Life in Seussey Second

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About Us

Our “Seussey” Teacher

My name is Stefanie Pitzer and I have wanted to be a teacher since Kindergarten. I strongly believe that teaching is a passion not just a profession! I am a Dunlap Alumni and very excited to be teaching in the district where I once went to school.  I graduated in 2004 from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a minor in Mass Communications.  In 2012, I received my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University.

I started teaching second grade at Dunlap Grade School in August of 2006 and I absolutely love every part of my job! I find teaching to be one of the most rewarding experiences and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Second grade is a very exciting time and I love helping prepare students for the challenges that await them in third grade.  I am a 21st century teacher ready to teach your 21st century learner.


I am a huge supporter of the arts and love how they not only give kids a creative outlet but teach them vital communication skills they can use throughout their lives.

My family is very important to me and they give me great support. On December 18, 2010, I married the love of my life, Derek Pitzer. He is parts product analyst for Caterpillar and works in the Morton office. He basically is in charge of worldwide stocking of engines and engine components. We actually met in high school, went our separate ways, and then reconnected through a mutual friend.

Mr. and Mrs.

On May 12, 2012, we began our next great adventure: parenthood. We have a son named Jaxon and he is a mover and a shaker. I have no idea where he gets that from. (teehee)


My mom is a preschool music teacher at 123 You ‘N Me, so there was always music being played in our house. She has played the piano since she was six and instilled in me the love of music. She also helps me out a great deal over the summer and throughout the year! My sister, Stacy, graduated from Eastern Illinois University and is a 4th grade teacher at Ridegview Elementary.  Her husband, Josh, is a music teacher in the Unit 5 School District in Bloomington, IL. We are a family of teachers. 🙂

My Family!

Farmer Wedding

I love teaching but I do have other interests, as well. I enjoy being a wife and a mom, singing, acting, reading children’s literature, photo-documenting my life, scrapbooking, twittering, blogging, watching movies, drinking coffee and making people laugh.

Our “Seussey” Students

We are “Seussey” to the max!  This year our school has an All-Star theme.

13 Comments to

“About Us”

  1. December 14th, 2013 at 5:26 pm      Reply sonya Says:

    I like the first picture.

    • December 17th, 2013 at 10:38 pm      Reply Mrs. Pitzer Says:

      Me too Sonya! I am so lucky to be able to teach with Mrs. Zarko. Not only is she a wonderful teaching partner but she is a great friend too!

  2. March 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm      Reply Jessica Says:

    I liked all of the pictures!

  3. April 29th, 2014 at 6:12 pm      Reply Caroline Bewsey Says:

    it is so nice you are together because mr.pitzer is a silly man.

  4. October 22nd, 2014 at 6:37 pm      Reply Leslie Brown Says:

    Ivy says I liked all the wonderful pictures and there really pretty.

  5. December 17th, 2014 at 9:16 pm      Reply Armaan Says:

    These photos are very fascinating with your husband’ you and jackson

  6. January 20th, 2015 at 9:30 pm      Reply Richard Says:

    You’re advice was very good. I learned that a cursive E. and a cursive L. looks almost alike. I liked the four words we learned. They were kind-of easy.

  7. January 21st, 2015 at 6:07 pm      Reply Luke Says:

    The cursive letter h looks hard!

  8. October 9th, 2015 at 4:44 pm      Reply Caroline Bewsey Says:

    hi mrs. pitzer I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!

  9. October 20th, 2015 at 4:01 pm      Reply nathan Says:

    BOO!!! Hi Mrs. Pitzer

  10. November 7th, 2016 at 6:14 pm      Reply Mia Weller Says:

    Hi Mrs.Pitzer it’s Mia, I miss you so so so much, and I wish I could go back to 2nd grade. I miss chocolate day so much, and I still refuse to eat that chocolate that taste like chalk, it taste like chalk. #I MISS 2ND GRADE CAN I PLEASE COME BACK.

  11. November 7th, 2016 at 6:16 pm      Reply Mia Weller Says:

    how is jaxon

  12. November 7th, 2016 at 6:19 pm      Reply Mia Weller Says:

    last time i saw hime was in seccond grade, i really miss that place we had recess then but we dont have recess now just because we are older it is such a shame we quite having recess in third grade and had recess once in a while in fourth grade in fifth grade the only recess we get is lunch recess

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