Adelaida Jiyun Kim is a 2019-20 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow. Adelaida is a 4th grade English learners teacher at Walt Disney Magnet in Uptown, Chicago. She has previously worked as an EL teacher in Glenview. She received a grant from the Glenview Education Foundation in 2018 for her EL learners to visit a local university and establish a college-going culture with home and school. Adelaida has fostered opportunities for high school and college-aged students participating in the Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity (FYSH) Council at the Hana Center in Chicago, which initiates systemic changes to serve the interests of the community. She is a Golden Apple Scholar and is committed to teach in schools of need in Illinois. Adelaida graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Elementary Education with Endorsement in Social Studies and a minor in ESL and Bilingual Education.