I have been an educator for 18 years. I was a classroom teacher for Chicago Public Schools for 11 years before becoming a district level administrator for four years. After which, I served as an assistant principal of an elementary school in Indiana for three years. Last year, I returned to Chicago Public Schools as a 4th and 5th grade Math teacher in the Gresham community in an effort to become acclimated to educating youth in Chicago before acquiring a principal position. I also teach Foundations of College Math and Contemporary College Algebra at Indiana Wesleyan University.
I provide hands-on, differentiated Math instruction along with project-based learning opportunities for students. I like to use the new Bloom's Taxonomy when I design units of study. This way, my students' higher order thinking skills are engaged while they construct knowledge through socializing with their peers. Moreover, I make sure my students become teachers of the content they learn.
• Oppenheimer Grant Recipient, 2001 • The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education Grant Recipient, 1999 • Disney’s American Teacher Awards Nominee, 1999 • Rochelle Lee Fund Recipient, 1996 – 1998 • Teacher for Chicago Scholarship Recipient, 1995 -1997
Loyola University Chicago - Post-Doctoral Studies in Education Leadership, 2005; Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, 2004 (Dissertation: Does the Type of Parent Involvement Matter?) • University of Chicago - Mathematics Endorsement, 2001 • Columbia College Chicago - Master of Arts in Teaching, 1998 (Thesis: Parent Participation Pilot Program) • University of Illinois at Chicago - Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1993
Please visit my website: www.drcrystalbrown.com.