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Geoffrey A.


Brooklyn, NY 11226

Male ( Age 62 )

Member since:01/2016

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December, 2012 – Current Ministry of Education Inspector of Schools • Currently contracted as an Inspector of Schools throughout the country of Belize. • Team Leader of a Team of five Inspectors – Number of schools inspected Six (6) Elementary Schools and Four (4) Secondary Schools • To support the implementation of a National School Inspectorate, the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports • Highly committed and qualified • Form dynamic teams tasked with evaluating the quality of education delivered in Belize’s pre-primary, primary, secondary, and TVET institutions • Sound knowledge of Belize’s education system • Ability to organize, evaluate, and present information effectively, both orally and in writing • Ability to supervise and evaluate all aspects of the above-mentioned institutions including school management, administration, teaching, student and community/parent relations. • Commitment to high standard of ethical and professional conduct • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word/Excel January 2012 – June 2013 University of Belize Adjunct Lecturer University of Belize / Toledo Campus • Prepare course outlines for both English I and English II • Lecture to an average of 35 students in English I and 35 in English II • Develop Assignments, tests, research topics and final exams for student • Provide guidance to student taught • Generate reports and evaluations and recommendations for the University Administration in relation to the courses taught. Asst. Education Officer December 2011-January 2012 • Collaborate with the Regional Education Council and managing authorities to formulate recommendations on goals, strategies and long-term plans for improving access and quality of schooling at all levels of the education system in the district; • collaborate with Managing Authorities in planning and organising the efficient and cost-effective delivery of educational services at all levels of the system in the district; • collaborate with Managing Authorities to monitor schools to ensure compliance with the Education Rules and the Act, and to ensure adequate provision of education, including physical facilities and resources, the quality of teachers and teaching, the quality of educational leadership and management; • Support the District Manager in the operations of the District Education Centre, including the preparation of annual plans and budgets, supervision of the technical and support staff, and maintenance of the building, furniture, equipment, resources and external environment; • supporting and ensuring proper delivery of services to schools, students and to the general public including monitoring school attendance and school transportation; supervising distribution of materials, equipment and furniture provided by or through the Ministry to schools; and facilitating the biennial inspection of schools; • overseeing education development activities by the Ministry including teacher development and curriculum implementation activities and the administration of examinations; • liaising with and maintaining good communication with the various Partners in Education and the general public in the district; including distribution and collection of application forms and other documents; directing the collection and storage of information from schools; and directing the dissemination of information from the Ministry; August, 1987 – August 2011: Peace Corps/Belize Associate Peace Corps Director • As the Associate Peace Corps Director for the Education and Healthy Environments Projects I had responsibility for planning, developing, negotiating, implementing, managing and evaluating Peace Corps/Belize Education and Health Projects activities. I servede as the principal advisor to the Country Director (CD) of the Peace Corps Program in Belize as it related to Education and Health Programming. • I supervised the work of 40-50 Volunteers in the field, accountable for maintaining quality programming and training ensuring that the efforts and assignments of Peace Corps Volunteers were consistent with those of the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Peace Corps philosophy. • I provided guidance, counseling, technical and administrative support to an average of 40-50 Volunteers and 35-40 Trainees per cycle (every year). • Responsible for researching, negotiating and identifying Health, Education Development projects for Volunteer involvement at the local and national government levels which reflect and serve the needs of Belize and are consistent with GOB policies and priorities. • Along with the Country Director consulted with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Education and Youth, and the Ministry of Health, annually in order to determine GOB interests, needs and potential for cooperation with Peace Corps Education and Health Education projects. • As a member of the PC/Belize Management Team, I participated in the preparation of Integrated Planning Budget Systems, IPBS. These duties included developing, gathering and analyzing information for the Country Narrative section, exploring new program opportunities, projecting future program levels/requirements and requesting, reporting and monitoring projects funded through available sources such as The CENTER, Ministry of Finance, US Ambassador to Belize HIV/AIDS Fund, British High Commission, UNICEF, Peace Corps Partnership and USAID. • I supervised two (2) Program & Training Assistants, established goals, provided guidelines and training, approved work schedule, evaluated and provided feedback on their work performance. • Responsible for the preparation and updating of professional documents for programming and training activities. Training • Site Development: Part of the Peace Corps Staff team (Associate Peace Corps Directors, PCMOs, Safety and Security Coordinator) responsible for developing appropriate site selection and development materials which were designed to provide sites to new Volunteers which had a specified community partner who acted as the Host Country National representative for the Volunteer and who assisted Volunteer in community entry. • I assessed Volunteer performance. Inquired about personal and work related problems or limitations and provided advice and consultation as necessary. • Provided counseling to Volunteers on personal and professional matters. • I reviewed, revised and implemented Peace Corps Belize policies in relation to Volunteers. Provided Volunteers with guidance on Peace Corps Policy. • Responsible for the following administrative and office work as it related to the Education, Youth and Health Development projects. ? Analysis and approval of Volunteer requests for work related items. ? Coordinated the Volunteer Early Termination process. ? Implementation of the daily operations procedures of Peace Corps/Belize by Volunteers’ outlined in the Volunteer Guide to Policies and Procedures. ? Served as Peace Corps Duty Officer. ? At times in the absence of the Country Director I had served as Country Director. Pre-Service Training • As the Associate Director responsible for all PC/Belize training activities, I overseaw all aspects of Pre-Service Training, monitoring all logistical elements, supervising/advising staff and instructors, caring for the welfare of Trainees. I communicated overall role of Volunteers and role of communities that receive Volunteers. Counseled Volunteers on all aspects of the host country including presenting information on appropriate behavior, dress, and current political, social situations. I ensured that trainees understand the commitment, privileges and responsibilities on the part of all Volunteers in country. • I prepared the Training Budget ($150,000.00 USD), supervised three (3) regular staff (PSC), hired, trained and supervised 15 seasonal training Instructors (8 Kriol Language and Culture Trainer, 4 Technical Trainers, and 3 short-term (1 week) technical trainers for ISTs) for (11-13 weeks annually) and implemented Pre-Service Training for 35 to 40 Trainees for 7 weeks annually. In-Service Training • In-Service Training (IST) – I supervised the content and quality of Education and Health Projects IST events to meet the ongoing training needs of Volunteers. I participated in IST events as facilitator as needed. I coordinated with other program managers and staff to determine sequence, content and re-design of IST events as needed. I planned, designed and implemented IST events such as Reconnect, Project Design and Management, All Volunteer Conference, Close of Service Conference (COS), Community Partner Day and Project Workshops with other Associate Directors, Program and Training Assistants and Training Staff annually (budget $30,000.00 US). September 1980 – August, 1987 Claver College/Toledo Community College, Punta Gorda, Toledo District • Teacher of English and Literature: Responsible for preparation and presentation of Lessons in English Language a Literature for 400 3rd and 4th Form students. Graded and assessed students’ performance and recommended them for promotion and graduation. Prepared all 3rd and 4th Form Students for CXC English I (English Language) and English II (Literature). The CXC passes were outstanding every year. September 1974 to August 1980: Catholic Public Schools, Toledo District • Principal Teacher: Santa Teresa Primary School: I was responsible for the overall administration of the school and also served as a classroom teacher. • Teacher: Classroom teacher to 35 students in the Primary Grades. (Dolores Village, San Miguel, San Jose and Crique Sarco Village Schools) Education_ 1987 Graduate Course in Education St. Thomas University Miami Florida, USA 1983-1984 St.Thomas University Miami Florida, USA B.A. Secondary Education and English 1977-1980 Belize Teachers’ Colleges Trained Teacher’s Diploma 1976 First Class Teachers’ Certificate 1970-1974 Belize Technical College High School Diploma Training/Courses Attended February – March 1988 Overseas Staff Training for senior Peace Corps Staff Peace Corps Washington Headquarters November 1995 Youth Program Development Workshop, (Namibia, South Africa) May 2001 CD/PTO/APCD Post Management Conference (Suriname South America) 2012 – 2013 Professional Training as a School Inspector Association First Chairperson of University of Belize in Toledo Awards: 1983 - 1984 Listed among Who’s Who Among Students In Colleges and Universities in the United States of America (St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida) 1988-1997 Numerous Peace Corps/US Embassy Awards 2000 Superior Performance Award: Launching of the first National-Level Information Technology Project (US Embassy/Belize) 2000 Franklin Award (US Embassy/Belize) 2005 Outstanding Service Award Pre-Service Training (US Embassy/Belize) 2010 20 Years of Service to the US Government Award Skills and Abilities: • Project planning and management. • Teaching of High School Level English and College English (I & II) • Training planning, implementation and evaluation. • Counseling techniques and procedures. • Personnel supervision • Drive Vehicle


Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Bachelors 1985 BA Secondary Education/English St. Thomas University, Miami Flo...
Certification Elementary Education 1980 Trained Teachers' Diploma Belize Teachers' College, Belize...
Award Numerous 2010 Oustanding Performance Peace Corps/Belize
Award University 1984 Who's Who Among Students in US U... St. Thomas University, Miami Flo...

Subject Commentary

Composition This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
Taught High School Students grades 9 - 12 Composition as well as Jr. College English 1010 & 102
Creative Writing Proficiency: I know the basics
Also taught writing to high school students from all grades.
English Proficiency: Experienced
This is my major in college and spent more than ten (10) years teaching English in high schools and Jr. Colleges
Grammar This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
Teaching grammar is an integral component of teaching English
Language Arts Proficiency: Experienced
I had taught Elementary School long ago and Language Arts was part of teaching responsibilities
Literature Proficiency: Experienced
Majored in English in College and Literature was also a component of the major. Taught this in high school and Jr. College for over ten (10) years
Poetry Proficiency: Experienced
Same as in Literature
Reading Proficiency: Experienced
Same as in Literature
Reading Comprehension Proficiency: Experienced
Same as in Literature
Shakespeare Proficiency: Experienced
Same as in Literature
Spelling Proficiency: Experienced
Vocabulary building and spelling are Integral to English teaching.
Writing Proficiency: Experienced
Teaching writing was the and continues to be the essence of the teaching of English.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Grammar
  • Language Arts
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Reading
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Shakespeare
  • Spelling
  • Writing