Meet the Second Grade Teacher Ms. Gisela Cervantes

Hello, my name is Gisela Cervantes. I recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading. I grew up in a neighborhood similar to Little Village which gives me the ability to better understand and connect with my second grade classroom. I believe that a classroom should be a safe space where students are able to connect to one another, learn, and grow together. Although I’ve only been a part of the OLT community for a short period of time I have truly felt welcomed by the staff, families, and students! I can tell that my students are eager to learn and be with their friends once again. We’ve learned so much already and we’re excited to keep learning in second