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Chris Chiaverina
Physics Teacher - Retired
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Chris Chiaverina holds an M.S.Ed. in physics from Northern Illinois University. He retired from high school physics teaching in 2002 after 34 years in the classroom.

Chris spent the last decade of his teaching career at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL where he was director of The Connections Project, an initiative that employs interactive exhibits to demonstrate linkages among the arts, mathematics, and science.

Chiaverina has written articles on physics education for a variety of journals, is co-author of four textbooks, and has served on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher magazine. In 1997, The American Association of Physics Teachers presented him with its Award for Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching. In 2002, Chiaverina served as President of the American Association of Physic Teachers. He was recently named a Northern Illinois University’s Physics Department Distinguished Alumnus. Chiaverina currently presents professional development workshops, writes online science courses, and serves as editor of The Physics Teacher magazine’s “Little Gems” column.

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