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June 02, 2020

North Park Alum and CPS Teacher Kelly Vetter Featured on NBC 5 Chicago

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Kelly (Sladkey) Vetter C’11 talks about her day as a Chicago Public School (CPS) teacher in a Channel NBC 5 series, Coronavirus in Illinois: A Day in the Life During the Pandemic.

A third-generation Viking and former member of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Committee, Vetter currently teaches science and social studies to seventh- and eighth-graders. As a special education teacher with CPS, Vetter is passionate about co-teaching in an inclusion setting.

Sitting at her kitchen table while her one-year-old son naps, Vetter manages her dual role as stay-at-home mom engaging her three-year-old son in a 15-minute activity alongside developing remote learning plans to add to students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). Later in the day, Vetter perches her laptop on a box containing toddler supplies while reviewing vocabulary words with a student.

To see Vetter’s first-hand experience balancing stay-at-home parenting with distance teaching, watch the Channel NBC 5 feature video “A Day in the Life: CPS Teacher Kelly Vetter”.


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