2011-present Carr Cellular Fitness Palm Springs, California •Education Writer • Mom and Dad’s Magazine, Ocala Florida – A Simple Solution (2003), Children and Self-Esteem (2003) • Coastal Carolina Parent Magazine, Jacksonville, N.C. – True Role of a Parent (2013),What’s for Dinner?(2013),Children and Sports (2014), Fitness Challenge (2014) • Camp Lejeune Globe, Jacksonville, N.C. – Parent Corner (weekly column)(2015) 2017- present Bolden Middle School MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina •Currently teaching Middle Grades Science •Coach – Boys’ Basketball 2016-2017 M. C. Perry High School MCAS Iwakuni, Japan •Assistant Principal, M.C. Perry High School 2011-2016 Lejeune High School Camp Lejeune, North Carolina •Currently teaching Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology •Nominated Teacher of the Year for 2013-14 •Coach – Cross Country, JV Boys’ Basketball •Member of Committee for School Improvement 2009-2011 South Charlotte Middle School Charlotte, North Carolina Dean of Students •Project to Increase Science EOG Scores despite Multiple Variables Using Social Media •Established Bullying Intervention Team and S.A.S.H. Program •Revised Crisis Management Plan; increased staff participation in Crisis Plan •Streamlined Textbook Inventory Process utilizing parent input •Write monthly newsletter on Instructional Procedures and Classroom Management 2005-2009 CMS and Iredell County Schools Mooresville, NC Science Teacher •Taught Honors Biology, Oceanography and Eighth grade science with extensive lab work •Wrote and received grant for Interactive Promethean Board •Data driven instruction in Honors Biology •Used Data to increase student scores, particularly in Honors Biology 1997–2005 Marion County Schools Ocala, FL Assistant Principal •Wrote curriculum for R.I.S.E. program •Used data to decrease discipline incidents by 85%, out of school suspensions by 64% •Authored monthly Classroom Management Newsletter •Trainer on Instructional Delivery methods •Initiated School Wide Discipline Plan •Motivational Speaker for Bus Driver Orientation 1986–1996 Palm Beach County Schools West Palm Beach, FL Science Teacher •Block Schedule Curriculum Strategies Team •Assistant Director of Jupiter Marine Science Center •1996 Teacher of the Year at Fort McCoy School •Community Education Instructor Special Topics in Marine Biology •Sea Turtle Conservation Instructor and Guide
Hands-on 21st century topics take priority.
1978-1982 United States Marine Corps Washington, D.C. Sergeant of Marines •Top Secret Government Clearance •Meritorious Promotion to PFC in Boot Camp •Meritorious Promotion to Lance Corporal in Communications Intercept School •Two Letters of Commendation •Good Conduct Medal •Ten Awards of Outstanding Physical Fitness
Master of Science, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University, Florida, 1999 Bachelor of Science, Resource Development, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, 1985 •Project to Increase EOG Scores despite Multiple Variables. August 2010, Charlotte, N.C. •AVID Educators Training – Social Studies Strategies, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, N.C. •Seeing Successful Writing Strategies, April 2009, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, N.C. •Promethean ACTIVBoard Interactive Classroom Training, May 2008, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, N.C. •TASC (Teachers and Scientists Collaborating) – Chemistry - February, 2007, Duke University •TASC (Teachers and Scientists Collaborating) – Hydrology - November 2006, Duke University •Connections: A Curriculum System for School Restructuring – Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL •PIMMS (Project to Increase Mastery in Mathematics and Science – June 1988, West Palm Beach, Florida •S4ST (Science for Science Teachers) – July 1989, University of California, Berkeley •Coaches Certification – October 1989 – Palm Beach County School District •Coaches Certification – October 2013 – Department of Defense Education Activity
Miscellaneous Activities •Amateur Standup Comedy – “O” House – Jacksonville, North Carolina 2013 •Ghost of Christmas Future – LHS Theater – Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 2012 •School Board Candidate –38 public speeches-Marion County, Florida 2000 •Motivational Speaker – Bus Drivers – Marion County Schools 1998-2002 •Certified Scuba Diver since 1975 •Marine Corps Half Marathon Finisher •Avid Runner 5K, 10K •Marine Corps Grand Prix Series participant
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