Ms. Sonja Whipp

6th Grade ELA Teacher

Sonja has been teaching middle school ELA for six years. She began teaching at middle schools in Chelsea and Somerville, Massachusetts, and spent summers as head counselor to nine and ten year-olds at Beaver Summer Camp in Chestnut Hill, MA. Most recently, Sonja taught both sixth and seventh grade writing at charter schools in Harlem and Brooklyn. 

Prior to teaching, Sonja received her BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Beloit College in Wisconsin. During her junior year, she spent a semester studying at the National University of Ireland in Galway where she focused on Irish literature & poetry. Upon receiving her BA, she attended Marquette University where she earned a teaching certificate in Secondary English. 

Sonja is really excited to join the S2 team. She believes deeply in the mission and when she visited the school she really enjoyed the students and staff she met and can't wait to work with them!