I am a currently a 1st grade teacher and have taught all grade levels from K-6. I am employed by the 2nd largest public school system in Illinois and have been with the school district for 16 years. I hold a Master's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and have extensive doctoral coursework in curriculum and instruction through Loyola University-Chicago. I have been in the education sector for over 20 years with experiences as follows: a full-time preschool teacher, part-time day care director, elementary teacher with classroom experience ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade, assistant principal, principal, building literacy coach and most recently a school district Instructional/literacy coach. I also have extensive experience in private tutoring and tutoring in the corporate sector.