Current and aspiring educators: We know there’s a lot on your mind. Sometimes we all need a fresh perspective from someone new. That is why the College of Education is launching a monthly Q&A series, and we want YOUR questions from the field!
This month, four award-winning alumni with diverse backgrounds will be fielding the inquiries. Check out their bios and submit your questions by Friday, April 10.
The panel includes:
— Jim Fornaciari ’85 is a European history teacher at Glenbard West High School in Glenbard and the 2015 Midwest Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year.
— Matthew Lawrence ’00 is a 3rd-5th grade science teacher at Waikiki Elementary in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the 2015 Hawaii Teacher of the Year.
— Jayme Corcoran ’04, M.S.Ed. ’12, is a 6th grade resource teacher at Bloomington Junior High School, a National Board Certified Teacher, and an honored alum for the Department of Special Education.
— Amy (Brophy) Laughlin ’98 is a K-6 literacy intervention teacher at Hansen Elementary in Anaheim, California, and is the 2015 California Teacher of the Year.