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Up until 11 years ago, I was a journalist. I like to say that after years of helping to shape the content of newspapers as a reporter, columnist and editor, I'm now helping to shape young minds for the future as an elementary school teacher. I currently teach Seventh Grade Social Studies.
A lifelong South Suburbanite, I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Journalism. I obtained my teaching certificate from Governors State University and received my Special Education Endorsement from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights.
In addition to my passion for travel, history, and popular culture (I wrote movie, TV, music, and video game reviews for many years), I love pro and college sports and coached youth baseball and softball for 20 years. All four of my children graduated from Conrady and, I'm proud to say, so did I. I really have come full circle and look forward to the years ahead.