Welcome to Team Tosspon – Where hard work makes you a winner!
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Special Education, SIUE M.S. Ed. in Kinesiology, SIUE Illinois Professional Educator License, since 1999 Google Level 1 Certified Educator Certified Apple Teacher
Mrs. Alicia Tosspon
3rd Grade Academic Coach/Cheerleader
I have been teaching 3rd Grade at Marie Schaefer Elementary since 2009. My career started in 2001, with Chicago Public Schools as a 3rd Grade teacher on the city's West Side. In District 90, I was hired in 2002 at Hinchcliffe Elementary: Cross-Categorical Kindergarten, K-1 Special Ed, and 5 years teaching 1st Grade. While completing my Master's Degree, I conducted a small study, "The Effects of Running on Attention and Behavior in Developmentally Delayed Students," presented at the 2003 IAHPERD Conference in Saint Charles, Illinois. I am a Whole Brain Teacher, Google Level 1 Certified Educator, and Apple Teacher.
Team Tosspon is a positive and engaging learning environment that promotes individual student growth and improvement.
Members of Team Tosspon are expected to work hard and to bring their best attitude and effort each day. Students will strive daily to grow as teammates and individuals.
I will coach and motivate my team to challenge and strengthen their brains, just as athletes train their muscles.
Champions are made with hard work and perseverance, and I will encourage my team to do their very best and put forth a winning attitude every day!