ROLAND B. FOERSTER, Sr. 130 Summit Rd. Prospect, CT. 06712 Telephone: 203.466.9246 zapoet@hotmail.

com Internet Resume: wun5z9a Objectives: To facilitate learning and personal growth in young adults. To implement educational / institutional visions and objectives in the classroom , or in an advisory / leadership role. To extend my formal training and background experiences. Education / Certifications: English / Professional Certification 7-12 (015) Culinary Arts Occupational Certification (098) CT. TEAM Mentor / Reviewer / Cooperating Teacher (Current) MA, Adult Education / Distance Learning, UOP (+16) Q.P.R.3.84 BA, Education / English, SCSU. Q.P.R. 3.72, Magna cum Laude PMT Certification. Professional Experience: Full-Time English Teacher / Culinary Arts (2009-Present) ACCESS School / Education Connection, 455 Main St. Danbury, CT. English / Culinary Arts Teacher providing specialized, differentiated, education al and therapeutic programming, K-12, for students with social, emotional, behav ioral, psychiatric, and/or learning difficulties. Full-Time English Teacher (2007-2009) Enlightenment School at the Academy, 30 Church St, Waterbury, CT. English/ Communications Teacher for the Alternative Education Program. Homebound Instructor, CT. Virtual Learning Center, Staff Professional Development Coordin ator and Presenter. English Department Technology Coordinator. CAPT Exit Criteri a Facilitator. SERC PBS Faculty Coach. Facilitator / Lead Teacher (1999-2007) Hillhouse Armory School, 290 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT. Chosen as Principal’s Designee to design, implement and administrate a new off-sit e alternative small learning community. In addition to facilitating English and Social Development classes, duties included day-to-day operations for the 90- st udent program for high-risk individuals. Responsible for class scheduling, curri culum development, collaborative community networking, budgeting procedures, coo rdinating guest speakers and events, PPT’s, expulsion hearings, maintenance of bui lding records. Additionally, served as building CAPT Administrator, English Repr esentative for 21st Century Grant Saturday Academy. The “Voice of Hillhouse”, callin g Varsity Football games and MC for pep rallies. Nominated twice, “Who’s Who Among A merican Teachers?” Full-Time English Teacher (see above) James Hillhouse High School, 465 Sherman Pkwy. New Haven, CT. Senior Class Advisor. Homeroom English teacher and department CAPT coordinator. Co-director of 21st Century Academic Summer Enrichment Program, providing both c lass time and team-building enrichment activities. Developed and implemented fre shman CAPT course. Member of the Small Learning Communities Grant “cluster” program involving the science and history departments, providing cross-disciplinary unit s, field trips and utilizing weekly meetings to monitor student progress. Develo ped technology teaching units. Department bulletin board “design guy”. Full-Time Reading/Language Arts Teacher (1997-99) James J. Curiale School, 300 Laural Ave. Bridgeport, CT.

Served as learning facilitator for thirty, 7th grade students in this award-winn ing Title I Middle School in both Reading and Language Arts classes. Primary fac ilitator of the 1st place-winning entry into the state-wide Human Rights Video C ontest. Faculty advisor for school newspaper. Faculty participant in educational assemblies. Chess Club. Social Education Certificates: Facilitator, Amer-I-Can Lifeskills Program Facilitator, “Capturing Kid’s Hearts” Flippen Program Coach, SERC, Positive Behavior Support Program Other Experience: Diversified Employment 1977-1996 - Small Business Owner, Executive Chef, Hospita lity Management, Caseworker for Autistic Adolescents, Maritime First Mate, Appre ntice Historical Curator, Youth Counselor, Life Guard. Technology Skills Windows & Macintosh PC literate, Smartboard, Microsoft Multi-media Applications, Tennex Records Database, Engrade, Website Design, HTML, Distance Learning appli cations. Familiarity with the service of fax, copy machines, printers, general o ffice machines. Interests &Memberships: National Council Teachers of English, USCG Boating Certification, CEA, NEA, Haru gari Singing Society, National Geographic Society, International Society of Rogu es, Sierra Club, Amer-I-Can, International Cuisine, Harmonica, Congas, Jazz voca ls, Wilderness Survival, Theatre, World Travel, 20th Century Archival Music. Second Languages: German, Culinary French

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