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 SIX faculty advisors:

Penny Speidel
Dept. Chair for Teacher Education
Associate Professor, English

Office: Chester Campus, M219e
Phone: 804-706-5135

Fall 2015  Office Hours: 
Monday and Thursday: 11-1:30 pm
Tuesday:  11-12:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30-9:30 am and 11-1:30 pm

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

Fall 2015 Office Hours:
M & W: 8:30-10:00 AM, 1:45-2:30 PM, 4:00-4:30 PM
T & TH: 12:15-2:30 PM

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, M219p
Phone:  (804)706-5152

Fall 2015

Monday             8:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm-12:30pm

Tuesday             12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Wednesday    9:30am-10:00am and 12:00pm-2:00pm

Thursday                     12:30am – 2:00pm

Friday                 11:00am – 12:00pm (online)

Recommended Reading:

The Fifty Most Popular Teacher Books

Ken Williams 
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Midlothian Campus, E320g
Phone: 804-594-1483
Fall 2015 Office Hours MW 10:30-10:50am, 12:30-1:30pm, TuTh 9:30-9:50am, 12-3:20pm
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

                                            Phone: 804-594-1455

                                        E-Mail: ppeterson@jtcc.edu

                    Walk-in Office Hours: Midlothian Eliades Hall E220-E. 

                            MW 12:30-1:50; 3:30-4:00

                                    TTh 1:30-3:50

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

Susan Birdsong
  Instructor of Spanish                                                                         
 Office:  Chester campus, M219m
Phone:  706-5100
Email:  sbirdsong@jtcc.edu
Fall 2015 Office Hours:
Monday 12-4
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10, 1-2 and 4-5:00pm
Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment.