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Gamal Sherif

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  • Rutledge, PA, US
  • Pa Green & Healthy Schools Partnership
  • Science, Social Studies | All grades
  • Teaching for 20 years

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An aim of assessment is student engagement.

LOVE OF LEARNING: My professional aim is to foster a systemic love of learning. This means that students and teachers are engaged, creative, and collaborative. We have a sense of ownership of our learning, and we are able to nimbly apply our experiences to self, home, friends, and community. PATTERN RECOGNITION: I also work with students and teachers to recognize, describe and influence patterns within the the arts, humanities, and sciences. Pattern recognition, as a form of literacy, helps students and teachers think systemically. CIVIC STEWARDSHIP: At the core of effective education is advancement of the common good through civic stewardship. Students, teachers, and their families should live in beautiful environments that are green, healthy and sustainable. We can increase our standard of living for all, in the present, without compromising the well-being of our collective future. For more information, check out www.ProgressEd.org.

Professional experience

My current job title: 

Sustainable STEM Partner

I began this job in: 

2002

School: 

Pa Green & Healthy Schools Partnership

District: 

Pennsylvania

City / town: 

state-wide

State, province, or region: 

Pennsylvania

Country: 

United States

My school would best be described as: 

independent
public charter
public
rural
suburban
urban

Percentage of students at my school who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program: 

51 to 75%

Years (including this school year) I have been a classroom teacher: 

20

Years (including this school year) I have worked in education: 

23

Name of my union or association: 

American Federation of Teachers (or one of its local/state affiliates)

Professional organizations: 

NSTA, ASCD

Education and preparation

University or other program that initially prepared me to teach: 

Temple University

I was initially prepared to teach in this type of program: 

Graduate program

I took part in a subsequent preparation program of this type: 

Graduate program

Subsequent university or other program that prepared me to teach: 

University of Pennsylvania

College/university degrees: 

M.S. Ed - UPenn; M.A. - Temple U; B.A. - SUNY-Binghamton

State certifications, endorsements, or licenses: 

PA: Principal, Biology, Chemistry, Social Studies: US: LEED Green Associate

Accomplishments

Leadership roles I play or have played: 

Author of a publication about teaching
Blogger
Conference speaker or panelist
Interviewee or panelist for the media
Mentor of new teachers
National Writing Project participant
Curriculum developer beyond my classroom
Department chair or team leader
Provider of school-based PD
Supervisor of student teacher(s)
Administrator (building)
Instructional coach
Consultant
Professional organization officer/leader

Professional accomplishments: 

Other honors, awards, and recognitions

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