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 2014  Office Hours: 
11:00-2:00 (TTH), 8:00-12:00 (W)

Recommended Reading: 
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 2014 Office Hours:
M: 12:15-2:30 PM, 4:00-5:00 PM; 
T & TH: 7:30-9:30 AM, 3:15-3:45 PM
W: 12:15-2:30

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 2014 Office Hours:  

Monday           12:00 - 6:30pm

Tuesday           9:15am - 10:00am      

Wednesday     11:50am - 1:50pm      

Thursday          9:15am – 10:00am

Recommended Reading:
The Case Against Homework, Sara Bennett and Nancy Kanish

The Fifty Most Popular Teacher Books

Ken Williams 
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: Chester Campus, M131D
Phone: 804-706-5199
Spring 2014 Office Hours: MW 12-12:30pm, 3-4pm, TR 10am-1pm, 4:20-5:20pm
Recommended Reading: 
Promised land, Thirteen Books That Changed America, by Jay Parini. 

Pete Peterson
Associate Professor of Mathematics

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

Spring 2014 Office Hours: 
MWF 10:00-11:00
TTh 12:00-1:50, 4:00-4:50

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