Teacher Corner About Me

Welcome to my teacher page!
Miss Blackshear's classroom learning environment promotes fun, growth, and a sense of family. She was inspired by her third grade teacher to pursue teaching and implements the same welcoming atmosphere in her classroom. Her students know they are important. She tells them every day. In her 10th year of teaching,
Miss Blackshear is devoted to educating all students. She has served as a professional development mentor, presented workshops for new teachers,  IEP case manager, and has taken an active role in the community. She is a certified reading specialist.
She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education (2010),  a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction Design (2013), Master's
Degree in Literacy (2015), and a Master's Degree Principal Prep Program (2020). 
She currently teaches in Chicago, Illinois. Her teaching experience has molded her beliefs in equity, celebrating
diversity, and developing partnerships. She has dedicated herself to becoming a life-long educator and learner, and
she strives to instill a similar desire in all of the students with whom she works. As an educational leader and
advocate, Miss Blackshear volunteers in the community, helping families with life skills that are both practical and beneficial in their
daily lives.
"If children do not learn the way we teach them, we must teach them the way they learn." -unknown