Sally Shewmon

Current Grade/Specialty Area:  Grade 8 Homeroom/Religion and Middle School Math
Teacher/Staff At OLW Since:  2018
Educator Since:  2009


BBA in Accounting and Business Systems, UW-Madison
Masters in Secondary Education, National Louis University

Special Certificates, Licenses, Programs, Trainings: 

Illinois Teaching Certification for Math and all Business classes (Grades 6-12)
Middle School Endorsement
VIRTUS Certified

Email:           School Phone: (847) 255-0050          Voice Mailbox: 321

My husband, Brad, and I have been parishioners here at Our Lady of the Wayside for almost 30 years. I am thrilled to be teaching here at my “second home”. We have 3 adult children and a 16 month old grandson. I have taught Religious Education here for 14 years and have led Bible Studies for about 12 years. In addition, I have been very involved in various ministries in the Parish including Marriage, Engaged, and CFM.

Teaching is my second career and I began teaching at Palatine and Fremd High Schools before switching to Middle School over 3 years ago. God led me to teach at St. John Berchmans and now here at OLW. I feel so Blessed that God brought me to my neighborhood school that I love and feel honored to be at. I pray that God will use me to bring his love and encouragement to my students as well as to help them learn math and make a difference in their lives.

Grade 8 Religion

The students are preparing for Confirmation by growing in their relationship with the Blessed Trinity through prayer, Mass, service, and study.  Classroom activities include reading and discussing Scripture, learning and using different types of prayers, performing acts of kindness, and completing work in the 2 text books.

Grade 8 Religion


Grade 8 Algebra

Algebra I concepts includes Solving, Graphing, and Writing Linear Equations and Inequalities, Solving Systems of Linear Equations, Linear Functions and Exponential Equations and Functions.  In addition students will factor, solve, and Graph Quadratic Equations as well as Square Root, and Rational Functions.  The course will end with Data Analysis.

Grade 8 Alegbra Course Guidelines


Grade 7 Pre-Algebra

Grade 7 concepts includes Integer operations, Rational Numbers (fractions), Expressions and Equations, Inequalities, Ratios and Proportions, Percents, Angles and Construction, Circles, Surface Area and Volume, and Probability and Statistics.

Grade 7 Pre-Alegbra Course Guidelines


Grade 6 Math

Grade 6 concepts includes Numerical Expressions and Factors, Fractions and Decimals, Algebraic Expressions and Properties, Areas of Polygons, Ratios and Rates, Integers and the Coordinate Plane, Writing and solving equations and inequalities, Surface Area and Volume, Statistical Measures, and Data Displays.

Grade 6 Math Course Guidelines