Degrees and Certifications:
M.A., Concordia University Chicago - Administration M.A., National Louis University - Curriculum & Instruction w/ a in Special Education B.A., Northeastern Illinois University - Secondary Education History, minor in Linguistics
My name is Jessica Baker and I am a special education teacher at East Leyden High School. I currently teach English II and III. Prior to teaching at Leyden, I taught ELL grades 9-12 for 7 years. I am passionate about fostering kindness in the classroom as well as embracing cultural and linguistic diversity. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my three children and husband. Other hobbies include movies, mystery novels, volunteering and raising caterpillars. I look forward to a an awesome school year!