Humera Begum is a Kindergarten teacher at Hayt Elementary School. She has been teaching English Language Learners from K – 8. She received a college degree in teaching Science and Social Studies from Karachi University in Pakistan. Ms. Begum secured first position in the College of Education Exhibition for researching and creating audio visual aids for science instruction. She has received recognition through a daily newspaper “Express” where her research was acknowledged to set precedence for new educators.
She has attained a Child Development Certificate from Truman College and an ESL and bilingual education endorsement from IRC. Ms. Begum has administered ACCESS to Kindergarten through Eight grade for bilingual students and collaborates with general education teachers to improve academic standards.
Ms. Begum has recently earned a Master’s degree in Teaching Elementary Education from Chicago State University. Her philosophy of education is to engage students in active, hands-on learning, and to provide a nurturing environment for students to excel. She enjoys working with diverse learners and helps them to build bridges to further their knowledge. She likes to read, exercise, sewing, and cooking food for her family