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Benjamin Jacobs

  • Fitzgerald US-GA

Work History

Mar 2015Present

Research Professional III

The University of Georgia
  • Create and implement curriculum and tours for k12 student at the Future Farmstead at UGA Tifton Campus. 
  •  Assist with classroom technology for the scientist and professors at the Tifton Campus.
  • Lead in the development of educational programs for the Future Farmstead at the Tifton Campus.
  • Assist in the setup and management of the campus network and servers. 
  • Give tours and lessons on Future Farmstead research and functions.
Jun 2013Feb 2015

Classroom Technology Coach

VARtek Services
  • Design and deliver professional learning to teachers at company member schools in Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, and Ohio.
    • In person group and one on one, online, and blended.
    • Using the ADDIE system
  • Evaluate teachers using the SAMR model and customize professional learning based on results.
    • Work with teachers to progress their knowledge of technology integration on an individual pace.
  • Assist teachers in finding and creating resources for their specific curriculum and grade.
    • K-12, All Subject Areas
  • Lead projects in collaboration with project management concerning asset refresh, CIPA compliance, and other high priority roll outs.
  • Work with teachers with varying degrees of technology literacy.
  • Work independently 80% of the day without a supervisor.
  • Travel domestically to conferences to deliver professional development.
  • Deliver first class face to face customer service daily.
  • Participating in an emerging leaders program within the company.
Aug 2008May 2013

Language Arts and History Teacher

Irwin County Board of Education
  • Designed lessons for students with varying cognitive abilities.
  • 90% of students passed the CRCT Reading and Georgia Writing test while I taught English.
  • Interacted with students from varying social and educational backgrounds.
  • Wrote lesson plans, kept records, and monitored student progress on a daily basis.
  • Revised lessons on a daily basis using task analysis and formative assessment.
Jan 2012Dec 2012

Adjunct Instructor of English

Wiregrass Technical College
  • Taught English 1010, 96, 97, and 98
  • Taught Reading 96, 97, and 98
  • Conversed with students and colleagues weekly on Banner and Angelweb for assignments.
  • Incorporated Galileo for student work research projects every semester.
  • Utilized all Microsoft Office products to complete work assignments and conduct student assignments on a weekly basis.
  • My students have created blogs, wikis, and webpages for English and Reading assignments.
Jun 2009Dec 2010

Owner/Photography Editor

Jacobs Photographers

  • Co owned and operated photography business.
  • Developed Photoshop and editing skills to become competitive in the photography business.
  • Balanced a budget monthly.
  • Used social media and a personalized website to leverage business. 
May 2004Dec 2007

Embroidery Technician/Salesclerk

Pioneer Graphics

  • Learned a computer embroidery program unassisted within two weeks of being employed.
  • Learned to successfully create embroidery designs on a weekly basis for customers.
May 2002Aug 2003

Summer Intern

City of Fitzgerald


Jan 2011Jul 2012

Masters of Science in Post Secondary Education

Troy University
  • All classes pertained to post-secondary education and the implementation and design of curriculum.
Jun 2009May 2010

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Independent liberal studies.
Aug 2004Jul 2006

Associates of Science


  • Competed and placed in the annual speech competition.


Online Communication Tools.
Mac Products
Microsoft Suite


Georgia Teacher Certification Grades 5-8

Professional Standards Commission