I was born in Quito, Ecuador and came to the United States when I was 5. When I arrived in Chicago, my mother enrolled me in kindergarten at an experimental dual language grammar school called Inter-American. This school helped shape my identity and world view as well as my proficiency of both languages. I then graduated from St. Patrick High School. My next stops were DePaul University and University of Illinois at Chicago where I majored in History and minored in Anthropology. Finally, I received my masters in curriculum and education at UIC and have been teaching in the Chicago Public Schools for 15 years.
I am a serious lover of music and still consider myself a musician (guitar and keyboards) and decent karaoke singer. I will dance if you get me to. My other passion is soccer. Having a father from Ecuador and a mother from Argentina, I had no choice and neither do my children. At the center of my heart are my amazing wife and my 4 inspirational children.
I have taught at Jahn for nine years and I’m so proud of this little gem in the greatest city in the world!