Brandy O’Neal – 2nd Grade at Paul Revere Elementary School – Chicago, IL
Brandy has been a teacher in Chicago Public Schools for twelve (12) years. I took a hiatus from teaching for two years to enroll in Windy City Harvest’s urban farming program and eventually became a farm manager at the YWCA’s first urban farm in Chicago. I enjoyed working outdoors, learning from nature, and growing some of the best vegetables I’d ever eaten in my life!
However, always an educator at heart, I yearned to return to my teaching roots especially during these unprecedented times. Now as a teacher at Paul Revere Elementary, my focus is to not only teach my students the fundamentals of core subjects but also strategies to lead a happier, healthier life.