JOSHUA AASGAARD
1908 Wildair Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122 (504) 957-6677, teacher@mediawell.com

EDUCATION
Level 1 Teacher Certificate June 2005-2008
Praxis I scores, Reading 184, Math 182, Writing 184
Praxis II scores, Elementary Education Content Knowledge 189; Social Studies content 184, ETS Recognition of Excellence (score ranked in top 15% of all test takers who took this assessment in previous years on The Praxis Series™)

University of New Orleans, Master of Arts, Political Science
University
of New Orleans, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy,
minor in English, minor in Political Science/Pre-Law, and 15 hours of Computer Science

PBC Institute, A Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Training Institute, NLP Practitioner certification: educating to student learning styles, 4MAT instruction, and motivational coaching practitioner training & certification
Numerous computer, counseling and corporate training-related professional development courses and certifications

STRENGTHS

  • One year experience at Orleans Parish teaching students with Emotional Disturbance.
  • Two year tutoring experience: LEAP & GEE tutoring
    (Mathematics, English, and Social Studies: 4th, 8th, and 12th grades, Failure Free Reading for 4th Grade Students)
  • One year substitute teaching experience in Social Studies, English, Math, and Science:
    Ursuline Academy (9th-12th grades)
  • Outstanding standardized test preparation training skills: including removal of test anxiety, self-esteem building strategies, performance enhancement strategies, and "circle of excellence" training
  • Considered "highly qualified teacher" by Louisiana Standards, will have Practitioner's License 1 through the TeachGNO Program, for purposes of Orleans & Jefferson Parsh will NOT be considered "uncertified."
  • Utilize Louisiana Department of Education web-site for lesson plan preparation, and compliance with state standards for curriculum development in content areas
  • Over 8 years graphics, multimedia, internet and networking corporate training experience
  • Extensive journalism and debate experience, ran weekly newspaper, lead debate program
  • Highly flexible: quickly learn and adapt to changing environmentsOver 8 years corporate training: computer hardware and software,
  • University of New Orleans, Alternative Certification coursework -- earned an "A" in every education class taken

TRAINING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Provide graphic design applications and Internet services training
  • Provide technical support, office software training services for PC and Mac users, and networking services
  • Develop internet marketing, advertising and sales plans with an eye to a positive ROI for clients
  • Planned, developed, executed and delivered Internet training and assessment programs, including Dale Carnegie & Associates first online sales training project, delivered to over 300,000 clients
  • Revamped Dale Carnegie & Associates "High Impact Presentations" templates for its Product Development division
  • Trained employees on internet/intranet development for commerce for many large companies, including clients such as Monsanto, Solutia, Boeing/McDonnell Douglas, A.G. Edwards and Venture Stores
  • Developed long-term training and solution provider relationships with large, medium and small businesses throughout St. Louis, including such diverse clients as the Scott Radiological Group, Atkinson Group, Dale Carnegie & Assoc., Busch Creative & the Federal Reserve
  • Conducted training seminars on routers, hubs, and switches for Bay Networks, Faralon, and CISCO Systems products
  • Demonstrate & explain hardware, software and networking for Windows, Apple Macintosh, as well as Unix shell for intranet deployment
  • Project management: oversaw contractors and developers to ensure 100% satisfaction with clients' service needs

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2004-Present Sophie B. Wright Charter School Teacher, 7th Grade Math. Resource.

2004-2005

Hoffman Elementary Renaissance School

Special Education Teacher, Grant Writing, School Improvement, and Awards Committees.  Failure Free Reading™ after-school tutoring. Lead Technology Teacher.

1996-2004

Media Well, LLC &
Image Soup, Inc.

Director of Marketing / LEAP & GEE Instructor (2003-Present),
Instructor / Corporate Training (1998-2003),
Advertising Director / Webmaster (1996-1998),
St. Louis, Missouri (1996-1999), New Orleans, Louisiana (1999-Present)

1995-1997

Diversity University / UCAN Institute

Adjunct Professor (telnet://moo.du.org:8888/), taught distance learning course in Social & Political Theory, Fall 1995-1996, Spring 1996, Fall 1996-1997

1993-1996

VSE, Inc.

Advertising & Creative Promotions Director, St. Louis, Missouri

1992-1993

Kinko's of Missouri

Desktop Publishing Coordinator, St. Louis, Missouri

1990-1992

Kinko's of Louisiana

Custom Services / Desktop Publishing Assistant, New Orleans, Louisiana

1989-1991

University of New Orleans Driftwood

Editor-in-Chief, New Orleans, Louisiana (1989-1990)
Managing Editor, New Orleans, Louisiana (1988-1989)

PUBLICATIONS

An Inquiry Into Basic Rights: Advancing Rights in the Theories of Lomasky, Shue and Gewirth (New Orleans, Louisiana: University of New Orleans, 1993)
"The Tao of Chaos Science: An Affirmation of Kantian Subjectivism," Louisiana Educational Philosophy Journal, Spring 1990.