Nelson Arblaster

Nelson Arblaster

Professional, Caring, Creative and Fun

Work History

Work History

Jul 2003 - Present

Middle School Instructor

Liberty Bell Middle School, Johnson City, TN

Special Assignments and Recognition

  • Member of the School Leadership Team (2005-Present)
  • 7th Grade Teacher of the Year for school district 2013-2014
  • Highest Value Added Scores (TVAAS) in 7th Grade Mathematics for the school district 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Top 5 Middle School in Tennessee in Mathematics for value added scores (2009-2011)
  • Level 5 Teacher, TN Teacher Evaluation System (2010-present)
  • Current Salary: $56,000

Daily Assignments

  • Interpret, Plan and Develop instruction and assessments individually and collectively within the department according to the Common Core curriculum.
  • Instruct through a variety of approaches including  demonstrations, group discussions, and collaborative pair learning
  • Administer assessments and interpret results to determine learners' strengths and areas of need to guide future instruction
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all units, labs and projects
  • Plan instruction for a balanced program that provides learners with the opportunity to observe, question, and investigate
  • Utilize technology in the classroom: tablets, Smart boards, web quests, IOS apps.
  • Confer with administrators, testing specialists, parents, social and psychology professionals to develop individual educational plans to promote students educational, emotional and physical needs
  • Monitor and advise teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to individual educational programs and best practices in teaching
  • Plan instruction and show written evidence of preparations to immediate supervisors upon request
  • Attend professional meetings and educational conferences and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
2012 - Present

Online Course Development

East Tennessee State University , Hope International University, CA

Assisted faculty and colleagues in online course development

  • eCollege, D2L, Angel

  • PowerPoint creation with embedded video lectures for online teaching
  • Organization and creation of online assessments, rubrics and discussion boards.
Aug 2000 - Oct 2001

Human Resource Consultant

SESCO Management Consultants, Bristol, TN
  • Advise Human Resource personnel on policy matters and recommend needed changes in HR practices
  • Review, edit and revise company Employee Handbooks for compliance with FMLA, COBRA, ADA, EEO, Wage/Hour laws, Harassment Policy and other employer policies and procedures
  • Conduct assessments and audits of HR personnel procedures to ensure current practices follow employment laws
Jul 1999 - Aug 2000

Assistant Store Manager

Abercrombie & Fitch, Indianapolis, IN
  • Direct and advise employees in sales, inventory, reconciling cash receipts and performing services for retail customers
  • Provide customer service by greeting and assisting customers and responding to inquiries and complaints
  • Work with sales staff in merchandise placement, backdrops and organization
  • Examine merchandise to ensure it is correctly priced and displayed as advertised
  • Make bank deposits and open and lock up store after closing


Sep 1995 - Jun 1999

B.S. Business Administration and Communications

Milligan College, Johnson City, TN

Double Major:

  • Business Administration; Marketing
  • Communications; Broadcast Media/Journalism



Microsoft Office Tools: Powerpoint, Excel, Word

Online Course Development

D2L, eCollege

Adobe Premier/Final Cut

Video editing and production


Photo editing


Jul 2006 - Present

Professional License Early Childhood/Middle Grades - All Subjects PK-8

Tennessee Department of Education
Licensure and criminal background check
Sep 2014 - Present

5 Year Professional License Middle Grades Mathematics Grades 4-9

Ohio Department of Education
Licesure and criminal background check