Special Education Teacher (July 2015-June 2016)

Distinctive Schools, CICS Irving Park, Chicago, IL

  • Taught small group and individual lessons that supported students’ IEP goals
  • Facilitated IEP meetings (annual and initial), wrote and updated IEPS throughout year
  • Collaborated with team teachers and support staff to plan instruction and support students in the classroom

Second Grade Teacher (August 2014-June 2015)

Deerfield Public School District 109, Deerfield, IL

  • Use student-centered and differentiated activities during instruction 
  • Incorporate technology into instruction using 1:1 devices
  • Collaborate with team and staff to provide best instruction

Instructional Assistant-First Grade (August 2013-June 2014)

Lombard Elementary School District 44, Lombard, IL

  • Co-taught and provided additional assistance to students in the classroom
  • Collaborated with 1st grade and support team to best provide support in the classroom

Second Grade Teacher (August 2012-June 2013)

Lemont-Bromberek School District 113A, Lemont, IL

  • Instructed 30 students with various ability levels, including a reading cluster
  • Differentiated and modified lessons, activities, and tests to meet diverse student needs
  • Collaborated with 2nd grade and support team to design curriculum and discuss student progress

Summer School Teacher -­ 2nd ‐ 5th Grades (Summer 2012-2015)

Lake Zurich School District 95, Lake Zurich, IL

  • Designed two classes that were included in the enrichment summer school program
  • Taught Creative Writing Masterpieces and Around the World classes; adapted activities based on student interests

Long-Term Substitute Teacher-3rd Grade (April 2012-June 2012)

Graham Elementary School, Naperville, IL

  • Differentiated instruction to accommodate students’ abilities and program schedules
  • Participated in Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) pilot program

Long-Term Substitute Teacher-Special Education (Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012)

Owen Elementary School, Naperville, IL

  • Support students in their classrooms to ensure they are making progress toward IEP goals
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers and support personnel to best provide for students

Long-Term Substitute Teacher-2nd Grade (Sept. 2011-Nov. 2011)

Owen Elementary School, Naperville, IL

  • Incorporated Daily 5 and CAFE strategies into reading instruction
  • Engaged students during instruction by making lessons and activities interactive
  • Collaborated with team teachers and school staff to differentiate instruction for all students


Member of Young Professional Committee at Illinois Holocaust Museum (2015-Present)

Girls on the Run Team Coach (2016)

Windy City Pi Phi Alumnae Club Executive Board Member (2014-Present)

Warren Fellowship Alumni Institute Participant (2013)

Attended Edcamp Chicago and #140edu (2011-2013)

Warren Fellowship for Future Educators Recipient (2009)

Studied abroad for a semester in London, England (2009)