American University

Hello, my name is Marisa Lazar. I am looking forward to my first year at Jahn Elementary School as a Special Education Classroom Assistant. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, where my mother has worked as a social worker in the public schools for over 30 years! Her work has always inspired me to help all students realize their full potential. I recently graduated with a B.A. from American University in Washington, DC. 

When I am not in school, you may see me as an actor, writer, or director in the Chicago theatre scene! I have always had a passion for the performing arts, and am happy to live in a city so full of opportunities. I have also taught theatre, creative writing, and directed plays for students of all ages. I believe in the power of the arts to teach us all self-expression and the importance of community.