A Little About Me As a child I grew up in Chicago where I attended Haugan Elementary School from kindergarten to eighth grade. After graduating from Haugan I went to Lane Tech High School, graduating in 1984. (I would be happy to teach anyone the school song if they would like!) I am a strong believer in public education! All three of my children have attended Chicago Public Schools for both elementary and high school. My hobbies include working out at the gym, running in the park, and hanging out with my family. I teach middle school because I love this age group! They are filled with energy, enthusiasm for life, and like me, can be a bit mischievous at times. I hope to instill a love of learning, a sense of wonder, and a passion for science in all my students. This is the best job ever!