About Mr. Burklow

I did not come to teaching through the traditional path. I started out with a degree in Mass Communications with a Business minor where I worked in TV, film and audio production. Early on in my education I found myself working in the motorcycle industry to help pay for college. There I realized you could get paid to do something you love. As they say, if you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.

In my career I've worked in Ohio, Kentucky and California in various roles within the retail dealer network, as a consultant, Motorcycle Industry trade organizations, and public relations with my last four years being with the American Honda Motor Company.

During my twenty plus years in industry, prior to becoming a teacher, I worked as a vehicle safety education Instructor (motorcycle, ATV, off-highway motorcycle and automobile), safety curriculum development, professional development and with organizations like the 4H and other non-profit organizations to develop materials to help adults and children have safe experiences. I currently work with the State of Ohio motorcycle rider education program as a part-time consultant.

I rely on those years when working with students in the classroom regarding business concepts, marketing, communications, use of technology and interpersonal communication skills.

In 1999 I completed a second B.S. in Secondary Business Comprehensive Education and started my career as a teacher at LMHS.

What I do for fun outside of the classroom and why?

I think this is important as I am constantly working to bring outside experiences into our courses as they relate to our constantly changing business environment, technology and social technologies. Hopefully this will provide timely and meaningful connections for students. I hope they will start to see the educators they have contact with everyday as more than "objects" standing in front of them, but as people who are there to help them reach their goals.

With these outside experiences I hope I can help students understand that life is more than a job, a career or an education. I hope students will begin to make choices based on the goals they set for their futures lives and their careers.

Contact Mr. Burklow - tburklow@monroelocalschools.com

Outside Interests:

  • Web Design

  • International Travel

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Horology

  • Genealogy - Burklowfamily.com

  • Motorcycling

    • Touring

    • Competition (currently riding in Vintage Observed Trials)

    • Vintage motorcycle restorations

1972 Bultaco Alpina 250cc

Vintage Observed Trials

Crossing the Furka Pass (Switzerland) on the way to Italy 2011

American Motorcyclist Association Museum 2020

A recent visit to "Google Campus London" to see how google is integrating their technology with small business start-ups

The summit of Ben Nevis, the highest point in Scotland, on a "clear" summer day in the Scottish Highlands


  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

    • Magna Cum Laude

    • B. S. - Comprehensive Business Education, May, 1999

  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

    • B. S. - Broadcasting,

    • Business Minor, May, 1980

    • Alpha Epsilon Rho - Honorary Broadcasting Society

    • Weaver Oratory Award Speech and Debate Competition

Monroe Local Schools, Monroe, Ohio

Teacher of Business Education, 1999 - 2012, 2014 - Present

  • Business and Technology courses

  • Develop a Web design, digital image editing and project management course for students incorporating a student managed web site - Hornethallway.com

  • Oversee student development and management of district Athletic Department web pages using ColdFusion and RSS feeds as part of an advanced web design course

  • Utilize professional product liability experience to augment the Business Law course

  • Integrate small business and corporate work experience into business and web development courses

  • Work with staff to develop and expand business and technology course offerings that are aligned with student graduation requirements

  • Co-develop a Speech and Information Technology Course for all freshman students

  • Provide technical support and professional development for staff

  • District Technical Committee for:

    • construction of new building

    • ongoing technical infrastructure and staff development

    • utilizing iPad technology in the classroom

  • Integrate business experience with classroom activities

  • 2008 Annual Donna Petrocy Award recipient

  • Courses we offer

    • Accounting

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Entrepreneurship (for certification)

    • Web Design I & II

    • Google Applications

Oak Hill Local Schools, Oak Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

Teacher of Business Education, 2012 - 2014

  • Business and Technology courses

    • Web Design - I

    • Web Design - II

    • Personal Finance (Dave Ramsey)

    • Entrepreneurship

    • Computer and Technology Literacy

  • Develop a Web design, digital image editing and project management course for students incorporating a student managed web site - Mystudentweb.org

  • Facilitated a student lead and developed online student newspaper

  • Business Club Sponsor

American Honda Motor Company, Troy, Ohio - Rider Education Center Assistant Administrator, 1995 - 1999

  • Utilized communication and organizational skills to interface with 200 dealers in 19 states to meet department goals and reduce costs

  • Provided support and training for computer applications and hardware to department staff

  • Developed education tools and assisted with 4-H and youth mentoring programs

Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, Irvine, CA / Cincinnati, OH - Midwest Region Manager, Educational Training Program 1989 - 1995

  • Developed and administered procedures for personnel issues including staffing, projections, employee selection, hiring, dismissal and support of 180 full and part-time employees in a 6 state region

  • Developed training programs, materials, systems and problem solving techniques, many of which were adopted for national use

  • Installed hardware as needed, maintained LAN and trained office staff on computer applications

  • Utilized interpersonal communication skills and media training to organize and present media events as part of a quick response media team

  • Aligned region objectives to meet Department of Justice and Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements

Vehicle Safety Education Consultant, Mason, Ohio - Safety Education Specialist, 1983 - 1999

  • Consultant to the world wide motorcycle industry and vehicle safety education specialist

  • Adjunct Instructor at Eastern Kentucky University in the College of Loss Prevention and Safety

  • Designed and co-authored adult curriculum guide for 4-H safety program

  • Provide presentations, training workshops and hands-on training for: American Honda Motor Co., Eastern Kentucky University, Dupont chemical, Honda of America Manufacturing, U.S. Suzuki and the ATV Safety Institute

  • Developed effective and efficient solutions to training and logistical problems for a diversified client base

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY - Adjunct Instructor, College of Loss Prevention and Safety 1988 - 1989

  • Classroom Instructor - Vehicle Safety Education

  • Corporate defensive driving Instructor

    • hands-on driving range

    • simulator

    • classroom


  • Earl's - (Honda, Suzuki)

    • Richmond, Kentucky

  • V.I.P. Toy Store - (Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha)

    • Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Fizer Cycle Sales - (Honda, Suzuki)

    • Richmond & Lexington, Kentucky

  • Karl's Motors - (Yamaha, BMW, Jawa Speedway)

    • Richmond, California

MS-office, Google Docs, OpenOffice, Web based technologies, HTML , Mac/Apple, ColdFusion, DreamWeaver, Fireworks, FinalCut Pro, MovieMaker, iMovie and various applications related to networking, audio, video, image and web design, Zulama Game Design.