15 years of teaching at Heritage Middle School in Deltona, Florida. All subjects: La, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Social Skills, ESE Resource, Self-contained settings, Learning computer lab for credit retrieval. Where ever they needed me, is where I went, Team player! Writer/Editor for www.247teacher.us. Read "Additional Biography" to see my extensive teaching resume!
For my first ten years I had a teacher centered approach. My final years, I facilitated teaching with a student centered approach, "Work with the students, not against them". As an Exceptional Education Educator for 15 years, it is a major challenge to keep any student's attention. Therefore, assignments need to be short, accurate, and have measurable accountability. My Motto as a teacher of hundreds of students from Elementary to College Students (Catechist), "Show the kids Love and they will Perform". When you do not know what to do, Always do the right thing-Joseph Harrod
1999-2014 Volusia County Schools Youth Motivator 1999-2014 Volusia County Schools Mentorship 1999-2014 Student Council for Exceptional Children 2005 and 2006 Teacher of the Year nomination 2012 Council for Exceptional Children Volusia County Math Co-Teacher of the Year Award 2009 Featured in Daytona News Journal Teacher of the Week Writer/Editor for www.247teacher.us
1997 A.A General Education at Daytona State 1999 B.S. Exceptional Student Education (SLD) University of Central Florida
2013-2015 Writer/Editor www.247teacher.us 2006-present Faith Formation Team Ministry Catechetical Instructor 2010 Head Football Coach Pop Warner Football 2007-2012 Huddle Coach Fellowship of Christian Athletes 1999-2014 Volusia County Mentorship and Tutoring programs 2010-2014 iMoms and iDads member 2008-2012 Male Responsibility Group (MRG) Leader 2009-2012 Advanced Tutoring and Learning (ATL) Tutor 1999-2014 Private individual/small group tutoring volunteer (personal help for friends, family, struggling students, etc). 2003 YMCA Head Soccer Coach 2008-2010 YMCA and Junior Magic Co-Ed Youth Basketball Coach. Florida Teacher Certifications: Exceptional Student Education, Middle Grades Mathematics, Integrated Middle Grades, Curriculum English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Career and Technical Education, Literature, General Science, Short Stories, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Women's History Month