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Gary Smith

First Name
Last Name
Port Townsend
Retired teacher
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Education and Training
Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
Outdoors Experience
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Social Services and Non Profit
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
I am interested in working with schools in my area
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
High School
Higher Education
Special School Activities
High School Senior Projects
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
Subject Coaching (tutoring)
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisership (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I am a retired teacher (40 years) and have worked as a districtwide special education consultant, special eduction & general education teacher, special education coordinator, counselor and as a learning consultant in private practice. I enjoy working with students who have experienced frustration in a typical learning environment. I feel comfortable coaching students across academic subjects.
You have indicated an expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Provided direct academic support across all grades, curricula, and ability levels (ranging from developmental and attention difficulties through students pursuing college graduate level degrees. I
You have indicated an expertise in Education and Training
i worked in public education for 25 years as a classroom history teacher, special education teacher, program coordinator, special education consultant, followed by 15 yeas in private practice as an educational and learning consultant.
1976 BA, special education & general education, Western Washington University
1989 MEd, human resource education, Boston University
1977-1988 Special education resource teacher, history teacher, Dimond High School, Anchorage, Alaska
1988-1997 Secondary special education consultant, Anchorage School District (organized and led inservice workshops in a district of ~50,000 students, wrote numerous curricula, model teaching, direct liaison between students and parents and school district personnel and administration)
1990-1996 Adjunct instructor for college level special education courses, University of Alaska, Anchorage
1997-2002 Special education coordinator, reading teacher, Goldenview Middle School, Anchorage, Alaska
2002-2017 Owner, Eureka Learning & Educational Consulting, providing direct academic assistance to clients grade 7 through college & graduate school
You have indicated an expertise in Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
I have a strong interest in the environment and related issues and am an extensive gardener.
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