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  •  Hello! My name is Mrs. Jane Shimala and I am excited to begin our 2020-2021 school year in 3rd grade!  I am a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education.  I am entering my 14th year of teaching.  I have taught Kindergarten, 4th grade and now 3rd grade.  I love teaching in the Michigan City Area School system and especially here at Lake Hills Elementary. 
    I have lived in Valparaiso, Indiana for the past 24 years.  Prior to that, I lived in Schererville and Whiting, Indiana.  I have been married to my husband, Mike, for  29 years!  We have two sons, Scott and Mark.  Scott is a graduate of Purdue University and is a firefighter in Indianapolis.  Mark is also a graduate of Purdue University and is a Business IT Analyst in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
    In my spare time, I love to read, run, and spend time with my family.   I am also an animal lover!  I have a cat named Chip and a dog named Josie.
    I am looking forward to an exciting year in 3rd grade.  We will be learning lots of new things and making many new friends.  Please stop by our web page often for updates and pictures of the adventures we are sure to have in 3rd grade this year.