Natalie C. Neris

Director of Academic Accountability, Chicago International Charter School, Chicago, IL

Natalie is a 2008 recipient of the Golden Apple Teaching Award.  She is currently the Director of Academic Accountability for the Chicago International Charter School.

Previously she served as Assistant Principal at Pershing West Middle school, where she had earlier worked as a teacher. Her experience includes working as an Instructional Support Leader in Chicago Public Schools Fulton Network, which includes approximately 30 elementary and/or middle schools.  Natalie is very active in Common Core literacy implementation in her schools, and in particular the use of Understanding by Design, backward mapping, to connect learning goals and assessments.