Hello! My name is Kelsey Menner, and I am a Reading Interventionist at Apollo Elementary School. This is my fourth year with EMSD63, but my first year at Apollo. I am excited to be a part of the Bulldog community and service our students to strengthen their literacy skills.
Before moving to Chicago, I attended The University of Tennessee where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Ed and also received my Master's degree in Elementary Education. While earning my Master's degree, I had the opportunity to teach in a variety of schools grades K-6. Following my time at UT, I taught kindergarten for two years in Knoxville and one year in New Orleans. I taught 1st and 2nd grade at Melzer School from 2016-2019.
I have enjoyed living in many different places, but I am very happy to call Chicago home! I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA so I love watching the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. I have one sister in Rhode Island, another in Portland, OR and my parents live in Houston, TX. I love to travel and visit my friends and family whenever I can. I also enjoy exploring Chicago and checking out all of the theaters, outdoor activities and especially the restaurants!
This is going to be a wonderful year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.