DegreesEdD, Curriculum and Instruction with a cognate in Mathematics Education, Northern Illinois University, 1999
MSEd, Educational Psychology, Northern Illinois University, 1982
BA, Mathematics, North Park College, 1979
BA, Human Relations, Judson College, 1979
Illinois Teacher Certification, Type 09 (Secondary)
BiographyAfter graduating from Judson College, Keith taught for 10 1/2 years in public and private schools, including 3 1/2 years in Illinois (District 300 schools, grades 7 and 9-12), 1 year in Colorado (Colorado Springs, grades 7-9), 3 years in his home state of Michigan (Holland/West Ottawa, grades 9-12), and 3 years in Puerto Rico (Wesleyan Academy, Guaynabo, grades 7 - 12.) During this time he taught almost every conceivable mathematics course from the remedial level through calculus. He also taught computer applications and introductory programming courses. A recent 1-year sabbatical project that extended for four years too him back to the public schools where he taught two sections of accelerated mathematics enabling 7th graders to take high school level algebra and 8th graders to complete high school geometry.
Interests, Expertise, and InvolvementsMathematics Education Utilizing technology for instructional purposes
Professional SocietiesMember of: National Council of Teacher of Mathematics National Middle School Association National Education Association Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Keith is currently conducting a statistical analysis to investigate the analysis between ACT scores and student performance on the state of Illinois’ first of three state certification exams, the Basic Skills Test.