Staff Profiles

Judy

  • 28 years of teaching experience in 6-12 math
  • Taught general and honors math classes
  • Taught Physical Science for 4 years
  • Established a private tutoring service, working with students in grades 6-12 for remedial and enrichment studies
  • B.S. in Mathematics from Elmhurst College
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership from Aurora University

Shellie

  • 13 years of teaching experience in 6-12 math
  • Teaches Algebra and AP Statistics
  • Author of “Active Learning Strategies for the Common Core Classroom” available at http://www.enasco.com/product/TB26093T
  • B.S. in Mathematics from Western Michigan University
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University
  • Currently working on M.S. in Mathematics Education from Aurora University

Together

  • Co-founded and wrote the curriculum for Algebra Block, which includes all the activities and strategies. This class is two periods in length, 105 minutes. During class, students utilized hands on manipulatives to engage more deeply in math concepts.

We have presented at the following conferences:

  • Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Indianapolis, IN, “Active Learning Academy,” October 2015′
  • Wisconsin Mathematics Council, Green Lake, WI, “Active Learning Academy,” May 2015
  • Raising Student Achievement Conference, St. Charles, IL “Make Your Math Students Move,” December 2014
  • ICTM, Tinley Park, IL “Make Math Achievable with Manipulatives” October 2014
  • KIDS ROE, Rockford, IL, “Double Block Math” July 2014
  • Wisconsin Mathematics Council, Green Lake, WI, “Make Your Math Students Move,” “Tasks, Tools, Talking,” May 2014
  • ICTM, Peoria, IL, “Use Reading Strategies to Get to the Core,” October 2013
  • Wisconsin Mathematics Council, Green Lake, WI, “A Day in the Life of Algebra Block,” May 2013
  • Raising Student Achievement Conference, St. Charles, IL “Teaching Mathematics Using Reading Strategies,” December 2012
  • Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Springfield, IL, “Eportfolios in a Mathematics Classroom,” November 2012
  • McHenry Community College, Crystal Lake, IL, “Using Reading Strategies in a Mathematics Classroom,” March 2012