-35 years classroom teaching experience Chicago Public Schools grades 3 through 8, teaching core subjects. -16 years experience conducting nationwide workshops showing teachers how to use aviation activities to teach language arts, social studies, math, science, and technology in grades 4 through 10. -Taught high school students in Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Career Exploration Academies. -Featured speaker at NCTM and ASCD national conferences showing how to use aviation in middle, upper, and high school classrooms. -Taught aviation education workshops to teachers at conferences in Michigan, Illinois, California, Idaho, and Montana. -Conducted numerous workshops for Illinois Regional Offices of Education statewide
Aviation education activities are 90% hands on for teachers and students. These activities incorporate national and local education standards. The activities feature lessons developed by Richard Klein.
-Citizen Schools Committee Program of the Year, Aviation Education, Ericson Scholastic Academy, Chicago Public Schools -Aviation class grades 4-8 awarded Academic Program of the Year, Chicago Public Schools Management Team. -Grant recipient from the Wolf Aviation Fund in 2005, 2007, and 2009 to conduct aviation education programs for teachers nationwide. -2011 grant recipient from the Alaska Airman's Association to present aviation education workshops to teachers in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks -Jeppesen Corporation materials grant for use in aviation education workshop -Grumman Aerospace Corporation materials grant for use in aviation education workshops -Grant recipient IBM computers for use in aviation education program, Ericson Scholastic Academy, Chicago Public Schools -Grant recipient 2015 Bird Aviation and Invention Museum for aviation education teacher workshops
B.A. Psychology, Roosevelt University M.A. Education Administration and Supervision, Roosevelt University
-Private Pilot and Basic Ground Instructor Certificates granted by the Federal Aviation Administration. -Specialist in showing teachers how to use aviation activities to teach the core subjects in grades 4 through 10. -Taught at risk inner city students aviation activities that improved standardized test scores in math and reading on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and Illinois Standards Achievement Test. -Developed aviation education units for use in middle schools in Illinois and California.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Order of Operations, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Geography, Critical Thinking, Statistics, Word Problems, Writing, Writing-Essays, Informational Text