Get to Know Ms. Pedroza
Ms. Araceli Pedroza was born in Mexico and immigrated to Chicago at the young age of 5. Like many young immigrants, she had to adapt to a new language and lifestyle living in the United States. She grew up in the Little Village Community where she attended and graduated from Our Lady of Tepeyac. She was the first person in her family to attend college.
In 2001, Ms. Pedroza graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish and Bilingual Endorsement. Upon graduation, Ms. Pedroza began her teaching career as a third grade bilingual teacher at Columbia Explorers Elementary.
In 2005, Ms. Pedroza became a part of Little Village Academy's staff working as a third grade bilingual teacher. In 2009, she returned to school to earn her master's degree as a reading specialist from Roosevelt University. Since 2005.
Ms. Pedroza has been a part of our LVA family as a bilingual teacher. Her passion in the classroom has been teaching children to take pride in their learning, culture and instilling a love for literature, and inquiry based approach.
Ms. Pedroza expanded her capacity in supporting and advocating for our English Language Learners at LVA as she serves as the English Language Program Teacher and Parent Liaison through the Bilingual Advisory Committee and Title I Parent Committee.
During her free time, Ms. Pedroza enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys cooking new recipes and is always looking forward to new traveling adventures with her husband and children!