Emily grew up in Barrington. She earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Media Studies from DePaul University in Chicago. After a brief stint in the corporate world, she returned to school to further her education and change career paths. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University in Chicago and began teaching at the elementary level. After marrying and starting a family, she and her husband Todd moved back to Barrington with their two children Ella and Tanner. Emily stayed home with her kids for a number of years, returning to teaching at St. Mark's in 2014. She has taught both the Pre-Kindergarten, and Preschool 3's programs. Emily is a firm believer in play based learning and inspiring children through music, art and movement. She is dedicated to treating each child as an individual and differentiating instruction based on specific needs. In her free time Emily relishes time with family, baking, walking and playing with the family dogs, exercise, and a good book.