Title: Secondary School Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Charles Kuner, a retired secondary school educator at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of social science education.
Drawing on more than four and a half decades of expertise as an educator, Mr. Kuner earned the distinguished title of a teacher emeritus at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in 2007, the year he retired from his position as a social studies and social science teacher at the Farragut Career Academy High School. During this time, he developed a curriculum that centered African American and Latin American history, philosophy and sociology, served as a coach for the debate team and assisted in developing literary programs on behalf of inner city students. Previously, Mr. Kuner found success as a teacher at Funston Elementary School and Von Steuben High School between 1962 and 1965.
Adjacent to his main responsibilities in the field, Mr. Kuner maintained involvement in a variety of civic activities, including as an election judge, a virtual reader at North Eastern Illinois University, a founding member of the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C., and a sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, among many other roles to his credit. Much sought after for his scholarly output, he has contributed a number of articles to such publications as Career World, Curriculum Design, the Journal of Reading and the Journal of Social Studies. Furthermore, Mr. Kuner has reviewed numerous books for Windy City Reviews, which operates under the auspices of the Chicago Writers Association.
Throughout the course of his career journey, Mr. Kuner is most proud to have been invited to supervise and evaluate students a number of prestigious higher learning institutions, including Purdue University and the University of Illinois. In addition, he worked with the campaigns of President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and was included on the Wall of Tolerance at the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2004. In accounting for his standout success, Mr. Kuner credits the love and support of his parents, who sacrificed much in order to ensure he could enjoy a quality education.
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