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Andy Zimmer – NAIS Teacher of the Future

Each year the National Association of Independent Schools selects approximately 20 teachers who exemplify creativity and innovation in teaching. These teachers inspire academic excellence in the classroom and are respected leaders among their peers. They effectively weave environmental sustainability, globalism, equity and justice and/or use of technology into their classroom teaching.

Andy Zimmer, take a bow!  Emerson’s 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, is a 2011-12 NAIS Teacher of the Future.

Throughout this year Andy has collaborated with other Teachers of the Future across the country, sharing ideas through the NAIS online discussion forum, and creating and posting a demo teaching unit video.  Think of him as an Emerson emissary, going forth with new ideas, coming back with others.  Listening, adapting, learning, sharing.  Our community is richer for his involvement.

The Emerson community applauds Andy’s achievements in our classrooms and beyond.  Educational innovation.  Inspirational teaching.  Professional collaboration.  Creativity.  Take another bow, Teacher of the Future!