New Teacher & New School Is A Perfect FitAug 27th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Education
By Rose Klein
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Alan Androski is such a perfect fit for the new James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS) that you would think the position was made specifically for him. JMPHS will be a STEM school, meaning that the focus on teaching will be Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and Androski has experience in all of them. Androski is certified to teach Physics at the High School level, obviously covering the necessary science qualification. He labels technology as a self-taught hobby, but has ample experience in using technology in a school setting as he incorporated student testing onto computers at his previous school and has Smart Board experience. He also reports that his previous fellow employees depended on him for technological help when the school IT person was absent. Engineering experience came with his first degree and first job after graduating from the Naval Academy with a Naval Architecture Degree. His assignment was on a Naval Ship in the Engineering Department. It was here that his interest in education formed when he began training new recruits in damage control for the ship. After five years of active duty on a Naval Ship, he went into the reserves and back to school, where he earned his Masters in Math Education; thus completing the final step in his experience and knowledge of STEM subjects. It was during his time in school, that Alan Androski met, and married, Christy Davis of Madison County. Both were able to find teaching positions in Madison. Christy was initially hired at Madison Primary School where JMPHS now resides. Androski found work at Madison County High School, where he has now taught for the past 18 years. His last four years at Madison County was teaching, but not students. He was assigned as a Math Coach where he acted as a resource for other math teachers and the school principal, by assisting with curriculum and teaching methods in the classroom. Alan Androski says he is “excited” about his current upcoming positions of science, math and computer teacher at JMPHS and describes it as, “a great opportunity.” He goes on to say that leaving Madison County High School was a very tough decision but felt the STEM school setting will be a good match for him and that he is ready for the challenge.
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