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 the JTCC Teacher Education program, please contact John Kirn, Department Chair for Teacher Education, or one of our six faculty advisors below.


The John Tyler Teacher Education Meeting will be held in November 2016 at the Chester Campus.  The specific date will be posted the first week of school.  Everyone is invited!  This will be a great opportunity to hear what each of the Schools of Education in our area has to offer.  There will also be a chance to talk to representatives from each school one on one!  

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

Dr. John F. Kirn, Jr.
Chair, Dept. of Teacher Education
Professor of History

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

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 12:30-2:30 PM
Tuesday &Thursday: 8:30-10:00 AM; 12:15-1:30 PM
and by appointment

Recommended Reading:
Larry Sabato, The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (2013)
Rita Smilkstein, We're Born to Learn: Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum (2011, 2nd Edition)

Victoria Brame
Assistant Professor of English

Office: Chester Campus, M219D
Phone:  (804)706-5152

Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Monday   10:30am – 12:30pm (online)

Tuesday  12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Wednesday    9:30am-2:30pm

Thursday   12:30pm – 2:00pm

Recommended Reading:

Balanced and Barefoot: 
How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children
by Angela J. Hanscom

Pete Peterson
Associate Professor of Mathematics

                                            Phone: 804-594-1455

                                        E-Mail: ppeterson@jtcc.edu

                    Walk-in Office Hours FALL 2016: Midlothian T203F 

Monday 1:30-2:30 (In E117, the ARC); 2:40-3:45 (T203F)
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-1:50
Wednesday 1:30-3:45

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

Ken Williams 
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Midlothian Campus, T203A
Phone: 804-594-1483
Fall 2016 Office Hours MW 11am-1:30pm, TuTh 11am-1pm, 3-3:30pm.
Recommended Reading: 
The Road to Character by David Brooks. 
Promised land, Thirteen Books That Changed America, Jay Parini.

Lindsey Stoneking
Instructor of English
E-Mail: lstoneking@jtcc.edu

Office: Midlothian Campus, Eliades E220M
Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 9:30-10:45
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-2:00 
Saajida Chohan
Instructor of English
E-mail: schohan@jtcc.edu
Phone: 706-5199
Office: Chester Campus, M131H

Fall 2016 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00-9:30 AM; 12:00-12:30 PM
Tuesday: 7-8:30 AM; 10:45-11:45 AM
Thursday 7:00-8:30 AM

Susan Birdsong
  Instructor of Spanish                                                                         
 Office:  Chester campus, M219m
Phone:  706-5100
Email:  sbirdsong@jtcc.edu
Spring 2016 Office Hours:
Monday 12-4
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10, 1-2 and 4-5:00pm
Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.