Darrell Wildt is a teacher, curriculum writer and mentor, CSU Stanislaus Great Valley Writing Project (GVWP) teacher consultant, and musician. Over the last ten years he has continuously sought to advance his content knowledge and teaching methods in order to improve student learning.
As a curriculum writer and mentor he has created lessons and units for teachers within his school program and has modeled successful teaching strategies, provided teaching resources, and has presented innovative ideas for how to integrate CTE standards and academic standards. As a GVWP teacher consultant he has collaborated and shared with hundreds of other teaching professionals outside of his own school program through facilitating, presenting, and attending scores of professional developments and workshops. As a musician, he has been involved in various projects as a singer and songwriter, but most notably for his involvement in the Stockton, California based band Garden Gnomes. He also co-produced the band’s two albums—Clandestine Gnome (2007) and Existential Garden (2010). In 2011, Darrell helped organize an after school music mentoring program, for students that have an interest in music and all fields related with the performance and production of music.
From 2012-2013, he was a grant leader and course writer for a University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Pathways grant which featured four courses at the completion of the grant. For more information about his involvement with UCCI please read: http://ucci.ucop.edu/whats-new/TS-10.30.14-DARRELLWILDT.html
Darrell is both proud and humbled by the public recognitions that he has received from his teaching practices: In 2012 he received the Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative School Administrators of California (JCCASAC) Teacher of Year Award, and he was one of the five selected finalist for the San Joaquin Teacher of the Year Award. In 2013, he also received a Cortopassi Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award (which funded the majority of the Chrome books currently used in his classroom: http://www.recordnet.com/article/20130605/A_INTERACT/306050302?template…).