Margaret Gaa Lopez
- M.A. in Teacher Leadership, Roosevelt University
- B.A. in Secondary English Education, Miami University - Oxford
- Various literacy and education courses, Indiana University and Northwestern University
- National Council of Teachers of English, Member
- Three Teachers Talk, Contributor
Mrs. Maggie Lopez has been teaching for eight years, but this is her first year at Judge Memorial. She works in the English department and teaches American Literature and AP Literature.
Mrs. Lopez knew she wanted to be an English teacher at a young age, when her seventh grade teacher Mrs. Klein inspired her to pursue and commit to a career in education. When asked what Mrs. Klein did that inspired her Mrs. Lopez said, “She was the first teacher that individualized instruction for students and truly got to know who students were. Not only was she caring, she made curriculum fun and engaging.”
Mrs. Lopez’s favorite about her job is the students. She loves how each year is not the same; just as each day is not the same. Mrs. Lopez loves learning about what students are passionate about in each of her classes and getting to know the students as a person, compared to only as an English student.
When Mrs. Lopez isn’t teaching and inspiring students, she loves being active with activities like walking her dog, Bounder, hiking, cooking, traveling, and reading.
One goal Mrs. Lopez has, as a teacher is “to help students re-discover their reader-selves.”