Mrs. de Swardt Social Studies
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Here you will find information to help support your learning in class.
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Welcome to my website! My name is Mrs. de Swardt. I have been a teacher at Canton Middle School since August of 2013. I began as an English teacher and then started teaching Social Studies in 2014. I added the Gifted Social Studies classes to my teaching in the fall of 2016. In addition to teaching, I have worked hard to re-establish a theater program at Canton beginning with a production of Wizard of Oz in March of 2015.
Teaching was not my original plan. Originally, my plan was to go to law school after graduation, but after spending time with a Circuit Court Judge at the Daley Center in Chicago, I pursued a teaching career. I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and History. I then went to Aurora University for my Masters of Arts in Teaching with Certification.
Outside of school, I am extremely active. Over the summer I work full time for my parents, train for triathlons and recently completed the Muncie 70.3 Ironman. In 2018 completed the Chicago Marathon which was my 6th marathon, 6 months after having my oldest son. During my training, I raise money for TEAM SALUTE which is a wonderful organization that helps veterans and active military. In addition to being outdoors, I also enjoy spending time with my family, which includes my two boys, my hubby, and two daschunds. I love reading, crocheting and travelling. I am a huge Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs fan!
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about me and I look forward to working with you this school year!