About – Laura Balsewich
Laura is originally from Libertyville, a northwest suburb of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then moved to Las Vegas to teach with Teach for America. She returned to Chicago in 2008 as a founding English teacher at UIC College Prep. Since 2008 she has taught English and Reading courses, graduated 2 advisories, and worked as a Grade Level Dean, Assistant Principal, and Dean of Students. This year Laura is looking to create strong support systems help our students feel loved in our community, and she hopes that we will all learn a lot and have a lot of fun together at school this year.