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LANCE HOWARD - College/University Rep  Email -  LDJLHoward@gmail.com 

Lance is currently serving as Director of Club Sports and Recreation at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He has 24 years of experience working in elementary education, including private & public/charter schools.   He has taught kindergarten through sixth grade in both the classroom and as a specials teacher. He has been a Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal/Academy Director, and Building Principal. His 14 years of experience in educational and organizational leadership have prepared him well to work in a variety of instructional settings.

He brings his Christian faith, experiences, personal integrity, and high regard for collaboration to his educational community. His passion is to help others learn and grow, stemming from his personal commitment to being a high quality, life-long learner who implements positive leadership through a high quality work ethic.

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Here is a list of articles written by Lance, listed by month/year of the newsletter. Access them by finding the right newsletter under our newsletter tab. The numbers to the right of each article indicate the month and year of the appropriate newsletter.

Lance Howard—College/University Representative, also experienced in Public & Charter Schools

1/2-21Saved from Fire and Serving the Lord

1/2-20My Educational Calling

4-19NEW Needs You! What Do You Need from NEW? (with Marilyn Dominick)

8-19Homework Suggestions in 2015, Homework in 2019-20 (with Beula Postlewait)

1-17Nazarene Educators Need Your Help

2/3-17Classroom Observations

4-17Can Technology and Business Transform Education?

8-16Teacher Morale

9-16Contagious Leadership

10/11-16  Set Great Goals

2-15Teacher Tips for Doing School Well

3-15Is It State Testing Time Again?

5/6-15Christian Education-Why Is It Important?

9-15Letter to Parents

10-15Homework: Suggestions for Making It Work


DR. MARK TAYLOR - UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE REP - Email mltaylor@stlcc.edu

 

From Ferguson, MO, Mark Taylor has worked in education for over 40 years. His teaching experience includes special education and elementary education.  Mark is also an experienced school administrator, having served 6 years as a school administrator in Indiana and 12 years at North County Christian School in St. Louis, MO.  Mark currently serves as Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Teacher Education and Professor of Education at St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, MO, where he has been since 2000.

 Mark’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree from West Liberty State College in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s degree in Learning Disabilities from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in School Administration from Grace College and Seminary, and additional graduate work in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Mark is a past President of Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education – Community College Division. He serves on the school board for North County Christian School, a ministry of Ferguson Church of the Nazarene.  He serves as one of two College/University representatives on the Nazarene Educator’s Worldwide Council.  In addition, he is a past General Chairperson of Nazarene International Education Association and Nazarene Educator’s Worldwide. Mark received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award for Teaching Excellence from the League for Innovation in 2018. Mark and his wife, Tammy reside in Florissant, Missouri and have six children.  Mark enjoys sports (particularly basketball), music (is a percussionist and vocalist), and reading.

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Here is a list of articles written by Mark, listed by month/year of the newsletter. Access them by finding the right newsletter under our newsletter tab. The numbers to the right of each article indicate the month and year of the appropriate newsletter.

Mark Taylor—College/University Level Representative, also experienced in Christian Schools

4-21 The Strength of Gentleness

5-21Have You Tried Assistive Technology?

1/2-20My Story—from West Virginia to Missouri

5-20Through and Beyond COVID-19

6-20A Teacher’s Relationship with an Administrator: A Look at Both Sides

11-20Why Should You, as a Christian, Vote?

12-20Me! Teach in a Christian School?

3-19March and Pi

9-19The Ultimate Teacher

9-19The First Day of School

2-18Anxiety in 2018

4-18March Madness and Spring Break

6-18Graduation Thoughts

7/8-18Where Will You Connect This Fall?

11-18Give Thanks

12-18The Last Straw

7/8-17Tips for a Successful College School Year

9-17Disasters Bring Opportunities to Help Others

10-17Reasons Today’s Kids Are Bored at School, Feel Entitled, Have Little Patience and Fewer Real Friends


College/University Articles

2021

Saved from a Fire and Serving the Lord—by Lance Howard, College/University Rep. (Jan-Feb 2021)

The Strength of Gentleness—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Apr 2021)

Have You Tried Assistive Technology? –by Mark Taylor, Christian School and College/University Rep. (May 2021)


2020

My Story—from West Virginia to Missouri—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Jan-Feb 2020)

My Educational Calling—by Lance Howard, Co-Chair and College/University Rep. (Jan-Feb 2020)

Through and Beyond COVID-19—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (May 2020)

A Teacher’s Relationship with an Administrator: A Look at Both Sides—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (June 2020)

Why Should You, as a Christian, Vote? –by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Nov 2020)

Me! Teach in a Christian School? –by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Dec 2020)


2019

March and Pi—by Mark Taylor College/University Rep. (Mar 2019)

Spotlight on North County Christian School—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (June 2019)

The Ultimate Teacher—by Dr. Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Sept 2019)

The First Day of School—by Dr. Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Sept 2019)

Preparing Future Teachers—by Lance Kilpatrick, College/University Rep. (Dec 2019)


2018

Educators Need to Dialogue About Race, Ethnicity, Equity, and Justice—by Nancy Quinones, College/University Guest Writer (Jan 2018) 

Anxiety in 2018? —by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Feb 2018)

March Madness and Spring Break—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Apr 2018)

Graduation Thoughts—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (June 2018)

Where Will You Connect This Fall? —by Mark Taylor, College /University Rep. (July-Aug 2018)

Give Thanks—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Nov 2018)

The Last Straw—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Dec 2018)


2017

Tips for a Successful College School Year—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (July-Aug 2017)

Disasters Bring Opportunities to Help Others—by Mark Taylor, College/University Rep. (Oct 2017)

Reasons Today’s Kids Are Bored at School, Feel Entitled, Have Little Patience and Few Real Friends—by Victoria Prooday, submitted by Mark Taylor (Nov 2017)






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