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 Victoria W. Brame, Teacher Education Department Chair, or one of our other faculty advisers below.

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.
Professor of History

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

Fall 2017 Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00-9:30 AM; 3:15-4:00 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
Teacher Education Department Chair
Assistant Professor of English

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

Fall 2017 Office Hours:

Mondays 8:30-9:30am and 11:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays 8:00-12:00pm

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30pm and 11-12pm

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
Fall 2017 Office Hours MW 1:30pm-3:30pm, TR 12:30pm-3:30pm. On Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the ARC E117.
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
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

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