Mount Wachusett Community College (rts)
My manufacturing career involved many instances of teaching. As a Manufacturing Supervisor, I had to assure that the instructions used to manufacture or package were clear and precise, as well as understood by a diverse group of individuals.
We all have different ways of learning through our unique strengths. I have found ways to accommodate everyone from the visual to hands-on learners, and can help technical readers as well. Through self-study, I found that I am a very visual learner and read visually rather than word for word.
I had the great opportunity to spend several years as a substitute teacher in the Athol-Royalston School District, primarily with Middle School students. My proudest moment came when I coached six students in the disciplinary class how to write effectively, and complete the MCAS writing tests.
I am an avid reader and a lover of history, especially the Civil War. I have compiled a genealogy of my family that dates back to our roots in Wales and includes the Tudors.
I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2010, which helped me understand how I thrived in a fast-paced manufacturing environment and acquired the eclectic interests that I have gathered over the years.
I want to help others build success for themselves. My manufacturing career involved many instances of teaching. As a Manufacturing Supervisor, I had to assure that the instructions used to manufacture or package were clear and precise, as well as understood by a diverse group of individuals.
We all have different ways of learning through our unique strengths. I have found ways to
I was an only child who was very shy yet could imagine wonderful adventures while staring out a window. My Mom was brought up with the assumption that children should be seen and not heard. I was a very well behaved little boy. When I reached the seventh grade I could read a book in an entire day, nonstop, and retain all of it.
In High School I found my voice as my grades slipped in Science and Math, needless to say they didn't interest me. I had a successful career as a Process Technician doing R&D, and eventually a Supervisor multi tasking and delegating several jobs at once. In 2010 I was Diagnosed with ADHD when my wife grew ill and I was overwhelmed, everything ADDS up now. I would like to help young people realize the advantages and challenges that ADHD can present in your life and how to address them.
As a substitute teacher I encouraged students to set their career choice path on the talents and passions they had. I suggested they research the path necessary to achieve their goals and talk to individuals who could give real input at what that career entailed.
As a manufacturing Supervisor I coached employees to not lock themselves into one task or position. I encouraged cross training department wide as well as other paths such as QC, leadership roles, and mentoring, and if possible, to take college courses to build their skill sets and add value to the company and themselves.
I was a member of Fitchburg State's Debate Team in 1971. My GPA was 3.5.
I was a substitute teacher in the Athol-Royalston System, Athol, MA for 6 years.
I participated in Candidates night debate as a candidate for School Committee, Athol MA.
I was requested to be a Motivational Speaker for MA Dept. of Employment Services concerning Changing Careers in 2006.