A Classroom Hero

A Classroom Hero

Photo of Jo-Ann FoxJo-Ann Fox (BA, Liberal Studies, ’98), who teaches fourth grade at Reidy Creek Elementary School in Escondido, is one of 50 teachers profiled in the book American Teachers: Heroes in the Classroom by Katrina Fried.

“While the rest of us spend our Sunday nights relaxing in front of the television or curling up with a good novel, Jo-Ann Fox is probably tweeting,” writes Fried. “Sunday evenings are when she and fellow teachers from all over the state gather on Twitter for their weekly chat group—#CAedchat—to share their thoughts, innovations, and ideas on a variety of educational issues. Which is to say, Fox is doing exactly what she loves most about teaching: learning. One of only 50 applicants worldwide to be accepted into the Google Teacher Academy, Fox actively seeks out opportunities for continued professional development, particularly when it comes to the integration of technology in education.”

See more from Fried’s book, published in October 2013, at www.welcomebooks.com/americanteacher.

—Kacey Gardner, Public Affairs and Publications

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