Hi! My name is Ms. Burns, and I am the 5th Grade Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies teacher! This is my fourth year here at St. Giles. I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. I attended St. Robert Bellarmine for grammar school, Resurrection High School, and Northeastern Illinois University. I have my Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education/English, with endorsements for Middle School ELA and Social Sciences.
I am so blessed to be surrounded by such a welcoming community. I am especially grateful for my wonderful students who make coming to work every day so incredibly rewarding. In addition to teaching at St. Giles, I have been part of the Kids Klub staff for the past three years. I also coach the 7th grade girls and JV boys volleyball teams. I absolutely love getting to know who the students are outside of the classroom! When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, yoga, cooking, traveling, and trying out new restaurants!