Deborah Riddle – K-4th Grade English Language Arts and Math at Robert W. Fulton Elementary School – Chicago, IL
Deborah Riddle has been teaching and tutoring in her own community for over 10 years now. As a product of the Englewood community, she has always had a heart for its residents. She began her teaching career at a school that she attended as a child. Her goal is to merge real-life experiences into the classroom. Deborah believes that the Pilot Light program is another way to bridge students’ real-life experiences, literacy, and culture. Deborah believes the best teachers also know how to follow, and her mantra states that she realizes that she is making memories for students. Some of these students will never forget some things that she’s said, so she leads with that.