Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Italian and Minor in Spanish M.A. Special Education Learning Behavior Specialist I
Mrs. Francesca Porcelli Sourbis
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This is my first year teaching at Leyden High School and my ninth year teaching. I’m very excited to be a Leyden Eagle.
Prior to become a member of the Leyden family I taught at Maine South High School as a special education teacher for four years. During that time I taught in a variety of settings and content areas. This included being an IEP case coordinator, small class teacher, and collaborative team teacher in the areas of English, History, Science, and Math. I also worked as an instructional coach at Maine South for three year.
Before working at Maine South High School I was teaching in the Chicago Public School district at Orr Academy High School. There I also taught special education and I was a mentor teacher in the Academy of Urban School Leadership residency program.
In addition to teaching, I coach the girls gymnastics team at Maine South. This is my 11th year coaching Maine South Girls Gymnastics.
When I am not teaching I love to spend my time with my husband Danny and daughter Marianna. I love to ballroom dance, read, and enjoy creative projects.
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