Meet the Teacher

  •  The family :)
     
    Hello Families!
     
    A little about me.  I grew up in the area graduating from Glenbrook North High School. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne majoring in middle school education, with a focus in mathematics. Since then, I have earned two master's degrees. My first is a Master's in Curriuculm and Instruction specializing mathematics for middle school from National Louis University, and the second a focus on English as a second language from Concordia Universtity. 
     
    I have been teaching mathematics at Gemini since 2003!  I love teaching math, and  especially enjoy working with 11-14 year olds. My goal is to make our students feel as though they can be successful and confident in mathematics. I look for ways to make math engaging, collaborative, and relatable. 
     
    Outside of school I love spending time with my family. My husband and I have been married since 2006. We have three daughters Serena, Kara, and Diana. My family loves traveling to Door County, Wisconsin on the weekends and summer breaks! 
     
    Feel free to contact me any time:
     
    Alyssa Horwitz
    ahorwitz@emsd63.org