"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." -Rita Mae Brown
Welcome! My name is Mrs. Barbara Dziatkowiec, but my students know me as Mrs. D. I started my journey back in 2012 when I graduated from DePaul University with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Since graduating from DePaul, I have worked as a special education classroom assistant in Chicago and Burbank. I taught 7th/8th grade Social Studies and Reading/Writing for two years for Chicago Public Schools.
It is my sixth year in the education field and my second year at Oak Ridge. I am very excited to be teaching at Oak Ridge and working with everyone in this learning community because there are so many great things about this school! Throughout the day, I will be working with English Learners and know the challenges that are faced along the way when learning more than one language. However, I know that if we all work together, we will find success and look forward to a wonderful, fun, and successful year!
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