2nd Grade Teachers

Mrs. Levy

My name is Alicia Levy (many of you know me as Alicia Costas) I got married the summer of 2009 and am enjoying married life with my husband Ari. We traveled to Greece and Turkey this summer and enjoyed the islands. I am originally from Michigan, where my mom, dad, and brother still live. This is my eighth year teaching at Diego. I graduated from Albion College in the spring of 2003. In 2007 I completed my Masters degree in Early Childhood Development at Erikson Institute. In November 2008 I gained my National Board Certification, and in May 2009 I was given one of the Golden Apple teacher of distinction awards. I am proud to be returning to Diego this year and look forward to a wonderful 2010/2011 school year!! Go Eagles!

You can contact Ms. Levy (Costas) at: aacostas@cps.edu

Mrs. Baez

My name is Marilyn Baez and this is my 16th year as a teacher at Jose de Diego Community Academy. Jose de Diego is truly my second home. It has been a part of my and my family’s lives for many years. Not only did my two brothers, Hector, Richard and I graduate from here, but my mom, Julia, also worked at Jose de Diego for many years.
I spent 10 years as a student at Jose de Diego (Pre-K through 8th grade) before attending Albert G. Lane Technical High School and DePaul University. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have proudly taught every grade 1st through 8th! Through the years, I have had the honor of teaching my friends’ children and now the children of my former students!  I am the proud mother of a 7 year-old boy, Karlo. I am also the proud aunt of a Jose de Diego alumnus, Hector, Jr. I enjoy spending time with my family and giving back to my community.

You can contact Ms. Baez at mebaez@cps.edu

Ms. Natalie Fett: My name is Natalie Fett and I am excited to a part of the de Diego team. I grew up in Michigan and attended Michigan State University where I received a degree in Psychology. I continued my education at Depaul where I completed my Masters in Education in Elementary Education.  I love teaching and can’t wait to work with my 2nd graders.  In my spare time I love to play volleyball, read, and travel. I love exploring Chicago and seeing what the city has to offer.


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