Mrs. Lange graduated from Western Illinois University in December of 2001 with a B.A. in English and teacher certification. After graduation, she spent one semester substitute teaching in the Peoria area before beginning her teaching career at Abingdon High School, which is located about eight miles south of Galesburg, Illinois. She spent three years teaching at Abingdon before moving to Metamora High School in August of 2005. In December of 2007, Mrs. Lange finished her Master’s degree in English Studies at Illinois State University.