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About Kelly W. Remijan, Ph.D.

Dr. Remijan is a professional development and curriculum specialist as well as a former mathematics teacher with 23 years of classroom experience. In addition to being a former classroom teacher and a 2003 Milken National Educator Award Recipient, Dr. Remijan has taught mathematics and prepared future teachers as university adjunct, organized and led professional development as a k-12 grant coordinator for 13 counties in Illinois, traveled to Japan as a teacher ambassador with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, written/published articles in various journals such as "STEAMing Up Linear Functions" published in the Jan/Feb 2019 edition of NCTM's Mathematics Teacher Magazine, written/received grants such as the Math and Science Partnership Grant, presents at various local, state, and national such as with "STEM Experiences for Teachers" presented at the 2019 National NCTM Conference held in San Diego, and continues to spearhead STEAM initiatives across all levels as presenter, consultant, and STEM/STEAM advocate.


Present Professional Development & Curriculum Specialist, Illinois Math and Science Academy Educator Outreach - Southern Illinois

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Member, AIAA
2018 - Present Member, Civil Air Patrol
2014 - Present Member, Illinois Mathematics Teacher Educators
1999 - Present Member, Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development
1999 - Present Member, Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1998 - Present Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
2014 - 2017 Member, American Educational Research Association
2000 - 2017 Member, Mathematical Association of America
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Honors and Awards

  • Milken National Educator Award Winner, 2003
  • National Board Certified –NBPTS, Early Adolescence/Mathematics, 2006-2016
  • Fulbright Memorial Fund, Teacher Ambassador to Japan, November 2001
  • AIAA Educator Award, St. Louis Section 2021
  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Director-at-Large, 2021-2023
  • Toyota TIME Grant Recipient and Toyota TIME Mentor, 2000-2002, 2002-2004
  • Vice-President for the O’Fallon Federation of Teachers, O’Fallon District #203, Local 3939, 2006-2008
  • Illinois Environmental Hero Award, honored by the Illinois Governor in recognition of Project DESTIN-E, 2009
  • Golden “O” Award – 1st Recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award, selected by O’Fallon Township High School Faculty and Staff, 2008
  • Department of Defense Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) Program, nominated by Scott Air Force Base, 2022


May 2013 Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Saint Louis University
May 2000 M.S., Education Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
1996 B.S., Mathematics/Secondary Education, Millikin University

Articles (10)

Conference Papers/Presentations (17)