Degrees and Certifications:
Professional Educator License (PEL) English Language Arts, Grades 9-12 MeD, Secondary Education DePaul University '18 | Chicago, IL B.A. Islamic World Studies DePaul University '15 | Chicago, IL
Mrs. Ainee Fatima
Born in India, raised in New York and Illinois, Ainee Fatima is an English Language Arts teacher at East Leyden High School. She is well-known as a nationally recognized slam poet and a winner of Young Chicago Authors' Louder Than a Bomb in 2009. She has served as a teaching artist and poetry slam coach for seven years around the Chicagoland area. Her experience in mentoring and cultivating youth voices through writing, publication, and performance education lead her to pursue her master's in Secondary Education degree at DePaul University. Mrs. Fatima's poetry has been published in several anthologies and she is working on publishing her own book one day.
This year, she will be teaching 3 sections of English IV - Media Studies and 1 section of English IV - Yearbook. She is also an ACCESS advisor this year!