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Ms. Emily - Teacher Assistant

"Emily O'Meara Szaflarski is from Oak Park, Illinois, just west of Chicago. She graduated in May 2015 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Speech Pathology. During her time at U of I, Emily worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor, teaching young children (and adults!) basic swimming skills. She worked with grade school children as well, through the Refugee Center in Urbana - first as a volunteer and later as a coordinator for their Saturday morning tutoring program. She also volunteered weekly as a teaching assistant in preschool and grade school classrooms in the Champaign-Urbana area. Even at such a large college campus, Emily spent most days of the week working with kids.


In her spare time, Emily loves reading, painting, and keeping up with all things comedy. She thinks her students at Green Beginnings are the best comedians she knows! Emily is so excited to be a part of such a wonderful learning environment, and to help young ones grow toward a healthy and successful future."




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