Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Alexis Harlow
Special Education Teacher
The 2020-2021 school year is my eleventh year as a teacher and at Oswego East High School (OEHS).
I attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, receiving my bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and a minor in anthropology. I spent some time working in biopsychology laboratories, completing work related to trying to understand how memories form. After realizing I wanted to work with people—not lab rats—and inspired by one of my aunts who had profound disabilities, I spent a number of years working at Misericordia with adults with a variety of disabilities. My employment there included work as a direct care staff member and as a supervisor of a number of residents as well as the staff members who worked with them. Eventually, I pursued my master’s degree in teaching at Roosevelt University, Chicago. While I was back in school, I worked at a daycare center with children ranging in age from newborn through 12 years of age. For the majority of my time at the daycare, I worked with toddlers and two-year-olds.
After student teaching in Bartlett and St. Charles, I was lucky enough to find a special education position at Oswego East High School (OEHS). Working with our wonderful staff and students at OEHS is a welcome challenge and always rewarding. At OEHS, I have taught or co-taught Biology, English 2, Resource, Academic Seminar, Chemistry/Physics, and US History.