Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (2021)

National Louis University Chicago, IL

• Teacher Leader Endorsement

• Curriculum and Instruction Specialization

Bachelors of Science in Inclusive Elementary and Special Education (2011)

Syracuse University Syracuse, NY

Licensure: Illinois Professional Educators License 2011

• Elementary Education (K-9)

• Learning Behavior Specialist I (Pre-K-Age 21)

Endorsements: Learning Behavior Specialist and Teacher Leader


Special Education Teacher (K-2nd Grades) August 2018-June 2020

Lyon Elementary School, Glenview, IL

  • Implemented individualized and small group instruction based on student IEP goals
  • Planned with classroom teachers to support students during core instruction
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to provide instructional supports to students throughout the school day
  • Supervised 6 paraprofessionals who provided instructional or behavioral support to students
  • Co-taught Reading Units of Study with first grade teacher as part of co-teaching cohort
  • Created daily schedules for myself and paraprofessionals to provide instructional, academic, and behavioral support for students
  • Facilitated team meetings and IEP meetings
  • Collected and analyzed data towards IEP goal progress

Special Education Teacher (5th-8th Grades) August 2016-July 2018

Giant Steps, Lisle, IL

  • Provided academic instruction and implemented behavior plans to students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to best support students’ behavioral, communication, and social-emotional needs
  • Collected data on IEP goals daily through individualized programming
  • Planned and led weekly team meetings focused on individual student needs
  • Trained and supervised 3-4 paraprofessionals in the classroom

Special Education Teacher (K-2nd Grades) 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


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

Completed 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (2016)

Organized Fraternity Day of Service for Windy City Pi Phi (2015-2018)

Windy City Pi Phi Alumnae Club Executive Board Member (2014-2018)

Warren Fellowship Alumni Institute Participant (2013)