Niki Flores - Kindergarten Teacher - 2014 - Chicago, IL -

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 -

"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. 

Olympia Eldorrado - Kindergarten Diverse Learner Specialist Teacher - 2016 - Chicago, IL -


Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Northside College Prep
Loyola University of Chicago - Bachelor of Science in Special Education

I student taught at Peterson and was so impressed with the entire experience. I wanted to join the team!

"The staff is committed to learning and refining our practice so that we can do our best for students! It is exciting and inspiring to be surrounded by people that are always growing."

Outside of Peterson, I enjoy just about any outdoor activity, traveling, playing music, and visiting art galleries and events around the city.

Michael Golub - Kindergarten Teacher - 2012 - Chicago, IL -

"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 -

"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.

Isabelle Yousif - Kindergarten Classroom Assistant - 2009 - Lebanon -

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.

Jasmine Young - Kindergarten Classroom Assistant - 2017 - Philippines -


Haugen Elementary
Lane Tech High School
Hawaii Pacific University
Northeastern Illinois University
Kendall College

I wanted to spend more time with my kids (who are currently students at Peterson). I loved the school for them, so it was an easy choice to want to work here too!

"I love the welcoming nature and the support that comes from all teachers and staff. I don't feel intimidated asking questions or for help, because I know there will be someone who can help me!"

I love reading books, spending time with my family and friends, teaching cooking classes to kids, and snowboarding!

Migdalia Rodriguez - Kindergarten Classroom Assistant - 2000 - Puerto Rico -


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