Here is a little bit about me; I have been working for Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124 since 2001. My passion for working with students began when I worked as a lunch mom at Northeast School. After two years as a lunch mom, I had the opportunity to work as a paraprofessional. I continued working as a paraprofessional while I was in school pursuing my Bachelor of the Arts degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation from college, in 2007, I was hired as an ELL teacher. Since 2007 I have been a part of the ELL Department except for one year when I taught sixth grade. I have a passion for English Language Learners and their families. This is my second year in the role of ELL Instructional Coach and I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues, students, and families. Along with my passion for English Language Learners, I have a passion for learning and consider myself to be a life long learner. I am currently pursuing my Masters of the Arts degree in the Illinois Principal Preparation Program at Concordia University.