Sydney Florsheim – Early Childhood Assistant

Sydney Florsheim


Sydney has a B.A. in Secondary Education Social Studies and a BA in Anthropology from DePaul University. She is a licensed and registered teacher in the state of Illinois. She has both a background working with Early Childhood Education and Special Education, and is working towards a MA in SPED. Sydney believes in the Universal Design for Learning and maintaining a multicultural classroom. 

“I believe that every student should feel represented and appreciated within the classroom. I want to inspire my students to create, use their imagination, think outside of the box, get their hands dirty and have fun, all while learning. I aspire to maintain an inclusive classroom where each student feels nurtured, understood and appreciated for their uniqueness and exceptionalities.” –Sydney


  • B.A. (Secondary Education) DePaul University
  • B.A. (Anthropology) DePaul University

Favorite Quote

“Life is a journey and there is no predicting the outcome, the only things you can control are your choices and they will define who you are.”

– Richard Castle (ABC) 

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

Teaching has always been my life’s passion, whether it be working with small children, young adults or exceptional students. Following high school, I began working at a special needs school and I just felt like it was what I was meant to do for the rest of my life. I have so much fun working with kids, I love seeing their eyes light up when we begin learning something they’re interested in and hearing them laugh and enjoy themselves in the classroom. I hope to learn how to be an even better teacher from my lead teacher Susie Massey and I aspire to make a positive impact on my students lives. I want my students to be excited to come to school every day and ready to learn. 

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore blew me away with its diversity and emphasis on a positive learning environment. I look forward to my new journey as a faculty member.