Jeff Berk

Jeff Berk


~ Student focused ~ Quality dedicated ~ Creative ~

Goal-Driven yet having an understanding and compassion for students with Special Needs committed to delivering a first-class education to students.Comprehensive K-Adult experience with a wide variety of teaching experiences in Industrial Technology, Reading/Literacy Instruction, and Special Needs Education.A unique Quality and Educational background with experience in Industry and Education that serves to enhance School Improvement Collaborative Teams and Teamwork.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Oct 2010

Special Education Teacher/Aide/Volunteer

St. Clair County RESA/Woodland Developmental Center

Teach skill areas of literacy, work activity, social skills, communication, functional

living and use TEACCH adaptations and Work Systems in MOCI, SCI, SXI, and AI


Interact and interrelate effectively with students to promote self-determination.

Teach interview skills to 23-26 year old MOCI students as a volunteer.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Substitute Teacher, K-10

Kelly Educational Staffing

    K-10 experience including Special Education Resource Room at Landmark Academy, Kimball Township and Merritt Academy, New Haven.

Mar 1995 - Jul 2008

APQP Engineer

Quality Engineering Positions

Various full-time Quality Engineer positions including the following:



BARTECH GROUP, INC., Bingham Farms, MI

Supplier Technical Assistance Program Engineer/Customer Quality Engineer/Advanced Supplier Quality Planning Specialist (Contract)

·Managed quality/customer engineering functions for product launches on various automotive programs by interfacing with key suppliers for error-free product quality, advanced quality planning, process sign-off, and product corrective actions.

COLLINS & AIKMAN PRODUCTS(Formerly Textron), Port Huron, MI(1995 – 2007)

Advanced/Continuous Programs Quality Engineer

·  Instructed work teams in problem resolution, statistical process control, APQP, and cost savings programs using Six Sigma methods in this $85,000,000+ gross sales plant.

·Implemented a $750,000+ materials cost savings idea.

·Team member in a $28,000,000 tooling cost savings implementation.

Sep 1982 - Jun 1988

High School/Adult Education Teacher

Port Huron Area School District

Taught Industrial Arts, CNC Machining, Blueprint Reading, Electricity/Electronics,

Power Mechanics, Welding, Woodworking, Metals, and Adult Reading.

Provided Job Training for JTPA qualified applicants, primarily the chronically

unemployed, with a placement rate over 80%.

Instructed Detroit Edison Co. employees on basic Drafting and Electricity/Electronic

high school courses for Training and Development.

Member of the Curriculum Committee for textbook selection.

Sep 1979 - Jun 1982

Special Needs Reading/Math Specialist

Sanilac Intermediate School District

    Used collaboration, co-planning, and co-teaching methods for implementation of

    individual and group vocational related basic skill programs for special education and

    regular vocational education students.


Jan 2008 - Apr 2011

Master of Arts

University of Michigan-Flint



Task Analysis/Systematic Instruction

Team Problem Solving


Aug 1979 - Present

30-Hour Continuing Teaching Certification

Michigan State Board of Education
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

CPI-St. Clair County RESA