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Jeremy Heck earned a Master's degree in Educational Administration from American College of Education in 2010. He has served as an educator for over 9 years in the 9-12 grade capacity and currently is the Assistant Principal at Indian Oaks Academy in Manteno, IL. He is known for being a great coach, leader and an influential leader in change in education. Jeremy comes from a family of Educators and found teaching to be a passion that has stuck with him as he has moved in to more influential positions. Jeremy was named the Alumni Achievement Award winner in July of 2012 from American College of Education and aspires to complete the Ed.D program that ACE offers and become an influential leader in Online Education.
Shelley Terzian earned her Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include democracy and education, transformative pedagogy, and engaging students in metacognitive thinking. She is currently as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Dominican University. Dr. Terzian has worked for the Chicago Public Schools as an Instructional Coach and is currently a third grade teacher and teacher Leader at Peirce School for International Studies.
I am Stephanie Scarborough and I live in sunny FL. After a number of years being employed in the local public school system, I focused on starting a family and growing my tutoring business, Educational Success Educational Services. Over the years, I have extended my educational offerings to include evaluations, testing services and specialized classes for students including those in the home education setting.
My family, friends, and faith help me focus on the blessings of each day. Their support was felt even more while working on my Masters in Educational Leadership at ACE. My desire to improve my aptitude as an educator and increase my abilities as a leader, gave me the additional focus to stay the course until the end. My passion for learning and encouraging others makes my Ambassadorship a transformational opportunity.
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
Stephen Hawking once stated the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. I have always looked for ways to take my education to the next level, though I am surrounded by people, who after a decade in education, declare they know it all.
I completed by bachelors degree in English Language and Literature from Kuwait University in 2002. My major linguistics and languages I learnt during my bachelors just made me more thirsty for knowledge. However, I had to wait for 10 long years before I would get the opportunity to take the next step in my education. I joined ACE in September 2012 for Masters in Educational Leadership that I completed a year later. I continued my positive learning experience at ACE by joining the doctoral programe.
I started working as an ambassador in September 2013. Being an ambassador has helped me develop powerful leadership skills. In the last 6 months, I have met a lot of people in my field and have been able to communicate about ACE.
Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction
My name is Jessi Tymchyshyn. I currently teach 8th grade LA in Lake County, IL. I have been teaching for 8 years now. I love the middle school age group because they are growing and changing all the time! I have 2 degrees from ACE. I have my masters in Curriculum and Instruction and my masters in Educational Leadership. In addition to my masters degrees, I also have obtained my ESL endorsement through ACE. Ace has truly helped me grow as a person and an educator. This year I want to take my last course to obtain my Reading endorsement.
Shawn Wigg has been a professional educator for over five years. During this time he has taught various courses such as Algebra 1, Geometry, Intensive Math, Career Education, and Collegiate Math He has a passion for educating others and works diligently to keep the student at the center of every decision he makes. This philosophy has led Shawn to be the recipient of awards such as the 2014 Macy's Florida District-Level Teacher of the Year, the 2013 Governors Shine Award, and 2013 ACE Alumni Achievement Award. Shawn has a goal of improving educational practices by educating and inspiring teachers to improve their profession through best practices.
Kristen Rulison earned dual master's degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Kristen specializes in elementary education and has been a kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and reading intervention teacher throughout her career. She was named Teacher of the Year for the School District of Palm Beach County in 2011, as well as, received American College of Education's Alumni Achievement Award in 2012. Currently, Kristen is a staff developer and provides professional development for teachers in both reading and writing.
I was only a seven-year old first grader when I realized I must be prepared with opportunity says, “Now!” My teacher had planned an assembly, and the girl whom she picked did not know her lines. Being frustrated she asked me if I knew the lines. I don’t remember how or what it was that I recited, but I know I recited it word-for-word. My teacher just stared at me, with a pleased shock, while her glasses hung at the edge of her nose.
So when my teachers told me to study my notes, do my homework I just did it without question. Periodically, there would be a pop quiz, some contest, and I would be up for the challenge when called. Because I had a respectable reputation with my teachers, letters of recommendation for summer internships, scholarships, and leadership roles were always within reach.
Now, as an 8th grade teacher and ten year veteran, I advocate preparedness through organization, reading, research, and questioning. I explain to students to organize their subjects with folders and homework logs, read a variety of text, research for the real truth, and question everything. This will help my students to make wise choices by being well-informed productive citizens. This is true education that transcends all fields.
This is how I work as an ACE Ambassador, of which I was recommended for position, and have maintained an assertive reputation. I read the facts about ACE, give and organized presentation, promote the students to research for themselves, and ask themselves questions that would help them make the right education about their future.
I am a proud alumna of the American College of Education. I graduated from the college in November of 2011 with my second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. With that degree, I also earned a Type 75 in the state of Illinois to work as a school administrator. My principal has since made me an after school tutoring coordinator, I coordinator my school’s annual Youth Author’s competition, and I have directed two school plays.
Before my education tenure began, I started my journey as a Journalism major as a result of my love of words, stories, and the truth. After freelance writing and substitute teaching for several years, I found a greater interest in teaching full time, thus earning my Master’s in Elementary Education. Over the course of the years, my talents in writing, teaching, motivation, marketing has grown into leadership. After motivating my colleagues to lose weight in a 10-week weight loss challenge, motivating more than 1000 teachers to fight for a fair labor contract as a union delegate, and initiating a Student Council, I realized it was time to earn my doctorate.
After much research and patience, I recognized ACE’s new doctoral program in Leadership was designed for me. Now, heading into my fourth course, I learned that a leader takes risks, work with a team, cultivate partnerships, research, research, and more research, and possess passion for the cause and people one is leading.
In the near future, I plan to continue to promote this college to compatible candidates. I eventually would enjoy working at the collegiate level as provost to help professors prepare leaders. As a mother of a twelve-year-old son, walking in this path and giving him the same expectation is the best experience for him to walk in his fullest potential and take over as the leader when I am ready to step down.
Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction
Samantha Reid has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from Northern Caribbean University and Dual master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from American College of Education. She is the recipient of the American College of Education 2013 Alumni Achievement Award and is also an ambassador for ACE since September 2013. Reid began her teaching career in Gouvieux, France, teaching English as a Second Language and currently teaches French at an all-boys school in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. She has served for more than five years as an educator in the 7-11 grade capacity. In addition to teaching, she coaches her junior and senior French teams where they have won numerous trophies and medals at the National French Vocabulary Competition. Reid is passionate about French and is thrilled to have an opportunity to pass on her love of French to her students. She aspires to become a principal and inte nds to make valuable improvements to the education sector.
Monique is an Assistant Principal at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines, WA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with 22 years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught mathematics in Oklahoma, California and Washington. She taught in the Seattle Public Schools at Rainier Beach High School and Washington Middle School, where she completed her Administrative Internship. Monique currently holds Washington certificates in Mathematics, Middle Level Mathematics and Administration. She holds a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from American College of Education (July 2013), and will be pursuing her doctorate this coming spring (March 2014), also at ACE. Monique has held various positions at the school, district, state and national levels, including Mathematics Department Head, Chair of Building Leadership Team, District Joint Professional Development Team, State Caucuses for Women and African American Educators, and nati onal trainer for the Safety, Bias and GLBT Issues Cadre of the National Education Association, just to name a few.
Mary Pinson earned dual master's degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from American College of Education in 2010 and 2011. Mary taught Intensive reading, math, science, social studies, career research, critical thinking skills, Civics and advanced language arts in middle school throughout her nine year teaching career. She earned her National Board Certification in Literacy in 2007 and was named Teacher of the Year for the Hill Gustat Middle School in 2010. Mary has moved into adminstartion since 2011. Additionally, Mary is the ACE professor for the FELE Prep Test and an Internship Supervisor. In April, 2014 Mary will open a new middle school in Marion county as the principal while pursuing her doctorate at American College of Education.
Tammy Halfacre earned her master's degrees in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. She has served for more than eighteen years as an educator in
the K-3 grade capacity and currently is the Professional Development Coordinator for the Mat-Su Borough School District in Palmer, Alaska . She also is known for her positive attitude and dedication to education as a life long learner. Halfacre embarked on her career as an educator in Wisconsin and continued her journey to Alaska because of her passion for teaching others and finds it as one of the most rewarding accomplishments in life. She aspires to become a principal and intends to continue to grow professionally as a true leader in the field of education.
Therese Schuld earned a masters degree in Educational Leadership and certificate in English as a Second Language from American College of Education. She has served as an educator of early childhood students with special needs for over eighteen years and currently teaches Visual Arts in Chicago to young students with special needs. She also serves as the Arts Liason for her school. Therese's position as a teacher of the Arts and Arts Liason for her school reflects her personal and professional journey as an educator and leader. After she achieved National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist Early Childhood through Young Adult in 2003, she has pursued leadership opportunities within her school and the larger community to advocate for the advancement of education for all students, especially, those students with special needs. Therese aspires to expand her impact as a teacher leader, Art Liason, and advocate for students w ith special needs.
Linda Campfield earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education. I served for more than 15 years as an educator in the elementary and middle school sector, and is currently teaching 4th and 5th grade, mathematics and science at Dade County Public School District, South Dade Middle School, in Homestead, Fla. I came from a background of educators, church leaders, and community involvement organizations. This involvement led me to a motivation and passion for sharing knowledge and helping others. After gaining experience, and working with various organizations in the community, and being a wife and mother, this has inspired me to be a part of the leadership capacity, and directed my focus to the Educational Leadership doctoral program. My goal is to be a change agent, be an asset to various organizations, and make accomplishments and improvements in the community, to the people and most of all for myself.
Geeta Persad Laloo has earned her master’s degree in Education Leadership from American College of Education. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida. She is currently working for the School District of Volusia County in the position of teacher/director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Gaming Academy at University High School, Orange City, Florida. Geeta has more than ten years of volunteering experience in education and is currently in her 8th year of teaching high school, grades 9-12. She enjoys teaching and considers it her least stressful part of her life. She quotes “if you love what you do then it is all the much easier to excel at it.”
Sarah Epperson earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. She has served eight years as an Pre-Algebra/Algebra instructor and currently teaches Leadership Skills Development at Florida Virtual School. She is known for being a fun-loving and bubbly educator who strives to reach her students and inspire them to be their best. Epperson has a passion for mentoring and collaborating fellow teachers to improve methods of instruction and increase student success.
Bridgette L. Craft earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership from American
College of Education in 2013. She has served for more than twenty-two years as an
educator in grades 6-12 and currently teaches Senior Seminar, AP Literature, AP Language at a Chicago Public High School. She is known for being a realistic, contemporary, and loving educator who endeavors to make sure all diverse learners in her classroom are learning and growing academically. Ms. Craft is a second generation educator who has embarked upon and sustained her career as an educator because of her dedication to students. In 2007, she started Craft Educational Services, a provider of educational services to students, teachers, parents, and schools. She aspires to joining educational leadership in an administrative capacity and intends to make invaluable improvements to the quality of student education.
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