As a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, Elsa started working at Child’s Voice before the school opened in 1996 and has taught many different levels at Child’s Voice during her 25 years here.  Before coming to Child’s Voice School, she was a teacher and lead teacher at Northwest Suburban Special Education Cooperative. She had a private tutoring practice in Palatine and Flossmoor and taught adult lip-reading classes at the Chicago Hearing Society.

She volunteered her services to a private day school and in the Homewood and Flossmoor school districts. and was on contract with The Stan Makita Hearing Impaired Hockey school. She taught for the South Suburban Association and the South Suburban Special Education Cooperative and taught English as A Second Language, English 101 and an Accent Reduction class at South Suburban College.

She received degrees from Northern Illinois University and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Central Institute for the Deaf).  She also studied at Purdue University in Michigan City, Indiana and Governor’s State University.

Elsa enjoys being with family and friends, playing the Hammond organ, traveling, and shopping.

“I adore teaching here.  It is very fulfilling and an important part of my life,” she says.