BA, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cheyanne is an English teacher and literature enthusiast with a focus on social equity issues. She is interested in the many ways literature and media continue to shape the dominant narratives about social issues and foster–or hinder–change.
In the classroom, Cheyanne encourages her students to explore their identities as both individuals and members of a larger community. She hopes that all of her students will develop a lifelong relationship with literature and grow into critical thinkers, cognizant about the complex and nuanced issues of humanity.
Before finding her way to Wolcott, Cheyanne graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor of arts in Secondary English Education and a minor in social justice. She completed her student teaching at Jones College Preparatory in the South Loop of Chicago. Cheyanne has extensive experience in teaching writing, particularly creative non-fiction and professional writing. She worked as an Essay Coach at Partners for Achievement for which she coached high school students to compose compelling and individualized essays for the college admissions process. She also served as the editor for PFA’s subsidiary company, HelloCollege.
In her free time, Cheyanne can be found making a mess in her kitchen, chasing around her gray tabby cat, Kimchi, or reading a book with a snoozing Boston Terrier, Daisy, in her lap.