Phone: 847-451-3129


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Illinois State University- Special Education M.A. Saint Xavier University - Teaching and Leadership M.A Concordia University-School Counseling

Mrs. Katie Talsma

Welcome!  I am so thankful to be a part of the Leyden community.  I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Special Education Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS1) from Illinois State University.  I also hold an MA in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University and an MA in School Counseling from Concordia University.  In addition to my teaching in the classroom, I am also the Class of 2025 Advisory Sponsor.  

I am extremely driven to provide the best opportunities and experiences for all of my students both inside and outside of the classroom. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.   Please feel free to contact me with any questions.