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JJ Stevens

1611 W. Pike's Peak Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80904


To continue applying knowledge and experience as an exceptional high school teacher.



Lead Teacher- One Room Alternative High School, Clear Creek School District RE-1,  Colorado (1999-present)  District high school for at-risk students.  Full and part-time enrollment average of 50 students.  Emphasis on individualized study plans for maximum student success.

      Responsible for all instruction for all subjects.

      Developed and implemented mastery-based curriculum aligned with CDE standards and SCANS workplace competencies.

      District graduation rate increased 13% over last three years.

      Proposed and received Perkins Grant funding for Agri-business, Culinary Arts, and Fire Science Ecology curriculum development.

      Chaired Superintendents Task Force for Standards and Curriculum Alignment, Civics Committee.

      School assessment coordinator for CSAP, ACT, and ASVAB.


Education Director Trailhead Wilderness School, Georgetown, Colorado (1998-1999)

     A wilderness based residential therapy facility for youth.

      Developed and implemented standards-based curriculum for both traditional classroom and field instruction.

      Supervised one teacher, conducted seminars for colleagues.



Environmental Educator Outdoor Education Center, Trinity, Texas (1996-1997)

     An outdoor experiential education residential program for Houston School District.

      Taught forest ecology, aquatic ecology, conservation, farm study, high ropes course, and canoeing.

      Developed lesson plans, conducted seminars for colleagues, and facilitated night activities.


Assistant Dean of Students Oak Creek Ranch School, West Sedona, Arizona (1995)

     A boarding school with an international population of 90 students with program emphasis on individualized attention for underachieving  and learning disabled students.

      Developed departmental standards for North Central Association school accreditation.

      Trained eight dormitory advisors and interviewed prospective staff.

      Planned and implemented residential activities.

      Supervised three dormitories.


Wilderness Adventure Program Coordinator Oak Creek Ranch School (1995)


      Developed curriculum for weekly skill instruction, practice, and biweekly field activities.



Laboratory Assistant/Archaeology Assistant Lake Ilo

          Archaeology Project (1994)


      Qualitative and quantitative analysis of field collections.

      Excavation and plotting on-site in North Dakota.



Research Associate RHI, Incorporated, Flagstaff, Arizona (1994)

                          Researched and authored the prehistoric component of a  
                             successful proposal to nominate Chino Valley Township as a
                             National Historic District.

             Camp Director

                  Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron NM (1989-92)                                   
                                       Trained, supervised, and evaluated up to 18 Staff members
                                       Programs inclded Jicarilla Apache Ethnology, Hispanic Settler
                                               Interpretive History, and Ranch Life Interpretive History
                             Citation for Outstanding Crisis Management (1990)



          Teachers Certificate Secondary Social Studies, Colorado

          Teachers Certificate Secondary English, Colorado

          Teachers Certificate Alternative Curricular Education, CCCOES, 


          Teachers Certificate Secondary Social Studies, Texas


          Graduate Studies Anthropology and Education (1994)

              Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

      Academic Deans List: 3.75 GPA

      Coursework included Navajo Linguistics


Bachelor of Arts Communication & Rhetoric

Bachelor of Arts Mass Communication

     Anthropology Minor

     University of Missouri, St. Louis

      Academic Deans List (1991-1992)

      University Senate

      Student Affairs Award

      University Program Board Chair (1990) and Vice Chair (1989)