Hi, My name is Fareesa Khan. I was born and raised in India. I came from a bilingual background. My family speaks Urdu at home. I received my teaching certificate in Hyderabad, India, before migrating to the United States in 1999. While in the United States, I completed my certification requirements at North Eastern University. I also received my Bilingual and ESL endorsement from North Eastern University.
My career in Education began when I was appointed as a Language Art teacher for the sixth grade in Rahmatia Elementary School in India. I continued my profession in America when I was given the opportunity to teach children at Clinton Elementary School in 2001 as a Bilingual/ ESL teacher. In 2004, I was assigned as the Bilingual Lead Teacher. I support the Bilingual/ESL students through Pull-out and Push-in program.
I believe in the importance of understanding children, their family background and their social needs. I have tried to incorporate my personal experiences into educational opportunities for the students. Besides teaching, some of my hobbies include hosting large family gatherings and traveling.
Bilingual Lead Teacher
Clinton Elementary School
6110 N. Fairfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
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