Cara Bucciarelli

Elementary Spanish, LaSalle II, Chicago, IL

Cara Bucciarelli teaches K-8 Spanish at LaSalle II Magnet School, where she was a founding member of the school team. She was named the Chicago Foundation for Education’s Teacher of the Year in 2012.

During her time at LaSalle II, she has focused on creating integrated curriculum units that utilize both world language and other disciplines. Cara has won grants from the Kids in Need Foundation, the Oppenheimer Family Foundation and Fund for Teachers and the Chicago Foundation for Education (CFE).

Cara earned her initial certification through the Chicago Teaching Fellows Program and is a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellowship alumna. She has a B.A. in Spanish from Oberlin College, an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an M.A.T. from Dominican University.