Welcome Prospective Teachers!

The purpose of this site is to provide information to prospective teachers who are enrolled in the JTCC Teacher Education Specialization Program or who are merely thinking about pursuing teaching as a career. 

If you have questions about this site or the JTCC education program, please contact one of our FIVE faculty advisors:

Penny Speidel
Associate Professor of Reading

Office: Chester Campus, M219e
Phone: 804-706-5135
Spring 2015  Office Hours: 
11-1:45 (M, T, and Th) 
                                                       10:30 -12:15(W) M219e:  
Jan. 21, Feb.11 and 25, Mar. 25, April 8, 15 and 29,
10:30-12:15 (W) H106:  
Jan. 14 and 28; Feb. 4 and 18; Mar. 4 and 18; Apr. 1 and 22.

Recommended Reading: 
Last Child in the Woods:  Saving Our Children From Nature - Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv 
A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League, Ron Suskind

Dr. John F. Kirn, Jr.
Associate Professor of History

Office: Midlothian Campus, E320J
Phone: 804-594-1495
E-Mail: jkirn@jtcc.edu

Spring 2015 Office Hours:
M & W: 12:15-2:30 PM
T & TH: 8:00-10:00 AM, 1:45-2:30 PM

Recommended Reading:
E.L Doctorow, The March (2005): An historical novel about William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea."
Rita Smilkstein, We're Born to Learn: Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum (2011, 2nd Edition)
Victoria Brame
Instructor of English

Office: Chester Campus, M219p
Phone:  (804)706-5152

Spring 2015

Monday             8:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday             12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Thursday                     12:30am – 2:00pm

Friday                 10:30am – 11:30am (online)

Recommended Reading:

The Fifty Most Popular Teacher Books

Ken Williams 
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Midlothian Campus, E320g
Phone: 804-594-1483
Summer 2015 Office Hours: 11am-12pm May 26, 28, June 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11. 
Recommended Reading: 
The smartest kids in the world : and how they got that way, Amanda Ripley. 
The Road to Character by David Brooks. 
Promised land, Thirteen Books That Changed America, Jay Parini.

Pete Peterson
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Midlothian Campus, E220E
Phone: 804-594-1455

Spring 2015 Office Hours: 

                            MW 2:00-3:50

                           TTh 12:00-1:50, 4:00-4:30

Recommended Reading: 
Your Math Textbook!!
(or anything in Romanian
Harry Potter și Piatra Filozofală anyone?????)