About – Mileena Cannella
Her name is Mileena Cannella (she/her), and She was born and raised in Chicago. She attended a CPS elementary school, Noble's Muchin College prep, and University of Illinois at Chicago for her undergraduate degree, BA in Teaching of English. She had always known She would be a Chicago teacher, but She hadn't originally planned to return to Noble. She returned because of changes She was proud to witness from a far as an alum from "Old Noble," and UICCP felt like the best place for her to grow as a professional. She is now entering her third year of teaching at UICCP and am finishing up her masters at UIC's College of Ed to earn her MEd in Language, Literacies, and Learning, as well as her ESL and Reading Specialist endorsements. She has 2 fur children, Whiskey and Finn. and one long-term foster cat, Sadie. When at home, she enjoys watching suspenseful movies and kdramas and ordering food. She also enjoys eating out and having a drink with friends all around Chicago. This summer, she spent a lot of time finding hobbies She enjoy and activities that make her feel cared for. This school year, she is excited to continue these activities and forms of self-care through strong boundaries. She is also excited to meet her new students, watch the Cannella Crew take on their junior year, and continue coaching our girls and boys volleyball teams.