My name is Ms. Berdis and I’m excited to be teaching 5th grade this year! I believe that every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can be! I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued, treated with respect, and enjoy learning every day.Growing up with two parents who were teachers, they both instilled in me a love for learning. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and then continued on to earn a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Governor’s State University. I have continued pursuing my educational dreams and recently earned my English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement this fall. During my down time, I enjoy doing Crossfit, playing with my dog Payton, spend time at my lake house with family and friends, and travel! I recently had the opportunity to visit London, Ireland, and Iceland, and I’m already planning my next adventure!I look forward to being part of the Pulaski team and look forward to an amazing year in 5th grade!!