I grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Illinois State University. I have lived in Denver for over 2 years now. This is my 5th year of teaching special education. I taught 2 years in a Chicago charter school for K-3 students with mild-moderate needs. This will be my third year at Oakland Elementary teaching primary mild-moderate special education. I am also the Senior Team Lead for Special Education and the Staffing Chair. My passion for working with individuals with diverse needs developed when I was 16 years old and only has grown since then.