Lindsey Siemens has been a Chicago Public Schools teacher since 2009. She received her teaching credentials through the Chicago Teaching Fellows Program and began teaching as a Literature and Writing Cluster Lead Teacher, working with K-8 students at a CPS Elementary School in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Lindsey then taught at Bradwell School of Excellence in 2010 as 4th Grade teacher and, in 2012 became a 5th Grade Self-Contained Special Education teacher. Lindsey currently serves as the Special Education Department Chair, is the ILT representative for Special Education, and is a mentor teacher to two resident teachers through AUSL’s teacher residency program. Lindsey graduated from Truman State University with a BA in English/Linguistics (2002), received her MSW from UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work (2004), earned her LCSW (2008), and graduated from NLU with a BA in Education/LBSI (2010).