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Thank you for an interest in the field of Education. Evangel’s Education Department instills in it's students that teaching is not only a profession, but a ministry.
It takes a dedicated person to become a Special Education Teacher. If you desire to have a positive impact and to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities, consider a minor in Special Education or Disability Studies.
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Education Department; Trask 201-J
Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership, Southwest Baptist University (in progress, ABD)
Specialist - Educational Administration, Southwest Baptist University
Master of Education - Educational Leadership, Evangel University
Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education, Evangel University
Job Responsibilities: As the coordinator of the Special Education Program, I am the faculty advisor and instructor for courses in Special Education.
Org Memberships: Council for Exceptional Children
EDUC-271: The Exceptional and English Language Learner
EDUC-320: Introduction to Disabilities I / Cross-Categorical
EDUC-321: Introduction to Disabilities I Internship / Cross-Categorical
EDUC-345: Special Education Resources and Family Engagement
EDUC-375: Special Education Transition Processes and Career Readiness
EDUC-380: Methods for Teaching Students with Disabilities I / Cross-Categorical
EDUC-381: Professional Internship-Disabilities II / Cross-Categorical
EDUC-487: Special Education Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement
Started Work: August 2013
Favorite Thing About Work: The commitment and dedication of the faculty, staff, and students.
Was an Evangel Student: 1984-1987 (B.S.) & 2007-2009 (M.ED)
Favorite Memory as a Student:
Developing friendships from all over the world. Mission trips to Philippines, Jamaica, and Honduras. Meeting my best friend and wife, Karen (Thomas '85).
Originally From: Dayton, TX
My wife, Karen (Thomas,'85), and I are blessed with a wonderful family of 11 children through adoption.
Assistant Professor, Education Department, 2013-Present, Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Special Education Process Coordinator, 2006–2013, Neosho R-5 School District-Special Services Office, Neosho, MO
Special Education Department Campus Chairperson / Special Education Resource Teacher, 2001-2006, Houston Independent School District–Davila Elementary, Houston, TX
Classroom Teacher, 1987–1988, Northland Academy, Kansas City, MO
Tax Training Instructor, 1991–1998, H&R Block, Lebanon/Lafayette, IN
Cafe and Bakery Co-Owner, 2016-2017, Cafe 11 & Bakery, Springfield, MO
Assistant Manager, 2000, CVS Pharmacy, Monticello, IN
Bakery Co-Owner, 1992–2000, Karen’s Cakes, Lafayette, IN
Franchise Owner, 1991–1995, H&R Block, Lebanon, IN
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification:
Elementary Education, 1-8
Social Studies, 7-9
Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical, K-12
Early Child Special Education, B-3
English for Speakers of Other Languages, K-12
Social Science, 5-9
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