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Abby Schneiderjohn National Faculty

Abby is a first grade teacher at Katherine Smith Elementary School in San Jose, CA. She is part of a dedicated team who are reinventing a high poverty, underserved, urban school community into a wall-to-wall Project Based Learning school. She is passionate about planning and implementing projects that engage and support all learners, while developing early foundational skills in the primary grades. She believes wholeheartedly that engaging all students in rigorous, authentic learning is the best way for students to develop 21st century competencies. Abby uses PBL as a way to prepare students to think, learn, work, communicate, collaborate, and contribute globally. As a teacher, she works each day to engage, empower, and enact knowledge.