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 other faculty advisers below.


The John Tyler Teacher Education Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Midlothian Campus in Hamel Hall 109 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  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 seven faculty advisers:

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

Spring 2017 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday &Thursday: 12:15 - 3:00 PM
and by appointment

Recommended Reading:
J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher, eds., Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War (2015) 
[Noted Civil War historians analyze some of the most famous Civil War Photographs to explore what they tell us about the war.  Excellent classroom tool.]

Rita Smilkstein, We're Born to Learn: Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum (2011, 2nd Edition)
[Learn to study and teach smarter using the brain's natural learning process as revealed by recent research] 

Victoria Brame
Assistant Professor of English

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

Spring 2017 Office Hours:

Chester On-campus Office Hours:

Mondays 10:00am-2:00pm, Tuesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm, Wednesdays 9:30am-2:30pm, and Thursdays 12:30pm-2:00pm

Midlothian On-campus Office Hours:

Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am

Online Office Hours:  

Fridays 11:00am-1:00pm

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 SPRING 2017: Midlothian T203F 

Monday & Wednesday: 2:00-4:00
Tuesday & Thursday 10:20-12:20; 3:00-4:00 
[I will be in the ARC (E117) on Tuesdays from 11-12)

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
Spring 2017 Office Hours MW 11am-2pm, TuTh 11am-12:30pm, 2-2:30pm. Wednesday 12-1pm in the ARC, E117.
Recommended Reading: 
The Road to Character by David Brooks. 
Promised land, Thirteen Books That Changed America, Jay Parini.

Saajida Chohan
Instructor of English

E-mail: schohan@jtcc.edu
Phone: 706-5199
Office: Chester Campus, M131H

Spring 2017 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00-9:30 AM; 11:50-12:30 PM; 1:45-2:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00-8:30 AM; 10:45-11:00 AM

Susan Birdsong
Instructor of Spanish
 Office:  Chester campus, M219e
Phone:  706-5100
Email:  sbirdsong@jtcc.edu
Spring 2016 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 1:00-2:00 PM; 4:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-10:00 AM; 1:00-2:00 PM; 4:00-5:00 PM
Lindsey Stoneking
Instructor of English

E-Mail: lstoneking@jtcc.edu
Phone: 897-4180
Office: Midlothian Campus, Eliades E220M
Spring 2017 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 12:30-3:00
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00-12:00, 2:00-3:30