Some more bytes about me...

Recent Years (since 2011 to Present)

Experiences/Travel

2016 pre-election

- Volunteered five days and at four different locations ( 3 area high schools and ECC) registering new voters

2016 Honored by statewide MNEA-Retired - Volunteer of the Year at annual conference 

2015, February-May Volunteer Classroom Aide, Truman Elementary School

April 11, 2015 Induction into the Chaminade Sports Hall of Fame for Swimming.

[I formed the first Chaminade Swim Team in 1956, coached it and swam in it.

In the Missouri State High School Swim meets:

In 1957 I placed 3rd in 100 yd back and 2nd in 150 Ind. Medley. Also, though I was the only swim competitor, Chaminade tied for 10th place in State that year.

In 1958 I placed 1st in 50 yd free and 1st in 150 Ind. Medley. Also, though I was the only swim competitor, Chaminade tied for 9th place in State that year.]

2014    Spring to November 4     Ran for Missouri State Senate District 26

Positions

- Member, Friends of Scenic Library - Pacific and Union branches - Donated set of Stories Matter books (https://www.facebook.com/storiesmatterbooks/) to Pacific branch

- 2012-present member and former Board of Director member of Labadie Environmental Organization

- one of the principals who began the Pacific Community Garden Group, a volunteer community garden in Pacific, MO in 2010

- educational consultant with over 35 years of teaching, 25 of administration and 76 years of learning experiences

- cofounder, co-owner, co-manager of LIVE!, a consulting organization focusing on total human development, especially learning, family education, and improved technologies (nutrition, health, exercise, and computing) for more effective living

- educational consultant in quality management, strategic planning, technology development and use (especially multimedia, telecommunications and internet), gifted education, and foreign language learning

- former Apple Teaching Fellow and Apple Educational Consultant

- life partner and husband of Barbara Bollmann, CSG and IAACT member, cofounder of LIVE!

- Board of Directors for New Music Circle 2004-2010), Vice-President, 2005-2007

- Board of Directors for Abaco-Towns-By-The-Sea Owners Association, Jan 2001 to Sept 2002

- member of GAMUG (Gateway Area Macintosh Users Group) and several times officer over the more than 30 years of membership

- member of Lifelong Learning Institute (2005-2010) and Steering Committee member (2007-2009); taught courses on James Joyce Ulysses, Moby Dick, Existentialism, Mind Sciences

- CoFounder of The Learning Community, Franklin County, MO (2008-2009 )

- Co-Owner and Editor of newview, a publishing company (2002), 3 books published on Perceptual Control Theory and Method of Levels

- Current CSG (Control Systems Group) member from 1995 to present, attending all North American and International conferences; President for the year 2000 (a precisely descriptive title for one who will preside over the conference for that year)

- Former Advanced Practicum Supervisor with IAACT (formerly with WGI) having supervised with Barbara Bollmann and Dina Davis more than 25 participants from 1995-1997

- Former IRT-ICTRTQM-WGI member from 1990 to 1997, attending all international conferences (except Ireland - for which I and my wife were scheduled, but chose to cancel in order to be present for the birth of our daughter's first child); also attended most of the Quality School Consortium conferences until 1997

 

PAST

Educational Employment

Administration

1997 to 1999 Maplewood-Richmond-Heights Interim Technology Director

1971 to 1996 Parkway School District; St. Louis County, MO.

1984 to 1996 Computer Education Coordinator

1981 to 1984 Gifted Education Coordinator

1979 to 1981 Coordinator for Curriculum Development

1978 to 1979 Lead Instructional Coordinator

1973 to 1976 Secondary Language Arts, including Unified Studies

1971 to 1979 Foreign Languages Coordinator

 

Higher Education

2009 to 2010 French Adjunct at East Central College, Union, MO

1986 to 1993 Adjunct Professor in the Education Department at Maryville University

1977 to 1989 Non-tenure track Professor in the Graduate Institute of Education at Washington University

1970 Instructor of Comprehensive English at The University of Florida

 

K-12 Teaching

1981 to 1984 Elementary Gifted Education Resource Teacher

1969 to 1970 Substitute teacher in Alachua County School District; Gainesville, FL.

1966 to 1968 Parkway School District; St. Louis County MO. Teacher of World Literature IV, English IV, French II,III,IV;Foreign Languages Chairperson 1967-1968; Chairperson of District Committee on the Foreign Languages Program; Adult Education, Beginning and Intermediate French

1965 to 1966 Nolan High School; Fort Worth, TX. Teacher of World Literature IV, English I, Latin II; English Department Chairperson, Moderator of Student Council

1964 to 1965 Assumption High School; East St. Louis, IL. Teacher of French I, II, English III; Foreign Languages Department Chairperson

1962 to 1964 Vianney High School; St. Louis County, MO. Teacher of French I, II, III, IV, Latin I, II; Foreign Languages Department Chairperson, Moderator of Student Council

 

Academic Preparation

1971 Ph.D. University of Florida, concentration in Middle English; Dissertation: The Scribal Art of Textual Transmission: A Study of Fifteenth Century Manuscript Tradition in Nineteen Manuscripts Containing Selected Canterbury Tales

1969 M.A. St. Louis University,concentration in Renaissance French; Thesis: Love in the 'Délie' of Maurice Scève

1962 B.A. St. Mary's University, major in English, minor in Latin and mathematics

 

Selected Awards

- 1970, Phi Beta Kappa

- 3 year scholarship to University of Florida for doctoral studies

- 2 NDEA grants for French study

- full 4 year scholarship to Chaminade College Preparatory School

 

Selected Learning Experiences and Travel

2014    Spring to November 4     Ran for Missouri State Senate District 26

2007    1 month travel in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, and CSG conference in Manchester, England

2006    7 weeks travel and a CSG conference in China- Many courses or workshops in human potential, psychology, technology and computing, quality management (including the classic Deming 4 day seminar), language learning and gifted education

 

Publications:

- (see above thesis and dissertation)

- Composed and/or edited more than 30 educational documents for Parkway School District: e.g. Foreign Languages Curriculum guides, Gifted Education Program Guide, Middle School Report, Computer Education Program Guide

 

1977    8 month sabbatical in Berlin, Germany (including one road trip from Berlin through Iron Curtain countries to Beirut)

1967    Summer NDEA grant for French study in Lyon, France

1963    Summer NDEA grant for French study at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

INTERESTS

- proud and joyful parent of two children and grandparent of four grandchildren

- Reading: founder and regular participant of The BookClub, founded in 1973 and meeting monthly ever since, reading and discussing nearly 500 books to date

- regular swimmer and sometimes participant in Masters and Senior Olympic competitions

- music lover (jazz, avant garde, and classical), jazz aficionado, especially appreciating bop, free jazz, and contemporary jazz

PS: What's LIVE! ?

LIVE! (pronounced both ways) is an organization founded and developed by Barbara Bollmann and myself to concentrate and incorporate our efforts of services and products to help people live more effectively.

Examples/Instances of Presentations and Workshops:

- What Do Grades Have To Do With Learning?, a twin series of presentations for comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable

- What Technology Is Important For Living Effectively Now And Into The 21st Century?

- LEAPS-Some Strategies And Practices For More Effective Personal Management