Cheryl Callighan is a Professional Development Associate for the NIU STEAM Works team. Cheryl helps provide professional development and student learning activities to districts throughout the state. She worked as an elementary teacher and spent ten years as a school improvement coach. Cheryl has published six resource books for ELA teachers. Previously at NIU, she was part of the development team for the Illinois Report Card and MyIRC Educator Dashboards. Cheryl enjoys seeing that bright spark of understanding in the eyes of both students and teachers.
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