Rachel Bramley - 5th Grade Reading Teacher - 2000 - Chicago, IL - renyquist@cps.edu

Peterson Elementary School
Von Steuben High School
North Park University - Elementary Teaching Certificate and a Writing Degree

It had always been a dream of mine to teach at Peterson, the school I graduated from.  And here I am!

"There are many things I love about Peterson. I feel so lucky to teach at such a culturally diverse school where we celebrate others' beliefs, customs, and traditions. I am also thrilled that two of my children are able to go to school here. I work with so many talented and dedicated teachers, as well as an amazing group of students. I couldn't ask for a better job!"

I have four children who keep me pretty busy, but in the rare moments of free time I have, I enjoy reading novels and trying new restaurants around the city. 

Amy Almer - 5th Grade Math and Writing Teacher - 1998 - Keene, New Hampshire - aenelson@cps.edu

Symonds Elementary School
Keene Junior High School
Keene High School
North Park University
- Elementary Teaching Certificate Grades K-9 with a Spanish endorsement
National Louis University - Math endorsement
American College of Education - Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with an ESL endorsement

Peterson School was my first job out of college.

I love to go camping at national parks.

My favorite thing about Peterson is, "the diversity of the students."

Ari Nussbaum - 5th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher - 2010 - Chicago, IL - alnussbaum@cps.edu

Northeastern Illinois University - Bachelors of Arts in Education

I was lucky enough to do my student teaching with the current 5th grade team. The best part is I haven't left this team since then.

"My favorite thing about Peterson is how diverse the student body is and how close we all are."

Outside of Peterson, I love to watch and play sports.

Claire Kinzer - 5th Grade Diverse Learner Teacher - 2018 - Port Washington, WI - ckinzer1@cps.edu


Port Catholic Elementary School
Port Washington High School
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

I always knew I wanted to move to Chicago after graduating college because of the diversity and opportunities provided here. Peterson stuck out to me as an amazing school with a wonderful community!

"My favorite part about Peterson is how diverse the students and staff are. Everyone truly has their own perspective and story to tell. "

Outside of Peterson I like to hang out with my friends and family, work out, and play with my dogs!

Oeinna Jackson - 5th Grade Diverse Learner Classroom Assistant - 2019 - otjackson3@cps.edu

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