Phone: (815) 788-5600
Degrees and Certifications:
Undergraduate Degree: North Central College, Naperville, Il. Graduate Degree: National Louis University, Elgin, Il.
I am so excited to be teaching my second year at Richard Bernotas Middle School. I previously taught for 6 years - math, science and social studies - at a middle school in Waukegan, IL. I am thrilled to be closer to home where I live with my family in Cary, IL. Speaking of my family: I am married, have a 9yo daughther - Jayden, a 14yo dog (Weimaraner) - Josie, and a 1yo puppy (black Lab) - Luna.
I look forward to a school year spent expanding our minds, struggling to overcome learning obstacles, and relating math to real-world situations because: MATH IS EVERYWHERE. We will use as many tools as possible to help guide our explorations: technology, journals, interactive lessons/games, projects, problem of the weeks, and group work to name a few.
A year to grow academically, socially, and emotionally is what I envision for my students and I welcome the challenge with exuberance. GO ILLINI. GO VIKINGS.