Joanna Pawlina came to the USA when she was a 10 year old girl. Her first educational experience in this country took place in one of Chicago Public School’s Polish Bilingual Classrooms. Since she was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. In 2008, she became a certified teacher with a degree of BA in Early Childhood Education attained from the Northeastern Illinois Education. Being a teacher is her strongest passion, but not her only passion. Besides teaching, she loves theater. She loves being a spectator and an actress; she also is a teacher at a local Chicago theater group. Learning about the Polish language and traveling the world made the same list. She is very interested in Dual Language Education.