As I enter my 20th year in CPS, and 4th at Goode, it is important to remember why I continue to love my job. I get to expose innovators to new and exciting events, people, ideas - both past and present - help them build skills, and ultimately encourage them become upstanders and active citizens in their local, state, and national communities. At Goode we do college - and in my class - Contemporary American History - innovators are challenged the way a 100 or 200 level college history course will challenge them!
After graduating from DePaul University with my MA in Education, I have had the opportunity to teach freshman through seniors (World History, Civics, United States History, Contemporary American History, Latin American History, Ethnic Studies, History through Novels and Films, Advanced Placement United States History, Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics, Human Geography, and ...), work with amazing people and lead them as department chair, and even curriculum coordinator - but always gravitating back to the classroom where all the excitement and energy is!
Travel and politics are my passion - and red, white, and blue are my three favorite colors!