For nearly 25 years CJ has worked with children in a variety of capacities. She taught second and third grade at Central School in Wilmette, while also serving as an academic tutor, a role she continues today. Most recently, CJ has worked at the Glencoe Park District teaching in the twos, threes, and pre-K programs. She has served as their camp director, developed curriculum, and created a kindergarten readiness program for four-year-olds.
CJ received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Economics from Indiana University and received a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola University Chicago.