Our School Staff

Whittier has dedicated creative, caring, professional faculty:

  • 85% hold a Masters Degree
  • 80% are bilingual
  • They are frequent presenters at conferences and workshops including the:  IAMME Statewide Conference, Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and various Curriculum Fairs in the city
  • They are current and previous Adjunct Professors at: UIC, CSU
  • They have been guest presenters on various educational topics at:  UIC, CSU, ISU, NIU and Rush University (SAME Network)
  • They have been published in:  Journal of the Illinois Science
  • Teachers’ Association, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, chapters in TESOL and Delta publications,
  • They have been awarded many grants including:  The Dual Language Initiative Pilot School, The National Science Foundation Award Challenge Grant, The NCTE Teacher Inquiry Grant, Boundless Readers Grants, The Chicago Foundation for Education, Fulbright Grant, Oppenheimer Grants, H.P. Educator Grant, Chicago Parenting Workshops Grants, Botanic Gardens Grant, Green Corps Grant, Green Net Grant, Architreasures Grant, and Friends of the Chicago River, Federal Technology Challenge Grant
  • They are educational award winners: Golden Apple Fellows
  • Currently hold or have held leadership positions in educational organizations: Teachers for Social Justice, National Writing Project, Chicago Area Writing Project, CTU

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