Lester Eugene (Gene) Sullivan
CR 469, Brazoria, TX 77422
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.
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,
University of Saint Thomas (Houston, TX)
South Texas College (Mc Allen, TX)
Brazosport Community College (Lake Jackson, TX)
1974 - 1976 Carpenter/Framing
Subcontractor for several home builders- Houston TX
1976-1984 Texas Staple Company
Incorporated- Houston, TX
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.
Valid Texas Teacher's Certificate
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