Born and raised in the US, Vanessa also has family in Italy and has travelled extensively throughout Europe. She misses home, but loves the opportunities that living abroad offers her family, as well as the insights it gives her into the experience of NAISR students.
Fascinated by the way children understand, interact with, and are influenced by the world around them, Vanessa earned her Master’s degree in Child Development. She began working in Early Intervention and has gone on to support children with special needs in a variety of school settings.
Vanessa has had the privilege of working as part of our Learning Support team for the past seven years. As both a member of staff and a NAISR parent, she feels deeply invested in the success of our students and of our school community.
- M.S. Child Development, Erikson Institute - Chicago, IL, USA
- B.A. Italian Language & Literature, Loyola University Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA