Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Special Education, SIUE M.S. Ed. in Kinesiology, SIUE Illinois Professional Educator License, since 1999 2019 METC Conference (2-Session) Presenter Certified Apple Teacher 2020-2021 3rd Grade Remote Educator COVID Vaccinated
Mrs. Alicia Tosspon
3rd Grade Academic Coach/Cheerleader
I have been teaching 3rd Grade at Marie Schaefer Elementary since 2009; teaching remotely 2020-2021. My teaching career started in 2001, with Chicago Public Schools in 3rd Grade, on the city's West Side. Hired by District 90 in 2002, at Hinchcliffe Elementary: Cross-Categorical Self-Contained Kindergarten, K-1 Special Ed, and 1st Grade for 5 years.
2019 METC Conference Speaker, twice selected: "iCan Maximize My iPad" & "Superstar Students" iMovie on iPad. 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. District 90 Teacher Institute co-presenter on Whole Brain Teaching, 2015.
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!