Degrees and Certifications:
Who are you?
I am Ms. Xenos, a 3rd grade teacher at Prairie Trail School in Gurnee, Illinois. I was a 4th grade teacher for two years and a 5th grade teacher for ten years before moving to 3rd grade.
When and where did you start teaching?
I began teaching in 2003 at Glenwood Elementary School in my home town of Waukegan, Illinois.
What colleges did you attend?
Carroll University (1999-2003) -- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish
Saint Xavier University (2005-2007) -- Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership with Teacher-Leader endorsements in Math, Reading, ESL, and Bilingual Education
Lesley University (2014-2017) -- Master of Education in Educational Technology
I have taken classes in ESL and Bilingual Education from National Louis University and the University of Phoenix, allowing me to receive Bilingual and ESL teaching endorsements in the state of Illinois.
Additionally, I have taken courses from Augustana College (SD) in Gifted Education, Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention, Summarizing Techniques, and 21st Century Learning.