Jeffry Weber

5th Grade Teacher

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While growing up in southern Illinois, I was a student of many outstanding teachers who, along the way, inspired me to go into education.  One particular teacher, Mr. Block, has had a lasting impression on what I do and how I do it within the educational realm.  Mr. Block did not live beyond the age of thirty-three, but his passion for teaching is certainly carried on throughout my career and the careers of many of my classmates of that time period.  As my seventh grade instructor, he guided me through course work that became exciting and coached my confidence to a new level.  Because of his instructional demeanor and personality, I strive to be the best pedagogical educator, and live the career of a teacher.  As I approach my thirty-sixth year in education, I rededicate my time and energy in order to provide the students with the utmost educational experience Oak Park has to offer.  If one might ever see me wearing black penny loafers, know that it is a tribute to one of the finest teachers I continue to admire - Mr. Block.

Publications: Advocating the Arts - Oak Park Elementary Schools;The Student's Guide to Understanding Standards - Oak Park Elementary Schools;The Teacher's Guide to Understanding Standards - Oak Park Elementary Schools

Professional Interests: Classroom Management; Clinical Supervision; Relationship Building

Awards: 1993 - Nominee: Teacher of the Year: Deloris Kohl Foundation; 1996 - Recipient: Outstanding Young Man of America Award: Outstanding Young Americans; 1996 - Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (NSF/NCTM); 1996 - Nominee: Elementary Mathematics Teaching Award (ICTM); 1996 - Nominee: Lola J. May Mathematics Leadership Award (ICTM); 2000 - Nominee: Golden Apple (GAF); 2001 - Recipient: Oak Park Teacher of the Year - Those Who Excel (ISBE); 2002 - Finalist: Illinois Teacher of the Year - Those Who Excel (ISBE); 2003 - Finalist: Golden Apple (GAF); 2006 - Nominee: Golden Apple (GAF); 2010 - Recipient: Cambridge Who's Who of Distinguished Professionals: Cambridge;1989 - Nominee: Elgin's Favorite Teacher: Elgin Courier

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts: Education; Concordia University Chicago - 1982;Master of Arts: Reading Specialist; Concordia University Chicago - 1993;Master of Arts: Educational Leadership; Concordia University Chicago - 2011

Expertise
Reading Specialist; Mathematics

Year Started
1993

Experience
Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran School: Redford, Michigan; Fourth Grade: 1982 - 1985; Good Shepherd Lutheran School: Elgin, Illinois; Third Grade: 1985 - 1993; Longfellow Elementary School: Oak Park, Illinois; Fifth Grade: 1993 - 1996; Longfellow Elementary School: Oak Park, Illinois; Third Grade: 1996 - 2007; Longfellow Elementary School: Oak Park, Illinois; Student Support Specialist: 2007 - 2010; Longfellow Elementary School: Oak Park, Illinois; Fourth Grade: 2010 - 2011; Fifth Grade: 2012 - Present; Elmhurst College: Elmhurst, Illinois

Classroom Website:
http://www.op97.org/longfellow/5th-grade

Office Location

Longfellow Elementary - Room 305

Mail Location

Longfellow Elementary - Room 305