Michael A. Edison

P.O. Box 2325, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941, USA
TEL: (307) 367-2508 Email: medison@peru.com

SUMMARY

  • Resourceful team player with over 12 years of teaching experience in Utah,
    Wyoming, Alaska and Micronesia.
  • Extensive International and multi-cultural expertise; multi-lingual.
  • Proven Leadership.
  • Enthusiasm for extra-curricular activities.
  • Strong computing and programming background.

Most Recent Assignment

PINEDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Instructional Facilitator / Teacher

Pinedale, Wyoming, USA
2007-2008

  • On-site professional developer.
  • Responsible for teaching, assessments, and intervention.
  • Assistant Football Coach, Wrestling Coach.
  • Teacher of Science and Mathematics.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Physical Science, Physical Education, Computers & Technology, Mathematics, ESL, World History & Inter-cultural Studies


SPECIAL TALENTS
  • Certified Athletic Coach
  • Work with cultural insight
  • Educational Leadership
COMPUTER SKILLS

PC/MAC, Diagnostics and Repair (Operating Systems/Hardware), Network Administration, Desktop Publishing, HTML (including hand-coding), Webmaster, Microsoft Office, Photo and Video Editing




  • Publication Design and Layout
  • Web Design and Instructional Computing
  • Digital Media
  • Research Techniques
ALASKA TEACHING EXPERIENCE

YUPIIT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Tuluksak Community School, Tuluksak, Alaska
Secondary Teacher Mathematics (7-12) 2006-2007

  • Teaching Basic Math through Algebra.
  • Journalism Advisor / Bi-monthly school newspaper (K-12).

IDITAROD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
McGrath Community School, McGrath, Alaska
Principal/Teacher (K-12) 2005-2006

  • Fully-implemented change from a levels-based system (Quality Schools Model) to a more traditional system (Carnegie Model). Supervised Teachers and Staff Development. Team Leader in District Curriculum Committee.
  • Taught Middle School Mathematics (6-8), Technology (7-12) and Physical Education (7-12).
  • Extra-Curricular Activities included field trips via snow machines and light aircraft.

Takotna Community School, Takotna, Alaska
Principal/Teacher (K-12) 2003-2005

  • Site Administration. Staff Development. Community involvement.
  • Taught core subjects in Elementary (grades K-7), as well as Technology and Biology (9-12).
  • Facilitated school-sponsored trips to Hawaii and Washington D.C.

YUPIIT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Arlicaq Community School, Akiak, Alaska
Secondary Teacher Language Arts (9-12) 2001-2003

  • Curriculum Development for teaching Language Arts with ESL emphasis.
  • Advisor for Journalism and Yearbook.
  • Wrestling Coach (4-12); traveled to other schools via light aircraft.

YAKUTAT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Icy Bay Community School, Icy Bay, Alaska
Head Teacher (K-12) 2000-2001

  • Remote site; by air only. Repaired school and teacher housing prior to opening.
  • Taught all subjects, all grades. Sole-teacher site, 15 students, which included 2 in Kindergarten and 2 graduating Seniors.
  • Bi-weekly newspaper published by students. Yearbook. Cross-country running. Sixth-grade student took 3rd-place in Alaska State Spelling Bee.

LOWER KUSKOKWIM SCHOOL DISTRICT
Kwethluk Community School, Kwethluk, Alaska
Science/Mathematics/Technology (9-12) 1998-2000

  • Taught Physical Science, Biology, Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education and English Language Development.
  • Activities Coordinator for the school.
  • Wrestling Coach (4-12); traveled via light aircraft and snow machines.

PELICAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pelican School, Pelican, Alaska
Elementary Teacher (3-6) 1996-1997

  • Taught core subjects in grades 3-6; Technology in grades 9-12.
  • High School Advisor on trip to Gustavus via seaplane.

OVERSEAS TEACHING EXPERIENCE

KOBLERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6th Grade Teacher

Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
1997-1998

  • Facilitated learning of all core subject areas. Special emphasis on Math and World History. Students received the highest test scores (6th-grade) in Mathematics System-wide.
  • Supervised and trained young athletes for the school swim team. School Softball Champions.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • President, Iditarod Educators Association (2 years) / Chaired Contract Negotiations
  • Delegate, NEA State Convention
  • Non-Commissioned Officer in Utah National Guard
  • Cedar City Shade Tree Commission and Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer Fireman and Emergency Medical Technician
ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
  • International and Multi-Cultural Studies.
  • Music. Playing and listening.
  • History. It is the past that defines the present and shapes the future.

EDUCATION

Graduate School, Educational Leadership, University of Alaska, Anchorage 2005

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
1994
Minors: Physical Science, Physical Education
Major GPA: 3.3/4.0

Honors:

  • Maintained a 3.75 GPA while enrolled in a graduate studies program.
  • Completed Bachelors while working full-time to support a large family.
  • Sgt. York Leadership Award - NCO Academy
  • Army Achievement Medal

Praxis II (taken and passed):

Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Middle School Science
Middle School Social Studies

Certified Teacher in Alaska (exp. 2014) and Wyoming (exp. 2012), USA. Certified Coach.


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