Mathematics/Educational Consultant, Independent
Cheryl started her teaching Career over 18 years ago as a 6th/7th grade Math teacher in a suburban junior high school. As she instinctively differentiated her instruction and used guided math in her classroom, she realized other teachers began asking her about her methods and successfully began implementing them. Later she became the K-8 Math Differentiation Specialist and worked with administrators, assistant superintendents and curriculum directors. In this position she had the opportunity to provide monthly Professional Development (PD) for teachers K-8. The love of teaching adult learners became apparent and she moved on to be a Mathematics/Educational Consultant for the Regional Office of Education. There she had the ability to collaborate with others state wide. Currently, she is an independent consultant where districts and organizations seek her out for her expertise.
Her love for facilitating and learning with teachers continues to expand as evident by the work she has done with other Professional Organizations.
Organizations: • PARCC Math Core Leadership Review Committee o Lead facilitator of review items for grade 3 – 8 ongoing collaboration with PARCC Pearson and multiple states. 2012-current • PARCC Math Clean Read Committee- o review items for fatal flaws • PARCC Math Test Construction Committee o Nominated and selected to serve on the PARCC Operational Test Construction Review held in Dallas, TX. (had to decline due to scheduling) • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) o Author of Math Teach and Talks for grades K-8 2014-current o Author of Grade 2 Math Model Curriculum 2013-2014 o State Summer and Winter Math Conferences 2014 – current o Implementing the 8 Mathematical Practices created and facilitated online course via EdTech Leaders Online and ISBE o Algebraic Thinking in the Elementary Classroom online course via EdTech Leaders Online and ISBE • Published Author: ABC’s of Math Differentiation with Pieces of Learning • Certified Illinois State Trainer: o Common Core Math Trainer o Mathematics Foundation Services Provider o RTI o Gifted Education Seminar • Certified through St. Francis University and EDTech Leaders Online to provide online Professional Development • Adjunct and Partnered Universities: o Illinois State University o Aurora University o Lindenwood University o St. Xavier University o St. Francis University o EDTech Leaders Online
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