Maura Anderson, NBCT

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Maura Anderson leads programming at Connections, Naperville Community Unit School District 203's Post-Secondary Transition Program, in Illinois.  Maura previously served as a 6th-high school self-contained classroom teacher and case manager, staff developer, building problem-solving coach, and department chair.  In 2016, Maura was awarded NCUSD 203's 2016 Administrator of the Year award and was an Illinois State Board of Education Award of Meritorious Service recipient.  Maura is the creator of the blog, Be The Voice Now, showcasing thoughts and ideas within the fields of Education and Social Justice.  Maura proudly renewed her National Board Certification this year. Visit her blog, Be The Voice Now, at: www.bethevoicenow.com Contact: maura@bethevoicenow.com
Humbling and Transformative: The Path to Becoming an NBCT
Maura Anderson, NBCTMarch 24, 2017

I fell in love with teaching the summer I worked as a camp counselor for kids with disabilities. I was on my break between my sophomore and junior year of college. That summer, I was assigned to work with an eight-year-old boy who had an emotional disability and he stole my heart. I promptly told my parents that I wanted to become a special education teacher and I never looked back. I was thrilled when my first day of school as a special educator arrived. I was the teacher who was going to change the world and knew everything at…

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