Mark Brady - 6th and 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher - 2002 - Minnesota - mdbrady@cps.edu

PH.D. University of Southern California

Before Peterson I taught at the College level.

"Students and staff are my favorite things about Peterson"

Outside of Peterson, I love travel and reading.


DeAndrea Bell - 6th Grade English Language and Social Studies Teacher - 2001 - dkbell@cps.edu

"I love the staff that I work with and the diversity of the student population."

Loyola University of Chicago - Bachelors of Criminal Justice and Social Work
Depaul University - Masters in Elementary Education endorsed in ELA, Science, Social Science and ESL.

I did research on Chicago West side elementary students who had ADHD and Conduct Disorder at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Shopping, Reading, going to restaurants and watching sports (Yankees and Broncos!)


Hiba Barhoumeh - 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher - 2015 - Jordan - hbarhoumeh@cps.edu

High School - Jordan
Oakton Community College - Associates
Northeastern Illinois University - Bachelors of Arts with a Minor in Middle School Math and Science

"How all teachers are always willing to help each other to ensure the success of each and every student."

I enjoy playing soccer the most!


Denia Ortez - 5th & 6th Diverse Learner Teacher - 2016 - Chicago, IL - deortez@cps.edu


Denia Ortez - 5th & 6th Diverse Learner Teacher - 2016 - Chicago, IL - deortez@cps.edu

Patrick Henry Elementary School
Thurgood Marshall Middle School
Lane Tech High School
Northeastern Illinois University

Before coming to Peterson, I was a teacher's assistant at a Preschool.

"My favorite thing about Peterson are the people. From the teachers, to the students and their families. Everyone is there supporting one another towards becoming successful. Also, the diversity in the school. For example: In my homeroom alone, there are 12 different languages spoken at home! 12!"

When I'm not at Peterson, You can probably find me taking a hot yoga class or hanging out around the city with family and friends.


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