Mrs. Wolff's Bio
Emily Wolff is a third grade teacher at Wilson Focus School. She was born and raised in Illinois living in
Champaign Urbana area. During her middle
school years, she moved to a small town in Illinois. After college, she moved to Chicago after spending a year and half in
New York City.
Mrs. Wolff graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s in
Theater Education. Then, in December
2009, she received her Master’s in Elementary Education from Lewis University
in Romeoville, Illinois.
She comes from a long line of
educators in her family. Her mother has been an elementary principal and
works as a consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education, her aunt is a
college professor, and both her grandmothers were wonderful piano teachers. Mrs. Wolff brings this family tradition, a
love for children and passion for education with her to Wilson Focus.
Mrs. Wolff moved to Omaha in 2010
with her husband and two children. She has been a substitute teacher at several
elementary schools in Omaha Public Schools including a long term sub at King
Elementary, Hartman Elementary and Miller Park Elementary. Most recently,
she has been a reading interventionist and substitute teacher at Wilson Focus
School for the 2013/2014 school year
In her spare time, Mrs. Wolff
loves to entertain and be with her family. In addition, she writes drama
skits for her church and is the director for the children's and adult pageants
at church. She loves listening to a wide variety of music and is always
reading the latest children's books!
"What we want... is for students to get more interested in
things, more involved in them, more engaged in wanting to know; to have
projects that they can get excited about and work on over long periods of time,
to be stimulated to find things out on their own." Howard Gardner