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Alumna Shalonda Carr a finalist for national award

by the College of Education at Illinois / Jan 17, 2017

Shalonda Carr Ed.M. ’06 C&I, a teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary and a cooperating teacher of the College of Education, has been selected as a state finalist for the 2015-2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. The award is known as the highest national recognition teachers of math and science can receive.

Carr said in an article on the Urbana School District 116 website that the honor is “humbling and exciting.” She went on to say:

“My ability to reflect on my science instruction and the choices I make to support my students’ growth in inquiry based learning grew during this process. I am looking forward to meeting other finalists and awardees to continue my growth as a science teacher.”