Degrees and Certifications:
Miss Katie Boornazian
My name is Katie Boornazian and this is my fourth year teaching at the John Powers Center! This year, I have the pleasure of teaching awesome 5th graders!
I was born and raised in Connecticut, and went to college at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York, where I received my Bachelors in Graphic Design and my Masters in Deaf Education. I moved to Illinois in 2011, and have been working with elementary through high school deaf students ever since!
One of the biggest reasons why I became a teacher for the deaf is because I wanted to advocate for the needs of deaf children. I am profoundly deaf and was brought up oral with hearing aids, eventually learning sign language in college. Now, I like to think that I have the best of both worlds! My teaching philosophy is that communication is the key to success. I realize that every child learns differently and I enjoy helping students achieve goals and build self-advocacy skills that will benefit them in the future!
A Few of my Favorite Things:
TV Show: Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy
Book: The Harry Potter series, Wonder by RJ Palacio - wonderful book!
Color: Royal Blue
Drink: Green Tea or Starbucks!
Sports Teams: Blackhawks, Cubs, and the New York Giants!
Favorite Vacation Spots: Disney World & Alaska
Favorite Stores: Target and Hobby Lobby
Interests: Crafting, Country Music, Traveling, Sports, trying new things!