My name is Ana Laura Canales. All my life I have lived in the South/ East Side of Chicago. I was very excited to get a job teaching in the area that I grew up in because I have always wanted to give back to my community. This is my third year teaching at John L. Marsh, and I currently teach Social Science to my 6th and 7th graders. I enjoy working day to day with my students, getting to know them and seeing them learn new things. I love getting to watch my students make connections and seeing them grow throughout the school year. My students make each new day exciting and full of promise.