John Cendrowski
On-site Summer Institute Participant
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Name of School

Lower Moreland High School

Name of city, state

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Number of students enrolled in school

511 students in grades 9 through 12

General description of school and communities served

suburban -- little diversity!

Lower Moreland High School is located in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, twenty miles northeast of central Philadelphia. Primarily a residential, upper-middle class community, Huntingdon Valley has a population of nearly 13,000. Residents are well-educated, and are largely found in professional, technical, and managerial occupations. Their strong support for education is evident in the wide range of courses and programs offered by the high school.

Ninety-two percent of Lower Moreland's 1999 graduates are continuing their education, and the high school offers its highly competitive, largely college-bound students a rich array of academic courses and programs. With a 1999-2000 class of just 130 members, Lower Moreland offers students thirteen different Advanced Placement courses: U.S. History, European History, Economics, English, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Art History, Studio Art, French, German, and Spanish. Forty-one percent of our seniors will have availed themselves of this option; all take the Advanced Placement exam. Other noteworthy programs include an Asian Cultures seminar, World Studies and American Studies (two-year, interdisciplinary courses that integrate history and literature), and a summer initiative involving all students in grades K-12. All ninth graders must complete a course in computer applications, and starting last year, an interdisciplinary course in art and music entitled "From Bach to Brancusi".

School's home page

http://lmschools.phillynews.com/high.htm

Next year's class assignment

Honors Pre-Calculus -- 11th grade -- 2 sections
Lower Track Geometry -- 9th grade -- 2 sections
Lower Track Algebra 1 -- 9th grade -- 1 sections

Any general bio information

I love problem solving and try to incorporate it into every class I teach.
This year at Lower Moreland High School will be my 11th year in education.
I have a BA in pure mathematics from Holy Family College.
I have a Masters Degree in Secondary Math Education from Beaver College.
I am currently working towards my Supervisory Certificate at Temple University.
My goal is to get my Doctorate in Math Education.

Any major interest outside of education?

I love to watch movies. I worked for two different video stores while working on my undergrad and watched nearly everything in the store. So far, the count is around 1400 movies and still growing. I am also an avid on line chess player.

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