Mrs. Flores has been the Drama Teacher at Shields Elementary since 2014. She received her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from Columbia College Chicago. After graduation she participated in Teach for America--a non-for-profit organization whose goal is to fight systemic inequality through education-- which led her to become a theater instructor. Since then, she has successfully completed Teach for America and received a master's degree from Dominican University in Teaching.
She believes the arts, particularly theater, can foster community, identity, and creativity.