University of Illinois Chicago
M.Ed. in Special Education
University of Christian Brothers

Hi! My name is Erin Grimes. I am so excited to be joining the Jahn Community this year as a Learning Specialist in 3rd and 4th Grade.  I love teaching and bringing the joy of learning to my students. I feel strongly about building strong relationships with my students, their families, and my colleagues.   I look forward to meeting and learning more about you!

I grew up an hour south of the city in Bourbonnais, IL. I attended University of Illinois at Chicago for Undergrad. After college I joined Teach for America, which brought me to Memphis, TN and then to Austin, TX. I've taught in grades ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade. I earned a Masters of Education at the University of Christian Brothers and came back to Chicago to teach in my favorite city! I’ve been back in Chicago for two years teaching on the Westside of the city and I couldn’t be more excited to start my journey at Jahn!

When I’m not teaching you can find me riding my bike, exploring the city with my fiancé, enjoying an activity on or near the water, relaxing with family and friends, or checking out new restaurants in our neighborhood. Always looking for fun Chicago suggestions! Let me know.

My door is always open! Please come to me with any questions, joys, concerns, suggestions, or just to talk!