Mrs Marta Escude-Jesus » Welcome!


"All Students can learn and succeed, but not all on the same day or in the same way."


Mrs. Escude-Jesus is a Learning Behavior Specialist who supports students in 1st through 3rd grades in primarily inclusive settings. This is her 19th year as a member of the James Ward  teacher community. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Escude-Jesus is also a Case Manager for grades Pre-K through 3rd .

Mrs. Escude-Jesus is a graduate of the University of Barcelona in Spain, where she received a Master’s degree in English and German Philology. She obtained a Postgraduate degree in Second Language Acquisition.

Mrs. Escude-Jesus holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and bilingual, ESL and LBSI endorsements.

Prior to coming to Chicago, Mrs. Escude-Jesus was an English and German teacher at the elementary and high school level in Barcelona.

She started her career at Ward as a World Language teacher and in 2013 she became a Diverse Learners teacher.

Mrs. Jesus understands that learning is not a "one size fits all" journey, and she works very hard to present academic concepts in authentic and interesting ways. She strives to celebrate the unique strengths of each student, and help connect these strengths and passions into concrete, long-term goals. She finds an incredible amount of happiness from seeing the gains her students make, and hopes to connect with parents in order to maximize student potential. She is very thankful to be a part of the James Ward community.

Mrs. Jesus spends most of her spare time taking her seven year old son to after school activities. She loves to travel, visit her family in Spain and going to the beach.


I look forward to collaborating with you throughout the 2019-20 school year.  
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