Margie Hauser is a Class of 1983 graduate of National Louis University and currently resides in Muncie, IN. She has been an educator for over 30 years and special education teacher for the past 20 years. This summer she will celebrate her 25th year as Special Education Coordinator at the Muncie School Corporation. Margie supervises nine elementary schools and oversees a departmental budget of $1.5 million annually as well as salaries for 23 people who provide services to about 950 students who have been identified with disabilities. At Muncie Schools, Margie provides education services to all students with disabilities from preschool through the eighth grade. This article is intended to be a written account of the author’s experience at National Louis University, as well as provide some insight into what it is like to work with children with disabilities every day.
Margie and her husband Chris have four children: Sarah (26), Timothy (25), Ashley (22) and Rachel (19). They have five grandchildren – three boys and two girls. She has two sisters: Terri and Denise. Denise has two children: Colin (19) and Hannah (14). Timothy is married to Marissa and they have one son, Taylor (4). Their first grandchild is expected in December 2010! Sarah is married to Shane and they have a daughter, Cheyenne (3). Ashley is engaged to Adam. Margie loves spending time with her family, gardening and decorating for Christmas every year.
National Louis University
Margie Hauser graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1982. The following year I enrolled at National Louis University and was accepted into the Early Childhood Education program with a specialization in Infant/Toddler Development. Since that time, I have taught preschool/kindergarten, second grade, third grade and fourth grade. I am currently teaching fifth grade and this is my second year as the Special Education Coordinator at Muncie School Corporation.
Margie Hauser graduated from National Louis University in 1983 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I enrolled in college after my high school graduation in 1982. I was accepted into the Early Childhood Education program with a specialization in Infant/Toddler Development. Since that time, I have taught preschool/kindergarten, second grade, third grade and fourth grade.