Assistant Principal Tom McCann
to Receive Award at NCTE Convention
The Community High School District 94 staff is no stranger to the world of publishing. One of the most frequently published staff members is Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Tom McCann. He has been selected as a winner by the English Journal in the Kate and Paul Farmer Awards competition. "A Tempest Project: Shakespeare and Critical Conflicts" was judged as one of the most outstanding articles by a high school teacher published in Volume 92 of the English Journal. McCann will receive the award on November 22, 2003 at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in San Francisco. The article was co-authored with Joseph M. Flanagan.
McCann's list of publishing credits is extensive. His most recently published articles include "Writing Assessment as Instruction Experience" in the Wisconsin English Journal, Spring 2003; "Talking in Class" in the English Leadership Quarterly August 2003 issue, and "Imagine This: Using Scenarios to Promote Authentic Discussion" published in the English Journal in 2003. Before becoming Assistant Principal in 2002, McCann served as English Department chairman at Community High School. He began teaching high school English in 1979. He also teaches English at Elmhurst University.
Dr. McCann earned his Ph.D. at University of Chicago, Masters degrees at St. Xavier University and Southern Illinois University and a B.A at Northern Illinois University.
"We're indeed fortunate to have someone of Dr. McCann's caliber on our staff," said Community High School Principal John Highland. "He adds immeasurably to the quality of instruction for our students and is a valuable resource for our teaching staff," he added.