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Toni Stith (ND '08)

STEM teacher, grade 7

Reach Cyber Charter School
Pittsburgh, PA

Subject(s) taught: STEM education
Grade(s): Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Toni Stith was:

Title I Math Teacher
Madison Elementary School
Fargo, ND

Subject(s) taught: Mathematics
Grade(s): 3, 4, 5, 6

Biographical Information

Title I Math teacher Antionette Stith has applied her expertise in standards, assessments and instructional best practices to help dramatically improve math scores at Madison Elementary School in Fargo, North Dakota. She has played an integral role in collaborating with colleagues to implement the Everyday Math program under a consistent approach, and worked to align the program with district and state math standards. Stith was also instrumental in developing formative assessments for measuring student progress, and created a student assessment portfolio that helps teachers identify where students are academically and where there may be areas of instructional need. Her work has helped Madison students increase their proficiency in math on the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) from less than 50 percent seven years ago to between 75 and 84 percent, with scores rising each year, even among English Language Learners (ELLs). Thanks to Stith's involvement, Madison has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under No Child Left Behind for six consecutive years. A member of the school leadership team and co-chair of the School Climate Action Research Team, Stith also serves on the district math team and the district math study committee. Stith has presented at the National Math Conference and at several national Title I conferences, and has traveled to Japan as the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship.

Personal Message

I am currently working on my doctoral degree in STEM education at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Additional Information


1993 Purdue University, B.A. Elementary Education

2011 Ball State University, M.A. Mathematics Education

STEM Learning and Professional Development