Tom Lubbers teaches mathematics at a high school in the Chicago suburbs. He has taught at both the middle school and high school levels. At the middle school level, he piloted a 1:1 device program, during which time he integrated the Common Core mathematics curriculum with iPads. Tom took this firsthand experience witnessing the impact technology can have on student learning with him to the high school level, where he works with students using Chromebooks. Tom enjoys looking for new ways to incorporate technology in the classroom that promote student appreciation for mathematics as well as deeper content understanding.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in secondary education from Elmhurst College, an endorsement in special education from Lewis University, and a master’s degree in educational technology from Concordia University Chicago. When Tom is not working on creating a more rigorous and cohesive mathematics curriculum, he can be found on the golf course, going somewhere on vacation, or spending time with his friends.