Brook Bowers

  • Seattle US-WA

Skills

Skills

Administrative skills

Having worked in a wide variety of professions to include education, military, food service management, and tutoring (personal company and private employer) I have managed teams of employees from 4-12 persons. Being a team leader/squad leader/assistant manager etc means utilizing good communication skills, accurate documentation of progress, realistic goal setting tactics, and data analysis skills. 

Computer Technology

I can build computer systems, as well as use a wide variety of computer programs ranging from anything being used in the office to online classes and art programs (tablet based or pc.)

Work History

Work History
Jun 2005 - Present

Educator

Forsyth County Schools

Forsyth County School System is an award winning school system that utilizes the most powerful teaching practices to help promote complete integration of technology in the classroom. Number one in the state for several important factors exhibiting success beyond the classroom. Forsyth County Schools are a world leader and frequently have dignitaries visit from other systems both in Georgia and from around the world. Visitors come to scout out the implementation of BYOT (bring your own technology), Olweus anti-bullying program, and dynamic scheduling that affords 8th graders of varying aptitudes to pick up multiple high school credits among other things.

Helped write the pacing guide for science and was on committee to help develop educational outings for the new Sawnee Mtn Preserve education center.

Also, participated on committee to integrate physical science for highs school credit into all 8th grade science departments. 

Presented at Georgia Science Teacher's Association convention- Science Olympiad in the classroom

Classes taught- earth science, physical science, life science, computer science, inquiry based learning for physical science students, along with a wide variety of character development programs.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2012

Math and Science Tutor

TutoringTree

TutoringTree was a company that linked parents and students with professionals trained to help in specific need areas. While employed with TutoringTree I worked with individual students as well as group homes for both boys and girls who were either homeless, wards of the state, or in transition between homes and foster care.

After TutoringTree I have continued to work independently in this same field helping a wide variety of students who would either become valedictorian at the state's #1 public school, attend various universities and military academies, and in some cases the goal was "just to graduate."

Nov 2000 - Jun 2005

Educator

Fayette County Schools

The mission of Fayette County Public Schools is to deliver effective instruction and set high expectations resulting in continued improvement in student achievement.

While employed with FCBOE I taught life science, reading, social studies, biology, environmental science and coached or helped coach a variety of clubs and sports to include:

Fayette Middle fast pitch softball team

Fayette Middle Science Olympiad Team

Fayette Middle Science Club

Fayette County High golf assistant

Fayette County High Science Club and Clean Streams Day

Held the following positions and titles: Grade level field trip coordinator and  team leader

Also helped write the county pacing guide for life science curriculum and practices

1999 - 2000

Chemist

Rhône-Poulenc

Building on my years of working in the field of organic chemistry research during undergraduate and graduate studies Rhône-Poulenc textile chemistry was a transition from experimental chemistry to a hands on product analysis and reverse technology practices. Immediately following the company being sold and moved I transferred graduate degree programs from chemistry to education.

1990 - 1995

Communications specialist- Airborne

United States Army

Reservist in Military Intelligence unit attached to the 82nd Airborne until Desert Storm broke out at which time I voluntarily went active duty to serve my country and was reassigned to a Patriot Missile Battalion in Kaiserslautern Germany. Upon earning a honorable discharge with a disability rating I returned to UNC-Asheville to complete my studies.

Education

Education
Jan 2001 - May 2003

Education Specialist Ed.S

Mercer University
Jan 2000 - Dec 2001

Master's

Mercer University

Master's and Specialist degrees from Mercer University. Mercer University is a private University which prepares teachers to employ leading edge technology, integrating up to date instructional practices, focuses on the individual needs of students and encourages using multidisciplinary inquiry based teaching pedagogy. Graduated with a 3.8 GPA

1997

BA- Biology Minor-Organic Chemistry

University of North Carolina Asheville

University of North Carolina Asheville is the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.

While attending UNCA I worked as a contractor in the research tower performing a variety of chemical reactions over a two year period. These organic chemistry reactions were sent to Switzerland to be tested for anti-cancer activity and the results published in various chemical journals and symposiums. 

Also performed the duties of lab assistant and teacher's assistant for chemistry and chemistry for nursing students.

Certifications

Certifications
2011 - 2016

Science 6-12

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
2011 - 2016

Middle grades 4-8

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
2011 - 2016

Middle grades social science 4-8

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
2011 - 2016

Middle grades science 4-8

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
2011 - 2016

Biology 6-12

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
2011 - 2016

Clearance certificate

Georgia Professional Standards Commission