I am a Chicagoan born and raised in West Rogers Park, and am excited to be teaching not only in my hometown, but less than a mile from where I grew up! As a child, I played and practiced for sports teams at Lerner Park and on Decatur's basketball hoops in the back. I currently live near the neighborhood in the neighboring Budlong Woods, which makes for an amazing commute to work!
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and taught for a number of years at the 6th-8th grade level in a small Catholic school in Detroit, MI (Math, Science, ELA, Religion). After teaching for 3 years there, I went on to earn my Master’s Degree at the University of Chicago; during which I student-taught at Decatur for a semester! Upon earning my degree, I spent one year teaching at Jamieson Elementary, and then came back to the Decatur community. I have been a proud member of Decatur's teaching community for over 3 years now, and am looking forward to many more to come!