My name is Ms. Akers! I love being part of the Des Plaines community and teaching the current generation of young learners. I graduated from Bradley University in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and TESOL, and have been teaching ever since. I have taught in Aurora, Bloomington, and now here in Des Plaines I value student independence and curiosity, flexible learning, cultural awareness and diversity!
Here are some fun facts about me:
I was born in China
I have been to 7 countries
I have 7 brothers and sisters!
I’m one of the only adults I know that doesn’t drink coffee.
I love reading, shopping, and dancing.
My favorite elementary school reads include Wonder by RJ Palacio and Refugee, written by Alan Gratz.