Phone: 847-451-3198


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 new school year!  This is my first second year teaching at Leyden High School and my tenth 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 coached the girls gymnastics team at Maine South. I coached the  Maine South Girls Gymnastics team for 11 years. 

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.  

Thanks for visiting my page, Ciao!