Since 1991, I have served as an educator through full-time, part-time, and substitute teaching. I have taught at every grade level, including higher learning. My most rewarding and exciting professional experience was teaching Contemporary College English at Shandong University of Technology in Zibo, China and providing lectures concerning reading education at Capital Normal University and Beijing Union University, both in Beijing, China. Also, I have served as an Education Specialist and Director of Education at local community centers, where I planned, orchestrated, and implemented educational programs for inner-city youth in grades k-8. In addition, I was hired as an instructor to teach college prep courses to high school students at local universities such as Gannon University and Edinboro University. Currently, I am the Founder and Executive Director of the Ready for Life Scholastic Center, Inc. Our mission is to demonstrate how academic skills are linked to employable opportunities in this 21st century. We have a very strong reading program and specialized programs such as academic assistance, aeronautics, robotics, architecture, Chinese language, and career education. Furthermore, I am a Reading Consultant and the author of Bobby's Secret is Out, which is a story that encourages our youth to identify their gifts and talents and use them to help develop their communities.
Challenging the mind and cultural infusion.
National Deans List, Publication, 1990-1991 Proclamation: State of Pennsylvania for the founding and implementation of the Power of Reading March (former Governor Ridge) Proclamation: City Council of Erie, Pennsylvania for the founding and Implementation of the Power of Reading March
B. A., General and Secondary English Education, Niagara University M.Ed., Reading Education
I serve on the Community Advisory Committee for Superintendent Jay Badams for the City of Erie Schools. I am the author of a children's book entitled Bobby's Secret is Out, which is designed for fourth to eighth graders, but not limited to these grades. The content encourages youth to identify and use their gifts for community development. In this story, Bobby uses his gifts to help his community to prosper. Blog: smithrcoates.blog.spot.com email@example.com
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, African History