Tech-savvy Business Educator with more than 20 years in a classroom environment. Effectively uses cutting edge
learning technology and strategies with diverse student populations. Qualifications Teaching, tutoring and counseling Extensive knowledge of Computers & Technology Creative instruction style Extensive knowledge of office procedures and Innovative lesson planning business practices Personable and approachable Organized and detailed Culturally-sensitive
Computer Science/Business Teacher Cooperative Education Coordinator June 2014 to CurrentMt. Vernon Township High School - Mt. Vernon, IL
Developed interesting course curriculum utilizing many outside resources and forms of technology to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
Taught Business & Technology, computer programming, job skills and networking to approximately 150 9-12 grade students.
Work with various learning management systems.
Coordinated job placements for 25 students at local businesses, monitored progress and maintained records.
Only teacher from Illinois and 32 nationally selected to develop curriculum and pilot course (Mobile App Development) for Project Lead The Way.
Chair & Technology Teacher August 2001 to May 2014Harrisburg High School - Harrisburg, IL
CTE Department Chair, responsible for coordinating five faculty and curriculum in four different subfields! Managed and maintained local, state and federal grants.
Created and managed dual credit program with Southeastern Illinois College.
Presented at local and state professional conferences.
Taught courses in all aspects of business and technology using various software and technology.
Created curriculum for web design, graphic design, business law, business communication and computer maintenance courses.
Served on school Curriculum Committee and National Honor Society Committee.
Sponsored Academic Club and Technology Club Co-sponsored FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Class sponsor and Senior Trip Coordinator.
Adjunct Business Instructor August 2004 to May 2014Southeastern Illinois College - Harrisburg, IL
Coordinated the first Dual Credit Courses and piloted program for other local high schools.
Taught Dual Credit courses in Business, Computer Information Systems and Information Technology.
Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials.
Served on college Advisory Board.
Business Instructor January 1993 to May 2000John A. Logan College - Carterville, IL
Designed curriculum and taught introductory and upper level courses in Introduction to Computers, Advanced Spreadsheet Design and word processing.
Graduate Secretary April 1993 to July 2001Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
Completed data entry, tracked graduate student progress, maintained student records Created and maintained departmental website Maintained departmental computers Coordinated committee meetings, thesis and dissertation defenses.
Bachelor of Science : Workforce Education & Development, 1994Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, ILWorkforce Education & Development George D and Edith Wham Education Academic Scholarship
Illinois Business Education Association Academic Scholarship
Associate of Arts : Education, 1990John A Logan College - Carterville, ILEducation
2007 - Present Digital Media Ministry Coordinator at The Cross Community Church 2012 - Present Vacation Bible School Coordinator, The Cross Community Church 2005 - 2008 District Trainer - Boy Scouts of America 2005 - 2008 Fall and Summer Camp Staff - Boy Scouts of America 2001 - 2009 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader - Boy Scouts of America 2004 - 2006 Fundraising Coordinator - Marion Youth Football League
National Business Education Association
Illinois Association Career & Technical Education
National Education Association
Illinois Education Association
Community Involvement 2007 - Present Digital Media Ministry Coordinator at The Cross Community Church 2012 - Present Vacation Bible School Coordinator, The Cross Community Church 2005 - 2008 District Trainer - Boy Scouts of America 2005 - 2008 Fall and Summer Camp Staff - Boy Scouts of America 2001 - 2009 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader - Boy Scouts of America 2004 - 2006 Fundraising Coordinator - Marion Youth Football League
Academic, business communication, business law, computer maintenance, computer programming, conferences, content, Credit, data entry, forms, grants, graphic design, Information Systems, Information Technology, materials, meetings, networking, progress, Project Lead, Spreadsheet, teacher, web design, website, word processing