Interview with Ms. Garcia, middle school social studies teacher

By Ella F., 5th grade


How long have you been teaching? 

11 years.

Where did you go to college?

University of Illinois at Chicago

What’s your favorite food?

Sushi or Mexican food from Big Star.

What about dessert?

Ice cream.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

Spend time with my 5-month-old daughter. Play games and go on trips. And I like to relax and take walks by the lake.

What’s your favorite grade to teach?

Middle school, because I get to enjoy relationships with students for longer periods of time.

What do you like about teaching?

I like to teach because I see how students grow each year and it is exciting to see kids learn. I love South Loop because I feel like I have gained another family.