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Thomas M.
History Educator, Writer and Researcher
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About Thomas

About Thomas
-Author of multiple blog articles on a range of topics and contributor of multiple essays to the book Tolkien and Faith: Essays on Christian Truth in Middle Earth (Voyage Comics and Publishing, 2021) -Louisiana native who has resided in four states (Louisiana, Texas, California and Georgia), went to college in two (Maryland and Georgia) and visited four foreign countries (Mexico, China, Italy and Vatican City). -Currently living in Louisiana with wife of 7 years and 2 daughters.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
-5 and a half years of experience teaching social studies on Secondary Level: 4 and a half years at the high school level and 1 year at the middle school level -4 and half years experience teaching history at the Post-Secondary level: 2 years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and 5 semesters as a Lecturer -3 years experience teaching Aquatics skills, including Lifesaving, Swimming, Canoeing and Kayaking
Education
McNeese State University
Teaching
Master's Degree
2015 - 2020
Georgia Southern University
History
Master's Degree
2013 - 2015
Georgia Southern University
History
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2012

Work Experience

Work Experience
Calcasieu Parish School Board (Washington-Marion High School), Social Studies Teacher
2018 - Present
• Instruct six classes of 10-28 students • Ensure that students meet Grade Level Expectations and standards set by the state • Communicate effectively and proactively with parents and other stakeholders regarding students' academic performance and behavior • Elicit concerns and feedback from parents and other stakeholders and address them • Prepare students for US History EOC (End of Course) Examination • Implement alternative education plans for students with special educational needs • Apply...
McNeese State University, Academic Advisor
2017 - 2018
• Advised freshman students pursuing degrees in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education as well as General Studies majors • Met with students both in-person and over the phone in order to offer guidance and address concerns • Communicated effectively and proactively with students, parents and other stakeholders regarding academic progress and completion of degree requirements • Provided excellent customer service • Accurately input student information into the Ellucian Banner system • Kept detailed and...
McNeese State University, Lecturer
2016 - 2018
• Constructed and delivered introductory courses in American (HIST 201/2) and World (HIST 101/2) History for both dual enrollment and regular online courses • Delivered lectures on American and World History • Proctored and graded exams • Helped prepare juniors and seniors in high school for transition to college
Cameron Parish School Board (Grand Lake High School), Social Studies Teacher
2015 - 2017
• Instructed five classes of 15-25 students • Ensured that students meet Grade Level Expectations and standards set by the state • Prepared students for US History EOC (End of Course) Examination • Communicated effectively and proactively with parents and other stakeholders regarding students' academic performance and behavior • Elicited concerns and feedback from parents and other stakeholders and addressed them • Taught American and World History classes to high school and middle school...
Coastal Georgia Council BSA (Black Creek Scout Reservation), Aquatics Director
2014 - 2015
• Interacted with campers and adult chaperone and volunteers on a daily basis • Provided excellent customer service by serving as liason between campers and waterfront staff • Ultimately responsible for maintenance of swimming area, equipment and watercraft • Trained staff members in critical lifesaving skills. • Supervised a highly qualified aquatics staff responsible for teaching aquatics skills to Scouts. • Ensured that each staff member understood merit badge requirements was competent to...
Georgia Southern University (Department of History), Graduate Teaching Assistant
2013 - 2015
• Collaborated with professors in teaching large sections of introductory level history classes • Proctored and graded exams • Provided tutoring and other academic assistance to students • Facilitated review sessions • Substituted as needed. • Delivered lectures on diverse historical topics
Bulloch County Recreation Department, Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor
2013 - 2013
• Performed basic lifeguarding duties • Taught swimming skills to children and adults • Wrote and developed lesson plans to be reviewed and approved by the swim lesson coordinator • Interacted with pool patrons on a daily basis • Provided excellent customer service • Ensured a safe and pleasant experience for all patrons • Carried out opening and closing duties, including but not limited to facility maintenance

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