Sara Skaggs - 3rd Grade Teacher - 2006 - Vernon Hills, Illinois - slskaggs@cps.edu

Hawthorn Elementary School in Vernon Hills, Illinois
Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois
Purdue University, Bachelors
DePaul University, masters of education

Before Peterson, I taught at a few other Chicago Public Schools.

I love to spend time with family and friends.

"The diversity!", is my favorite thing about Peterson.

Mari Altshuler - 3rd Grade Teacher - 2015 - Chicago, IL - mraltshuler@cps.edu

Elementary School- LaSalle Language Academy
High School- Northside College Prep
Bachelors in Geology- University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Masters in Teaching- University of Chicago

I started my teaching career in 2nd grade classroom in CPS on the south side.  Then, I taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in Houston, TX.  Now I'm back in Chicago!

"My favorite part of Peterson is the community of diverse and committed families."

Outside of school, I love to snuggle with my baby boy, read, and explore the city.


Joung Sook Kim - 3rd Grade Teacher - 1997 - Seoul, Korea - jskim@cps.edu

University of Illinois at Chicago - M.Ed., Instructional Leadership
University of Illinois at Chicago - B.S., Accounting

I taught high school geography in Korea.  I did an accounting job here.

"There's a lot I love about being a teacher.  You learn a lot about yourself, not only as a teacher, but as a person."

I love to spend time with my family.


Maureen Lowrance - 3rd Grade Diverse Learner Specialist Teacher - 2008 - Chicago, IL - mkirkpatrick@cps.edu

St. Cornelius Elementary School, Chicago, IL
Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, IL
Western Illinois University- Bachelor's in Business/Marketing
Northeastern Illinois University - Master's in Teaching Diverse Learners
Concordia University- Master's in School Leadership

I have been teaching in CPS since 2002.

I love exploring the city and traveling with my husband and kids.

"I love the pride in the diversity at Peterson!"

Catherine Jarvis - 3rd Grade Teacher - 2016 - Chicago, IL - cjarvis1@cps.edu

St. John's Lutheran School
Northside College Preparatory High School
Northeastern Illinois University

I student taught at Sauganash School and then worked as a Temporarily Assigned Teacher covering a 5th Grade LA and Social Studies maternity leave.

"The real sense of community from everyone in the school."

Outside of Peterson, I love to read and practice martial arts.


Marshanté Mitchell - 3rd Grade Diverse Learner Classroom Assistant - 2016 - mdmitchell11@cps.edu

St. Angela Catholic Elementary School
Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy
Monmouth College, Bachelor of Arts in English
Currently attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

I was looking online for a job as a TA, and a position at Peterson came up. I immediately applied, and, after an interview and a recent opening, I got the job!

"I absolutely love the diversity of Peterson! It's a breath of fresh air for me."

Outside of Peterson, I enjoy reading Toni Morrison novels.


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