5162 Long Branch Ave. San Diego, CA 92017 415-314-0171 ARenick@hshmc.


Adam C. Renick, M.Ed.

“...consistently demonstrates excellence in professional attributes, instructional skills, knowledge of subject matter

Professional Experience in Education
Earth and Planetary Science Teacher – Health Sciences High and Middle College Public Charter School, San Diego, CA - Fall 2009-Present

Curriculum is focused around research driven models of student achievement including the Inquiry Model and the Gradual Release of Responsibility model. Places a focus on fostering literacy skills in the sciences and developing a real-world approach to gain practical knowledge about the world in which students live. The delivery of course content is provided through a multi-modal approach that reaches and connects with the strengths of all students. Students receive a range of technological, written, visual and verbal opportunities to develop understanding of course material. Creates a climate of rigor, respect, and high expectations. Nurtures a welcoming classroom environment and students clearly understand how to complete the learning required such that they can succeed in meeting course objectives. Develops and implements instructional strategies under a collaborative framework with faculty within the science department so that expectations and goals for students are consistent and cohesive from year to year. Began and continues to lead a comprehensive Field Study program through which students regularly gain field experiences throughout their San Diego community.

and personal characteristics...manages in an effective and consistent fashion...passion for teaching is evident on a daily basis...”
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Dr. Maria Grant, Assistant Professor College of Education CSU, Fullerton

Education, Honors and Certifications
Master of Education in Teaching Earth Sciences Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, January 2013 Teacher At Sea Fellow, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Kona Integrated Ecological Assessment, Honolulu, Hawaii June 2013 Leading Edge Online and Blended Teacher Certification, San Diego County Office of Education, Expected Certification June 2013 Single Subject Teaching Credential, Geosciences, CLAD, NCLB Compliant San Diego State University, Accelerated Block Expires June 2015 Clear Multiple Subject Credential, CLAD, NCLB Compliant San Diego State University, Accelerated Block Expires June 2015 “…is widely recognized by his peers and visitors to HSHMC as an exceptionally skilled teacher who understands instructional moves at a very deep level.” Dr. Douglas Fisher, Distinguished Professor, College of Education San Diego State University Bachelor of Science Degree - Environmental Studies and Urban Practice and Policy University of Richmond, VA 2005. Cum Laude Recognition – 3.41 GPA Honored as the 2008 Greater San Diego Reading Association’s, Judith Parson Award recipient for exceptional student teaching in the Language Arts

Professional Development and Affiliations
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International Institute for Restorative Practices Conference, New Orleans, LA – October 2013 Presenter at District Curriculum Improvement Session, “Better Learning Through Structured Teaching” Ames, Iowa - Fall 2011 National Science Teachers Association National Conference – March 2011 California Science Teachers Association National Conference – October 2010 Student Teacher, The Monarch School, San Diego County Juvenile Court & Community Schools, 3rd/4th/5th Grade Combination Class, May – July 2008 Student Teacher, Sunset View Elementary School, San Diego Unified School District 1st Grade, January – March 2008. Greater San Diego Reading Association Annual Conference, February, 2008 Greater San Diego Math Council Annual Conference, January, 2008.