Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (Science and Health)
Hamilton University (PhD)
Hi! My Name is Jeff, and I have been a middle school math, science, study skills, health and P.E. teacher and freshman/sophomore math and biology teacher for a combined 28 years, 13 of those teaching overseas at embassy schools in Africa, Asia and South America. I was graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.Ed in Health and Sciences, as well as a B.S.R.S. with majors in Outdoor Education and Wilderness Expeditions. I have been a first aid/CPR instructor, water safety instructor and nationally registered Wilderness EMT. I love learning, so while teaching I continued my education, earning Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees.
Besides classroom teaching, I also served as class advisor, middle school in-country trip coordinator, middle school mini-course coordinator, and after school activities coordinator. My extracurricular activities included parent and faculty/staff facilitator for Developing Capable People; embassy scouting coordinator for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts; scoutmaster, varsity soccer coach 2 years, and gourmet cooking club. While living in Bangladesh, I developed and initiated a UNICEF/WHO/ICDDR-B Rural Health Education module to use with Bangladesh Scouts from 1992-1996, and used this successful project as my doctoral dissertation, 'Initiating Rural Health Education Programmes in Developing Countries'. I am honored to be part of the very first Bill and Melinda Gates' GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD, awarded to ICDDR-B in 2000. I also have experience in developing success strategies for students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and Aspergers.
My hobbies include hiking, camping, photography, nature and the outdoors. I also am intrigued by different cultures, especially traditional native cultures. So with my experience in expedition management, I spent two months on a solo expedition in the Choco Jungle between Colombia and Panama, finding and living with the Waunana Cholo Indians (watch movie, 'The Mission'). Within the last 25 years I have teamed up with Time/Life Nat Geo photographer and author Victor Englebert as his logistics, cook and first aid person, and accompanied him on trips along the pacific coast of Colombia to Ecuador, documenting illegal deforestation of the rain forest; a 265 kilometer trek across the Sugutta Valley (rift valley between Kenya and Ethiopia) looking for the last of the Turkana nomads. See chapter five of "Winds, Sands and Silence, In Search of Africa's Last Nomads", by V. Englebert); a six-week 800 mile Amazon canoe trip up the Rio Negro and tributaries from Manaus to the Colombian border; and a two week horse trek above the snow line in uncharted territory in the Peruvian Andes in search of and finding the Q'ero, lost descendants of the Inca (Englebert was the Nat Geo photographer to first document their discovery in 1971).
I also love nordic and cross country skiing, snow-shoeing and white water canoeing. As a Certified Master Gardener with USM/County Extension Service, I am an avid organic gardener and teach gardening in a program. My passion is gourmet cooking and baking, and have taught culinary arts classes as well as catered various large events. When WFM opened in Portland, Maine, in 2007, I trained the meat department in the art of curing and smoking meat and developed recipes for their brines and bacon. I have also been a Demo Chef, teaching the art of gourmet cooking. I also mentored under a Master Baker and then was invited to be an instructor at his baking and cooking school in Lyman, Maine.
After a recent and amiable divorce, I have now relocated from Maine to Chautauqua County, NY, to build my retirement homestead on the old family farm. I look forward to meeting and working with you! Hi! My Name is Jeff, and I have been a middle school math, science, study skills, health and P.E. teacher and freshman/sophomore math and biology teacher for a combined 28 years, 13 of those teaching overseas at embassy schools in Africa, Asia and South America. I was graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.Ed in Health and Sciences, as well as a
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Maine coordinator of the Results Project, 1998-2000 and co-founder of a website, 2000 - present, working to identify, minimize and/or eliminate the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. Everyone is unique and a multitude of factors may be causal: delayed food allergies, heavy metal toxicity, environmental exposure and diets are explored. Learning strategies and study skills are customized for each student.
Maine coordinator of the Results Project, 1998-2000 and co-founder of a website, 2000 - present, working with students diagnosed with Autism. Everyone is unique and a multitude of factors may be causal besides genetic factors: delayed food allergies, heavy metal toxicity, environmental exposure and diets are explored. Language, communication and social skills are the focuses.
I have 20+ years teaching middle schoolers and adults the love and ease of cooking and baking. Cooking is an Art, while Baking is an exact Science.
I was an after-school activities coordinator, American School of Mogadishu; I taught Culinary Arts classes, first aid.
I also taught Culinary Arts classes at Colegio Bolivar, Cali, Colombia and American Embassy School - Dhaka, Bangladesh.
I was mentored under Chef John Couture, Culinary Arts Director, SAD 60, North Berwick, Maine.
I am an instructor at a Baking and Cooking School in Lyman, Maine.
I have been a certified teacher, K-12, in Ohio and Vermont, and certified secondary teacher in Ohio, Vermont and Maine. I have taught Sciences, Mathematics, Health, and Physical Education in public and private schools on four continents. Thirteen of those years were overseas in Africa, Asia and South America at US AP, IB and US Embassy schools.
I have 28 years of experience teaching middle school mathematics and sciences. I spent 13 years teaching at U.S. Embassy schools in South America, Africa and Asia.
I have earned a BS.Ed in Health Education, Summa Cum Laude, as well as a Ph.D. in Health Education, developing a national rural health education program for UNICEF, WHO, Care and ICDDR-B in Bangladesh [my work was part of a much larger 20-year project that won the first Bill and Melinda Gates GLOBAL HEALTH AWARD in 2000].
I have worked with Barbara ReedStitt, Nutritional Resource Council and author of FOOD & BEHAVIOR: A NATURAL CONNECTION; our work listed in the credits of a movie.
I consulted with Walter E Willet MD, Harvard Medical School, and author, on the Food Pyramid for ADHD/Autistic Spectral Disorder.
I am also the Co-founder of foundation for kids.
Experienced study skills teacher utilizing Readak, SQ3R and the Cornell Method for classroom learning and note taking.
Individualized strategies for time management, sharpening focus and concentration while minimizing distractions, and successful test taking.