Teachers must be able to engage students in the content, effectively teach students of different levels in the same classroom, and help students develop the skills to be successful, productive adults.
Meredith Wroblewski 2011 Fellow
2011 Fellow The Chicago High School for the Arts Chicago, Illinois
Meredith Wroblewski’s path toward teaching began in the basement “classroom” she had as a young child, where she would grade homework of a roomful of imaginary students. As she grew older, Meredith sought out real students of all ages. She coached middle school cheerleaders, tutored and mentored college students, and taught yoga and fitness to adults. Along the way, she was influenced by a few extraordinary mathematics teachers who passed their passion for the subject on to their students. “Ultimately, I want to inspire young people in the way these teachers have inspired me.”
Meredith earned a BS in mathematics and a master’s degree in statistics from DePaul University. She had considered becoming a research statistician but realized early on that she loved sharing knowledge with others and helping them succeed. Meredith hopes that her KSTF Fellowship will help her answer the all-important question of “How does one find ways to engage every student in learning, exploring and pushing limits, unafraid to fail and excited to discover new knowledge?” A graduate of Hampshire High School in Hampshire, Ill., Meredith hopes to “give back to my community and provide quality education for all students.”