Cecelia Gillam is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University of Hammond. Mrs. Gillam has been a Science teacher in St. Charles Parish for eighteen years. She has helped write science district curriculum and assessments for Environmental Science. Recently, she has become an advocate for the National Equity Project by being selected as a board member for the Black Teacher Project. She is a certified coach for Pear Deck, EdPuzzle, and Screencastify. She is also a Distinguished Modern Classroom Educator. Cecelia is a Teacher Leader Advisor in EdTech content for the Louisiana Department of Education. She has attended and presented at multiple national conferences including International Society for Technology in Education and National Science Teacher Association to train teachers on how to incorporate EdTech tools in their classrooms. Mrs. Gillam has also served as a Teacher Leader in her district. Cecelia created a step team to engage at-risk youth in a positive community service-based organization. She has published a motivational children’s book that can be found on Amazon. The book is Black Girl, Black Girl you are AMAZING!. She is a National Grand Prize Winner for the Shell Lab Grant and a recent recipient of the Shell Urban Educator Development award. Mrs. Gillam comes with a wealth of knowledge that can benefit all science teachers in the state. She has served as an Affinity Group Leader for the State of Louisiana with the goal of helping to retain and preserve new science teachers. She also serves as an Expert Mentor for the Modern Classroom Project. Her knowledge and skill sets is very beneficial for the science community.
November 19th, 2023 | 1 hr 4 mins
Toni Rose is joined by Cecelia to talk about the benefits of attending conferences, writing proposals, and Cecelia's journey into becoming a frequent conference presenter.