I am the 5th grade ELA & Social Studies teacher at Fuentes. I have been teaching at Fuentes for 5 years and have loved every minute of it! I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Educational Studies from Knox College in Galesburg, IL. I then earned my master's degree in Urban Education from National-Louis University and completed the AUSL Urban Teaching Residency here in Chicago. I'm currently finishing up my endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language at Northeastern Illinois University. My favorite part of teaching 5th grade is helping students transition from primary students to middle school students. 5th graders change and grow so much in one year and I love being part of their journey.