Meet the Teachers
Sarah is the owner and founder of City Bird Schoolhouse. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts - Drawing and Painting, Sarah moved to Chicago. Knowing that she wanted to become a teacher, Sarah worked as a private nanny and attended graduate school for her Master's of Education.
Sarah believes in the power of play and art integration in early childhood education. In her eyes, every child she works with is an individual with their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Sarah prides herself on her use of differentiation to reach each student she works with, regardless of their level. She believes that the tight bond she holds with the children she teaches, allows the children to feel comfortable, and free to learn. Sarah believes that the arts are an integral part of education. By using art integration, Sarah connects typical learning processes with creative thinking. Sarah is a firm believer that every child has a right to outstanding early childhood education to build a foundation for their educational career.
Sara (Saralynn) Korbecki
Saralynn has been a teacher at City Bird Schoolhouse since July 2013. She earned her Bachelor of the Arts in Early Childhood Education with a minor in photography from Columbia College Chicago. After College and prior to City Bird, Saralynn worked for several years in a CPS Preschool For All Center at Casa Central.
Saralynn pulls from her studies of the Reggio Emilia Approach and art integration to create a learning environment that supports academic development while stimulating creativity, language, and individuality. Throughout her teaching experience, she has learned the value of social emotional development at an early age. She strives to help children develop positive relationships with their peers through ample opportunities to explore, create, and interact with one another throughout the day.