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!