Our goal is to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for success.
Diverse learners are those students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs), or students with a 504 plan (a plan for students with disabilities that provides the student with accommodations and supports to help the student meet academic success).
At Ravenswood, we strive to use an inclusive teaching model in which we have two certified teachers working together in the classroom. In this co-teaching model, the two teachers work collaboratively to design instruction, share responsibility for the success of all students and share the understanding that each teacher brings their own expertise and perspective that enrich the learning experience.
We have an extraordinary team of trained specialists that support all aspects of diverse learners’ needs.
For more information about Diverse Learner services and programs, visit the Chicago Public School’s Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services.
Our Diverse Learner Teachers & Support Team
I joined the Ravenswood community in 2004 as a student teacher and was lucky to be asked to join the staff permanently. In my years at Ravenswood I have had the privilege to teach both general education and special education. I live in the Ravenswood Community and love seeing students and parents in the neighborhood. I am also a mom to an amazing girl who will soon be a Ravenswood student!
I grew up in the suburb Darien, Illinois and attended Hinsdale South HS. In 2008, I graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and have earned three education-related Master’s degrees since. I started teaching in 2009 and started at Ravenswood in 2016. In my free time, I enjoy bargain shopping and cheering on Chicago/Fighting Illini sports teams. I love being an inclusion teacher because I am able to make learning meaningful for all students, no matter their ability level, learning preferences, or unique interests.
I’m very excited to be starting another school year at Ravenswood! I joined the Ravenswood team in 2016 and strongly believe that this community is one of a kind.
After growing up in Michigan, I attended Indiana University where I double majored in Special Education and Elementary Education (Go Hoosiers!). Knowing that I wanted to teach in an urban setting, I made the move to Chicago and was lucky enough to be welcomed into the Ravenswood Elementary community.
When I’m not at school, you can find me at the YMCA, trying new restaurants, or exploring Chicago neighborhoods.