I attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received a B.F.A. in theater. I worked in theater: acting and producing plays in small theaters in Chicago while working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Later in life I returned to school at Dominican University and completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
I am married to Mark Szaflarski, an attorney in Chicago. Our 2 daughters both graduated from Ascension School. Emily is now a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Anna attends Oak Park and River Forest High School.I have been a second grade teacher since 2006. I joined the Ascension faculty in 2010.
Previously, I worked for 4 years at St. Barbara School in Brookfield. Teaching is a second career for me after work in theater and information systems. I am thrilled to be here at Ascension School.