North Central College alumna Anna Meyer is chosen a Master Teacher

Apr 28, 2015

Anna Laky ’12 Meyer, North Central College’s 2012 Outstanding Major in Chemistry, was selected to serve in the Science Master Teacher Project with the BetterLesson Master Teacher Project through the National Education Association. She is one of five physics teachers nationwide to serve as a Master Teacher from July 2014 through August 2015.

Meyer participated in the project in addition to her work as a science teacher at Maine East High School in Park Ridge with Maine Township High School District 207. For three years, she has taught physics, chemistry and general science at Maine East and given presentations to pre-service teachers at North Central College.  

In her role as a Master Teacher, she uploads physics curriculum that is aligned to the Next Generation State Standards. “This project was created so teachers can have a free standard-aligned resource where they find step-by-step lesson instructions, student work and teacher reflections,” said Meyer. Click here to view some of her lessons.

The Master Teacher Project is a natural outgrowth of BetterLesson’s mission to connect teachers in order to measurably improve instruction. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Project aims to create exemplary Common Core aligned, yearlong courses, units and lessons. This content is freely available to teachers everywhere beginning with math, grades 6-12. This project also provides recognition and professional opportunities to exceptional teachers around the country.

While a student at North Central College, Meyer gained teaching experiences working in high-need schools with the College’s Junior/Senior Scholars college-readiness program, serving as an intern and coach for new interns. Most recently, she worked with several North Central alumni to develop the College Connections summer workshop that offers a liberal arts simulation and enrichment program for students, ages 9-12, in the Naperville community. Funds raised from the workshop support students from under-resourced communities so they can attend the Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp.

Meyer graduated cum laude with a B.S. in chemistry and minors in secondary education and psychology.