My name is Falak Steinbach, and I am currently the seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Mariano Azuela Elementary School. I have been teaching middle school science in Chicago Public Schools for the past ten years.
I was born in Damascus, Syria. My parents were not highly educated, but somehow, they valued education and made sure that their children did.
High school in Syria was very different than it is here in America. Students are required to complete three years of studies before they receive their Bachaloriate, a high school diploma. This Bachaloriate can be earned by majoring in science or literature. I earned mine in science by taking courses in math, biology, chemistry, and physics. After high school, I strived to continue my education in the sciences. I completed my Bachelors and Master degree at the University of Minnesota and my Doctorate degree in Ireland.
I am married, and I have five children who were all born while I was pursuing my higher education. I also have eight granddaughters whom I adore and love dearly. I enjoy walking, swimming, cooking and travelling.
I love being a teacher of science because it was my passion since my first grade! And I feel grateful that I have the opportunity to work with amazing teachers, staff, and students here at Azuela!