A student and teacher of Chicago's exciting history for 18 years, Renee Kreczmer is a social studies teacher for the Chicago Public Schools. She has attended educational workshops with the Chicago Architecture Foundation and Chicago History Museum, completed coursework in Chicago history at Roosevelt University, and frequented countless museums, historic sites, history tours, and historical reenactments in her ongoing effort to discover the best materials and methods for teaching the mandated Chicago curriculum to her third-grade students. She shares much of that knowledge and exprience in this book. Ms. Kreczmer has also assisted in social studies curriculum development for the Chicago Public Schools.
She likes vampires, has been to Transylvania, and geocaches with her students.