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Master of Science in Education
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Business Education
Olivet Nazarene College
Bourbonnais, Illinois

Academic Experience

Taught at the following institutions

Pacific Christian College, Fullerton, California
Southwestern Business College, Albuquerque, New Mexico
West Mesa High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, Illinois

Having the benefit of growing up and living in a small town 50 miles south of Chicago for the first 25 years of my life allowed me to experience the best of all worlds. My hometown of Kankakee enjoyed the benefits of an agricultural community as well as industrialization from local to international businesses and companies. The educational systems at all levels were and continue to be leaders in the fields of education. Thus, my personal educational experiences from kindergarten through advanced degrees provided me with a rich background from which to draw as I entered the teaching profession and continue still today.

Working in several different fields and companies in a major metropolitan area such as Chicago gave me a vast array of experiences. Because of the proximity to Chicago, my hometown employment experiences were as rich and diverse only in a somewhat less hectic setting. Thus, my broad background working in business and teaching at several different levels contribute to my being able to assist those with whom I work to be better than when they entered my classroom and to meet the commitment they made to themselves when they enrolled in my courses.

Professional Involvement and Community Service

Member of the following Professional Associations

National Business Education Association
California Business Education Association
California Teachers' Association
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges

My goal is to assist individuals in gaining the skills and knowledge they need to be employed in today's highly competitive job market. As such, activities and projects are developed providing the students the opportunity to apply their gained knowledge and skills to everyday situations. This learner-centered experience provides both responsibility and experiences to be successful.

My professional background, continual educational training, extensive business experiences in several different fields, and many years of classroom experience with people of all ages, backgrounds, and varied goals at various educational levels have provided me with a variety of tools to assist individuals.