Clemente Spotlighted at IB Conference of the Americas
On July 23-26, over 2,000 educators converged on Chicago for the IB Conference of the Americas. These teachers represented nations from North, Central and South America, including 15 educators from Clemente as well as representatives from Moos and De Diego. While the main purpose of the conference was to share best practices and research from classrooms throughout the Americas, it also celebrated student achievement in music, dance and the visual arts. The art gallery was curated by Clemente’s art department chairperson, Kristen Meyer, and spotlighted artwork from our students as well as those from the greater Chicagoland area. Conference artwork featured in this article includes a painting by Rogelio Hermosillo and photograph by Armanni Varela.
Clemente was also celebrated by the opening keynote speaker, author and columnist Paul Tough, who cited the school for our work as part of the wall-to-wall IB expansion model and our belief that all students can benefit from an IB education. Our staff and students are excited to head into the 2015-16 school year implementing all 3 programs for the first time, involving over 500 of our students in an International Baccalaureate education – including every freshman and sophomore!