Every year, Winnifred Bolinsky, a fifth-grade teacher at Fogelsville Elementary School in Allentown, invites her class to participate in a "classroom enterprise." Designed to match the students' areas of interest, the enterprise projects provide a framework for the integration of all content areas and real-world applications, as well as countless opportunities for collaboration with area professionals. The impressive results of these enterprises have included a student-built 400-square-foot model university as part of a study on Thomas Jefferson's architectural accomplishments and a working model railroad that they donated to the pediatrics ward of an area hospital. In keeping with her firmly-held belief that "technology belongs in the classroom, where students can have constant access to it," Mrs. Bolinsky has been instrumental in the creation of a strong technological facility that allows students to fully benefit from the technology-integrated curriculum she has developed.
1996 Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, B.A.