As a current classroom teacher, everything Monica presents is real, raw, and relevant to what is happening in schools
today. And that makes a big difference. Monica is the author of four books, Game Changers, 180 Days of Awesome, Crushing It For Kids, and
The Rooted Classroom, a classroom teacher, and international educational consultant and keynote speaker. Monica’s TED talk has been viewed
by thousands of educators from all over the world. She has earned a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction and a Masters in Educational
Leadership & Administration and is a National Board Certified teacher.
In her free time, she enjoys long road trips, accomplishing new challenges, eating unique pizzas, and impromptu dance parties. She is
pumped to share her life and experiences with you and is confident you will laugh along the way. Monica lives in Illinois and is
surrounded by loving friends and family.