Maureen teaches at Oscar Mayer School, in Chicago, IL. She graduated from Indiana University in Early Childhood Education and began her career teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. It was during this time that she realized she loved teaching students how to read. She then went on to get her masters in Reading from Northeastern University and from there she gained experience working as a reading specialist in grades K-12 in various schoosl throughout Chicago. Maureen was selected to be a reading specialist for the Office of Literacy in the city of Chicago where she worked with various inner city schools throughout the city as an area literacy coach helping coach and provide professional development for teachers in the area of literacy.