Katie Degnan » Mrs. Degnan's Class Page

Mrs. Degnan's Class Page

My Background

I have been a parishioner of Ascension for 15 years. I was raised in Downers Grove, Illinois, where I attended Downers Grove South High School. I graduated from Saint Mary's of Winona, Minnesota and received my bachelors degree. My husband and I live in Oak Park, and currently have two children that attend Ascension. Jimmy is an 8th grader and Michael is a fifth grader. Our daughter, Maeve, graduated from Ascension in 2018 and is currently a sophomore at Oak Park River Forest High School. I was blessed to stay home with my children until my youngest was in school full-time. I began substitute teaching at Ascension in 2014, and taught kindergarten full-time beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. I am excited to be teaching kindergarten for a second year! 

My Classroom

Your child's ideas, thoughts and actions will be valued in my classroom. We will use a variety of tools to present information to the students while making the classroom environment fun and energetic for the students. It is my mission to build on your child's strengths while instilling a love for learning. Our school's motto of "Love, Kindness, Respect" will be our expectation of how kindergarteners act toward each other. My classroom is a nurturing environment in which your child will feel successful and proud!
Our subjects include Reading, Math, Social Studies, Science, Music, Spanish and Gym. Please subscribe to my teacher page to receive updates, as I add pictures and other information about our day-to-day routine. Feel free to email me with any questions that you have. I will always try to respond within 24 hours.