Passively Looking for Educator/Instructor jobs and is willing to relocate for the right position.
Eager to bring automotive students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of educational experience coupled with eighteen years of industry background in automotive repair, management and training.
· Experience building and maintaining a successful automotive program
· Experienced in the use of the latest automotive technology and techniques
· Dedicated to the education and personal growth of each student
· Automotive program and surrounding community work together
Tools and Equipment
I enjoy and prefer working with the latest and greatest technology, equipment and tools. Learning new diagnostic procedures and techniques is very fulfilling.
I was hired to replace a teacher retiring after 33 years of educating high school students. Even though the program was established, it was in great need of updates to the curriculum and technology improvements to the auto shop. During my first year at Gilbert High School automotive classes had low enrollment. After my first year of teaching I was given a 6/5th contract to provide sections for the increase in my automotive classes’ enrollment. I currently have over a fifty percent retention rate from one automotive class to the subsequent. At the time, there was no third level class for students to complete the program. I utilized the state standards and gained input from industry professionals to create a third level class for students to complete their automotive education at the high school level. The implementation of this class satisfied requirements for federal and state grant funding. I created and establish an active advisory board for the automotive program. This advisory board meets twice a year and gives direction for the program. My automotive students earn dual enrollment credit at Mesa Community College while in the program. Students also earn certificates and certifications from various automotive manufactures. I have also developed a series of classes which are open to the public and be can take at night and on the weekends. These classes are part of the districts community education department. One advantage of teaching at both the high school and community college is supporting students make a smooth transition from high school education to a post-secondary education program.
Mesa Community College(MCC) is a accredited NATEF training program all of the classes aligning with the eight(A1-A8) ASE areas. I have taught all classes that MCC offers and align with each ASE area.
Profile last updated Mar 25, 2018.