B.S. Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin Madison

M.Ed. Bilingual and Bicultural Education
Depaul University

M.Ed. Special Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Early Childhood Teaching License Early Childhood Special Education Approval LBS1 (Special Education) Bilingual Endorsement (Spanish) English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

Teaching History

I have taught in Chicago Public Schools for 13 years.  Of those years, I have taught 2 years each of kindergarten and third grade and have spent the last 9 years teaching preschool.  I am excited to join Jahn this school year and to continue to teach preschool. I strive to provide differentiated instruction for our school's youngest learners, strong social-emotional support, motivation for learning, and development of a strong academic foundation for their future learning. I believe in developing strong teacher-parent and school-parent partnerships through providing ongoing opportunities for family communication and involvement.  Creating these strong relationships helps demonstrate the value of education to students and the recognition that parents really are their children's first teachers.

Personal

I was born and raised in Chicago and Lincolnwood.  My passion for teaching began at an early age from teaching sailing in the summers and throughout college.  My husband and I recently moved to Roscoe Village and will be welcoming our first child in December. I strive to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle and enjoy doing so through the sport of triathlon.  In my spare time I also love traveling, cooking, photography, and playing with our chocolate lab, Mocha.