Professional I have been teaching in the city of Chicago for thirteen years. and am so excited to begin my fourteenth year as your child's teacher. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade during my time with CPS and have found 2nd grade to be one of the most wonderful as this age group shows so much excitement for learning! I received my Bachelor's Degree, in Elementary Education, from Augustana College and my Master's Degree, in Educational Leadership and Administration, from Chicago State University. I also recently received my ESL endorsement which has provided me with new and exciting ways to help my English language learners with their language journey. This year, I will continue with the process of obtaining my National Board Certification. Though the process will be challenging, I am so looking forward to trying new teaching strategies and partaking in ample self-reflection all to better my teaching craft.