My name is Lisa and I am a 28-year-old special education teacher in the western suburbs of Chicago. While I enjoy cooking, crafting, playing my guitar, being outside, and writing, teaching is the biggest part of my life.
After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 2007, I moved back to Chicago to begin my pursuit of a teaching career. I earned a Master’s degree in special education in 2010 and am now pursuing a second Master’s in English Language Learning (ELL) to meet the growing needs of my student population.
I currently work as a 4th grade inclusion teacher in a Pre-K–8th grade elementary school. Previously, I worked as a paraprofessional, a substitute, and a tutor in many different special education settings. I have worked with students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairments, emotional disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and autism. My students have been both verbal and non-verbal, readers and non-readers, challenging and endearing.
My approach to teaching contains equal parts candor, irreverence, dedication, sarcasm and a steadfast belief in the education of all students.Read Lisa's posts.