2007 – 08 University of Bridgeport and University of Connecticut Supervisor of Student Teachers (part-time) 2004 – 06 Arch Bridge School – Wellspring – Bethlehem, Ct. Teacher of English and Social Studies (Grs. 7-12) July 2003 – January 2004 Helen Keller Middle School – Easton, Ct. Interim Principal 1999 – 03 Amity Junior High School – Bethany, Ct. – Connecticut Regional School District #5 Assistant Principal and Coord. of Career Education Program 1998 - 99: Charter Oak Preparatory Academy (Public charter middle school serving the Greater Hartford Area) Principal and Director of Charter Middle School during Months leading up to founding and during first year of existence 1977 - 98: Shepaug Valley Middle / High School - Connecticut Regional School District #12 • Middle School Assistant Principal (1997-98) • Social Studies Instructional Chairman (Grades 6-12 1977-92) • Coordinator/teacher for Senior Project pilot program (1991-98) • Social Studies Teacher (Grades 6, 8, and high school)(1977-98) Committee Chairman: Student Recognition (1997-98) Committee Chairman: Ethics Competency (1996) Teacher of American Studies (honors) in the high school Political Simulation Council Advisor (1979-81) Middle School Softball Coach (1981-83) Student Council Advisor (1981-83) Chairman, Steering Comm. for New England Ass. of Schools and Colleges eval. for school accred. (1983-86) High School Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach (1988-89) Director of Public Relations and Student Activities - Regional School District #12 (1989-91) 1970 - 77: St. Mary's Academy, East Providence. R.I. Social Studies Department Chairman (1972-77) History, English, government and public speaking teacher (all on the high school level although Chairmanship covered grades 7-12) Student Council Advisor Student-Faculty Advisory Board Member Prom Advisor 1975: Johnson & Wales College, Providence, R.I. Part-time instructor of United States history 1969 - 70: U.S. Army, Fort Harrison, Indiana and Fort Benning, Georgia Instructor of Effective Communications for Officer Candidates (speech, writing and leadership) 1968 - 69: Peck Junior High School, Barrington, R.I. Social Studies teacher Student Council Advisor Consultant in development of school curriculum 1967 - 68: St. Michael's Elementary School, Providence, R.I. Fourth grade teacher Intramural basketball coach ======================================================
I am a strong advocate of cooperative learning and performance based assessment.
- Top one-third of college class as an undergraduate - Dean's List - Offered graduate teaching assistantship – Univ. of R. I. (1967) - A- average in all graduate work - 4.0 cumulative grade-point index in Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study program (sixth year program) - Attained the rank of first lieutenant in the Army - Elected five times by faculty to Student-Faculty Advisory Board - Nominated by students for the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year competition (1972) - Organized interdisciplinary approach for teaching history and English (1972) - Chaired workshop on career education for the Independent Schools of Rhode Island Conference (1973) - Robert A. Taft Fellowship (1974) - Served on Old Stone Bank Scholarship Committee (1975) - Served on the evaluation team for the accreditation of St.Anthony's High School of New Bedford, Massachusetts (1975) - Appointed to the Portuguese-American Subcommittee of the Rhode Island Bicentennial Commission (1977) - Project Close-Up Teacher Fellowship (1977) - Served as a curriculum consultant for St. Xavier's Academy (1977) - Served on the Educational Advisory Committee for the American Indian Archaeological Institute (1978-1987) - Served as Advisor for Shepaug Political Simulation Coun. (1979-81) - Vice President, Shepaug Valley Education Association (1979-80) - President, Shepaug Valley Education Association (1980-81) - Acting Dean of Students of the Shepaug Valley Middle School on several occasions (1980-91) - Served as member of teacher contract negotiations team (1980-81) - Served as member of Region 12 Educational Goals and Objectives Committee (1980-81) - Middle School Softball Coach (1981-83) - Student Council Advisor (1981-83) - Middle School Building Representative, Shepaug Valley Education Association (1981-82) - Served on the evaluation team for the accreditation of Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Connecticut (1982) - Conducted Student Team Learning Workshop at Southern Connecticut State College (1982) - Served on Region 12 Discipline Committee (1982-83) - Served as acting Building Principal in absence of Principal - Chairman of Steering Committee for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges evaluation for accreditation of Middle School and High School (1983-86) - Served on evaluation's Philosophy and Objectives Committee (1983) - Served on evaluation's School Staff and Administration Committee (1983) - Recipient of "Excellence in Teaching" Award from the University of Connecticut Alumni Association (1983) - Served on Region 12 Writing Committee (1983) - Served on Region 12 Computer Literacy Committee (1983-89) - Served on Shepaug Valley School Staff Development Committee (1985-86) - Appointed as a teacher in the Skills for Adolescence program (Quest Foundation) in Region 12, sponsored by the Washington Lion's Club (1986-87) - Served on numerous panels charged with interviewing and recommending candidates for teaching and other professional positions at Shepaug Valley Middle-High School (1979-87) - Appointed as Chairman of Teacher Evaluation Committee for Region 12 (1987-88) - Chosen for participation in the Cooperating Teacher Program and Mentor Teacher Program for Region 12 (1988) - Varsity Basketball Coach, Shepaug Valley High School Guided team to a 14-8 record during the 1988-89 season Eliminated in the second round of the C.I.A.C. state tournament. - Appointed as Director of Public Relations and Student Activities - Regional School District #12 (1989-91) - Member of Shepaug Valley Middle High School Steering Committee (1990-1992; 1995-1998) - Served on Region 12 Superintendent Search Committee (1991) - Appointed as coordinator of Senior Project pilot program (1991-98) - Received an award and appointment as an advisor for the Connecticut Educator' Computer Association (1992) for contributions to the growth and development of professional educators in the use of computers and related technologies." - Participated in various CEU workshops sponsored by Region #12 (1989-98) - Participated in a CEU workshop about use of the newspaper in the classroom sponsored by the Danbury News-Times (1992) - Served on the Region 12 Technology Committee (1992-93) - Served as "Cooperating Teacher" for two student teachers from Bridgeport University (1994; 1995) - Served on the Computer Committee for Region #12 (1994-95) - Served on the Technology Committee for Region #12 (1996-97) - Recently nominated for the Connecticut Association of Schools Middle Level School Teacher of the Year (1997-98)
EDUCATION (major degrees/certificates indicated by asterisk) * Bachelor of Arts Degree: Providence College, 1967 Majors: History / Education Minor: English * Master of Arts Degree: Providence College, 1969 Major: American History Adjutant General Corps Basic Officer Course Diploma, Fort Harrison, Indiana, 1969 Major: Personnel and Administration Instructor Training Course Diploma, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1969 Major: Public Speaking and Instruction National Science Foundation Political Science In-Service Institute, Brown University, 1971 Major: Political Science Critic Teacher Course, Brown University, 1972 Robert A. Taft Institute of Government, Rhode Island College, 1974 Major: Political Science (local politics) * Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (Sixth Year Certificate), Rhode Island College, 1977 Major: Curriculum (represents 42 hours of advanced graduate study beyond the Masters Degree in the areas of curriculum and administration) Children's Literature course, Northwest Connecticut Community College, 1984 Reading course and Social Studies in the Elementary School course, Southern Connecticut State University, 1984 Skills for Adolescence Workshop (Drug and Alcohol Abuse) Quest Foundation, Springfield, Mass., 1986 American Short Story on Film course, Shakespeare on Film course, and Elementary Curriculum course Western Connecticut State University, 1991 (fulfilled requirements for English certification)
Married with two adult sons and one granddaughter