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Hello! I am Carissa Craven and I am a 5th grade teacher here at American Dreamer STEM Academy. I have been with the school since 2017 and I love love love the students and workers here.
I graduated from Millikin University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, and I have an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Language. I started a Masters Program in the Fall of 2020 and have learned SO much about educational research methods.
I love getting to know my students and I like to think they like to know a bit about me. I love animals, musicals, Jeopardy, and travel. In fact, we are the only class at ADSA with a class pet! We love our bearded dragon, Toothless.
I coached the First LEGO League team from 2017-2021, led a Contig club the last four weeks of the school year, and my fingers are crossed for a Scholastic Bowl team for 2022 now that we've expanded to a middle school!