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Sladkey, David

David U. Sladkey Naperville Central High School, IL

David Sladkey has been teaching high school mathematics for 37 years. He was named Teacher of the Year for Naperville School District 203 in 2007 and the Office Max Innovative Teacher of the Month in March of 2009. David was the Illinois 2019 awardee of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

David loves to get his students moving and participating actively in their learning. He appreciates technology that impacts curriculum and is easy to implement. DaviD uses a SMART Board in his classes every day and is the mathematics department technology specialist. He has coauthored a book, Easy SMART Board Teaching Templates, with Scott Miller and is the author of Energizing Brain Breaks, a Corwin bestseller, and Engaging Teaching Tools. David is passionate about his teaching and reflects this journey in his blog, “Reflections of a High School Math Teacher” ( David is also an avid cyclist and loves spending time with his wife and three children.