OUR STAFFMikayla Tuszynski
Degrees and Certifications:
MEd, Loyola University Chicago, Secondary Education, Science BS, Loyola University Chicago, Anthropology, minor in Biology
Miss Mikayla Tuszynski
My name is Mikayla Tuszynski, and I am a science teacher at Shortridge High School. I completed my Master of Education in 2018 from my alma mater, and spent my time teaching at Senn High School in the Chicago Public School district. Desiring to be a social-justice oriented teacher, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a minor in Biology from Loyola University Chicago in 2017 to have a well-rounded background about humans, cultures and societies. I have done archaeological digs, caught 6’ sharks, learned to identify bone fragments with one of the country’s leading forensic anthropologists, and been on environmental restoration trips to Peru and Belize.
I’m engaged to my own personal comedian and adventure pal - Eric. We are getting married next summer on the beach. He’s an aerospace engineer at Rolls-Royce, so science is a constant for us, and he would be more than willing to help interested students learn more about this field. We are originally from the suburbs of Chicago, but adore Indy. If we aren’t cooking or baking food, we are outside biking, hiking, beach bummin’, spending time with loved ones, doing photography, or refinishing furniture.
Science is deeply interwoven into every aspect of life, and my highest goal is to help students use scientific knowledge to create a more equitable, safe, and socially just world. I firmly believe that to be a science teacher is to be a facilitator connecting real-world phenomena to the science behind it.