Kirk Humphreys is a TAP (gifted) mathematics teacher at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield, IL. He has been teaching for 18 1/2 years.
As an educator, Kirk prides himself in being an innovator and is constantly reinventing his math classroom. His classroom is a “flipped classroom” and gives the control of his classroom to the students to take responsibility in their own learning. He is always recreating his classroom to incorporate technology and always improving his classroom.
In addition to being a dedicated teacher, Kirk has worked for the Illinois State Board of Education for the last 10 years in creating and reviewing questions written on the ISAT test. He has previously served on the Blackhawk College “College for Kids” Board. He currently serves on the Illinois State Assessment Review Committee.
In February of 2013, Kirk was featured on a WQAD segment regarding his “flipped classroom.” He has been the recipient of the following awards:
2006 DisneyHand Teacher of the Year Nominee
2007 Citizen of the Year in Education
2009 The Dispatch Master Teacher Award
2011 Illinois Air Force Association Teacher of the Year Award
2013 WQAD segment
2014 Remind Connected Educator
2015 10th District Exception Educator Leadership Award
2016 Recap Pioneer
2016 Top 100 Flipped Global Ambassador
2018 Google Level 1 Educator
2018 Google Level 2 Educator
2019 McAlister’s local Teacher of the Year
Kirk enjoys singing on a worship team as well as spending time with friends and family.