Olivia Bradley

Olivia Bradley

Dept Chair-World Languages, Spanish (JH)
Upper Campus

Mrs. Bradley has been at Pinewood since 2013 and is the current World Language Department Chair. A committed educator, Mrs. Bradley believes that the path to language proficiency is unique to each student, and she provides the structures and supports in class so all students can experience success. Engagement is at the center of her curriculum planning and Mrs. Bradley creates an environment where students feel comfortable making the mistakes that come with learning and refining a new language and are able to grow from them.

Mrs. Bradley’s passion for culture and language has inspired her travels and adventures abroad. She spent a semester studying in Spain, and taught English in Thailand for two years. She was World Language Department Chair for Chicago Public Schools and also taught at a Charter School in Colorado. She organized Pinewood School's first Pulsera Project collaboration in 2015, a service learning project that connects Central American artists with students in more than 1,300 U.S. schools. That partnership continues to be in place to today. In addition to the Pulsera Project, the World Language Department hosted its inaugural International Week in the fall of 2019, a tradition that will continue for years to come. Mrs. Bradley holds a B.A. in Spanish from San Diego State University and an M.A., Arts of Teaching from National-Louis University, Chicago. She enjoys traveling, yoga, running, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.