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Steve Brock

English Teacher

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Colleges and Education:

  • 1968-1972  University of Richmond
    • BA, English major, history minor
  • 2001-2005  North Georgia College and State University
    • MEd, English Education
  • 2000 University of Georgia
    • Teaching of Reading, Survey of Special Education, teaching recertification
  • 2002 University of Georgia
    • Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition certification
  • 2004 Pioneer RESA, Gifted Endorsement
  • 2006 International Baccalaureate certification
    • Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Language A


Professional Experience:

  • 1972-1977       Varina High School, Henrico County Schools, Highland Springs, VA
    • 9-12 English Language Arts
  • 1977-2000       Foodservice
    • fine dining, fast food, wholesale, national accounts, cafeteria
  • 2000-2002       West Hall High School, Hall County Schools, Gainesville, GA
    • 9-12 English Language Arts
  • 2002-2010       Flowery Branch High School, Hall County Schools, Gainesville, GA
    • 9-12 English Language Arts
  • 2010-2012       Lanier Charter Career Academy, Hall County Schools, Gainesville, GA
    • Culinary Arts Education
  • 2015-present   Calvary Chapel Christian School


Passion Description:

I am a 1972 graduate of the University of Richmond.  I earned a BA with a concentration in English education and history, and taught for five years in the Henrico County (VA) School system before leaving to pursue a career in foodservice.  Throughout the next 23 years, I continued “teaching,” developing and delivering training programs in fine dining restaurants, fast food, wholesale distribution, and cafeterias. In 2000 my wife Sharon, a life-long educator, and I made the prayerful decision to return to teaching in Hall County, Georgia, as John Keats said, “…to write (my) name in water.” I earned a Masters in English Education from North Georgia College and State University in 2005. I have taught ninth grade (regular and Honors), American Literature (regular and Honors), British Literature (regular and Honors) and Advanced Placement Literature and Composition; I was the English Department Chair, National Honor Society school level advisor and Georgia Association of National Honor Societies (GANHS) state board advisor, and read AP Lit and Comp exams for six years. I hold Gifted Certification, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition and International Baccalaureate Language A and Theory of Knowledge certification, and hold a current Nevada State Teaching Certificate. I was selected Teacher of the Year by my peers, STAR Teacher by Alison Ryan, Walmart Teacher of the Year by Richard Darracott, a colleague, and nominated to Who’s Who Among American Teachers by a student. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Sharon, for 44 years, attend Calvary Chapel Spring Valley with my daughter and son-in-law Heather and Dean Harris, Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday mornings with my “brothers,” and have a heart for Christ and for teaching.

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