Our Junior Middle School Teachers
Please feel free to email your student’s teacher directly to discuss any questions or concerns.
I am the junior middle school social studies teacher. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. I am married and I have two children. I also have nine brothers and sisters and 38 nieces and nephews. I consider Ravenswood as part of my large extended family. In what little spare time I have, I like to spend it with my wife and kids.
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 am a native Chicagoan who was born on the Southeast Side many Halloween nights ago to a Polish mother and a Mexican father. I hold four degrees, A.A.S; A.S; B.S in Ed; M.S in Ed; and I have an endorsement in middle school mathematics from the University of Chicago, Sesame Program. My DNA is a part of Ravenswood and I am fortunate to know no other school in Chicago. I feel very lucky to be part of such an outstanding school community and every year has been a new and amazing learning experience.
I started teaching in 2000, and have been at Ravenswood for my entire teaching career.
I’m the winner of many grants including the Oppenheimer, Rochelle Lee, and a $3000 library grant from scholastic books. I am a lifelong brother of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity Inc, a service and social fraternity dedicated to the cultural,social, and academic advancement of Latinos and all people of color.
“If you know, teach. If you receive, give. Pass it on.” I share this quote by the late Maya Angelou over and over in hopes of developing a cycle of students seeing themselves as both learners and teachers, and to develop a community where we all receive and give.
I’ve been teaching at Ravenswood for over 25 years. After graduating from UIC and working in the business field for three years, I received my Master’s in Teaching and Learning from DePaul University and entered the teaching profession.
I am proud to be a part of the amazing place called Ravenswood School and work alongside other passionate, dedicated educators.
I discovered my passion for science education while working as Program Director at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. I attained her Master in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and began working in Chicago public schools in 2008. Soon after beginning to teach, I attended the Masters in Science Education program at De Paul University to complete my science education certification. Prior to joining the staff at Ravenswood, I taught at Franklin Fine Arts Center in Old Town.
Each summer, I teach at Center for Talent Development through Northwestern University. Wherever I teach, I’m passionate about creating classroom communities where each student feels socially significant and empowered to reach their learning potential. In addition to being a teacher, I’m an outdoor enthusiast, a yogi, a violinist, and a swimmer. I enjoy spending time with friends, my husband, and our son Felix.