SUMMER TEACHING STAFF
The Board of Bloom Community School is excited to introduce members of our inspiring teaching staff for Bloom’s 2017 Summer Programs. Each is a passionate educator and creative thinker who will bring deep academic and experiential knowledge to our innovative, project-based summer learning program. Our teachers are foundational to expressing Bloom’s format and philosophy – encouraging children to self-express through activities and play, to ask meaningful questions, and to consider multiple perspectives as they have fun exploring our community through engaging themes. We’re thrilled that each teacher is connected to the vibrant educational systems and institutions in the Bloomington-Normal community, and that they bring diverse connections to this summer learning experience.
Jeannie Whitfield is a student at Illinois State University majoring in Early Childhood Education with an English Language Learner endorsement. She is an active campus leader doing social justice work as an ally and advocate, while seeking new experiences in building inclusive and diverse educational communities. Jeannie has built relationships with children in a range of family and school settings. Last summer, she worked as an Education Resource Development Intern at ISU and in 2017 received a Partner in Diversity Award. Jeannie believes that it is the role of educators to uncover and encourage each child's unique abilities, and looks forward to a summer of learning at Bloom.