Ivan is a native Chicagoan and has lived here for almost all of his life. He graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a BA in Elementary Education. Ivan has worked at Ancona since late 2015, filling a variety of roles including Student Aide, Substitute Teacher, a couple of positions in the After School Program, and finally his current role: Assistant Teacher. Ivan also spent nine years as a student at Ancona, graduating in 2002. When he isn’t working, Ivan enjoys getting lost in books, movies, and television shows; playing basketball; and writing. He lives in Lakeview with his wife and two cats.