Kent State University (Industrial Arts Tech)
Kent State University Kent, Ohio (Master's)
The University of Akron (Graduate Coursework)
I am an experienced educator. My current certification in Florida is for grades 5 through 9 in math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition to this full time position I have extensive experience in GED prep, and level 5 and 6 ESL.instruction.
I am also certified in Florida in the area of Industrial Arts Technology. I am knowledgeable in blue print reading and other vocational areas.
I am available most hours during summer break and evenings and weekends during the school year. I am an experienced educator. My current certification in Florida is for grades 5 through 9 in math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition to this full time position I have extensive experience in GED prep, and level 5 and 6 ESL.instruction.
I am also certified in Florida in the area of Industrial Arts Technology. I am
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I was formerly responsible for administering this test to high school students. As a career consultant at a local high school I was able to help recruiters identify potential recruits for all branches of the armed services, including service academies.
My original major in college was Industrial Arts Technology. While serving in vocational education I taught a work study program.
As a supervisor I was able to obtain a $300,000 grant to place 14 year olds who had been identified as potential drop outs in a work environment.
In Florida I functioned for a period of time as a "Career Consultant (Counselor) for a county school system.
My own work experience, which I rely on to help students began as a custodian helper at age 14. My next job was an industrial painter. Then the United States Army for two years where I worked as a turret artillery specialist. Following the army years I attended college and worked again as a painter in the evenings. Other work experience includes test car driver for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, operating and owning my own class ring business and serving as a regional manager for a major hardware firm.
I offer students a wealth of experience and advice about growing up and being successful - regardless of their home environment or personal limitations.
As a teacher in Florida I am certified in grades 5-9 for math, science, social studies and language arts. I have 24 years experience at the middle school level. During this time I have taught social studies and science for grades 7 and 8. I have also taught reading and applied technology. I also have extensive experience in GED prep.
Prior to moving to Florida I served as a school superintendent, assistant superintendent and supervisor for secondary education.
My experience in teaching math is based on preparation for students to take a GED exam, science and applied technology.
All of the subjects listed above, except applied technology, are continuations of the same subjects taught in grades K - 4.
My GED prep experience is based on preparing students who have dropped out of school, who are planning to drop out, who have been expelled from school and cannot return and adjudicated youth who have been court ordered to pass the GED.
My pass rate was excellent mostly because of teaching not only the practice tests but teaching how to learn and how to successfully take tests.
As a former school superintended the art of public speaking was essential. My foundation for this skill came from required classes while attending Kent State University. This special skill became very important as a tool for professional advancement early in my career. A simple presentation was noticed by one of the conference participants and my administrative career was launched.
During my career as a supervisor of secondary education, assistant superintendent and superintendent making effective presentations to staff and community were essential for continued support and success of the school systems where I served.
Once the basics of preparation, organizing materials and the necessity to know your subject is understood the confidence needed to make effective and meaningful presentations comes without fear.