Ms. Somarriba



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Ms. Somarriba

I am looking forward to being back at Ellis Elementary!

This school year, I am servicing some of the bilingual and ENL students as a member of the ENL department. Since 2003, I have taught in mainstream, bilingual, and ESL classrooms in grades 3 to 6. For several years I served as part of the School Leadership Team at both Village and Ellis schools.

I hold a BS in Chemical Engineering from my native country of Nicaragua, an MA in Education, and an MA in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. Moreover, I am in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Special Education with the hope of gaining a better understanding on how to serve our ENL/Special Education student population.

Through my life, I have worked very hard to achieve my dreams. As most of my students, I am a second language learner; therefore, I can relate to them, and I understand many of the challenges that learning a second language encompasses. However, I also know many shortcuts and strategies that my students can use to their advantage.

Teaching is my passion! I strongly believe in creating exceptional minds through the art of teaching. I hold my students to very high expectations/standards so that they follow that model to succeed in their lives.

With the support of my colleagues and parents I hope to help my students become independent, self-reliant, contributing members of their community. 

Eve Somarriba

(847) 270-9000 x 6485