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Ms. Henry

Ms. Henry teaches 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th grade special education.  This is her 9th year at Pulaski and she is grateful to be a part of such an amazing school community. She believes elementary school should promote a sense of excitement and possibility and aims to provide a variety of learning experiences to engage all learners. Ms. Henry received her BA in 2006 at Grinnell College in English and German, and later completed her MAT and special education endorsement at National Louis University through the Chicago Teaching Fellows program.In January 2017, Ms. Henry was awarded the Chicago Foundation for Education’s Teacher of the Year award for her ongoing commitment to providing holistic educational experiences to her students as well as taking on leadership roles in her school and the CFE community.  In 2014, Ms. Henry was the recipient of a Fund for Teachers fellowship that led her to Denmark to investigate what makes one of their cities the happiest in the world.  You can watch the documentary she created here! Together with Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Henry is coordinating the OST/After School All Stars grant that is providing over 30 free enrichment clubs to our students. She leads the Saber Council and the PBIS committee and will be directing the Fall play; A Christmas Carol. She looks forward to putting on the annual Talent Show with Mr. Green in June and planning the annual Field Day event with other rockstar staff who know how to show the kids a good time! Outside of school, Ms. Henry loves to try out new recipes on her friends, practice yoga, bike, and spend time with her husband, pet dog and mini-lop bunny.

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I generally don’t assign homework other than daily independent reading and the occasional completion of something we mostly did in class. This _article_ provides some insight that aligns with my teaching philosophy along with some ideas for what kids may do with their evenings and weekends instead. 🙂

31 Things Your Kids Should Do Instead of Homework


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Spring All-Stars Session Ends this Week

This is a reminder that the Spring session of All Stars is ending this week; the last day will be May 25. Este es un recordatorio de que la sesión de primavera del programa All Stars finalizará esta semana; el último día será el próximo jueves 25 de mayo. The clubs that will be ending are: […]

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Our School Play is Tomorrow, March 30

Come and see our talented 4th-8th graders at their evening performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this Thursday, March 30 at 6pm in the school auditorium. There will also be daytime performances for our students. Break a leg, Saber Stars!

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After-School All-Stars Program Update

The Fall session of All Stars programming will come to an end this Friday, December 23. Notifications for new clubs will go home after the Winter Break. The Winter session and extended Fall clubs will commence the week of January 16. The following Fall clubs continue on during the Winter session, held on the same […]

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