We have several new LaSalle II staff members to announce and welcome to our school community!
Mr. Espejo-Vadillo will be teaching Spanish. He is from Sabadell, 10 kilometers away from Barcelona, Spain and has been in the US for 11 years now. Previous to LaSalle II, he taught Spanish and French for three years at Ogden International High School and taught Spanish for 7 years at Chappell Elementary. He loves learning languages and speaks Spanish, Catalan, English and French fluently. He also know some Euskera, German, Danish, Korean, Portuguese, and Arabic. He loves technology and carrying out online projects with foreign language students and truly believes in collaboration and the integration of other contents in the foreign language class. He is currently spending four weeks at the University of Montpellier to continue learning more French.
Ms. Kabath will be teaching 4th Grade for the duration of Ms. Tseng’s maternity leave. She has been teaching for the past four years in South Florida and has recently moved to Chicago. She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and completed their elementary teaching program. This past fall she also completed the Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning program through NOVA Southeastern University. She has taught fifth grade for one year and has been teaching fourth grade for the past three years. While state certified in New Jersey and Florida, she holds an elementary k-9 previsionary certification in Illinois and will be working to meet the criteria needed for the professional certification.
Mrs. Clay will be a Special Education Classroom Assistant. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education and has worked in CPS as a Special Education teacher at the high school and elementary level. She also has experience in a Chicago Charter School and a Therapeutic Day School. She also has experience with opening and directing a home-based childcare facility license by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She is looking forward to continuing her advocacy for students with special needs while at LaSalle II.