Meet the Teachers

Phone: (708) 222-3080 ext. 4018


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in Physics (2018) Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A. in Teaching Secondary Math (2022) *photo taken by Hannah Auten (Daily Illini)

Tara Chattoraj-Mukherjee

Over the past few years, my classrooms have taken many different forms: a dojo mat, US Air Force bases, an aerospace manufacturer, a charter school, a robotics team, and many more. But my love of teaching has been constant, and I'm excited to bring it to my next adventure here at Morton Alternative School.

Math gets a bad rap. People think it's useless, unintuitive, and unnecessarily hard. But if taught right, I think it can help students develop creative problem-solving skills, persistence, and logical thinking, all of which are necessary for success. That's why my goal is to engage students at all levels in rigorous mathematical thinking and real-world applications.

Student success often takes a village, which is why I welcome all family and trusted adults to reach out to me with any questions or concerns, or simply to introduce yourself! It is my goal to reply within 1 business day to all communications, and to maintain regular contact with all students' families. I look forward to working with you this school year and beyond!