I am Kelsey Beckman, MYP Coordinator here at BOYCP! Previously I have taught Personal and Professional Skills, U.S. History, and was the Social Science Department Chair! This is my 9th year at Back of the Yards, and my 11th year teaching in CPS. As an IB school with a wall-to-wall MYP program, we want our students to be inquiring, knowledgeable, open-minded, courageous, principled, balanced, reflective, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Our classes aim to do just this and build capacity in our students to be the incredible young people we know them to be!
Mrs. Beckman's Bio
I grew up in Des Plaines, IL, in the Northwest Suburbs of the city right next to O'Hare airport. I graduated from Maine West High School in 2009. After high school, I went to Illinois State University and graduated in 2013 with my bachelor's degree in History and Social Science Education. I went on to get my masters in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University and graduated in 2018. I had my daughter, Kennedy, in March of 2020 and am absolutely in love with being a mom! The pictures are of my family, one in NYC summer of 2023 and the other taken by the lovely Mr. Anderson in August 2020! My husband and I live in Beverly with our daughter and dog, Winston. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, cook, go out to eat, read, listen to all types of music, and binge Netflix/Hulu/Prime, etc. series. I always am looking for suggestions on what to watch!