A little about ME! I earned my Elementary Education degree from Northern Illinois University and moved to Florida to begin my teaching career after graduation. I taught students ranging from Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Since moving back HOME to Illinois, I was fortunate enough to become the 3rd & 4th grade ELA teacher for many years here at SANTIAGO. I have now changed roles to support our Diverse Learners, and this year I will be working with 6th-8th graders in ELA. I have continued my own education by attending graduate school at Northeastern University and University of St. Francis and am now EL and LBS certified. This will be my TWENTIETH year as a teacher and I am so looking forward to working with you and your child. I live in Darien with my husband, our two daughters, and dog. We enjoy walking the neighborhood and checking out new PARKS!