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About Ms. Dwight

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My name is Ms. Dwight and I am the new 4th/5th Grade Diverse Learners Teacher at Santiago this year. I am going into my 8th year in education this year and excited to be taking on a new role. Prior to Santiago, I taught kindergarten for a year in CPS at a school in Lawndale along with 4 years of teaching 3rd grade at a Catholic school. My teaching experience has also included co-teaching in a cluster program and a year of 2nd grade.
I am originally from the hot and sunny state of California but have been in Chicago for 12 years. I received my Bachelors and Learning Behavior Specialist endorsement from North Park University. Teaching students how to be leaders who develop a strong sense of self is something that I am passionate about and build upon in the classroom. 
Outside of the classroom, I love to cook, go on walks to the lakefront with my dog Bentley, adventure around Chicago, and travel.