Anca Butas

Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Anca has been with CPS since 2014 teaching Special Education. She also taught Geography and English, and she worked for National TV in Oradea and Bucharest. She has a bachelor degree in Romania and a master of Ed at DePaul in Chicago.
Gabriela Cosma

Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University. She taught Science, Social Studies, and English as a Second Language to refugees from the Middle East in public school
Gabriela Hanta

Supporter of ROCO, the Romanian Community Center
Since she moved to Chicago, Gabi’s Romanian roots became stronger. She believes in community and giving back and wants her children to be proud Romanians. She’s been a passionate teacher of Italian for over 25 years.
Natalia Petrache

Romanian Language Teacher. Member of ROCO.
Born in Ialomita, Romania, teaching was always a passion. It took her from graduating from the "Carol 1" high school in Fetesti, philology and foreign languages section, to the University Ovidius in Constanta.
Aurica Shram
Aurica was born in Chisinau, where she worked as a Romanian language teacher. "I'm happy I can pass on the Romanian language," she told us. Her grandchildren don't speak Romanian yet, but she wants them to come to ROCO Chicago.
Alina Vance

Teacher. Supporter of ROCO Chicago, the Romanian Community Center
Alina is the Founder of My Romanian World Publishing House. She has been teaching Romanian for 8 years at the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. As of 2022, Alina has 37 children learning Romanian in her classes.