OPPORTUNITY FOR LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT (OLÃ‰), November 2011-Present Teacher â€¢Instruct elementary children in basic Spanish through lessons, songs, games and art activities. KENILWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 38 September 2011-Present Substitute Classroom Teacher - Spanish â€¢Instruct elementary students in general and Spanish language curriculum in an engaging, productive manner. FABULOUS CLASSROOM (http://fabulousclassroom.com) 2010-Present Creator/Webmaster RED OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2007-Present PTA Executive Board Member (2011-present) â€¢Currently working to completely overhaul PTA website, including preparing for online registration; singlehandedly designed and created the entire Buzzbook (student directory) for the 2011-2012 school year, including cover design. Head Room Parent, 3rd Grade (2010-2011); Head Room Parent, 1st Grade (2011-2012) â€¢Organize, plan, and run classroom parties, oversee two other room parents, and assist primary teacher. Volunteer (2007-Present) â€¢Assist teachers in a variety of classroom activities, including instruction, creation of lesson plans and development of classroom blogs; utilize instructional and behavior management skills to engage students and maintain focus. Help school librarian with shelving and other related tasks. NORTH SHORE SCHOOL DISTRICT 112 January 2010-June 2010 Volunteer Strategic Action Planning Team Member (appointed after application process)
I believe learning should be fun! When students like what they are doing, learning will naturally follow. I love to integrate technology, games, art, and music into my lessons to engage kids and facilitate a love of knowledge!
Member: Golden Key International Honour Society Member: Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW, Chicago, Illinois Juris Doctor, 1999 â€¢Awarded: Honors at Entrance Scholarship â€¢Managing Editor: Childrenâ€™s Legal Rights Journal, 1998-1999 â€¢Associate Editor: Childrenâ€™s Legal Rights Journal, 1997-1998 â€¢Student Essay Winner: Blackacre Student Newspaper, Fall 1996 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Spanish Concentration, 1996 â€¢Awarded: Deanâ€™s List, 3 Semesters (achieving a perfect G.P.A. in each semester) â€¢Member: Epsilon Delta, Professional Teaching Organization
I am a former family law attorney with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a middle school endorsement in Spanish. After practicing law for 10 years I decided to return to my passion: teaching. Unfortunately, 3 back surgeries since June 2012 have left me unable to work right now, so I have decided to get my teaching fix and share all of my favorite educational discoveries in one place, so teachers and parents can enjoy them! If there is ever anything you would like to see added, please do not hesitate to message me!