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Jeff Bigler
8 Little Nahant Rd., Nahant, MA 01908-1120
(781) 883-2678       Click to reveal email address.

Objective

A full-time position as a high school science teacher, teaching primarily chemistry at a public or private high school that supports dynamic, innovative, student-centered teaching.

Teaching

Science teacher at Salem Academy Charter School (2010-11). Taught chemistry at Waltham Senior High School (2007-10), Belmont High School (2006-07), Peabody Veterans Memorial High School (2004-06), and Marblehead High School (2003-04). Courses taught included AP Chemistry (5 years), General Chemistry (honors, college preparatory 1 & 2), Chemistry II (honors and college preparatory), and Organic Chemistry (honors). Strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning, high-order thinking skills, and "thinking outside the box". Respected and well-liked by students, parents, administrators, and colleagues.

Co-advisor for Salem Academy Charter School Science Team. Led professional development training on Edline and GradeQuick software for Waltham teachers. Advisor to Waltham High School Diversity Club. Participated in Waltham School District website design committee. Advised students taking the 2007 and 2008 Avery Ashdown National Chemistry Exams. Chairman of Peabody High School science fair in 2006. Member of Instructional Support Team at Peabody High School. Set up and managed wireless network for Peabody High School science department, and provided computing help and support. Created and maintained Peabody High School web site during 2004-05 school year.

Certifications

Massachusetts certifications in chemistry, physics, biology, high school mathematics, and middle school mathematics.

Tutoring

Successfully tutored students in high school mathematics (algebra II) and physics during 2005-06 and 2006-07, resuling in an improvement of a full letter grade or more for each student.

Adult Education

Taught HTML authoring and basic UNIX mechanics to users at MIT via one-on-one sessions, small group discussions, and presentations to groups of 50-100 people.

Process Engineering

Developed and scaled up manufacturing and purification processes for MRI contrast agents and raw materials, using cGMPs. Managed transfer of these processes from R & D to production. Trained production personnel in relevant procedures and supervised production of initial batches.

Tissue Culture

Designed, implemented, and managed a small-scale pharmaceutical tissue culture program. Responsibilities included laboratory design, budgeting, purchasing, and research.

Researched and wrote experimental protocols and SOPs for tissue culture laboratory. Trained personnel in tissue culture techniques and procedures. Worked closely with VP of Operations and senior biologist in charge of animal facility.

Software Quality Assurance

Implemented and managed QA programs for three software companies: a web-based data mining company, a supply-chain software company, and a network security company. Responsibilities included test planning and design, functionality and UI testing, bug tracking, assessment of release readiness, and managerial responsibility over a small QA engineering staff.

Technical Support

Responsible for second-tier support of Manufacturing Planning Windows software package. Responsibilities incldued analysis and resolution of customer problems and management of customer relationships. Translated customer feedback into bug reports or enhancement requests as appropriate.

Provided first- and second-tier technical support for Kerberos V5-based network security package. Analyzed and solved customer problems. Received spontaneous praise from customers for the level of support provided. Gathered usability data and gave feedback to developers, resulting in reduced support load.

Technical Writing

Wrote complete set of documents for KerbNet, a Kerberos V5 network security package. Documents included Installation Guide, User's Guide, System Administrator's Guide, and Guide to Building from Source Code. Documents received spontaneous praise from several customers and are still in use nearly a decade later.

Edited articles for technical journals. Edited research sections of two 10,000-page FDA New Drug Applications. Wrote SOPs, manufacturing documents, and QC procedures.

Webmaster

Designed and implemented more than a dozen websites comprising more than 500 web pages that organize and convey information effectively.

Music & Dance

Professional violist with Symphony by the Sea, an all-professional North Shore chamber orchestra. Assistant principal violist with the New England Philharmonic. Dance foreman (teacher/leader) for Red Herring Morris adult morris dance team and Banbury Cross Morris children's morris dance team. Also performed with the Boston Chamber Ensemble, Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston, the Brookline Symphony Orchestra, the Triptych Chamber Orchestra, and the Greensboro (Vermont) Summer Festival Orchestra.

Publication

Lee Josephson, Jeffrey Bigler, and David White. The Magnetic Properties of Some Materials Affecting MR Images. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 204-208 (1991).

Employment History

Salem Academy Charter School Science Teacher 2010-11
Taught chemistry, physics & environmental science.
 
Waltham Senior High School Chemistry Teacher 2007-10
Taught AP Chemistry, Chemistry II (C1), and Chemistry I (honors, C1, and C2).
 
Belmont High School Long-Term Substitute Teacher (Chemistry) 2006-07
Taught AP Chemistry and Chemistry (honors).
 
Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Long-Term Substitute Teacher & Chemistry Teacher 2004-06
Taught Chemistry I (honors and CP1), Chemistry II (honors and CP1), AP Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry (honors).
 
Marblehead High School Chemistry Teacher (part time) 2003-04
Taught Chemistry (CP1) and alternative school general science course.
 
various North Shore schools Substitute Teacher 2002-03
 
Mekinok, Inc. Operations Manager 2001-02
Responsibilities included project coordinating, web site design and maintenance, facilities management, finance, and HR management.
 
Compete, Inc. Quality Assurance Manager 2001
Responsible for quality assurance program and its interface with software developers.
 
Logility, Inc. Quality Assurance Engineer 1998-2001
Responsibilities included implementation and management of a quality assurance program, and providing of second-tier technical support.
 
Arepa, Inc. (Into Networks, Inc.) Operations Manager 1997-98
Responsibilities included management of I/S, project coordinating, web site design and maintenance, facilities management, finance (controller), and HR management.
 
Cygnus Solutions Quality Assurance Manager, Engineer 1996-97
Responsibilities included software quality assurance, technical writing, technical support, and release engineering.
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology I/T Consultant, Webmaster 1995
 
Cyberfox Consulting I/T Consultant, Webmaster 1994-95
 
Advanced Magnetics, Inc. Research Scientist, Process Engineer 1989-94
Responsibilities included process engineering, scientific research, tissue culture laboratory set-up and management, and technical writing.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1983-88
Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, June, 1987.
Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences, December, 1988.
Salem State College 2007-09
Completed a Massachusetts initial licensure program.

Background

Interests include music, morris dancing, caving, SCUBA diving, travel, locksmithing, roleplaying, bicycling, amateur radio, camping, hiking, trains, downhill skiing, and coins.

Assistant principal violist and volunteer webmaster for the New England Philharmonic, of which I also served on the board of directors from 1999-2003. Professional violist with Symphony by the Sea. Dance foreman (teacher) and lead musician for Red Herring Morris (an adult morris dance team) and Banbury Cross Morris (a morris dance team for children in grade 4 through high school).

Member of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT), AΦΩ National Service Fraternity, the National Honor Society, and the MIT Student Information Processing Board (a volunteer computing-oriented service organization). Past president of the Little Nahant Improvement Association, a neighborhood civic organization.


 

 


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