About Mrs. Willis
Lauren Baugh Willis
Fun Fact: Chicago is not actually called "The Windy City" due to the gales that sometimes blew me over during my walk to work. This reference instead refers to the boastful speeches of city politicians.
BS in Advertising/Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
MA in Elementary Education from Roosevelt University, 2009
Reading, Learning, Traveling, Singing in the car, Discount shopping, Hiking, Going to the movies, Finding great restaurants, Disneyland, Ferris Wheels, and collecting antique, glass blown Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Seeing the 7 Wonders of the World, riding in a hot air balloon, and making a difference in the lives of my students.
Green. And blue.
Pierogies, anything Mexican, and, of course, Chicago pizza and hot dogs (with a poppy seed bun). LA, you do make a mean fish taco.
The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer; About a Boy, by Nick Hornby; the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling; Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster; The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros; and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
Modern Family, Parenthood, Game of Thrones, Freaks and Geeks, Roseanne, The Voice
Dark chocolate or coffee-flavored anything
Spring, when you can just sense the first hint of summer. Sometimes I miss the smell of rain and the silence of snow. But then I walk outside in this gorgeous LA weather and get over it!