Brian Curtin teaches English at Schaumburg High School in District 211. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish from the University of Illinois and from Illinois State University; and a Master’s degree in English Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Brian is a National Board Certified Teacher, a recipient of the Those Who Excel Teaching Award of Excellence, and in 2013, he was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year.
Teaching in a 1:1 environment, Brian focuses on student engagement through creativity, collaboration, and technology. Outside of the classroom, he coaches lacrosse and co-coordinates Schaumburg’s New Educator Program. He also presents professional development sessions at his school, in the district, and throughout the state.
As a member of ILSTOY and NNSTOY, Brian advocates for increased teacher leadership in Illinois. He also blogs for the Center for Teaching Quality, engaging educators through online conversations around the importance and implementation of collective leadership. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianCurtinSHS.