Renee Albrecht-Mallinger

Attending:
Applied Service Design Services
Open Tools

Country: USA
Areas of expertise: Education, Computer Science

When Renee enrolled at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a liberal arts major, she would never have guessed that she’d end up teaching calculus or computer science.

After she earned her Bachelor of Arts, she realized that she had a passion for math and urban education. She joined the Chicago Teaching Fellows and attended Northwestern University, where she received her Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Secondary Mathematics.

Since then, Renee has taken on the role of “instructional coach” at a small charter school in Chicago. She works one-on-one with high school mathematics teachers, helping them to improve their professional practice and integrate science, technology, and engineering into their curriculum. The Illinois Institute of Technology recently named Renee their Emerging Research and Science Laureate for Teachers in STE{A}M. She is working with the university and the Business Innovation Factory to develop a computer science and programming curriculum. She plans to use what she will learn at CIID to create an elective course in open source hardware and software.

When she’s not engaged with teachers and students, Renee is a storyteller and a road cyclist. She has performed original creative nonfiction pieces on stages across the city of Chicago and ridden in centuries and Gran Fondos throughout America’s Midwest.