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Bill Curtin

Bill Curtin
Illinois Teacher Leadership Coach

Bill joins Teach Plus as Illinois Teacher Leadership Coach. Bill was a member of the 2016 Teaching Policy Fellowship and most recently served as Teach Plus Senior Policy Fellow. Bill is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught English, History, and Spanish for 13 years before joining Teach Plus. In 2015, he was named Kankakee county's "Innovator in Education" after his class project led to an appearance on This American Life and the Late Show with David Letterman. Bill has also served on Illinois' school funding Professional Review Panel, the Illinois Educator Preparation and Licensure Board, and as vice president and conference chair for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. In his free time, he is an avid outdoorsman who has hiked the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail. Bill earned his BA in English Education with honors from Illinois State University and completed his MA in Educational Administration at Governors State University.