Lester Eugene (Gene) Sullivan

5600 CR 469, Brazoria, TX 77422
Phone 979-964-4449 - Cell Phone 979-373-8634
sullivan@genjac.com

 

Employment Goals:

As a retiree, I am interested in finding full or part time employment to provide a supplement to my retirement income and offer a productive use of my time and skills.

 

Skills and Abilities:

I have served for more than twenty years as an instructor and educator for both children and adults, teaching a variety of subjects, skills and vocations. Having been an educator and an outside salesman, I have a developed good communication skills. I have a wide range of technology skills. I am adept at using Microsoft Office and have obtained Microsoft Office User Specialist certification (MOUS). I can create documents in MS Word, develop spreadsheets, maintain accounts and payroll in MS Excel, create and edit data bases in MS Access, prepare presentations using MS PowerPoint, develop/create web sites and publish them to the World Wide Web using a variety of software. I am an experienced carpenter having done both rough framing and finish cabinetry. I have experience working with paints and sealants on both wood and metal. I have been formally trained in welding and other forms of metal working. I have been trained in law enforcement and I have worked in high security environments having been responsible for as many as 40 Texas State prison inmates in a training environment at one time and having been responsible for as many as 100 parolees on a caseload at a single time. I have a driving work ethic and a proven record of dependability, loyalty and honesty.

 

Education

1969 - 1972 Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX, -Psychology- Associate of Arts degree received

1972 - 1974 Houston Baptist Univ., Houston, TX, -Education- Bachelor of Arts Degree received

Ongoing academic and vocational course work completed at the following institutions:

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

University of Saint Thomas (Houston, TX)

South Texas College (Mc Allen, TX)

Brazosport Community College (Lake Jackson, TX)

 

Professional Experience

1974 - 1976 Carpenter/Framing Subcontractor for several home builders- Houston TX
Because I had taken courses in vocational carpentry and worked my way through college as a carpenter, I gained the skills and knowledge necessary to hire some helpers and subcontract framing work in the new home market.

1976-1984 Texas Staple Company Incorporated- Houston, TX
I worked in outside sales of construction equipment and fasteners. I was responsible for maintaining existing accounts and developing new ones among the contractors and subcontractors within Houston's new home construction business.

1984-2004: Columbia/Brazoria ISD- West Columbia, TX Classroom teacher

In my early years with CBISD, I taught all subjects in a self-contained classroom. The school district moved toward departmentalization over the years, and for most of the time I was with CBISD, I specialized in teaching math, science and social studies. The school I last taught in, Brazoria Intermediate School, is a fifth and sixth grade campus which had been rated "Exemplary" by the state of Texas for the three consecutive years. In 1999, we were named a "National Blue Ribbon School" by National Education Association. I sponsored the fifth and sixth grade chess club for the 20 years I was with the district, and I have taken a major role in the development and maintenance of the school's web site and the teaching web development skills to other educators. I have received stipends for serving as the district's energy manager and also for serving as the campus technical support personnel.

2004 - 2007: Windham School District - in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

I taught adult literacy to Texas Prison inmates within the environment of a maximum security prison. My responsibilities included giving the offenders the knowledge they would need in order to pass the GED (high school equivalency) exam. I also taught a vocational business course which certified prisoners to work with Microsoft Office applications. I was also trained in special classes to teach the prisoners skills they would need for successful reintegration into society upon their release from the Texas prison system.

2008- present: River's End Volunteer Fire Department

I have served as a firefighter, having received training and certification from the Texas A&M Extension Branch in Brazoria County.

2009 - 2010: Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

I served as a parole officer in Brazoria County supervising as many as 100 parolees from the Texas Prison System.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Valid Texas Teacher's Certificate
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Basic Fire Suppression Certification

PERSONAL

Date of Birth:
August 11, 1949

Family Status:
Married, 41 years; Two children: Christa, age 37 and Jake, age 35

Health:
Excellent