Bethany grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and went to high school and college knowing she wanted to teach. She attended Augustana College where she received her bachelor of arts in History and Education with a minor in French. She is excited to join Fusion to share her passions of learning about other people, time periods, and cultures in her subject and love her students and community. You may find her outside of school reading, travelling, or drinking tea. Europe is her favorite place to explore during summers, historical fiction is her favorite book genre in which to get lost, and earl grey is her favorite tea to start the day.