|Present||Chief Innovation Officer, Illinois Math and Science Academy|
Honors and Awards
- Batavia Citizen of the Year - 2013
- NIU Model Public Administrator Award - 2011
- Batavia Chamber of Commerce Donna Dallasassee Award - 2006
- Com-Ed 100 "Keeping Things Bright in the Community" Award - 2002
- BP Leader Award/Education - 2001
The Value of Creating an Innovation Talent Pipeline Publications & Research (2014)
Investing in the innovation pipeline today translates to Illinois business tomorrow. Somewhere between the rise of “STEM” and “staying globally competitive” in a time after Millennials is Generation Z. Gen Z digital natives are now ...
Conference Papers/Presentations (4)
Big Ideas “TED” Talk Session: Inspiring Innovation and Inquiry Publications & Research (2015)
The day will begin with six stories from innovative school districts, told in a short, engaging, “TED” talk format. After each story, David Chan and Henry Thiele will lead a time of reflection, sharing ideas, ...
Moving Education IN2 the Future: Creating the Next Generation of Innovators Publications & Research (2015)
What started as planning for the next generation of inquiry-based learning led to an entirely new center for innovation and entrepreneurship! Hear how this innovative idea moved to the design of a physical innovation hub ...
Give Up, Catch Up, or Keep up with Innovation? An Educator's Dilemma Publications & Research (2015)
Don't look now, but your students want more than the three R's for their school experience. Innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and the Maker Movement are changing what our students want to do and be in the ...
Session B-5: Planning Your School's New Innovation/Makerspace Professional Learning Day (2017)
Are you thinking about or moving forward with plans for your school to host a makerspace, entrepreneurship or innovation area? Take a tour of IN2, IMSA's new 6,400 square food innovation center and makerspace and ...
Session C-4: Design Your School’s New Innovation Space Professional Learning Day (2016)
Schools are rethinking learning spaces, turning outdated computer labs and tired libraries into vibrant innovation spaces. Maker spaces, collaboration areas and technology hubs that connect applied learning to the real world are emerging. See plans ...
Session B-3: So What More is There for My Talented STEM Students? Professional Learning Day (2014)
Take a tour through IMSA STEM offerings for your talented students. Learn about the IMSA Kids Institute school year FunShops and summer camps, IMSA FUSION after-school program (grades 4-8), IMSA online offerings and new RISE ...