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I am applying for the positions as high school science teacher.  My family is relocating to your area this summer, and it would be a pleasure to become part of your staff. 

As a current biology instructor and former chemistry and physicsinstructor, I am aware of the current national standards and college expectations for our high school students.  It is important to me that the students leave high school prepared for the classes they will take in college.  Science is all around us and involved in the decisions we make daily, whether we realize it or not.  In order to prepare students, I believe they should be able to relate the concept learned in class to something in their lives.  Though it is not always possible to demonstrate the connection quantum numbers have with our surrounding, I make them understandable by building on the skills the students already know to develop a conceptual understanding of a foreign concept.

One of the many things I have learned since I have been teaching is that nothing stays the same.  There will always be change and adaptation is the game changer. If I cannot or will not adapt to the needs of my students, their learning styles, or the needs of my district, then I will not be an effective teacher.  My goal is to adapt, embrace change, and become the most effective teacher for my students as well as my district. 

To your school, I will bring experience, content knowledge, ability to convey that knowledge in relatable terms, and the confidence to adapt to the changing needs of those around me.  Thank you very much for your time and consideration regarding this position.

Work History

August 2016Current

Powell County High School

Teacher

Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Integrated Science Teacher

Developed syllabus and overall course structure and administered grades.

Aug 2015May 2016

Robert D. Campbell Junior High

Teacher

7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher

Worked with Co-Teachers to develop common assessments and activities

Aug 2006May 2015

Enterprise School District

Teacher

Physics, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology II instructor.

 Developed syllabus and overall course structure and administered grades.

Aug 2004May 2006

Newton Municipal School District

Teacher

Physics, Chemistry, Science Skills and Reasoning, Environmental Science, English II instructor.  

Developed syllabus and overall course structure and administered grades.

Jan 2004May 2004

North East Jones High and Middle Schools

Teacher

Algebra II, Math Lab, P.E. Instructor

Education

Aug 2013Aug 2015

M.S. in General Biology

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Aug 2001Dec 2003

B.S. in Biological Science

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Aug 1999May 2001

Associate of Arts

Copiah Lincoln Community College, Wesson, MS

Skills

Site Based Decision Making Committee

Elected position by peers; Committee that determines most of the decisions for the school.

ACT Coordinator

Coordinates scheduling and preparation for the ACT tests given on campus.

Beta Club Sponsor

2016-2018 Club Sponsor at Powell County High School.  Coordinated service projects with local clothing and food banks, assistance with the Department for Community Based Services

Beta Club Sponsor

2016-2018 Club Sponsor at Powell County High School.  Coordinated service projects with local clothing and food banks, assistance with the Department for Community Based Services

Certifications

Current Kentucky Educators License

KY Department of Education

Biology 9-12 and Middle School Science

Current Mississippi Educators License 

MS Department of Education

Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, General Science, Biology, English

References

Doug Brewer

Principal of Powell County High School
Phone: 6066633320
email:  [email protected]

Mike Weathers

Principal of Enterprise High School 
Phone: 6016594435
email:[email protected]

Jaquie Lewis

Coworker at Enterprise High School and Parent of Student
Phone:
email:[email protected]

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