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Kenneth A. Parr's Teaching Portfolio


Last updated: August 19, 2011

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My objective is to return to a high/middle science class in the 2011-2012 school year and teach students that are currently without, but in need of my services.


Ability Summary

I am able to convert a traditional paper classroom into a "paperless" classroom with the technology I already have at my disposal.  My science labs are a combination of practical hands-on and computer simulations when hands-on applications are impractical.


I am also able to manage at-risk students because of my experience teaching high school and middle school science at two different Gary, Indiana public alternative education schools.


Employment History

Life Science Teacher

01/2011 - Current

Gary Community School Corporation

Gary, IN

Certified life science teacher.  Taught middle school science at new alternative education center.  Kept and updated student records.  Regularly Interacted with parents.


Biology and Life Science Teacher

08/1993 - 06/2009

Gary Community School Corporation

Gary, IN

Most recently, I taught high school and middle school science at Chase alternative school until it closed in June 2009.  Chase Alternative school in Gary, Indiana was a second chance school for students considered too disruptive or unable to cope with a more traditional school environment. 


While at Chase Alternative school, I taught on long-term assignment without certification.  After Chase Alternative closed I returned to Calumet College of St. Joseph to complete all courses and received my teacher certification in middle/junior high/high school Life Science (December 2010).


Education and Training

Completion Date

Issuing Institution


Course of Study


Calumet College of St. Joseph

Bachelors Degree

Life Science (Grades 5-12)


Calumet College of Saint Joseph

Bachelors Degree

Computer Information Systems


Occupational Licenses & Certificates

Certification Title

Issuing Organization

Completion Date

Expiration Date

Life Science

Indiana Department of Education



Computer Information Systems (BS)

Calumet College of Saint Joseph



Honors & Activities


2000  Teacher Sponsor Award, Calumet Regional Science Fair

2002  Leadership Award; Gary School Corporation

2003  DuPont Challenge Award; Teacher Participation


Additional Information

My professional teaching portfolio (with educational philosophy) can be found online here:


My teaching portfolio sums up career accomplishments and my abilities to take state standards and make those standards relevant for our students.


Detailed References

William Cook, Principal
Gary Community School Corporation
620 East 10th Place
Gary, IN  46402
Business reference known for 9 year(s).


Dr. Edwina Horde, Facilitator
Gary Community School Corporation
620 E. 10th Place
Gary, IN  46402
Business reference known for 6 year(s).


Dr. Marion Williams, School Board Vice President
Gary School Corporation
2338 Central Drive
Gary, IN  46407
Business reference known for 18 year(s).



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