Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Candace Popp
I am District 308's Third Grade Sheltered English Instructional teacher. I attended North Central College in Naperville and received a B.A. in Elementary Education. My majors were in Spanish and Psychology. Years later, I attended Aurora University for a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration. My teaching experience is vast and varied! Although I originally intended to be a secondary foreign language teacher, I secured a position in District 131 and served as Oak Park’s Bilingual-Bicultural and English as a Second Language teacher. From there, I taught in Bensenville, District #2, in the same capacity. Moving on, I worked in District 204 as the district’s first full-time ESL teacher servicing five schools daily. After two years in this position, I accepted a general education fourth grade classroom position at May Watt’s Elementary for five years. At this point, I decided to stay home with my two sons. After two years of substituting at our neighborhood elementary school, I was invited to be the full-time kindergarten teacher at Annunciation Catholic School. After eight years, my travels brought me to District #308. In Oswego, I have serviced second language learners at various schools. Currently, I am at Old Post Elementary. In fact, the entire K-5th grade SEI program is housed here. I look forward to another rewarding year with students whose multi-cultural backgrounds and bilingualism add a rich dimension to our classroom environment and culture!