Coach Helen Kelliher
My parents are from Ireland, but my 2 siblings and I were born and raised in Chicago. I'm a loyal White Sox fan and surprisingly a Green Bay Packers fan (ouch)! I have been teaching for 11 years and love being an educator and coach. My passion and hobbies align mostly with sports, fitness, and being active outdoors. I'm currently a competitor in Beach Volleyball, a lover of Hot Yoga, and an admirer of Golf! My twin boys are 1yrs old and keeping me frantic and fit! I'm honored to join the Scholars Academy family and very eager to share my wealth of knowledge, but also eager to learn from this dynamic community.
My professional goals are to be the teacher who inspires others to live a holistic life, the teacher who the students love to be around, the teacher who the students remember when they leave, and the teacher who loves going to work every day!
I believe learning is fun, and it's fun to learn! All students are capable of learning and growing whatever that may look like. I believe in taking a holistic approach to education which entails the mind, body, and soul.
My favorite quote comes from Coach Pat Summit:
"Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do, whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen." RIP