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Christopher M.

Stotz
726 Garfield St. Granville, IA 51022 (712) 541-7411 stotz.christopher@gmail.com

Nine years experienced Industrial Arts instructor of students from 7th grade to college credit
courses. Broad interest and knowledge of engineering, computer animation/graphics, fine
carpentry, automotive repair, welding, tool selection/usage, STEM, and other industrial art areas.
Experience in articulation, accreditation, and other CTE duties.

EDUCATION:
Morningside College (Sioux City, IA) May 2006
Bachelor of Arts: K-12 Art Education
Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon, IA) May 2007
Industrial Arts Education Endorsement
Wayne State College (Wayne, NE) December 2007
Industrial Arts Education Endorsement
Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) August 2015
Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE:
Sheldon Community Schools & Northwest Iowa Community College (Sheldon, IA)
Industrial Arts Instructor August 2013 to Current
At Sheldon High School I overhauled the shop program to bring current technology into
the classroom including the implementation of an engineering track. Classes use
Solidworks, CNC machines, and 3D printers to problem solve real world engineering
projects.
In charge of starting Northwest Iowa Community Colleges new Career Academy in
Orange City, IA. Courses taught include; Alternative Energy, Architecture, Introduction
to Technology, Engineering, and Computer Animation and Graphics using Blender
Software.
Responsible for researching and applying for STEM courses. I was trained and taught
many different STEM courses such as; KidWind, TEN80, and VREP (Hyperstream).
All Engineering courses taught use Solidworks, CNC machines, and various types of 3D
printers using a variety of media.
Involved with CTE Advisory Committee, Technology Committee, and Safety Committee.
Model Teacher Position as well as AP courses instructor.
Work with local industry to find out what skills are wanted from our students and what
current technology is being used. Also work with companies to get real-world projects
that they are working on so our students are able to work on these projects in our
classroom.
PLC, APL, IPI, TLC, and Boys Town Training.
Remsen-Union Schools (Remsen, IA)
Industrial Arts Instructor August 2007 to May 2013
Total overhaul of shop program including new curriculum and innovative programs.
Specialize in construction and woodworking; in 2011 expanded our shop program to
include Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Schools adding small engines and welding.
Involved with advisory committee, Project EASIER, Perkins allocations, Programs of
Study, Building Advisory Committee, and School Improvement Committee
Classes taught involve the use of up to date hand tools, various power tools, welders,
CAD programs, and CNC machines.
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY:
Main Street Bikes and Trikes (Granville, IA) June 2012 to Current
Mechanic
Take newer model motorcycles and convert into trikes
Service and repair customer motorcycles and trikes
The New Sioux City Iron Company/Tool Depot (Sioux City, IA) August 2002 to August 2007
Inside and outside sales
Specialize in hand tools, power tools, and consumables
Represented and demonstrated tool companies such as Jet, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, De
Walt, and Festool for tool shows.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS:
Volunteer Firefighter (City of Granville) November 2009 to Current
First Responder (City of Granville) November 2009 to Current
City Council (City of Granville) January 2016 to Current