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  • Michael Thomas

Physics Instructor @ Retired
BS in Mechanical Engineering @ California State Un...
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About Michael

My background is in mechanical engineering. I worked mostly in the aircraft engine industry. I decided to give teaching a try by joining the Peace Corps. This is where I began my teaching career. I have since taught in public schools in the Indianapolis area. I did this for 15 years. Recently, I completed 5 years of teaching internationally in Amman, Jordan.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES

Master

Indiana University Bloomington
1997 - 1998

Michael Lawrence Thomas

Michael Lawrence Thomas - Indiana Dept of Education
2013 - 2023

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Mechanical Engineering

California State University Fresno
1981 - 1983
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WORK EXPERIENCE

Physics Instructor

American Community School Amman
Aug 2011 - Jun 2016

Physics Instructor

Carmel High School
Aug 1998 - Jun 2011

Science Teacher

Indianapolis Public Schools
Aug 1995 - May 1997

Mathematics & Physical Science Teacher

Nsundano Secondary School (Peace Corps)
Jan 1993 - Dec 1994

Gas Turbine Performance Engineer

Allison Gas Turbine
Feb 1986 - Aug 1992

Junior Design Engineer

Lear Siegler Inc. Energy Products Division
Jan 1984 - Jan 1986
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Specialities

I have taught physics exclusively for about 20 years. I have taught the algebra based AP Physics course that was known as AP Physics B and has now been replaced by two one year courses. Those being AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. I have also taught non AP physics courses including a conceptual physics course that is offered to our freshmen at my last school.

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