Niki Flores - Kindergarten Teacher - 2014 - Chicago, IL - nflores46@cps.edu

St. Andrew Elementary
Gordon Tech High School
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign -Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Political Science
Currently -  Graduate school at Dominican University for Master's in Education with a BIL/ESL Endorsement in May 2016.

"As a community, we work together to be open-minded, loving, and culturally competent community leaders."

Outside of being a kindergarten teacher, I love going to Zumba and finding time to go to the gym.


Sarah Lammie - Kindergarten Teacher - 2013 - Chicago, IL - sjlammie@cps.edu

"I love how diverse my classroom is, and how every student loves to come to school and learn every day. My student's love of learning is exciting."

Mark Sheridan Academy (CPS)
Whitney Young High School (CPS)
Knox College in Galesburg, IL (BA in Education, minor in Theatre and Dance)
American College of Education (ESL endorsement)

I have taught kindergarten all around Chicago, from the far South side, to North. I am a classically trained ballerina, and have been dancing since I was a young girl. I teach dance classes and preform around the city to pass on my love of dance. I also teach public programs at the Field Museum because I love science and history. 

I love to take and teach dance classes, bake, and to go see shows with my husband. I also like to take my dog, Bo, for walks. 


Christine Demetre - Kindergarten Diverse Learner Specialist Teacher - 2015 - Morton, IL - cedemetre@cps.edu

Illinois Central College- American Sign Language interpreter
Illinois State University-Special Education
North Park University-Masters in Culture, Language, Literacy

Before teaching at Peterson, I've taught in Bloomington, IL and overseas in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

"I love Peterson for it's culturally diverse students and warm school climate."

Outside of school, I love running, reading, traveling, and trying different restaurants around the city. 


Michael Golub - Kindergarten Teacher - 2012 - Chicago, IL - mdgolub@cps.edu

"Daily conversations with kindergarteners, and supportive grade-level team."

Robert Frost Elementary
Holmes Jr. High, Prospect High School
Monmouth College (Business Administration, Economics)
National-Louis University-Masters Degree (Education)
Concordia University-Masters Degree (Educational Leadership)

I was a kindergarten teacher at McPherson Elementary School.

Outside of teaching I love hanging out with my wife and son Fletcher. I also enjoy running and reading.


Jennifer MacFarland - Kindergarten Teacher - 2002 - Chicago, IL - jacommon@cps.edu

"I love being at a school with so much diversity.  At Peterson we embrace each others ethnic, cultural, and academic differences."

Daniel Boone Elementary School
Mather High School
Knox College in Galesburg, IL

I was a kindergarten teacher at an elementary school in Sycamore Illinois.  My husband and I missed the diversity of the city so we moved back to Chicago.

I love to read and I enjoy going to baseball games with my family.


Patrice Ardies - Kindergarten Diverse Learner Classroom Assistant - pmardies@cps.edu


Isabelle Yousif - Kindergarten Classroom Assistant - 2009 - Lebanon - iyyousif@cps.edu

University in Lebanon

I was volunteering at Peterson while all my three daughters attended and graduated from Peterson.

"My favorite thing about Peterson is that everyone works together as a team."

Outside of Peterson, I enjoy being with my family and all my friends.


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