning. Although learning styles and personalities are different, the growth of all students is continuous and sequential.  I believe in a classroom environment that allows students to approach learning in both a collaborative and independent manner, and I encourage all students to have good study habits, work hard, and put forth their strongest effort.