Ms. Kambasha went to high school in the western suburbs of Chicago. She has bachelor degrees in early childhood education, elementary education, early childhood special education, a master's degree in Special Education (Learning & Behavior Specialist), as well as completed coursework for ELL approval. She has taught all over the city, on the South, North, and West sides. She has spent time living in Switzerland (where she picked up conversational French), spent several months in Italy, and has traveled to more than 30 countries on three continents.
If you ask Ms. Kambasha about her role as a teacher she will tell you that everyone has the potential to be great, she is just the facilitator. To quote Jane Goodall, “The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak out for themselves”. Or Robert Frost, "I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
Ms. Kambasha teaches a wide range of students at BPES, including those with disabilities. She loves the inclusive setting and acceptance of all people. Tolerance and kindness are of utmost importance to her and she promotes that at Brighton Park.
Ms. Kambasha is a responsible citizen of the earth, which means she cares for the planet by living almost a completely vegan lifestyle (she eats nothing with a face, dairy or eggs) and by following the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). Ms. Kambasha leads BPES in a gardening and recycling campaign! Ms. Kambasha recently got married and in her free time she loves to travel, read, take classes, exercise, be outdoors, spend time with family & friends, and care for her little dog, Deja.