Mr. Keith D. Mcinnis Sr., Ed.S.
Parkland Magnet High school
Social Studies Department
Assistant Athletic Director
At this present time, I am employed as a teacher; however I do work very closely with the administrative team here at Parkland. My employment has allowed me to receive unmeasurable hands-on opportunities and experiences and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm, specialized training, creativity, and professional experience with the Parklands community.
Working in education has been apart of my life for some time now. It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent leader. One who would make a positive contribution in K-12 education? So each and every day, I make every attempt to implement strategies to create a learning environment for all students by bringing awareness of students self image, multicultural education, and differentiation.
From my experience, I have learned that self-image is an individuals self concept. It is both a belief in self and a respect for self. In K-12 education, self image is formed largely on how the students think significant adults in their lives perceive them. All students need a high self image to cope effectively with the demands of life. To strengthen ones self image praise and acceptance must be present. I continue to teach that many of our students base their self image from the perceptions of their peers and other cultural and environmental factors. Developing a childs self image should be one the most important elements in k-12 education.
Converse College (2005); Educational Specialist Degree (K-12 Administration and Supervision)
Milligan College (1999); Master of Education (Secondary Education)
Lees McRae College (1997); Bachelor in Science (History)
United States Marine Corps
I have demonstrated my instructional leadership and management by leading the crusade for differentiation and multicultural education. Multicultural Education is a very important aspect in the educational system in America. Multicultural Education is not a course or a subject, and it is not a unit on societys problems. Multicultural Education focus on teaching and learning that is based on democratic values and beliefs. It seeks to foster cultural pluralism within culturally diverse societies and an interdependent world. Multicultural Education would affect the students in various ways. One effect Multicultural Education will have is all students will see themselves as worthwhile human beings. Another effect is all students will recognize their origin and cultural backgrounds as an asset and hence would create a positive class atmosphere so students would positively interact with other students in the classroom.
All students recognize that cultural backgrounds of others are valuable aspects of the pluralistic American Society. There is a constant pressure to conform to be like everyone else. We need to teach children to value diversity and to view being different as a positive quality. We need to emphasize to students that one of the elements that make our nation unique is our enormous cultural diversity that exists abundantly in so many of our schools.
One of my main qualities is based on the belief that all students will benefit from learning and living together. By taking many academic courses in the same building, I believe all students would stimulate and enhance their intellectual development and personal growth. I believe all students, regardless of their background, should have an equal opportunity to achieve at the highest level. I have researched and collaborated with my peers on Closing the Achievement Gap. This is my passion and I plan to see this journey through.
All excellent work will receive an A. All good and competent work will receive a B. Work with some significant flaws will receive a C. Work with very significant flaws will receive a D. Incompetent, negligent, or non-existent work will receive an F. Work deserving of an A impresses graders and creates smiles; B quality work evokes little; C quality work creates disappointment, frowns, and concern; D quality work evokes anger and worry.
Do not cheat. Your work must be your own. In writing for this International Relations course, cheating is most likely to take the form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is when writers use other people's words or ideas and do not give them credit. Use footnotes or endnotes to give credit for direct quotes, paraphrased quotes, or borrowed ideas. I will explain how to use footnotes and endnotes in class, in section, and in handouts. If you don't know what footnotes or endnotes are...Ask! Do not copy other people's old papers. Do not copy or buy papers or sections of papers from the web or other sources. Do not quote or paraphrase without giving credit in footnotes or endnotes. Your ideas, your arguments, and the vast majority of your text must be your own. Everything which is not your own must be noted. Penalties for cheating range include redoing work, lowered grades, or course failure.