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Mrs. Ann Tester


I love teaching 7th-grade literature at HJHS, and I am so excited about helping kids to understand and love literature! My passion is sharing my love of reading and writing. Books have engaging themes, plots, and characters that lead to great discussions in class and on paper. I enjoy furthering students’ understanding and appreciation of literature as they become more proficient readers.

There are many reasons why students need to be proficient readers. As a teacher, I aim to help students who already love to read and those who aren’t as enthusiastic about improving their skills and recognizing the richness that literature brings to life. In turn, these students might end up loving books even more than they thought possible!

Even though this is only my second year at HJHS, my name may sound familiar. I taught 5th grade for 9-nine years at Beckemeyer School. My husband Dan and I are the proud parents of two recent graduates of Hillsboro High School, Peyton, and Claire. Our son just graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the spring of 2022. Our daughter, Claire, also attends the U of I and will graduate in the spring of 2025. We are proud that our kids follow in our footsteps at the U of I.

I feel fortunate to focus my teaching on my favorite subject. I believe everyone can succeed; people just need a bit of effort and someone to guide them along the path!





Last Modified on August 15, 2023