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Pauline Zdonek

Math Coach, Chicagoland IL

I am a certified elementary, middle grades, and special education teacher. I hold middle school endorsements in Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies. I am currently a math coach in the western suburbs of Chicago. I've taught in the city and suburbs, students of all different backgrounds, grades 2 - 8. My specialties include coaching, co-teaching, inclusion, curriculum writing, reading / writing workshop, mathematics, differentiated instruction, professional development, and flipped classroom.

When I'm not teaching or playing with my two boys (three if you count my husband), I am reading, writing, or watching my beloved Michigan Wolverines play football or basketball. Go Blue!

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