Degrees and Certifications:

Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 ESL Certified K-12

Miss Aleen Dutkanych


I'm Miss Dutkanych, welcome to Fourth grade! I have been teaching for 3 years now, and am so excited to begin my 4th year in fourth! My first year teaching I had the opportunity to teach both 4th grade and Kindergarten. I volunteered to move to Kindergarten in the middle of the year due to the growing numbers of kiddos and joined as the 6th Kindergarten teacher at my shool in Chattanooga, TN. The last 2 years I taught 3rd grade in Evansville, Illinois and also coached a Girls on the Run program there! 

I earned my bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in 2019, WHOOP! I plan on obtaining my masters degree in the very near future from the Universtiy of Illinois. My love for education extends outside of just our classroom. I am commited to learing new strategies, techniques, etc. to not only better myself, but my students as well. 

I was born and raised in New Athens, IL and just recently bought a house to share with my fur-child, Brixton. He loves peanut butter, long walks to the park and sleep. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, playing volleyball, crafting and traveling!

I can confidently say that education is my passion, as is serving the community in which I teach. I believe whole-heartedly the secret to creating a positive and safe classroom environment is building relationships with not only students, but their families too.