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I grew up in Aurora, IL and attended college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009. During my undergraduate years, I spent several summers working as a teaching assistant in District 203’s Extended School Year summer program for students with special needs. This experience inspired me to pursue a career in teaching. In 2011, I received my master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education as well as my Illinois Teaching Certification from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Last year, I also earned my certification for teaching English Language Learners from National Louis University. I currently live in Chicago with my fiancé. In my free time, I am enjoying making plans for my upcoming wedding in June 2015. I also love exploring all there is to do in Chicago, crafting, reading, and spending time outdoors.