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Resume for John P. Driscoll Sr.; Candidate for Gloucester City School Board

 

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic candidate with a Masters of Special Education Degree. I have six years of substitute teaching experience, experience as Gloucester City’s DARE Officer, and I am the current Vice Principal of Holy Name Elementary School in Camden, NJ. I am seeking a position as an advocate of children. I have been lucky enough to have been able to retire from the NJ Police and Fire Pension system. I believe in my second career I am meant to demonstrate and encourage a passion for learning and helping to meet the needs of our exceptional children.

 

 

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

 

Doctorate of Education: Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware

Major: Education, 

Enrolled with a tentative graduation date of 2018

 

Master of Education: Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware

Major: Special Education, 2014

GPA 3.99

 

Bachelor of Science: Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey 

Major: Liberal Studies with a concentration in History, 2001

 

Associates of Liberal Arts: Camden County College, 1993

 

Delaware 

Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12: 2014 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Vice Principal

HOLY NAME, Camden, NJ 2014-present

 

Substitute 2005-2014

GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, Gloucester City, NJ GLOUCESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Gloucester City, NJ 

BROOKLAWN SCHOOL DISTRICT, Brooklawn, NJ

 

D.A.R.E.

SAINT MARY’S SCHOOL, Gloucester City, NJ 2005-2009

  • Provided safe and comfortable learning environment by utilizing strong classroom management 

  skills

  • Kept students engaged through use of technology, media, news resources, and relating subject to real life experiences 

 

STUDENT TEACHER INTERSHIP, Brooklawn, NJ 2014

Special Education Teacher Intern

  • Designing lesson plans, educating general and special education students, administering and evaluating daily assessments, developing and implementing IEP’s, developing and utilizing behavior plans, and communicating with parents.
  • Succeeded in maintaining strong classroom management, leading to students taking a genuine interest in activities performed in class
  • Encouraged students to act responsibly, positive and encouraging them to strive for success

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

GLOUCESTER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT, Patrolmen, DARE Officer 2000-2012

COMPUCOM, Computer Sales and Customer Service 1997-1999

BELL SOUTH, Phone Sales and Customer Service 1996-1997

AMERICAN MEDI-WHEELS, E.M.T/Supervisor 1989-1995

YMCA CAMP OCKANICKON, Camp Counselor 1989-1995

 

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: 

BELLMAWR VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE, E.M.T.

SALVATION ARMY “MEALS ON WHEELS” VOLUNTEER

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

VOLUNTEER SOCCER COACH, Gloucester City, NJ

ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH, Gloucester City Little League

 

AWARDS:

  • Awarded Commendation for Heroism by Gloucester City Police Department 2001
  • Awarded Merit Award for Officer of the Year by Gloucester City Police Department           2003
  • Awarded Thomas Stewart III award by Gloucester Catholic High School

 for demonstrating selfless commitment and extraordinary service

 to the greater community                                           2009

  • Awarded Audrey K. Doberstein Award for Leadership and Service    by Wilmington University 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES:

  • NJ Child Assault Prevention Certified ( CAP) 2012
  • Pain Behind the Badge and Suicide Awareness Program 2011
  • Drug Abuse Resistance Education 2005 

 

PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Knights of Columbus 674
  • National Association of Police Organization ( NAPO)
  • Police Benevolent Association

TECHNOLOGICAL INTEGRATION:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Smartboard, and Smartdesk Use
  • Grading and attendance software
  • PowerSchool
  • A+ computer certification
  • Internet Crimes

References available 

Mr. George Berglund, Chief Gloucester City Police Department

Deacon Joseph Rafferty, Superintendent of Gloucester City School District

Mr. John Coleman, Head of School at Gloucester Catholic High School 

Mrs. Michelle Kidd, Special Education Teacher at Alice Costello School (Brooklawn School District) 

 

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