Hello! I'm Mrs. Salmi and I'm very excited about coming to Bateman School! I have been teaching with CPS for thirteen years. I have taught a number of different grades from Kindergarten to Eighth. While I was in college, I worked as an early childhood educator in a day care setting. I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters of Art in Teaching: Elementary Education. I am also endorsed in Bilingual Education, Language Arts, Social Science, and Spanish.
I was born and raised in Chicago. My parents came to Chicago from Colombia in the 60's in search of better opportunity for themselves and their family. We grew up with Spanish and English being used at home so I understand what it's like to be a bilingual child. I'm married and have a 4 year old son and a 9 month old daughter. I like listening to and playing music. I also enjoy going to see live music. I play piano and guitar for fun and I like to take classes in music in order to try to be a better musician. I love sports too! My favorite teams are the Blackhawks and the Cubs.
I am excited about teaching fourth grade at Bateman! This is going to be a great year!