Welcome! I'm Annie and I am 4th grade teacher in Chicago, IL.
I am currently in my 12th year of teaching! I have had the joy of teaching in the same school for all twelve years and all my years have been in 4th grade. I teach math, language arts, social studies, and religion. I LOVE teaching about the National Parks and having my students participate in the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative. I am also a National Geographic Certified Educator.
2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
In 2017 I had the privilege of serving as the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™. I created lessons throughout the year, and then traveled down the Iditarod trail via bush plane. I spend time learning about Alaskan culture, while reporting back to classrooms around the globe about the race. It was one of the most rewarding opportunities of my teaching career, and I am a big advocate for using the Iditarod as a teaching tool. Check out IditarodEDU for hundreds of free lessons!
Outside The Classroom
I graduated from the University of Dayton with BA in Middle Childhood Education and I have a masters degree from Loyola University Chicago in Religious Education. Outside of the classroom I enjoy running marathons, exploring National Parks, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also teach Irish dance and am I'm in a skeeball league with a few other teachers from my school (our team name is Cloudy with a Chance of Skeeballs)!