2011 - Present
Mathematics Instructor Atlantic Technical High School Currently teaching AP Statistics, Precalculus, and Informal Geometry/Geometry.
1995 - 2011
Mathematics Teacher Boyd H. Anderson High School Cerified Florida mathematics grades 6 - 12. Qualified IB maths instructor for over 10 years, teaching IB Mathematical Studies since 2000, IB Mathematics Higher Level since 2004, and IB Mathematics Standard Level since 2005. Qualified AP Statistics and AP Calculus AB/BC instructor, teaching AP Statistics since 2001. Mathematics Department Head school year 2008/2009. Sponsor "Mu Alpha Theta" Math Club 1998 - 2002. Additional mathematics teaching experience; Pre-Alegbra, Alegbra 1, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Alegbra 2 and Honors Algebra 2. Extensive knowledge and experience using technology in teaching mathematics including; promethean board, graphing calculator, powerpoint lecturing, geogbra and the internet. Selected to "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" three consecutive years; 2004, 2005, and 2006.
1979 - 1994
U.S. Naval Submarine Officer - LCDR, Ret.
1993 - 1994 Submarine Squaron 8 Assistant Deputy Comammder for Training Coordinated and directed the formal technical training, inspection and assessment of 16 assigned submarines, two submarine repair ships and a floating dry dock. Supervised the areas of material condition, operational readiness, personnel management and overall command effectiveness. Developed and implemented squadron policy, including a reactor safeguard examination assessment computer data base that enhanced the effectiveness and focus of assigned submarines training.
1992 - 1993 USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723) Executive Officer Second in comammd to the Captain. Responsible for the organization, administration, operation, training, scheduling, morale, welfare and discipline of the entire ship and crew of 150 personnel. Supervised all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the submarine. Supervised a $30 million shipyard overhaul, completed on schedule and within budget. Retained skilled personnel, achieving best retention rate in the atlantic submarine force. Integrated and focused ship-wide training, resulting in outstanding crew performance.
1990 - 1992
Naval Submarine School Senior Tactics Instructor Instructed and supervised 12 officers and 6 enlisted personnel in the tactical training of Atlantic Fleet pre-deployment submarine crews, officer students, prospective commanding officers and sonar supervisors. Conducted training and curriculum development for the entire naval submarine force. Conducted and supervised computer simulated training.
1986 - 1990
USS Haddock (SSN-621) Navigator Planned, supervised and administered the training and day-to-day routine of the navigation/operations department of 45 personnel. Responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, preservation, cleanliness and upkeep of departmental equipment and spaces. Managed the telecommunications, digital sonar and fire control systems, electronic navigation and overall operations of the ship. Planned and supervised the safe navigation of the ship for more than 40,000 miles. Received three personal awards for superior performance and leadership. Qualified to command submarines.
1984 - 1986
Submarine Squadron 2 Assistant Material Officer Performed material and maintenance management and coordination. Planed, scheduled, coordinated and managed major submarine maintenance periods for 15 assigned submarines. Supervised and managed the maintenance data collection office. Monitored and assessed the operation and training of squadron submarines. Served as project manager in the space shuttle Challenger recovery operation.
1980 - 1984
USS Queenfish (SSN-651) Division Officer
Managed, administered and directed the day-to-day operation of a 25 man division on board a nuclear submarine. Ensured assigned spaces, equipment and supplies were satisfactorily maintained. Supervised the operation, maintenance and repair of the nuclear power plant and associated systems. Supervised the machinery division during an 18 month, $100 million shipyard maintenance overhaul and test period, completed on schedule and within budget. Contributed to the grade of excellent attained on the post-shipyard reactor safeguards examination. Qualified as Naval Nuclear Engineer.
Education Virginia Military Institute Attended VMI on a Naval ROTC scholarship from 1975 - 1979. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Distinguished Graduate and second in my engineering class.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
~John Louis von Neumann