Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Mrs. Makenzie Paden
Welcome! I am thrilled to be teaching 1st grade at Beckemeyer this year! I graduated with my B.S. in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This past June, I married my husband, Drake. We are both graduates of Hillsboro High School and feel very honored to be working for our hometown district. He is a teacher and basketball coach at HHS. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, cooking, being active, and watching new TV series!
I am so excited to build relationships with my students and their families this year. Please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone with any questions or concerns. It's going to be an amazing year in 1st grade!