Mrs. Emily E. Hillegonds has taught all grades of English at Illiana for six years. She also serves outside of school by coaching the JV tennis team, organizing props for plays and musicals, running the scoreboard for basketball games, and helping at graduation. Emily received her under graduate degree from Calvin College and her masters degree from the University of Illinois Chicago in English Education. She was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI, taught middle school for a year in Pella, IA, and then found herself called to Lansing, IL. On March 25, 2017 she made her move a permanent one when she when she married Ty, a teacher at Highland Public Middle School and an Illiana graduate. Both Emily and Ty are members at Bethel CRC in Lansing, IL and reside in Griffith, IN. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.