Joy Kirr, Thomas Middle School
ISTE affiliate: ICE-IL
Joy was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now heading into her 24th year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t mind being known as a “Genius Hour Evangelist,” and enjoys the school year without marks or points. She has recently published SHIFT THIS regarding small shifts for massive impact in the classroom.