This year we asked each new staff member to share a little of their personal history with us. We asked them where they grew-up, went to high school and college, why they became teachers, and a few questions to provide a little insight on them outside of just teaching.
Mrs. Burgess is an ELA teacher at AAMS. She was born and raised in Peoria Illinois. She graduated from East Peoria High School. She graduated from Taylor University with her Bachelor's degree and Greenville University with her Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
According Mrs. Burgess, she became a teacher "to give back to my community...to follow my mom's footsteps."
Her Favorite Hobby: Being creative through photography, yoga, and cooking.
Her Favorite Singer: Patty Griffin
Her Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Her Favorite Movie: Strictly Ballroom
Her Favorite Food: Sushi
Her Favorite Color: Yellow
Something interesting: When she was 15 she was asked to narrate a segment on Oprah!