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James Nelson

James Nelson

Bus driver

Varuna

Shoreview, MN

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Minnehaha Academy

Teacher

As a classroom teacher, I am responsible for planning, teaching and assessing the instruction for a class of 22 second graders. This includes the subject areas of literacy, math, science and Bible. Also serve as the Team Leader for the preschool through second grade team. I have also served in other capacities such as health teacher, physical education teacher, athletic trainer and coach.

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U.S. Army

Chaplain Assistant

I provided religious support to the soldiers and families of the 644th Area Support Group. As a sergeant, I oversaw training and records for junior enlisted soldiers in the chaplain's section. I was responsible for maintaining equipment inventory for the unit as well as carrying out the Commander's Master Religious Plan (CMRP). Served with the 1st Armored Division in Hanau, Germany as part of a one year deployment in 2003-2004.

Career

Alaska Christian College

Faculty Member in Residence

I was granted a teaching sabbatical for the 2006-2007 school year. I used the time to teach at a small, Christian college that served Native Alaskan students. Being a very small school (40 students), I was had a number of different responsibilities including teaching two classes, transportation coordinator, BLITZ (student worker program) coordinator and a member of the Residence Life team.

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Career
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Various positions

Driver

At Alaska Christian College I was tasked with maintenance and record keeping for the campus vehicles as well as acting as driver for student groups to and from Anchorage. In the Army, I was responsible for upkeep and documentation for the Unit's Government Service Vehicle and driving the Staff Chaplain to and from appointments. In the more distant past, I worked various CDL jobs as a bus driver at Bethel (1988-1991), Northwest YMCA (1989-1991), Medicine Lake Lines (1992) and Fridley Bus Company (1992-1993).

Career

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Master of Arts, Education

Bethel University

Bachelor of Arts, Education