LeeAnn Raikes

I am a 6/7/8 ELA/Math educator at Marseilles Elementary in Marseilles, Illinois. I am very passionate about providing my students a classroom experience that is student-centered, allows for authentic, real-world applications, and a safe environment to share their passions, their voice, and grow as individuals and students. I believe relationships are the most important component of the educational system. I am blessed with a supportive husband and three beautiful children. My family, students, colleagues, and friends drive me to be the best me I can be. I enjoy reading, writing, running marathons, and spreading positivity and peace.

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

The Power of Thoughtful Commenting

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter.

They have seen how the written word can inspire and motivate others to be the best they can be, or how negative comments can greatly impact a life forever. I am so proud of how my students use their voice to make their world brighter. ... read more