North Grand High School
Deysi Emeterio teaches chemistry and physics at North-Grand High School, a neighborhood school located in the West Humboldt Park/Hermosa area of Chicago since 2017. She was raised on the Southwest side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Little Village or “La Villita” where she graduated from Social Justice High School in 2012.
Ms.Emeterio attended and graduated from Monmouth College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2016. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master’s degree in Secondary Science Education and a Professional Teaching License. Deysi is a Teaching Fellow in Project Science Education for Excellence & Equity in Chicago (Project SEEEC) where she carried out yearly teacher inquiry projects from 2017-2020. Project SEEEC is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative to develop community-responsive urban science teachers and leaders. Ms.Emeterio is also working with Dr.Julia Lippert on the CPS-DePaul Lead Health Initiative Project where students test the soil in their neighborhoods for lead.
Deysi is a 2022 Biomedical Engineering Experience for Science Teachers (BEST) fellow working on curriculum design in Dr. James Patton Laboratory at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Her goal is to incorporate science engineering practices accessible to all students with different backgrounds and skills into her classroom curriculum.