Hello! My name is Shalini Prasad-Heintz. I am so excited to work with you this year! I am originally from Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) This is my tenth year as a teacher and my seventh year at Ray Elementary. I’ve lived in Hyde Park for 8 years now. In 2010, I received my Masters degree as a Reading Specialist from the University of Illinois at Chicago and became Nationally Board Certified since 2011. In June 2012, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Priyanka! She is my world and I absolutely love her! I am also expecting another baby in January 2015. We are very excited!