Maria graduated from Michigan State University with a B. A. in Marketing and received her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from National- Louis University. For the last two years Maria has co-taught the Large 3′s class at Willow Wood. Prior to that, Maria worked as an associate and substitute teacher at Hubbard Woods School for four years. Maria has lived in Winnetka for over 20 years. She has two sons, a recent graduate of engineering at the University of Illinois and a junior economics major at Indiana University.