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    Mrs. Kristen Welter
    English and Reading Teacher - G176
    630.784.7200 x5662
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    Years of Teaching Experience
     
    13
     
    Courses Taught at WWS
     
    Academic Reading
    Freshmen English I 
    Junior English I
    Senior Rhetoric
    Creative Writing
     
    Education
     
    Undergraduate - Rivier College/Bachelor of Arts, English Education: Nashua, New Hampshire (2005).
     
    Graduate - Lewis University/Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Reading and Literacy: Romeoville, Illinois (2009).
     
     
    Teaching Certifications
     
    English Language Arts 9-12
    Reading Teacher 9-12
    English Language Arts 6-8
    Reading Teacher 6-8
     
     
    Educational Philosophy
     
    First and foremost, I have a student-centered educational philosophy.  Within the classroom, you'll see student-driven activities, collaborative learning groups, and insightful discussion amongst peers.  I check for student understanding each day, provide opportunities for revision, and frequently communicate with both students and parents with regards to progress.
     
    Seminars & Training
     
    CRISS (2005).
    Bureau of Education and Research: Co-Teaching (2006).
    Six Traits of Writing (2006).
    Differentiation Strategies (2007).
    College Board Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (2009) (2012).
    Gifted Education (2010).
    Lewis University Reading and Literacy Program Advisory Board (2010) (2011).
    Professional Learning Community Leadership (2011) (2012).
    Sonya H. Kunkel Advancing Co-Teaching Practices: Strategies for Success (2013) (2015).
    Cassandra Erkens Powering PLCs with Formative Assessments (2015). 
    Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (2016) (2017).
    Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches "Divergent Literacies" (2017). 
    Kagan Instructional Coaching (2017). 
     
     
    Professional Memberships
     
    National Education Association
    National Council of Teachers of English
    Illinois Education Association
     
    Personal Interests
     
    I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children.  We love story time, visiting Brookfield Zoo, and everything Disney!