Our Middle School Teachers
Our middle school teachers are subject-focused. Each teacher teaches a specific subject, along with leading a homeroom. Please feel free to email your student’s teacher directly to discuss any questions or concerns.
Time flies when you love what you do, and I love teaching science! I have been teaching students for over 20 years, in both English and in Spanish. I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and my graduate degree from Columbia College in Chicago. Science has fascinated me since I was a child and I’m thrilled to be able to share my passion for learning and science with the students at Ravenswood. I also enjoy music, dancing, and traveling. One of my favorite quotes is from the famous Noble Laureate scientist, Marie Curie, “Nothing in life is to be feared, only understood.”
I come to Ravenswood Elementary from teaching 18 years in Englewood, West Garfield Park and Bronzeville. I received my B.A. and M.A. in Instructional Leadership from UIC and my Middle School Math Endorsement from University of Chicago. I am passionate about teaching middle students with a healthy side dish of math nerdiness! I have two sons (8 and 15), I speak Spanish fluently, and we live in Humboldt Park--which we love. I am a gardener in the Spring and Summer and a knitter/BBC mystery fan in the winter. Every year that I teach, is a year that I grow personally and professionally. It's a truly engaging career that leaves me humbled and challenged.
I am working with all middle school scholars this year as a reading and writing teacher. Prior to coming to Ravenswood, I have worked as a middle school teacher, a reading specialist and a literacy coach.
After beginning my teaching career with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies from Antioch College, I went on to earn my master’s from NEIU as a reading specialist. Outside of teaching, my life is filled with four amazing children — Ruby, Caleb, Owen,and Alice Rose — one teacher husband and lots of family fun time. Besides reading, traveling and making s’mores in the backyard, I love to watch the Bears, the Bulls and the Blackhawks. This is our year!
I am the 8th grade diverse learning teacher, working with our students across the subject areas. Before my time here at Ravenswood, I taught middle school in Uptown and K-3 in Humboldt Park.
I got my undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, where I studied Social Policy and Gender Studies. Later, I went back to DePaul to get my master’s in Elementary Education and Special Education. When I'm not teaching, I'm learning to play piano, reading three books at once, or working with an organization called KT's Kids that supports the children at Schwab Hospital in Lawndale.