Raymond J. Dagenais
Distinguished Alumnus 1999
- M.S. 1974, Physics, Purdue University
Raymond J. Dagenals is a Curriculum and Action Research Specialist at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), System for Partnership lnitiatives in Aurora, Illinois. His responsibilities include acting as the IMSA liaison to external organizations to stimulate improvement of mathematics and science teaching and learning in Illinois schools. He participates in committee work focusing on internal activities such as the Integrated Science Program, the System for Assessing Student Learning, and external activities including the writing of the Illinois Science Content Standards. Before Joining IMSA, Dr. Dagenais taught high school physics, astronomy and mathematics, and spent summers as a research associate at Fermilab. As an educational consultant to several school systems, Dr. Dagenais has led workshops, helped design performance based assessment strategies, and aided in curriculum revision. Dr. Dagenais has received the University of Chicago Outstanding Teacher Award four times. He received the Illinois Science Teachers Association Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching in 1985, and was a finalist for the national award that year. He was also a finalist for NASA's Teacher in Space Program in 1985.
- 1985 received the Illinois Science Teachers Association Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching
- 1985 finalist for National Science Teachers Association Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching
- 1985 finalist for NASA's Teacher in Space Program