Roosevelt University '18
M.A in Elementary Education  
B.A. in Psychology ​
University of Illinois at Chicago '16
Minor: Biology 
2018 CPS Teacher - STEM Magnet Academy, Skinner West Elementary, Holden Elementary
2006-2018 Home Depot: Program Coordinator (Kids Workshop)
2016-2018 After School Instructor - iCook After School



  Verenise received her Master's in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University. She has 8+ years of teaching experience and is currently a CPS 1st grade teacher.


 She has experience in working with children of all ages and backgrounds, as well as working with parents, mentors and other volunteers. She found her love for teaching during a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to Lima, Peru. Verenise also studied Psychology at UIC! Her many skills have strengthened our Group Tutoring program during her short time with us.



Verenise sits on the board of NextGen Latinx, an organization that helps young Latinos network! She sincerely believes that every child can ignite their potential to do whatever they put their minds to- all they need is a little spark. 



Verenise Alvarez

Program Coordinator