Welcome to 8th Grade Knights Social Studies!
In social studies this year we are going to learn about the Industrialization in the late 1800's through the present day. To tell you a little about myself, I started teaching at Antioch Upper Grade in 2004. I went to DePaul University obtaining a liberal arts degree with a major in English literature and minor in Psychology. For my graduate studies I attended Northern Illinois University and St. Xavier University. I graduated with a masters in both Elementary Education and Reading, receiving Reading Specialist degree. I also special endorsements in gifted and ESL education and obtained RYT certification to teach yoga and kid's yoga in the community. I have taught 6,7, & 8th grade Reading, Language Arts, Journalism, and Social Studies at AUGS.
My husband Brad, is from South Africa and we have 3 children. Collin, Caity, and Christopher. Collin graduated from U of I and currently works at an elementary school, Caity is a freshman and Chris in 7th. And we also have a really crazy cat named Shady and a ginormous puppy named Milo.
Some of my favorite things are spending time with my family, learning new things, reading, exploring different cultures, making and eating different ethnic foods, yoga, Gandhi (bf), nutrition, Chicago, and dark chocolate!
I look forward to an exciting year and getting to know all of you!