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Kristi Rennebohm-Franz (WA '00)


At the time of the Award, Kristi Rennebohm-Franz was:

Sunnyside Elementary School
Pullman, WA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 1, 2

Biographical Information

Retired from classroom teaching and from her work with iEARN-USA—a global effort to enhance learning through the Internet and other technologies—Kristi Rennebohm-Franz currently volunteers on the Education Committee of the Seattle Seward Park Environmental Center serving urban youth. A prolific writer, Rennebohm-Franz co-authored an educators' resource called Teaching for Understanding with Technology and is working on writing and illustrating several children's books based on natural environments. She is also writing a book about her classroom quilt math curriculum and another piece on "Treasuring Moments of Childhood," a guide for early childhood parents and teachers. As a first- and second-grade science teacher at Sunnyside School in Pullman, Rennebohm-Franz's classroom was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the 12 most outstanding technology projects in the country, and was put on display at the National Conference on Educational Technology 2000 in Washington, D.C. Rennebohm-Franz was featured in "The Digital Divide" on PBS and received a 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Additional Information


1968 University of Illinois, B.S.