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Hello Bobcats!
My name is Kirsten O'Hara. This is my 7th year teaching at Back of the Yards College Prep HS and I am so excited to meet all of my new freshmen this year! I am a Learning Behavior Specialist and I will be teaching English 1 and Physics this year. 
A Bit About Me
For the most part, I grew up in Naperville, IL which is a southwest suburb of Chicago, but I also spent my summers in the Philippines with my mom's side of the family as a young child. Both my parents immigrated to the US at a young age on their own and a lot of who I am is based on my family and my culture. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with my B.S. in Education plus Early Childhood and am currently working towards my master's degree. After graduating from college, I immediately moved to Chicago on my own and began working at BOYCP. I could not be happier with the people I have come across on this journey!
When I am not teaching, I am busy learning, journaling, spending time with my family and friends, hanging out with my two dogs (Gatsby and Goose), traveling (pre-covid), cooking and baking, listening to music, and/or watching my go to TV shows/movies. 
I look forward to another amazing year with another group of amazing families and students. 
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