Concept PaperBorn in Newburgh New York, I was active military for 8 years in the 82nd Airborne. I have been deployed to Iraq during the Gulf War. I am the author of six books under my own publishing small press. I have two albums self-produced on iTunes and Amazon, and I have had four one-man art exhibits in New York, Iceland, and, Belgium. I have been working in the education field for over 15 years as a Tutor, Teacher, and Trainer. I have a bachelor’s in history/Art from the University of Maryland, A Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, a second Master’s in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, and I have a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, MN. I now live with my wife Jolene, a Kindergarten teacher who has been teaching for over 30 years, and my two daughters in Masnuy-Saint-Jean Belgium. I am currently a teacher for the Department of Defense Schools-Europe. I train teachers, administration, parents, and student to become active members of the school through the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program I have been involved with and developed curriculum based on AVID methodologies. I also serve as a consultant to area school districts, public and private agencies, local businesses and trades, and the community. I have taught elementary art, Humanities, Economics, U.S. Government, World History, AP US History, Psychology, and am currently teaching US History 1790 to present.