I currently work as a special education teacher at Belding Elementary School in Chicago, IL. I have been teaching for the past four years and truly enjoy working with students one-on-one or in small groups in order to effectively address areas of need in a personalized, rigorous manner. I am passionate about meeting students where they are and finding personalized ways of pushing them further than they ever imagined they could go.
I grew up in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state and moved to Chicago to attend North Park University. I was proud to graduate as the co-valedictorian of my class with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
After college, I was accepted into the Teach for America program as a Corps Member and received intensive training before being placed in a K-8 elementary school on the west side of the city. I fell in love with my kids and the challenge of pushing them to think deeper, work harder, and chase success. While teaching full-time during my Teach for America commitment, I earned my Master's degree in Special Education. And the rest is history!
When not teaching or spending time with my lovely boyfriend and close friends, I enjoy reading, practicing yoga, eating all the salty snacks I can get, and planning exciting travel experiences.
I look forward to working with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: North Park University - Bachelor in Arts, Sociology
Graduate Degree: Dominican University - Master of Science, Special Education
Reading, theater, travel, yoga, and playing with adorable animals
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Geography
High School Level American History
High School Level American Literature
High School World History
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing