Welcome to 7th and 8th grade Social Studies! Both classes focus on United States History: 7th grade focuses on the birth of the nation through the Civil War, with an included Genocide unit, and 8th grade focuses on the turn of the 20th century through modern times. I've always had a passion for history and education, and growing up in Highland Park, I dreamt of one day coming back to teach hoping to instill the same passion in my students. After graduating from Highland Park High School, I continued my education at the Univeristy of Wisconsin in Madison and then earned a master's degree at National-Louis University. I currently live in the city of Chicago with my husband, Adam, and son, Cole.