Ms. Maria Cortez-Tafolla


A brief introduction...

I graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelors in Psychology and from Dominican University with a Master's in Library and Information Science. I have over 15 years working in Libraries. I have worked in Public, Private, School, and University libraries. I enjoy working with children and their parents which is why I am here. I have two children of my own, a 15 and 10 yr old. They both attend CPS schools. I myself am also a product of public education.

I believe in libraries and the power and freedom they offer all citizens. My mission is to ensure that all of the students, staff and the greater school community of Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy have an inspirational space to work and collaborate out of. Everybody deserves a space they can feel safe and supported in and the library is the place for this. I welcome any feedback and suggestions. I look forward to working with each of you and am confident that this will be a wonderful year.