Sitting with Lucas in Monical's one Saturday during
a lunch break in Dr. Kenneth Travers's C&I 336 class, inspiration hit
April. "Lucas, we've learned so many new ways to teach math that
students at our old high schools have never seen," she said. "Wouldn't
it be nice if we could share these ideas with students in a week-long workshop..."
...and so the Astoria Math Camp 2000 was born.
Lucas graduated from Delavan High School, a school quite similar to
Astoria, in 1995. He began his studies at the University of Illinois
(UIUC) as an engineering major, but by the end of his sophomore year, he
had switched to math. He graduated with a math degree in 1999 and
immediately began work on his masters in math education.
Lucas taught a semester of calculus in the Merit Workshop program at
UIUC, and he will be student teaching in the Spring of 2001. He sets
his goals high, hoping to be named both teacher of the year and volleyball
coach of the year in Illinois before his career is finished. You
can frequently find him at Champaign's home for volleyball, the Leonhard
Center, fine-tuning his game. Oh, and yes, that white spot in his
hair is natural.
Please contact Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org
April graduated from Astoria in 1993. At Bradley University, she
also started in a field other than math, business, but quickly made the
change to math education. April student taught at Peoria Central
in 1997, and she taught math the 1997-98 school year at Peoria Manual.
During the 1998-99 school year, she got her master's in math education
at the University of Illinois, and she began her Ph.D. the following year.
April is the director of the innovative Merit Workshop program at UIUC.
When April is not running, kickboxing, or doing math, she fancies herself
something of an amateur dietician.
Please contact April at email@example.com