Mrs. Ibarra

5th Grade Math

Mrs. Ibarra

About me

My name is Amy Marie Ibarra and this will be my fourth year teaching 3rd grade.

I was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin January of ’93. Growing up my family moved around the Midwest a bit before finally settling in Joliet, IL.

I was homeschooled from 1st grade through 5th grade, along with my 3 younger sisters. I returned to public school when I was in 6th grade and remained in the Plainfield school system until I graduated high school January of 2011.

I then went to Joliet Junior College for a couple of years where I changed my major from business to education. Once I made that change I began to search for a university that would provide me with the most meaningful education to help mold the minds of the future; I fell in love with the urban education program at UIC. I applied and was accepted!!

While at UIC I completed field work hours at: John Hay Community Academy in the Austin neighborhood, Morrill Elementary Math and Science School in Gage Park, and South Loop Elementary School. I then completed my student teaching at South Loop Elementary School with a class of 29 students from 2015-2016.

I submitted the EdTPA in March of 2016 (very strenuous project to become a licensed teacher in IL), graduated UIC on May 5, 2016, was married to my amazing husband Nick on June 11, 2016 and accepted a 3rd grade position at Frazier International School July of 2016. To say 2016 was a big year for me would be an understatement!

I spent 2 years at Frazier and then accepted a position here at South Loop. So, this is (technically) my 2nd year at South Loop and I could not be more excited to begin this adventure with my amazing new class!

This is going to be a fantastic year in Room 220!


Please email me if you would like to be invited to ClassTag. Through this resource we will be able to easily communicate about your student, upcoming events, and what’s going on in the classroom!