Elise Hackl is an adaptive music and special education teacher in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago working with individuals from preschool into adulthood. She received her undergraduate degrees in Music and Special Education from Illinois State University, a M.A. in Educational Technology from Concordia University Chicago, and a M.A. in Music Education with a Special Education emphasis from Wichita State University in Kansas. When she’s not teaching, Elise loves traveling the world and working with the a cappella community.
“Well-implemented SEL in the music classroom gives students the greatest gift in the world: Empathy. Through empathy, students become adults who not only accept, but appreciate others’ differences, paving the way for a future of positive relationships for generations to come.”