I am thrilled to be Fuentes's 2nd grade ELA/SS teacher! This is my 6th year teaching. Previously, I've taught kindergarten and 5th grade. In 2016, I graduated with my B.A. in English, and in summer 2023, I graduated with my MSEd from Northwestern University. I love everything about reading and writing, and I hope to inspire your children to feel the same, and to help them discover the genres of reading and writing that they enjoy the most. My goal this year is to cultivate an inclusive, joyful, rigorous, and flexible learning environment so that your children enter upper elementary next August with the confidence and skills to take on any academic and social challenges. In my spare time, I love to read and write, practice yoga and meditation, and spend time with my family and friends. I love to share the social-emotional and physical benefits of yoga, breathwork, and meditation with my students and believe that developing a strong mind-body connection inspires greater learning, self-awareness, and compassion for others. Here’s to a wonderful school year!