Jack O’Connor Mosel 17 Beverly Rd. Carmel, NY 10512(914) 260-5678
NYS Certified 5-9 & 7-12 / Middle / Secondary Level Earth Science TeacherCover LetterTeaching Rationale:
I am an adult career changer. I became interested in becoming an educator about 8years ago. I believe I have been fully vested in credentialing myself as a unique andhighly qualified NYS Certified, Secondary 7-12 Earth Science and EnvironmentalScience educator.I am energetic, enthusiastic and am environmentally active in our local communities.I have a small business in which I restore water bodies through all natural means,using dissolved oxygen, food grade naturally occurring enzymes and non-pathogenic(aerobic) bacteria. This is a seasonal business where I practice and employ, as well asmodel environmental and ecological business as well as career stewardship within ourlocal community, in the unique role of educator as well as in practice. I integrate thisknowledge and practice involving the hands on activities that pertain to theseecologically restorative endeavors within my Earth Science classroom as it is directlyapplicable to NYS Earth and Living Environment Science Core Content andCurriculum.As an educator, I embrace the practical integrated use of emergent and media richtechnology into my pedagogy. I teach in virtual reality utilizing the virtual world of Second Lifewww.secondlife.com. This is at the leading edge of recent educationalpractices to incorporate 21
Century Educational usage of technology pedagogy inthe classroom. I have presented these skills and advocated the beneficial use of thistechnology for the past two consecutive years while employed as a teacher atMahopac High School, Mahopac School District, Mahopac, NY.As an educator at Mahopac High School, I have very good references to offer fromBuilding Administrator’s as well as from fellow colleagues. I am an effective educator.My student’s formal assessment at the NYS Regents level and Honors level classeswere above average.