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Work History

Work History
2012 - Present

Affiliate Faculty

Colorado Christian University

College of Adult & Graduate Studies, Social Studies & Humanities

  • Instruct and moderate online courses
  • Effectively teach to broad spectrum of adult learners from diverse backgrounds with wide-ranging academic ability and learning styles.
  • Apply Adult Learning Theory with multi-media interaction.
  • Provide strong emphasis on critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Utilize clear, defined rubrics for all graded assignments.
  • Regularly participate in faculty training and continuing education.
  • Earned positive evaluations.
  • Experienced and proficient with e-College and Blackboard.
2012 - Present

Corrections Officer

Williamson County Sheriff's Office

·Primarily oversee a Pod, locked-in with up to 48 adult inmates with primary responsibility to manage the “living classroom”:coordinating and overseeing all activities in a manner that follows established policies and procedures and maintains a conducive, safe and secure environment.

·Proven highly effective in “Verbal Jujitsu” – the art of using verbal and reasoning skills to de-escalate and resolve conflicts and disputes.

·Offer tutoring to inmates pursuing their GED.

·Exceptional performance review.

·Recommended by my Captain for appointment as the Jail’s Grievance Officer.

Aug 2013 - Present

Teacher - SPED/ELA

Leander High School - LISD
  • Teach small English Resource class for English II and III

  • Teach small English Resource class for English II and III

  • Teach three Study Skills classes

  • Inclusion teacher for Algebra I and English II classes

  • Track twenty-one SPED students

  • Routinely collaborate with other Gen Ed and SPED teachers for the best interests of each student, as well as personal professional growth

  • Perform QRI evaluations

  • Provide support and communication for parents of LD students

Mar 2006 - Apr 2010

Sr. Pastor & Academy President

Perth Bible Church & Christian Academy

·Primary Adult Educator and multi-media communicator.

·Developed own curriculum, lessons and multi-media presentations.

·Regularly taught children in various capacities.

·Forged a major initiative to re-evaluate and transform the Academy.

·Established an educational focus in the Academy on differentiation and individualized learning with mastery objectives.

·Implemented environmental and attitudinal change from a “classroom as a place of order and control” to a “Learning Center”; from teacher-centered to learner-centered.

·Routinely taught at Elementary and Secondary levels as necessary.

·Served as Interim Academy Administrator and Teacher.

·Liaison to community and parents-guardians of Academy students.

·Proven effective in conflict management and resolution.

·Significantly modified and re-designed Faculty Handbook (including a training section), Student Handbook, Academy and classroom procedures and management plan. All are still effectively in use.

Jun 2001 - Mar 2006

Family Life Pastor

Brookdale Baptist Church & Christian Academy

·Led and organized all activities related to households, children, family life, small groups, counseling, drama and other specialized ministries.

·Weekly taught both adult and children’s groups, often developing my own curriculum, lessons, and presentations.

·Actualized and oversaw the organization’s first Summer Camp. Personally developed the entire instructional curriculum for all age groups, camp procedures, schedule, and staff training.

·Regularly involved in the life and functions of the Academy.

·Taught a 7th–Grade Math class for one full year. Discovered most of the students lacked the expected fundamentals.Re-organized lesson plans and offered after-school tutoring to fill the gaps. Nearly all students demonstrated noticeable and measured growth.

Education

Education

Alternative Certification

A+ Texas Teachers

Immediately eligible for the Probationary Certificate and full-time employment

Certified in:

  • Generalist 4-8, HQ
  • ELA 8-12, HQ
  • Special Education EC-12, HQ

TEA Compliant: Completed all TEA 'pre-service' requirements

Click link for official Statement of Eligibility

  • Harry Wong Classroom Management Training
  • Madeline Hunter Lesson Design Training
Aug 1989 - May 1993

Bachelor of Arts

Gettysburg College

Graduated with honors and a double major in four years.

Official Transcript (Spring '91, missed 4-5 weeks with mononucleosis, returned one week before finals)

Psychology concentration was in Child Development, worked as a research assistant and coordinator in the College's Child Development Lab. Cited in two published papers:

"Effects of Imagery on Vernier Acuity Under Conditions of Induced Depth"

 "Illusory Conjunctions: The Conjoining of Features of Visual and Imagined Stimuli"

Highly involved: Leader in the Intervarity Fellowship Group, Student Director of Trinity Kids Opportunity Program (through the Intercultural Office, partnered with an innovative school in Philadelphia to encourage disadvantaged students who have demonstrated achievement to pursue college), participated in campus debate, Big Brother, Radio Host, Performed in and co-directed a couple of Greek Classical Plays, and volunteered at a local pre-school.

Skills

Skills

Counseling

Life skills, behavioral and emotional issues, conflict resolution, grief and loss, stress management. Certified and experienced, not licensed.

Adaptability

In many different fields, geographic locations, circumstances and needs I have throughout my life and career demonstrated an ability to adapt in such a way as to excel in each given environment and circumstance.

Classroom Management

Various settings - traditional and non-traditional All ages Formal and informal classes Small and large groups

Learning

I believe this is both a discipline and a skill. Formal and informal, when mentored and through self-teaching and exploration.

Teaching

Individual, in small groups, and large group presentations. From direct lecture to multi-sensory, multi-media presentations. Using established curriculum/materials. Developing customized lessons/presentations from scratch. All ages. Beginner to advanced levels. Motivational, practical and highly instructional. Informal to institutional environments.

Certifications

Certifications

Grief Recovery® Specialist

Grief Recovery® Institute

Test Administrator

TEA
Jun 2011 - Present

CERT (Community Emergency Response Training)

FEMA/ADRN
May 2003 - Present

CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management)

University of MD - Baltimore
2001 - Present

Children's Ministry Leadership

Philadelphia Biblical University
1993 - Present

Leadership & Youth Leadership

TentMakers
Aug 2013 - Present

Probationary Texas Teaching Certificate

TEA-LISD
Nov 2012 - Nov 2013

CPR - Adult, Child & Infant

Red Cross

EDUCATION PORTFOLIO

References

References

Roger Ellison

Dr. Ellison has served as my superior, mentor, colleague and under my leadership. He is the former President of the New York Association of Christian Schools and has been a University Executive VP.

Alicia Benrey

Alicia is my primary and immediate supervisor at LHS. 

Brian Mullaney

I first met Brian as the Jr. High Minister at MSBC.  I taught a Jr. High boys Sunday School class. At the time, he was also working as a Juvenile Probation Officer for Williamson County. Prior to that, he taught for a few years in the Round Rock ISD (Math at Hopewell Middle School and as a SpEd aid at Chisholm Trail Middle School).

Tim Mills

Herman McKnight

Current Supervisor.

Sharon Maruska

I was a regular Watch Dog Dad at Cooper 2011-2013.