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Hen Kennedy
Teacher

P-12

  • Academic performance
  • Accountability
  • Achievement gap
  • Assessment
  • Attendance and absenteeism
  • Behavior
  • Budget cuts
  • Bullying
  • Character education
  • Charter schools
  • Class size and structure
  • Common Core
  • Common Core assessments
  • Curriculum
  • Data and statistics
  • Digital divide
  • Engagement
  • English language learners
  • Facilities
  • Game-based learning
  • Gay students
  • Gender
  • Gender gap
  • Gifted education
  • Grade inflation
  • Grade retention
  • Grading
  • Health and wellness
  • Hispanic students
  • Homework
  • Innovative professional development
  • Instructional tools
  • Low-income students
  • Measures of effective teaching
  • Mental health
  • Middle schools
  • Minority students
  • Mobility
  • Peer relationships
  • Poverty
  • Professional development
  • Race and diversity
  • Reading and literacy
  • Recess
  • Risky behavior
  • Social studies
  • Special education and learning disabilities
  • Standardized tests
  • Student-centered education
  • Teacher certification programs
  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention
  • Teacher support
  • Teachers unions
  • Textbooks
  • Urban education
  • Writing

Hen Kennedy is the seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at Carl Von Linne Elementary School, a Title 1 neighborhood school in Chicago Public Schools. Kennedy works to incorporate inquiry, action-based civics and play into her Common Core-aligned U.S. history and civics curriculum. She also teaches an afterschool math intervention class and is the faculty advisor to the Von Linne Student Council. Last year, Kennedy helped the student council raise over $10,000 for field trips that provided her students with opportunities for experiential learning. Kennedy helped to write the REACH performance task assessments that are used as part of the teacher evaluation process across Chicago Public Schools. She also served as a curriculum writer for the district’s new interdisciplinary Latin American studies curriculum. Kennedy has been a Teach Plus policy fellow, has served on the Chicago Education Fund’s Teacher Advisory Council, and has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times. She has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program and a bachelor’s from Yale University. Kennedy is currently working toward her administrative credential.