Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from National-Louis University in 2010. I received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. This past summer I received a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with my major concentration being English as a Second Language.
This is my 3rd year at Lincoln! Prior to teaching 4th grade, I taught 5th grade at Sunnyside Elementary School in Berkeley, IL. I have also taught 3rd grade at Lincoln. This grade level experience provides me with a unique perspective. It allows me to really challenge my students and prepare them for the following year.
For me, teaching is about the connections that are made with students. Meaning, teaching is often those unforgettable "ah-ha" moments where I know I have made a difference in a child's life. These moments include a variety of students who all come from different backgrounds, have different personalities and needs, and they all fill a different part of my heart. Memorable educational moments are what drives my passion to be an educator, mentor, and role model to all children.
I am beyond excited to begin working with you and your children for a fun and successful school year!