Hello, my name is Carolina Szmigielska and I am the fifth-grade math and science teacher. I grew up in Chicago in the Clearing neighborhood. I went to Lane Tech High School and later graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education in 2018. I plan on returning to school in the future to receive my Masters of Education in Special Education.
I believe that all the students bring their own gifts and needs into the classroom and as an educator it is my job to establish a classroom community where all students feel treasured and free to express themselves. I am passionately dedicated to not just having students understand content but also grow citizens of the world who are confident and can apply their knowledge to real-world problem solving.
"Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living." -John Dewey