I have worked with young children for as long as I remember. My high school, Mother McAuley, offered a child development class that included teaching preschool during the day called “Little School.” That experience led me to my major at Illinois State University. I graduated with a BS in Early Childhood Education and a Teaching Certificate in December 1998.
After college I taught first grade, third grade, and then spent five years teaching at Motorola’s Child Care and Education Center in Schaumburg. There, I worked with children ages six weeks to six years old. I truly loved that experience, and I cherish those memories. It taught me all I know about not just being a classroom teacher, but how important it is to involve the whole family in the learning process.
During my years here teaching Pre-K, I continued my education. In May 2007, I graduated from St. Xavier with a Masters Degree in Education. I now hold a Reading Specialist Degree and Certificate. I also finished another graduate program in June 2011, and have my ESL Endorsement as well. I am also the yearbook editor at Palos West.
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family better throughout this school year. Please contact me anytime with questions or comments!