Eric Dunn teachers several different math courses to students ranging from at-risk to Advanced Placement (AP) at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, MO. Regardless of the class or the type of student, however, across the spectrum students consistently rate Dunn the highest for exceptional talent on student evaluations. Teens arrive as early as 6:00 a.m. to work with Dunn before class, and teachers stay after their classes have ended to observe Dunn's classroom. Both faculty and pupils alike value Dunn's exceptional teaching methods.
Before Dunn's arrival at Webster Groves High, the average AP math exam score was at 2.3 with only seven students taking AP math exams. This average has steadily increased the longer Dunn has influenced the school's program. Last year, over 40 students participated in AP math exams and scored an average of 4.3. Furthermore, every student passed the test with a 3 or above. Last year the average AP Calculus test score was an impressive 4.1. Dunn's impact on increased achievement has also been bolstered by the school's Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) scores, which were in the top 10 percent in the state and number one in the county last year.
Dunn is passionate about improving teacher conditions in his district. He is a member of the district's salary committee, issues committee and strategic planning committee. Serving as spokesperson for the teacher's committee, Dunn and fellow members secured higher pay for all district teachers in 2008.
1997 St. MaryÕs College, B.A.