• Welcome to ML
    Multilingual Learners

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    We are so happy to work with your students this year. This is a little about us.
    Estamos muy contentas trabajar con su estudiante este ano. Esto es un poquito de nosotras
    Sarita Potas
    This is my 17th year in the district teaching Second Language Learners. Before joining the Sandburg family, I taught at Lincoln Elementary. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction as well as in Reading. My Puerto Rican heritage helps me to communicate with those of Spanish backgrounds. When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, reading and everything outdoors. I have been married for over 33 years to my wonderful husband Bill. Our son Preston is a Civil Engineer and our daughter Amanda works in marketing. I am very proud of my family. I look forward to a year of growth for both myself and your children. 
    Deanna Mulay
    This is my third in education and I am very excited to be at Sandburg this year! I have my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from Benedictine University. I also started graduate school in 2020 at Elmhurst University for Teacher Leadership. I will graduate December 2021. I also earned my ESL endorsement over the summer from Elmhurst University. I also attend Dominican University for the Technology Specialist program and I will graduate next fall. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family and my four dogs, Pasqualie, Winnie, Ozzie, and Rylee. I am very excited to learn with your students this year!
    Wendy (Gwendolyn) Hudson
    This is my sixth year in education. I was a permanent sub at Hawthorne School for 4 years and was a TA at Washington School last year. I have a BA in Literature and Secondary Education from Wheaton College and my ESL Endorsement from the University of St. Francis. I have 4 kids who have all gone through District 200 (one is still at Wheaton North). I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and love to travel with my husband and kids, especially road trips and hiking in the mountains. I love working with elementary students and am excited to be at Whittier and Sandburg Schools this year!