Mr. Shamblin's Autobiography Page

Autobiography of Mr. Shamblin

Hi my name is Mr. Shamblin! I am a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude and missed Summa Cum Laude by mere percentage points.  I then transferred to Cleveland State University and majored in Elementary Education.  I graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education 1-8 and I am fully certified in the state of Ohio to educate students in all subjects and grades 1-8.  My honors at Cleveland State University included being on the deans list and becoming a lifetime member of the golden key national honors society.  I then went back to Cleveland State University for graduate school and finished and graduated with my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology (Educational Technology Endorsement K-12).  During Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 at Cleveland State University, I finished a year of administrative course work and Supervision Practicum and passed my Administrative Praxis Exam to obtain my Administrative Specialist License and this allowed me to assume Administrative roles in public/private schools etc.  One of my biggest accomplishments was completed in December 2009 at Cleveland State University when I finished with my Educational Specialist Degree in Administration (above a Master's Degree) with an emphasis in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development.  In addition to completing coursework from December 2009 with my Educational Specialist Degree in Administration, I continued to take additional classes at Cleveland State University.  My coursework consisted of a mixture of both Administration and Reading classes.  At the completion of Fall semester 2011, I completed both my Ohio Professional Principal License (Pre K - 9th Grade) and Reading Endorsement (K-12). 

My passion for Cleveland State University did not end after Fall semester 2011 as Spring and Summer Semester's 2012 were spent in challenging myself further to take gifted and talented coursework.  I wanted to learn how to meet the needs of gifted learners in a variety of classroom and school settings, understand and communicate the special talents of their students to other educators, parents and community members.  In addition, to respond appropriately to the social, emotional, and intellectual diversity of gifted and talented learners, and to create challenging curriculum and programs that develop talent, extend creativity and problem solving abilities, and to further enhance critical thinking.  During Fall semester 2012 I wanted to take it to the final level in my Administration pursuits as I had worked on a year long Superintendent Internship.  The purpose in completing the Internship was to be able to supervise programs for ages three through 21 and pre-kindergarten through grade 12 or for administrative duties in a school system.  My journey continued to Spring Semester 2013 in which I was challenged further in working on completing the Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education and my Superintendent Internship.  As this would definitely become the last semester on a long journey at Cleveland State, I worked on completing my final licenses in the field of education.  With this said, I am proud and excited in that at the very end of May 2013, I ended up successfully obtaining Ohio's Gifted Intervention Specialist K-12 and Superintendent Licenses.  In thinking critically about my accomplishments, I look at this as not an end but a new beginning or journey in now putting together my new knowledge in what I was taught into actual practice.  I have to extend a big thank you to all my professors/instructors at Cleveland State University that challenged me to become the professional that I am today.  I feel truly blessed in having the chance to work with exceptional colleagues in various schools (both private and public).  Education is the means to success!



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