Local teacher earns special recognition

Braem saluted for commitment to education

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 2:57 p.m. CDT

JOLIET, Ill. — Emily Braem, a teacher at Channahon Junior High, has been selected as a Professional Member of Covington Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes Emily Braem’s commitment to excellence in Education.

Emily Braem, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Wartburg College, recently began teaching at Channahon Junior High in 2012, immediately after graduation.

Teaching seventh grade students in English/Language Arts and seventh- and eighth-grade Spanish, Braem is certified to teach K-9 and foreign languages/Spanish K-12. She collaborates with department members to create new curriculum to align with Common Core Standards while juggling both the English/Language Arts and Spanish programs.

Attributing her numerous certifications to aiding her in acquiring a teacher role so quickly, Braem’s reading specialty background, opportunity to study abroad, and ability to understand multiple languages have also benefited her greatly. 

“I was fortunate to have amazing teachers that taught with passion, enthusiasm, and expertise in the language,” Braem said about studying Spanish in college.

Hoping to enroll in grad school within the next five years, Braem would also like to travel to a few Latin-American countries to further her knowledge and expertise of the Spanish language and culture.

Braem is an active member with Kappa Delta Phi and Sigma Delta Phi.  She was also an NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete through the National Fastpitch Coaches Assoc-iation during her college years from 2009-12.

Covington Who’s Who specializes in providing members with pertinent biographical information of key Executives and Professionals that comprise its membership Worldwide.

Covington Who’s Who encourages all members to use the publication to contact and network with other members to enhance public relations or possibly develop mutual and beneficial business relationships.

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