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As an effective leader of 21st century innovation, it is essential to teach students abilities in leading, planning, facilitating, organization and being prepared for a variety of workforce challenges. It is important to identify key patterns that are essential for technological educational development. My approach on effective technological teaching is to apply technology with a new-age approach to learning and keeping my students interested and motivated to academically succeed. This has been achieved through the utilization of Apple learning applications, Microsoft 360 workshop, research based projects, hands on learning activities, real world learning exercises, mentorships, internships, guest speaker presentations and more. College coursework for students who progress more quickly is an excellent idea to foster such growth. The enthusiasm of the students will certainly be a priority. Another important attribute of preparing my students for the future is to create a culture of open communication. It is very important for students to collaborate and work among one another toward the completion of clear set objectives. Furthermore, I have a proven track record and have had success when establishing a focus on learning, acting strategically and sharing leadership in a collaborative effort. Ultimately, my master plan is to create an environment that encourages all students to have ownership toward their personal success and that of the class and school. I strongly believe that 21st century education should be to educate successful leaders in our challenging communities and prepare them for careers in technology and business. I will implement a multitude of strategies to effectively lead our students toward success. Suitable management techniques such as implementing lesson planning with clear objectives, focused alignment, and practical follow though can help advert problems before they become unmanageable. Working closely with my students to succeed personally, academically and in character development is of greatest importance. In addition, my teaching patterns will closely align with the commitment toward the school vision and culture.
I formerly taught 6th and 7th-grade social studies at Harry H. Rogers Middle School for the SAISD in San Antonio, Texas. I am excited to return closer to my roots and teach in the community in which I was raised. I am presently living in Laredo, Texas but plan to return to San Antonio upon hire. I feel confident about my diverse teaching record and value the education, innovation, mentorship, and outside learning opportunities provided to students at San Antonio ISD. I believe that my teaching, coaching, leadership and practical experience will fit in great with my return to the district. As indicated on my enclosed resume, I am currently pursuing a graduate degree with Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX in Educational Administration with the completion date set for fall 2017. These courses may be achieved in an online manner avoiding any future logistic issues once hired in San Antonio. I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have a valid Texas teaching license and am highly qualified to teach social studies (7-12), generalist (6-8) and business education (6-12). While teaching with SAISD I have received honors for "The Rising Star Award", nominated "Texas Teacher of the Year", CLT leadership committee, PTA Vice-President, PTA treasurer, PTA Secretary, PTA historian, STAAR administrator, TAKS administrator, worked for a TITLE I designated campus for five years, coached boys football, coached girls basketball, coached boys basketball and held additional leadership roles within the school.
I have a varied repertoire of employment experience and believe that my professional knowledge and skills together with my personal qualities make me an ideal candidate for this job. My communication skills and professional approach to teaching have added to the successes I have enjoyed in my teaching experiences.

Jon’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at San Antonio - Bachelor in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management

Graduate Degree: AM International University - Masters in Education, Educational Administration

Hobbies

Playing guitar, reading, camping, Boy Scouts, hiking, rock climbing, sports and to travel.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

History

Business

Business Analytics

Business Ethics

Business Writing

College Business

Cost Accounting

Economics

Essay Editing

Financial Accounting

GED Prep

GED Reasoning Through Language Arts

GED Social Studies

High School Business

High School Economics

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Public Speaking

Social studies

STAAR Prep

STAAR EOC Prep

STAAR Grades 3-8 Prep

Test Prep

World Religions

Writing