• Finley Junior High
  • (708) 636-2005 x5413

Welcome to the Website of Mrs. Kathleen Bale


  •      This is my tenth year as a Special Education Teacher at Finley Jr. High. I taught Special Education at Wauconda Middle School for 5 years prior to teaching at Finley.
  •      I am the 8th grade Special Education Co-Teacher for Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies. I work collaboratively with Mr. Lynch and Mrs. Burcheri in their classrooms with students who are in the regular education program and special education program.
  •      In addition to 8th grade, I am the 6th and 7th grade Special Education Co-teacher for Social Studies and work collaboratively with Mr. Krason and Mr. Peil in their classrooms with students who receive special education services.
  •      I attended Northern Illinois University and received my Special Education Undergraduate Degree and attended Concordia University to earn my Masters Degree in Reading.  I have been married for 10 years and I have an 8 year old son.
  • I work with great people and love my job!!!! :)