B.A. Elementary Education, Northeastern Illinois University
M.A. Reading, Concordia University
jmwalsh2@cps.edu

Let me take a minute to introduce myself to you.  It is very important to me to get to know each student’s strengths and needs. My classroom becomes a community that makes children feel safe to ask questions and try new ways of learning.  I work with children to get them to grade level or above, and I actively communicate with parents about student growth and needs.  I have high expectations of myself, my students, and my learning community.

I have a BA in Elementary Education  at Northeastern Illinois, along with middle school endorsements in math, science, social science and language arts, as well as my Masters Degree in Reading at Concordia University. I  began teaching Kindergarten in a private school over 25 years ago.  During this time, I also taught 1st and 2nd grade. I spent several years teaching Kindergarten at Alexander Graham Bell and 1st grade at Prescott. I then made a home at Jahn.  When I arrived at Jahn in 2013, I taught middle school math and science, the following year I taught 4th grade, last year I was the middle school science teacher and this school year, I will be in 3rd grade.