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Paul A. Fechtmeister

-- Physics Teacher East High



University of Wyoming - B.S. Physics G.P.A. 3.27/4.00 5/92
University of Wyoming – B.A. Secondary Science Education G.P.A. 4.00/4.00 5/01


Professional Ski Instructors of America – Level II Certification
Private Pilot’s License: ground school completed, flight school 40+hours
Black Belt in Karate
CPR, First Aid
International Tutor Accreditation & University of Wyoming Tutor
High Power Rocketry Level II certified

Work Experience

Fall 2001 - Present Physics Teacher - Cheyenne East High School Cheyenne Wyoming, U.S.A.

Spring 2001 Student Teaching, Laramie High School Physics classes.

1999-2008 Skiing Instructor, Snowy Range Ski Area Wyoming, U.S.A.
· Taught children and adults the fundamentals of skiing

1996-1997 Skiing Instructor, Keystone/Vail Resorts Colorado, U.S.A.
· Taught children and adults of all ages and levels skiing
· Tested for and obtained PSIA Level I certification

Summer 1991 & 1994 Intern/Field Technician, Geophysical Institute – UAF Alaska, U.S.A.
· Performed field work and data collection
· Used UNIX, Revtek, PDAS, and PC computers

1992-1994 Enrichment Center Tutor, Paradise Valley Community College – Phoenix, AZ U.S.A
· Worked full-time tutoring students in physics, mathematics, Engineering

1989-1992, 2000-2001 Head Instructor, University of Wyoming, Okinawa-Te Karate Class
· Taught college students from age 18 to 65 yrs. karate
· Directed school advertising and managed enrollment

International Experience

Summer 2001 Taught Chinese students English in Xiamen, China.

1997-1999 Echo Language Schools/ Kuon Shan Junior High and High School – Tainan, Taiwan
· Taught Taiwanese students of all ages English conversation, grammar, spelling, phonics, and reading
· Implemented new approaches for teaching, teaching materials and methods

1995-1996 HESS Language Schools - Tainan, Taiwan
· Taught Taiwanese children aged 5 to 15 English
· Self-taught Mandarin Chinese

Other Experience: Model rocketry, climbing, mountaineering, pc-software, UW band
trumpet (12yr.), banjo playing, coin collecting, top fund raiser in high
school band, Life Boy Scout, Gold Medal-WY State Games; Karate

Languages: Chinese, (fluent); Fall 1999 tested out of 3 semesters of Mandarin, German, (basic)

Travel Experience: Alaska, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey and 30 of the 50 US States.

Honors: Dean’s list 1990-92, Paul Stock scholarship (4 years), Odd Fellow scholarship
recipient (1 year) , Vice President – Society of Physics Students, President’s List –Fall 1999- Spring 2002, All-State Band in high school, National Honor Society

Awards & Achievements:

JETS WY State Champions Coach
2004 JETS WY State Champions Coach
2004 Curriculum & Advisory Council Grant - The Keys to Wireless Assessment
2005 JETS WY State Champions Coach
2005 QuarkNet Associate Teacher
2005 World Year of Physics - Outreach Program " Einstein's Big Idea" for Laramie County Public Library
2006 Quarknet Associate Teacher
2008 Obtained Concurrent Enrollment for East Physics classes with LCCC.
2008 JETS WY State RUP Coach
2009 JETS WY State Champions Coach
2009 Wyoming Dept. of Energy Radon Awareness Grant
2009 Completed Course Audit with College Board for AP-B physics at East High
2009 East High starts the Nasa HUNCH project.
2010 Submitted Innovative Curriculum grant for paperless LCD writing tablets.
2010 Wyoming Dept. of Energy Radon Awareness Grant
2010 JETS WY State Champions Coach
2010 Nominated Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award
2011 NASA HUNCH - Reduced Gravity Office Flight - Column Scents Experiment
2011 Nominated Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award
2011 JETS WY State Champions Coach
2011 Innovative Grant - Wind Energy Kits
2011 NAR Cannon Educators Award $500
2012 NASA HUNCH - 2nd Year - Reduced Gravity Office Flight - Column Scents
2012 TARC - Team America Rocketry Challenge - National Finalists - First Ever From Wyoming Finished 77th in Nation
2012 Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming visits the TARC students at East High
2012 One of 10 Wyoming teachers to receive the Arch Coal Golden Apple Award
2012 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) North Central Section (ND, SD, MT, NE, and all provinces between Ontario and British Columbia) - recipient.