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James Gregory Haas

+65 63676143 jhaas@sas.edu.sg

Professional Profile
Over 30 years of experience as a master teacher: a leader in curriculum development, scheduling, teaming and student advocacy Respected by peers and administrators as leader among faculty Highly trained and experienced in Middle Level Education Dedicated to the teaching profession

Education and Certifications


Michigan State University
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, 1986 B.A. Social Science and Secondary Education, 1981

Certifications
State of Michigan: English and Social Studies (9-12), All Subjects (6-8)

Teaching Experience
Singapore American School Grade 6 Math, August 1998 to present Middle School Language Arts/Social Studies, August 1994- June 1998 International School of Dsseldorf, Germany MS/HS Language Arts/Social Studies, August 1989- June 1994 Grant High School, Grant, MI High School English/Journalism, August 1986-June 1989 Calipatria High School, Calipatria, CA High School English/Social Studies, December 1981-June 1985

Honors and Awards


National Middle School Association Distinguished Educator Nominee 2006 Nominated by principal and colleagues for award honoring "those who have made a significant impact on the lives of young adolescents" International School Services Innovative Educational Practices Award 1998 Awarded for 7th grade interdisciplinary unit ECIS Excellence in Teaching Award 1994 Awarded for social studies simulation US Department of Education Outstanding Educator Award 1988 and 1989 Nominated by graduating salutatorian/valedictorian as educator who most influenced his/her success as a student

Personal
Family: Wife Jackie teaches language arts; ChildrenTaylor (17) & Eli (13) Professional Affiliations: NCTM, AMLE Hobbies: travel, family, running, reading

References
Devin Pratt MS Principal Singapore American School +65 6363-3403 dpratt@sas.edu.sg Brian Combes MS Deputy Principal Singapore American School + 65 6363-3403 bcombes@sas.edu.sg Tico Oms MS Deputy Principal Singapore American School + 65 6363-3403 toms@sas.edu.sg Lauren Mehrbach MS Principal ACS Tunisia +216 71 760 905 lmehrbach@acst.net

Jim is a positive force in the Middle School. He will always speak his mind and give an honest answer with respect and with the intention of moving to a more positive situation. His focus is on our primary responsibilitythe students." Devin Pratt principal Jim's calm manner and thoughtful leadership make him one of the most valued members of our staff." Allan Bredy former principal I have grown as a professional as a direct result of Jim's example and his tutelage. He has taught me and many others to confront challenges with a positive attitude and cool head, and to set high standards for ourselves and our students. Lauren Mehrbach former colleague "Mr. Haas is an expert that has dealt with sixth grade boys a lot more than I have. He really knows my son, his personality and what it will take to make him successful." Jill Danielson parent Jim's courageous and collaborative style has made him a successful middle level leader who operates from the viewpoint of doing what is best for kids." Robert Godley former principal "Jim exhibits an unceasing understanding of both middle school student needs and program demands." Joan Adams former principal ". . . his knowledge of young adolescents and his development of curriculum are above question. His classes are models of effective learning environments." Beverley von Zielonka former principal "After having Mr. Haas this year, Ryan is much more confident. I want to thank him for making Ryan realize he can do math!" Trina Sawyer parent

Leadership Experience
PLC Leader, August 2012-present, Singapore American School Plan and facilitate weekly PLC team meetings Act as liaison between other grade levels and administration Develop and utilize common assessments Seek out and share best practices for middle level math Identify team SMART goals and monitor progress on attainment Learning Community Coordinator, August 1995 to present, SAS Develop annual budget for grade level team Lead weekly grade level team and kid chat meetings Develop and coordinate team and grade level interdisciplinary activities Oversee team home base program Represent grade level colleagues at monthly Leadership Council meeting Organize 5th Grade Parent Orientation Classroom Without Walls Coordinator, August 2010 to present, SAS Plan and organize logistics of annual three-day student trip to Malaysia Communicate with parents before, during and after the trip Annually evaluate and revise trip based on 360 feedback Grade 6 Math Coordinator, August 2000-present, SAS Oversee placement and transition of students between grade levels Conduct 6th grade math parent workshop Facilitate planning meetings with grade 6 colleagues Middle School Math Dept. Chair, August 2004-June 2007, SAS Planned and facilitated monthly department meetings Coordinated annual budget Led math curriculum review and adoption process Secretary/Treasurer, 2005-2008, Prime Gymnastics Club, Singapore Served as secretary and treasurer of non-profit gymnastics club with membership of 600 gymnasts, 10 coaches and million dollar budget Other Leadership Experience Faculty Senate Member Principal and Superintendent Search Committees WASC Committee Leader Language Arts Dept. Chair Student Activities Director

Extracurricular Activities
Knowledge Masters Open Coach, 1995-present Yearbook Advisor, 1981-1996 JV Basketball Coach--1982-1993 Advisor/Sponsor of numerous student clubs and organizations