Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Arts - Communications Master's of Elementary Education Degree
Hello! My name is Steven Popp, and I am one of the Fourth Grade teachers here at Jamie McGee Elementary. I have been in Valley View since 2012.
I grew up in Aurora and North Aurora, Illinois, which is where I currently live. I attended Northern Illinois University and then Columbia College of Chicago, where I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Communications. I worked in the insurance industry for several years, before I decided that I really wanted to work with children and become a teacher. I enrolled at and graduated from Aurora University with my Masters of Elementary Education degree. I student taught in a Fifth Grade classroom in West Aurora District 129, where I was then hired to become a Fifth Grade teacher that following year. I spent 2 years there, team teaching with 2 extraordinary mentors. I then moved on to teach in Naperville District 203, both Fifth and Fourth Grade, for 2 years. Then, I moved to Valley View and began teaching Fourth Grade at Jamie McGee, and the following year, I made my move to B.J. Ward, where I taught Fourth and Fifth Grades for 6 years. I was thrilled when I was able to return to Jamie McGee for the 2019/2020 school year as a Fourth Grade teacher.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, live theater, movies, and as my students all know...everything STAR WARS! :)
I can't wait to get to better know each and every one of my students throughout the school year, as well as their parents and guardians. Together, we form a team who is in charge of guiding your child's education!