Anne Marie Chobot has been an adjunct professor with Olivet Nazarene University since 2012 and has been teaching for over 20 years with experience in rural, urban, and suburban schools in South Florida and Illinois. She also has international teaching experience as a volunteer teacher in Alexania, Brazil and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Anne has an Illinois Professional Educator License with credentials in English as a Second Language (ESL), Reading Specialist, Gifted Education Teacher, Learning Behavior Specialist I, Learning Disabilities, Social Emotional Disorders, Secondary Education and Early Childhood Special Education Approval.
During her undergraduate studies, Anne earned an award for Scholarship, Leadership and Service for academic achievement and volunteer work for individuals with disabilities in Charleston, Illinois and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was a finalist for Teacher of the Year Miami Dade County Public Schools Region I in 2001 and has received a Certificate of Recognition for her involvement in the Latino Family Literacy Project in 2012. Outstanding Leadership in Mentoring awards have been given to Anne from 2010-2017 from District 146 for her work in the Mentoring and Induction Program for first and second year teachers in Oak Forest, Orland Park and Tinley Park. Anne is active in placing books in the hands of readers as an Illinois Reads Ambassador as well as co-facilitating a Junior Great Books program and maintaining a Free Little Library in her school community.
Anne is a member of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)-Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), Illinois Reading Council (IRC)-South Suburban Reading Council (SSRC), International Literacy Association (ILA), and the Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education (IAMME). Anne has presented at the statewide Conference for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students and the statewide Illinois Reading Conference. Her conference presentations include “Reading Strategy Instruction for the School Community (Arabic, English and Spanish),” “Home and School Connections,” “Conferring with ELLs,” and “PLC Spotlight on Vocabulary Development.” In 2018, Anne was invited to be part of the Illinois Reading Council Professional Development (IRCPD) cadre of highly-qualified educators and professional learning providers in 2018.
Anne and her son, E.J. Charles, live in Mokena, Illinois. E.J. is a freshman at the University of Saint Francis and a member of the golf team. Together they have been involved in the Pencil Project and delivered pencils to schools in Haiti in 2016.