Congratulations to Bateman's April Teacher of the Month!
What an honor it is to be recognized as April’s Teacher of the Month! I am truly thankful to be a part of Bateman’s family and community.
I knew since third grade that I wanted to become a teacher and have been blessed by educator role models growing up. In conjunction with amazing teachers in CPS, my dad was an educator in CPS and my grandpa was an educator in the South East Province of South Korea. I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with an approval in Special Education. In my first year of teaching in a CPS school in Little Village, I also received certification in English as a Second Language. There, I taught in blended monolingual and bilingual preschool classrooms as well as K-1 self-contained as a Special Education Teacher for 4.5 years. Now, I am in my second year of teaching K-2 Diverse Learners here at Bateman!
I believe every person is equipped with compassion for a certain age group, and my heart definitely is with the little ones. It is fascinating to see life from their perspective, and to take part in creating learning opportunities to cultivate their curious and creative characters. I absolutely love my teaching adventures, complete with wonderful students, staff, parents, and our community.
Apart from teaching, I love traveling with my husband, playing board games, spending time with family and friends, and giving back to the communities that have helped me become me!
I am so excited to be Bateman's February Teacher of the Month! This is my second year on the 8th grade team at Bateman. Being a part of the Bateman community is an honor because the school is grounded in such strong core values.
I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago. I am a total home body and cannot spend time away from my family, so I attended Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate career. Here, I double majored in Secondary Education and English with an endorsement in ESL. During my last year at Loyola I had the pleasure of student teaching at Bateman, and I knew then that this was a community I wanted to join.
The last two years I have had the honor of being the 8th grade ELA teacher. I love teaching literacy because I think it serves as such an integral part in our lives. The best feeling in the world is seeing a student truly fall in love with a book!
Outside of the classroom, I love spending time with my family. If I am not with them, I am either reading a book, eating, or spending time with my friends. I am looking forward to a wonderful second half of the school year!
Congratulations to Bateman's October Teacher of the Month, Ms. Woods!
I am so honored to be Bateman’s October Teacher of the Month! Being a part of the Bateman staff has been a joy and I have learned so much from my colleagues over the last two years.
Before moving to Chicago, I attended Clemson University where I earned a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. After graduating, I began substitute teaching at the school where my mom worked. I realized there the importance of providing equal access to education and decided to become a teacher. In order to further my education, I moved to Chicago to pursue a Masters Degree in Special Education. Since my move, I have fallen in love with the great city of Chicago and the opportunities, diversity, and culture it offers.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time outdoors, visiting family and friends, and traveling to different countries. I have loved my time at Bateman and am looking forward to a great year with my great students!
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