Energetic environment, love of high school students
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 10, 2017
Main objective to assist students and those who are here to support them in daily questions and needs. I like the co-workers that I work with to assist the needs of the students. I enjoy the energy flow throughout the day that emits from the age group of students.
Certified Cheer Coach (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – November 10, 2016
Very gratifying job! Love being able to teach new skills not only tumbling and stunting, but life skills as well! In addition to teaching new skills, helping to create a healthy environment for the athletes to feel comfortable and learn good communication and team building skills.
Financial Consultant (Current Employee) – Belmont, CA – August 22, 2016
Great place to work, good environment with high quality of teachers, administrative employees in educational field. Its great to work in a place where the students are getting the best opportunity to excel in education with empowerment for success.
Teacher/Director (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – June 8, 2016
Notre Dame is a Catholic High School of approximately 400 students in the Knoxville Diocese. I worked there from 2011-2016. The teacher student ration is roughly 15-1. They have a number of extra-curricular activities and a diverse student body.
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – 24 Ricardo Street – March 30, 2016
When I first started as the lab technician for Notre Dame High School, I began with organizing and taking record of the chemical inventory and glassware, setting up/breaking down of labs, and ordering needed supplies. In addition to my responsibilities, in my second year I now am running marine biology and environmentally valuable field trips for high school juniors and seniors. As well, my coworkers are very supportive and helpful and I enjoy the work environment.
Worked as a Dean of Students and Spanish AP Teacher
Dean of Students/AP Spanish Lang & Lit Teacher (Former Employee) – Lawrence, MA – July 16, 2015
NDHS is part of the Cristo Rey Network where it provides students the opportunity to obtain a college preparatory education as well as with the work-study component of the school, they gain experience in Corporate America.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Forney, TX – August 26, 2014
Wonderful environment with the students.
1979 Diploma-Aquinas High School, San Bernardino California 1988 Bachelors Political Science, California State San Bernardino 1988 Bachelors History, California State San Bernardino 1990 Masters Politics, Claremont Graduate School
Philosophy of Education
As scholars we master our subject and promote critical thinking. Critical thinking begins with asking essential questions aimed towards practical application. Acquiring knowledge by using efficient and diverse methods of research is key to answering the essential questions.
As educators we welcome diverse thought, knowing every student is capable of excellence. Therefore, we are engaging, and inspiring to promote a lifelong investment in learning. Retention is assured by making current and relevant connections. Application should always end in good life decisions.
As mentors we set the standards of behavior, and lead by example. There should always be exhausted efforts for restitution, and redemption. To have a life well lived is the best proof that success has been achieved!
1990-91 Lecturer in Government, Azusa Pacific University 1991 Lecturer in Government, Barstow Community College 1991-93 Lecturer in Social Science, University of Redlands 1993-2014 Faculty (I-Pad school/Haiku/I Tunes U) Notre Dame High School Riverside 1993-2014 Moderator-Pep Band, Notre Dame High School 1994-01 Freshman Class Advisor, Notre Dame High School 2001-2014 Director-Holocaust Awareness Program, Notre Dame High School 2001-04 Senior Class Advisor,more... Notre Dame High School 2001-04 Mentor Teacher, Notre Dame High School 2010-2014 Moderator Automobile/Transportation Enthusiast Club, Notre Dame High School 2012-2014 Dean of Students, Notre Dame High School
High School Courses Taught Advanced Placement United States Government, United States Government, United States History, Economics, Political Philosophy, Constitutional Law, World History
University Courses Taught
American Government, State and Local Politics, Ethics and Social Philosophy, Comparative Political Behavior, The American Founding, History of American Foreign Affairs, Colonial Era, Research and Writing
1989-90 Researcher/Legislative Analyst, Stratecon Publishers of “Water Strategist” and “Water Intelligence Monthly” 1992 Campaign Assistant/Media Advisory, Bill Allen (Chair of the United Stated Civil Rights Commission) for U.S. Senate ’92 Campaign 1992 Business Manager, “Washington Compendium” Political Newsletter 1992-93 37th Senate District Director 2011-present Founder, Editor, Contributor WWW.PhilosophyofReason.com
1994-03 Head Coach, Varsity Boy’s Soccer/League Champions ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ’98 (7 out of 10 years in CIF playoffs/semi-finalist twice, quarter finalist twice, second round twice) Notre Dame High School 1997-98 Assistant Coach, JV Softball Notre Dame High School 2002-03 Head Coach, JV Baseball Notre Dame High School 2011-13 Assistant Coach, Varsity Boy’s Soccer Notre Dame
Awards and Honors
1987 Pi Sigma Alpha The National Political Science Honor Society 1998 CIF Southern Section Soccer Coach of the Year 2003, 04, 08 Commencement Address (selected by the Senior Class, only done from 2001 to 2008), Notre Dame High School 2004 ASB Outstanding Service Award, Notre Dame High School 2009, 2013 Nobel Educator of Distinction, National Society of High School Scholars 2007, 08, 09, 11 Titan Theatre Guild’s “Top Fundraiser” Award, Notre Dame High School 2010-11 Teacher of the Year, Notre Dame High School Board 2010-11 Distinguished Teacher of the Year San Bernardino/Riverside Diocese 2011 College Board Advanced Placement Macroeconomics Conference Certificate 2012-13 Spirit of Our Lady Award Cor Unum et Anima Una (One Heart, One Spirit), Notre Dame High School 2014 Principal’s “One” Commendation
1979-84 Election Poll Worker 1979-81 Sales/Clerk Musicland, San Bernardino CA 1981-83 Manager, Musicland Culver City CA 1983-85 Assistant Manager, Video Concepts San Bernardino CA 1985-88 Teachers Aid, WJC Trapp Elementary School Rialto CA
2006-present Loma Linda Volunteers for Veterans Foundation Committee Member 2006-present Loma Linda Veterans Car Show Raffle/Opportunity Drawing Director
Life-long fan of the Dallas Cowboys Restorations of Classic Cars (member of Oldsmobile Club of America, North Texas Oldsmobile Club, Southern California Oldsmobile Club, Triumph Register of Southern California, Southern California Triumph Owners Association) Musician-Set Drummerless
Gives you the leadership opportunity to deepen relationships and exhibit success in yourself and others
Link Crew Leader (Former Employee) – Belmont, CA – July 24, 2014
Everyday would consist of planning, coordinating, and facilitating workshops and events for the academic and social success of the students. I also counseled them with academic and personal issues and also extended this service to concerned parents. I loved my bosses and my colleagues- they are the kindest and most fun people ever! The hardest part of the job was organizing event that involved parents because of their tight schedules, and the most enjoyable was making lasting relationships and seeing the girls succeed.
Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach (Current Employee) – Fairfield, CT – November 18, 2013
Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach; technical and tactical skills to improve both their ability to read the game and their individual soccer skills. Plan and execute weekly soccer practices. Monitor player’s academic performance
Intern (Former Employee) – Fairfield, CT – July 22, 2012
This internship was at a Catholic High School and it included a lot of teacher/student meeting, paperwork, guidance sessions, and interactions with different groups on campus. I learned a lot about interpersonal communication and about the catholic school environment. I worked in a small office with three guidance counselors and absolutely loved it. Meetings with students were my favorite because they were all so dynamic and fun to get to know. The hardest part was probably scheduling meeting and school functions together so nothing clashed in the school schedule.