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Mr. Charles Kirkland

HS Business Teacher



Master of Business Administration, 2020
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, 2015
Seton Hill University
Greensburg, PA

Teaching Experience

Homer-Center School District, Homer City, PA: August 2016-Present
Business Teacher
  • Teach Accounting I-III, Personal Finance, Introduction to Business, Career, and Marketing courses
  • Enhance student collaboration and presentation skills through Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and an online learning management system
  • Develop curriculum using the Collins Writing Program
  • Employ assessment tools and proactive strategies to improve instruction methods
  • Serve as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Club Adviser
  • Serve as the School Store Adviser
Derry Area School District, Derry, PA: November 2015-June 2017
Substitute Teacher
  • Fostered a positive classroom environment in order to maximize the education and learning of students
  • Assisted the teacher in their absence, including distributing and collecting learning materials, keeping attendance, and carrying out other duties
Greater Latrobe Junior High School, Latrobe, PA: January-May 2015
Student Teacher
  • Drove an interactive classroom using 21st-century teaching technologies, such as Google Chromebooks and a Promethean Board
  • Taught using teacher-directed, inquiry-based, and small group instruction methods
  • Provided real-life examples and situations during class for students to better associate the curriculum with the business and working worlds
Jeannette McKee K-8 School, Jeannette, PA: September-December 2014
JAYS (Joined to Achieve Youth Success) Program Intern
  • Used small group instruction to teach a lesson on the impact of oil spills
  • Taught a Jellybean Genetics lesson using one-on-one teaching
  • Assisted and tutored students with homework
Homer-Center Elementary School, Homer City, PA: September-November 2014
Practicum Experience
  • Constructed cyberbullying and Microsoft Excel lessons
  • Modified lessons to fit the needs of learning support and gifted education students
  • Monitored student behavior
Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA: September-December 2014
Multicultural Practicum
  • Designed interactive activities to illustrate the concepts of different types of taxes and withholdings
  • Participated in a co-teaching and independent teaching environment
Greensburg-Salem High School, Greensburg, PA: February-April 2014
Special Education Program
  • Created a lesson on how to tie a necktie in order for students to gain functional skills to use in the workplace
  • Broadened students’ knowledge of art history by having them interpret paintings by Mary Cassatt

Work Experience

Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, PA: January 2011-September 2019
Evening/Weekend Receptionist
  • Welcome visitors
  • Perform data entry of residents’ information
  • Answer a five-line telephone system
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ensure residents’ safety at all times
Indiana County Courthouse, Indiana, PA: July 2010-August 2018
Treasurer’s Office Part-Time Clerk
  • Process applications for antlerless deer and dog licenses
  • Keep records and handle monies with absolute accuracy
  • Attend to customers’ needs