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Meet the iCoaches

 
 
The vision of the iCoach Department is to impact teachers in transforming the culture of the classroom which perpetuates continual growth and collaboration for ALL learners across the district. 
 
 
 

Jordan Garrett joined Berwyn South School District 100 in 2010 as a 1st grade co-teacher. She also taught 4th grade before becoming one of the District’s iCoaches, traveling throughout the district, instructing and coaching staff on the use, applications and capacity of technology in the classroom. Jordan is now the iDirector, Instructional Director, for BSD100.  She  oversees 1:1, District iCoaches, site visits, District 100’s iEngage Conference and the Students Involved in Technology (SIT) Conference.  She has her Bachelor’s of Elementary and Special Education from Butler University and Masters of Curriculum Studies from DePaul University. 

 

She is passionate about:

  • SAMR
  • Professional Development
  • iSWAT (I am a Student Willing to Assist with Technology)
  • Professional/Personal Learning Networks
  • New challenges and out of the box thinking!
  • iPad creativity 
  • Working with teachers to enhance student learning

 

Blog: ilearnandteach.blogspot.com 

Twitter: @jg_jgarrett

Email: jgarrett@bsd100.org 

Jenny Lehotsky has been a proud member of the D100 staff since 2004. For the first 12 years, she taught Science and Reading at Heritage and Freedom Middle School. She has an Elementary Education degree from Illinois State and a Master’s Degree from Dominican certifying her as a Reading Specialist.

 

She is passionate about:

  • Standard Based Learning
  • Ed Tech
  • SAMR
  • Literacy
  • Challenge Based Learning
  • STEAM
  • Creating Growth Mindset

and finding the next best thing for students!

 

She would love to work with you to help your students soar!

 

Blog: teachingandlearningredefined.blogspot.com

Twitter: @JennyLehotsky

Email: jlehotsky@bsd100.org

 

 

Mona has been an educator in Berwyn South School District 100 for 25 years. She taught 1st grade, 4th grade and computers. Her current job title is Instructional Coach. Mona travels to all eight buildings to coach teachers on integrating technology to meet the Standards and other proven strategies in the classroom. 

 

She believes that devices in the classroom allow us to truly differentiate the curriculum, and meet students where they are academically. She believes in using TPAK and the SAMR model to integrate technology in the classroom. Students should be using the devices to show us their thinking and demonstrate their understanding. She use cognitive coaching to help support teachers as they plan and deliver their lessons. She reminds them that the use of technology should help them to better meet their objective(s) for each lesson.

 

Mona is the Google Apps Administrator, Social Media Manager, Summer School Tech Director, and Apple Volume Purchase Pricing (VPP) Agent for the district. She is also a member of the district professional development team and delivers professional development to the staff on a regular basis. Mona has told the story of District 100 at nine outside agencies or conferences in the last two years.

 

She is passionate about:

  • Working with kids
  • SAMR
  • Finding apps that let students show their thinking and demonstrate their understanding
  • Providing professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Social media
  • Gamification in education

 

Find her on social media! 

 

Blog: http://talesofanicoach.blogspot.com 

Twitter: @rmbtowner_tech

Instagram: @townerceo

Email: rtowner@bsd100.org 

 

 

Annie Forest started in the district in 2005 and has taught students in grades 6-8 at both Heritage and Freedom Middle Schools. She has been a teacher leader contributing as a Team Leader, PBIS Coach, SBG Committee Member, Professional Development Leader, West Cook Math Initiative Teacher Leader, and Math Instructional Coach. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and Received the 2014 ICTM Award for Middle School Teaching and is a state finalist for the 2015 PAEMST. 

 

She is passionate about:

  • Visible thinking in mathematics
  • Equity
  • Social media for teacher and student learning
  • Blogging
  • Teacher collaboration and reflection
  • Helping students get excited about learning