Al Haskvitz

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Teacher, K-12, All  Subjects Walnut, CA

Alan Haskvitz teaches at Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, Calif., and makes staff developmentpresentations nationwide. In addition, he serves as: an audio-visual evaluator and design consultant forhis county department of education, a tutor to multi-cultural students in English and art and an Internetconsultant.

Haskvitz's career spans more than 30 years, and he has taught every grade level and core subject. He hasbeen recognized repeatedly for innovative teaching and has received the following honors, amongmany:  Three Golden Bells from CSBA, USA Today All Star Teacher, 100 Most Influential Educators,Reader's Digest Hero in Education, Learning Magazine's Professional Best, National Middle Level Teacherof the Year, National Exemplary Teacher, Christa McAuliffe National Award, Robert Cherry InternationalAward for Great Teachers, 100 Top Educators in the World.  In addition, Haskvitz publishes articles onsuccessful educational practices and speaks at conferences. He has served on seven nationalcommittees and boards.


Haskvitz maintains credentials and training in special and gifted education, history, administration,bilingual education, journalism, English, social studies, art, business, computers, museumology andAsian studies. He holds these credentials for Canada, New York and California. His experience alsoincludes staff development, gifted curriculum design, administration, community relations andmotivation. His background includes 10 years of university education.

As a teacher, Haskvitz's curriculum increased CAP/CLAS test scores from the 22nd percentile to the 94thpercentile, the largest gain in California history. In addition, Haskvitz and his students work continuouslyto improve their school and community. His students' work is often selected for awards in competitionsin several subject areas. For more details about Alan and his students' work, visit his Ringleader pageon The Educational Cyber PlaygroundHe is currently a teacher at Suzanne Middle in California as an 8thgrade history teacher.

What Al Haskvitz says about Awesome Stories:

"Over the years, I have found Awesome Stories to be of great value in motivating students andto provide them with links to the past that most "store bought" textbooks lack. It is especially ofnote when dealing with both the gifted and slow learner where the unique content grabs theirinterest. Finally, the assessments are easy to modify to individual assignments and help meetIEP and 504 plan requirements. The diverse content also makes it easier to fit into a mandatedcurriculum."

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