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Specialists Introduction

September 9, 2020 | Heather Palmer Welesko

The second grade and the third grade work with excellent, kind, and extremely professional specialists. They include:

Learning Specialist: Dana Baker

Music: Aiko Mauldin

Physical Education: Zach Licato

Visual Art: Nathan Johnson

Spanish: Tania Oro-Hahn & Teaching Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Palmer Welesko

Literacy and Assistant Teacher, Grades 4 & 5

Heather Welesko has taught at Mustard Seed School for nearly a decade as a literacy and assistant teacher. She has taught literature and writing at Kean University and Harold Washington College of Chicago. Heather holds an MFA in writing and poetry from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from Evangelical Seminary.

Ms. Welesko is enthusiastic about professional development, and has advanced training in the Handwriting Without Tears program; the Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Program, and the Responsive Classroom/ Development Designs Program through Origin. She continues professional develop through The Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She’s passionate about literature, creativity, comprehensive education, and believes strongly in teaching identity and diversity awareness and inclusion.

Ms. Welesko is a poet, artist, and yogi, and is still, always learning.

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