• Some of My Students   I am an ELL/bilingual Spanish resource teacher at Nelson School.  I grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Knox College with a B.A. in English and an education degree.  I moved to Chicago and began to work with high school students in the Chicago Public Schools.  I received my Master's Degree in Multicultural Education at Columbia College in 2006, and then went on to earn a degree in English as a Second Language.  Later, I earned another certificate in Bilingual Spanish teaching.  My two passions are teaching and travel.  I have been teaching for over half my life, and I have traveled extensively in Asia and Latin America.  I received a National Security in Education Fellowship for travel in India, where I spent 6 weeks doing research for my master's thesis on women's issues in education.  I also received a Fulbright Teacher Fellowship in 2005 to travel through Japan and study language, culture and teaching methods.  During the past 10 years, I have traveled in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia to refine my Spanish language skills and have adventures.  I love to bring the things that I learn in my travels into the classroom.