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Sharon Rak


Sharon Rak is a former middle school math teacher from Willow Springs, Illinois. She currently teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and works with Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers through the Chicago Teachers’ Center.  She does professional development for school districts throughout the state of Illinois and for the Illinois Principal Association.  She helped develop the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics training for the Illinois State Board of Education and the ISBE Common Core Mathematics Curriculum Models.  Sharon has been chosen by the state of Illinois to be part of the EQuIP (Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products) team.

  • Making Common Core State Standards for Math Come Alive in Grades K-2, 3-5, or 6-8
  • The Instructional Shifts of Common Core
  • Making Quality Count in Lesson Design