Phone: (630) 972-9240
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education, Educational Leadership, University of Illinois Master of Education, Secondary Education, DePaul University Bachelor of Arts, English, Knox College
Mrs. Barbi Chisholm
My name is Barbi Chisholm, and I joined the Humphrey community in July 2016. Before coming to Valley View, I worked in a middle school for ten years, first as a Language Arts/Social Studies teacher and then as the Student Support Coordinator. I chose a career in education because I want each day of my professional life to have a positive impact on others and I fell in love with the unique challenges of middle year students. I believe in all students' abilities to learn at high levels and I am passionate about seeking varied approaches to meet their needs.
I am a strong believer in life-long learning and continual professional growth. After completing undergraduate schooling and earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Knox College, I entered graduate program to earn a Master of Education in Secondary Education from DePaul University. After five years as a classroom teacher, I went back to school to pursue a second Master of Education from University of Illinois, this one for Educational Administration. I am currently pursuing my doctor of education degree through the University of Illinois.
I grew up in west Michigan and moved to the Chicago area with my husband after attending college in Galesburg, Illinois. When not chasing around my two sons, I enjoy spending my time reading and cooking with my family.