Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award WinnersPhoto 19 of 37
Deborah Siebern-Dennis (MO '15) │Science teacher, Bode Middle School │St. Joseph, MO
Date of Award: February 11, 2016
Deborah Siebern-Dennis believes in giving students the tools to explore and manipulate concepts on their own. Whether it’s social networking, writing for the classroom blog or producing a digital short, technology is an instrumental part of Siebern-Dennis' teaching practices. She uses it as a driving force to connect ideas to the real world and build excitement around learning. Many students come to her classroom with little to no knowledge of Internet tools and leave understanding how to make effective use of technology. As a testament to her extraordinary commitment, Siebern-Dennis' seventh-grade students have the highest benchmark scores in the district.
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