Mrs. Gabric  

School phone 630-570-8507 

Office Room 185

email address kgabric@hinsdale86.org

Class Schedule

 

Mrs. Gabric's Philosophy & Goals to Improve Student Learning

 

ACADEMIC PREPARATIONS:

 

MS Biology, 1985

    Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

    Thesis title: The Bat Pollination Syndrome

BA Zoology, cum laude ,1982

    DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teacher, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois

August 1988 - Present

Courses taught: general biology, biology, honors biology

School involvement: Science Olympiad coach 2001-2009, 2012-present; chairman of the Professional excellence committee; girls' Varsity volleyball coach 1987-1991; girls' Sophomore volleyball coach 1986; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Learning Styles; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Multiple Intelligences; presenter for collegial coaching class for teachers on Problem Based Learning in association with IMSA; member of the technology committee; member of the Math/Science Visualization team, GK-12 research grant from the NSF, Smithsonian research grant, pilot teacher in the tablet initiative.

 

Teacher, Waukegan West High School, Waukegan, Illinois

August 1985 - 1988

Courses taught: general Biology, International Studies Program biology

School involvement: girls' Varsity volleyball coach; girls' Junior Varsity volleyball coach, boys' Varsity volleyball coach, girls' seventh grade basketball coach; coordinator for aerobic weight lifting program for athletes not in season; assistant science coach for Academic Decathlon; organizer and sponsor of the Science and Computer Club.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

August 1983 - May 1985

Functional Anatomy and Introductory Botany

 

PROFESSIONAL HONORS and AWARDS

·        Science Olympiad Outstanding Coach 2017

·        Science Olympiad Outstanding Coach 2016

·        Science Olympiad Outstanding Coach 2015

·        Selected as the Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year for Illinois (2008)

·        Nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers (May, 2007) by Irene Tu.

·        National Association of Biology Teachers Occasional Publication Committee (2007-2010)

·        Member of the Rutgers-led group that landed a $2.55 million grant to advance high school biology and math (2006-2011)

·        Aspire and Inspire nomination (April 2007)

·        Hinsdale Central PTO Make a Difference! award (March 2007)

·        Hinsdale High School Teachers’ Association Vice President (2006-2008)

·        Hinsdale High School Professional Excellence Committee Chairman (2003-2010)

·        Aspire and Inspire nomination (April 2006)

·        Hinsdale Central PTO Make a Difference! award (March 2005)

·        IMSA Award of Excellence (2005) Thanks to Rachel Chen for nominating me!

·        2004 ING's Unsung Hero $2000 award. 

·        Nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers (March, 2004) by Shannon McGivney.

·        Golden Web Award 2003-2004

·        Honorable Mention for Classroom Connect's 2003 Internet Educator of the Year

·        GK12 Grant (2002-2004)

·        Award of Recognition, "Those Who Excel", Illinois State Board of Education (2000-2001)

·        Jodie Harrison Memorial Teacher's Grant (2000)

·        Math/Science Visualization Grant (2000-2002)

·        Smithsonian Research and Diffusion Network Grant (1999-2002) ,

·        1999 Ellis P. Steinberg Award for Pre-College Science Teaching

·        IMSA Award of Excellence (1997)

·        Hinsdale Central High School Teacher of the Quarter (1992)

·        IMPACT II Disseminator award (1992)

·        Outstanding Biology Teacher Award Program (1988) finalist

·        Selected for state of Illinois' Teacher Research Program (1986 and 1987)

·        Phi Sigma Society, honorary biology fraternity (1985)

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

·        Lead Teacher for the DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute, Rutgers University July 16 - July 22, 2008

·        Lead Teacher for the DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute, Rutgers University July 18 - July 24, 2007

·        Presenter at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Convention in Chicago (2006).  Session entitled Integrating Biology and Mathematics.

·        Educational Consultant for Genisphere, Inc., 2005-2006

·        Lead Teacher for the DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute, Rutgers University July 16 - July 28, 2006

·        Presented 2 different sessions at the 2006 Biotechnology Institute Education Conference, April 6, 2006.  Sessions entitled "Bioinformatics in the High School Classroom" and "Microarrays".

·        National Board Certification awarded November 18, 2005

·        Presenter at the National Biology Teachers' Association Convention in Milwaukee (2005).  Session entitled Corn Chips, Potato Chips and Gene Chips…DNA Microarrays in the High School.

·        Lead Teacher for UIUC-Hughes Biotechnology Education and Outreach Program’s   (BEOP) workshop on Bioinformatics August 9-10, 2005

·        Lead Teacher for the DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute, Rutgers University July 17 - July 29, 2005

·        Plenary presenter at DIMACS Conference  on Linking Mathematics and Biology in the High Schools (April 29 -30, 2005).  Presentation entitled Using Bioinformatics to Make the Bio-Math Connection.  Also gave a demonstration entitled BLAST Your way into Bioinformatics Using Biology Student Workbench.

·        Lead Teacher for UIUC-Hughes Biotechnology Education and Outreach Program’s (BEOP) workshop on Bioinformatics August 10-11, 2004

·        Lead Teacher for the DIMACS Bio-Math Connect Institute, Rutgers University July 18 - July 30, 2004

·        Poster presentation at Nebraska Symposium on Information Technology in Education –June 16-18, 2004 entitled entitled Revitalizing the High School Curriculum:  Visualization/Modeling Technologies and Inquiry.

·        Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (March 1-6, 2004).  Session entitled What Science and Technology Mean to the High School Learner.

·        Bio21: Teaching Biology with Bioinformatics Conference in North Carolina.  Sponsored by Geospiza. (October 16-17, 2003)

·        Ran Biology Workbench workshop at UIUC's GK-12 Orientation (July 12-13, 2003)

·        Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture Curriculum Development Workshop (July 17-19, 2003)

·        GK-12 research Grant from the National Science Foundation (2001-2003)

·        Poster Presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Convention in Denver (February 13-18, 2003).  Poster entitled Integrating Bioinformatics into the High School Biology Classroom.

·        Poster presentation at Nebraska Symposium on Information Technology in Education, Implementing Bioinformatics in the High School Classroom (May 15-17, 2002)

·        Presenter at the National Science Teachers' Association Convention in San Diego, The Effects of Problem-based Learning on Long-term Content Retention (March 27-30, 2002)

·        NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education Annual Meeting (October 31 –November 1, 2002)

·        Presenter at the National Biology Teachers' Association Convention in Montreal, The Effects of Problem-based Learning on Long-term Content Retention (November 7 -10, 2001)

PUBLICATIONS

·        Evitts, Thomas, Kathleen Gabric, and Ilias Tagkopoulos. 2014. Quorum Sensing.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Heyer, Laurie, Kathleen Gabric, and Landy Godbold. 2013. Microarrays.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Fefferman, Nina, Kathleen Gabric, and James Kupetz. 2012. Evolutionary Stable Strategies.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Fefferman, Nina, Kathleen Gabric, and James Kupetz. 2011. Habitat.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Fefferman, Nina, Kathleen Gabric, and James Kupetz. 2010. Modeling Disease Outbreak.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Gabric, Kathleen, and Jerry Legè. 2009. Evolution by Substitution.  COMAP, Inc., Suite 3B, 175 Middlesex Tpke., Bedford, MA 01730

 

·        Gabric, Kathleen, and Jerry Legè. 2011. Evolution by Substitution.  The Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Journal, 32 (1):  39-86.

 

·        Gabric, K.M. (2011).  The  Awakening of a High School Biology Teacher to the BioMath Connection.  In M. B. Cozzens & F. S. Roberts (Eds.) BioMath in the Schools (pp. 109-112).  Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society.

 

·        Robert Hochberg, Robert and Gabric, KathleenA Provably Necessary Symbiosis.  The American Biology Teacher May 2010, Vol. 72, No. 5: 296–300.

 

·        Campbell, A. Malcolm, Carolyn A. Zanta, Laurie J. Heyer, Ben Kittinger*,  Kathleen M. Gabric, and Leslie Adler. 2006. DNA Microarray Wet Lab Simulation Brings Genomics into the High School Curriculum. CBE: Life Science Education 5: 332 – 339.  (Quick link)

·        Gabric, Kathleen. Bioinformatics, collaboration, and lifelong learning.  2006.  Focus on Microbiology Education. 12(3):2-3.  (Quick link)

·        Gabric, K., Hovance, C., Comstock, S. & Harnisch, D.  Scientists in Their Own Classroom:  The Use of Type II Technology in the Science Classroom. Computers in the School, The Haworth Press, Inc., Vol. 22, No. 3/4, 2005, pp. 77-91.  (Quick link)
 

·        Gabric, Kathleen. Bioinformatics: It Really is as Simple as 1, 2, 3. News & Views, National Association of Biology Teachers.  October, 2004, p.9.  (Quick link)
 

·        Gabric, K., Comstock, S., Moore Jr., S., Harnisch, D., Shope, R., Bruce, B. & Buell, J. (2004). What Science and Technology Mean to the High School Learner. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (pp. 4643-4650). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.  (Quick link)
                                                Awarded Best Paper in Science Education
 

·        Gabric, Kathleen.  Bioinformatics in the Biology Classroom, published 5/2003 in Action Bioscience, http://www.actionbioscience.org/education/gabric.html
 

·        Gabric, K. & Ludovice, T. The Effect of Problem-Based Learning on Long-term Content Retention, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Smithsonian Research and Diffusion Network, 2002, pp. 69-86.  (Quick link)
 

·        Thakkar, U., Bruce, B., Harnisch, D., Comstock, S., Moore, S., Jakobsson, E. & K. Gabric (2003). Scientists Becoming Teachers: Lessons Learned from Teacher Partnerships. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 2902-2908). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.  (Quick link)
 

·        Harnisch, D., Polzin, J., Brunsting, J., Gabric, K., Camasta, S. (2002). Using Visualization to Make Connections Between Math and Science in High School Classrooms. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 1089-1093). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.  (Quick link)

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Hinsdale High School Teachers Association

    National Association of Biology Teachers

    Illinois Association of Biology Teacher

    National Education Association

    Illinois Education Association