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About Mrs. Brazao
I grew up in NiIes, Illinois and attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge. I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in elementary education and a minor in art. I also studied at the College of Education in Bath, England where I concentrated on Fine Arts. After graduation, I worked in the Chicago Public School system from 1991-2002, where I taught bilingual first grade, third grade, technology and art. I joined District 47 in 2009 as a technology support specialist, and became the art teacher in 2012. I can honestly say that teaching art at Glacier Ridge Elementary School is my dream job, primarily because the students, staff, and parents are so wonderful to work with. My goal is to introduce children to a variety of artists and art mediums, encourage creativity, and foster a lifelong appreciation of fine arts.