Ms. Sherie Escobar has served as the Special Education teacher at Polaris Charter Academy since 2008. She is committed to helping ensure that all children get the support they need to be successful in the classroom and to love school. Prior to coming to Polaris, Ms. Escobar taught for five years at Frederic Chopin Elementary School in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, where she served as a seventh and eighth grade resource teacher and case manager for one year and as an autism teacher for four years. Along with her Polaris colleague Meghan Princehorn, she is a coach for Girls on the Run, a running and character education program for girls. Ms. Escobar is currently pursuing certification in the nationally accredited SLANT system, a multisensory structured language training program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University, and an endorsement in special education from the State of Illinois. In her free time, Ms. Escobar enjoys running, painting, hiking, camping, and watching movies with her family. Ms. Escobar claims the greatest number of family members at Polaris Charter Academy; three of her four children and two of her nieces attend Polaris, and her husband is a kindergarten teacher’s assistant.