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Educators tell their stories, hear from noted teacher

Lisa Wilde, guest author-teacher at "Telling our Stories"
North Central College will host a breakfast with guest author and teacher Lisa Wilde on Nov. 12 when teaching colleagues can share their stories in education.

North Central College will host a breakfast, themed “Telling our Stories,” on Nov. 12 when teaching colleagues can share their stories and experiences in education.

Special guest author/illustrator and teacher Lisa Wilde will share her experiences as well and preview her graphic memoir “Yo, Miss.”

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He teaches language arts and social science to sixth-graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

North Central College alums, siblings enjoy teaching in East Aurora schools

Siblings and alumni Ruth Ramos and Eliseo Martinez were featured for their work as teachers at elementary schools in East Aurora School District 131.

Oct. 12, 2011—Siblings Ruth Ramos, a 2004 alumna of North Central College, and Eliseo Martinez, a 2010 alumnus of the College, were featured in the Aurora Beacon-News for their work as teachers at elementary schools in East Aurora School District 131.

McMahon presents session at ACI Teacher Induction Academy

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, gave a presentation for K-12 teachers at the ACI Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia.

Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, co-presented “A Reasoning-Based Approach to the Algebra Strand of the Common Core Standards” for K-12 teachers at the Associated Colleges of Illinois Teacher Induction Academy at Concordia University in River Forest on Sept. 23.

McMahon leads workshop at school in Chicago

Mary McMahon
Mary McMahon, North Central College associate professor of mathematics, co-leads session on teaching math to staff at Chicago elementary school.

Mary McMahon—associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator—co-facilitated a workshop titled “Teaching Mathematics Using the Common Core Standards: What’s Really Changed?” to the staff at Goldblatt Elementary School in Chicago on Sept. 2.  

Darrin Vogt, education certification student who completed his certification at North Central College in 2010, was a participant and is in his second year of teaching physical education at Goldblatt.

North Central College awarded McCormick Foundation grant for principal preparation

North Central alumna Mavis DeMar, principal of Hermes Elementary School, Aurora.
North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs at Illinois colleges and universities.

North Central’s inclusion as a recipient of grant funds from the McCormick Foundation is the latest example of how North Central College’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in education are among the most rigorous in the State of Illinois, says Kristine Servais, associate professor of education and coordinator of master of education programs at North Central.

North Central College alumna fulfills musical wish for students

Cherrelle Blevins secured a donation of more than 300 music instruments for her students at Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School in Chicago.

North Central College alumnus named finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year finalist
North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

“I’m very humbled and grateful,” Stumpenhorst said of his nomination. “We don’t go into this profession to receive recognition.”

Stumpenhorst, a 2003 graduate of North Central College, teaches language arts and social science to sixth graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

Wolf leads workshop for teachers of German

Gregory Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop, “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach.”

Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor in German, conducted a statewide workshop and seminar titled “Strategies for Successful German Programs: Advocacy, Articulation, and Outreach” for the Michigan chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German, hosted by Wayne State University in Detroit on April 16.

McMahon gives talk on Common Core Standards for Mathematics

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation at the ACI Summer Institute for Educators.

July 12, 2011—Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, gave a presentation titled “Math and the Common Core” on June 24 at the ACI Summer Institute for Educators, held at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora. The annual summer institute includes presentations, keynotes and skill-building workshops that focus on teaching diverse students with varying learning styles in high-need schools.

The objective of McMahon’s presentation was to give teachers a familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

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