STEVEN NELSON MAHER 

smaher@chatham-nj.org

stevenmaher@mrmaherpages.net


    EDUCATION and ACCREDITATION: 

  Caldwell College

       Post-Master's Supervisor's Certificate Program 5/06

  National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

       National Certification, Adolescence and Young Adulthood/Social Studies-History 11/00 

  Teachers College - Columbia University, New York, NY

       Master of Arts, Teaching of Social Studies, 10/93

  Rutgers University Newark, NJ

       Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 5/88

  Middlesex County College Edison, NJ

       Associate of Science, Criminal Justice, 5/86


 

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  2002-present Chatham High School Chatham, NJ

Social Studies Department Supervisor (9/06-present)

AP European History

AP US History II

US History I

US History - Honors

World Studies

  1996-2002 Orange High School Hillsborough, NC

Advanced Placement United States History

Advanced Placement European History

Fast Forward United States History

     (dual enrollment course offered through University of North Carolina, Greensboro)

Civil Liberties and the Constitution

    (on-line course taught through the Concord Consortium's Virtual High School)

  2000-2005 Web Academy Fayetteville, NC (Internet Based Alternative High School)

Advanced Placement European History

World Geography


 

    AWARDS:

 

Outstanding Teacher of the Year - Student "Bell" Award 2005

Orange High School Teacher of the Year   2001

 


 

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS:

  Essential Learnings - 2006

           Presentation promoting reconfiguration of essential learnings that reflect humans' changing relationship with information presented

             to High School and Elementary school faculties and Parent-Teacher Organizations

  Teaching in FirstClass - 2004

           Designed and presented staff workshop on e-mail/conferencing software's integration to the high school classroom

  Technology Applications in Social Studies - 2003

          Designed and presented staff workshop introducing practical applications of technology to social studies education

  Technology Training On Using The Internet - 2000

          Designed and presented workshop at North Carolina Council for Social Studies Annual State Conference

  Windows 95 and Basic Computing Workshop - 1997

         Designed and taught basic computer skills workshop for teachers, Orange High School


 

    OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

          Technology Committee Chairperson Chatham High School 2006-present

Coordinate activities of technology committee

          Webmaster Chatham High School – 2004-present

Design, maintain and expand coverage of High School Web Site

          National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - 2006, 2007

Assessor scoring performances of candidates pursuing National Board Certification 

          James Madison Seminar on Teaching American History 2007

Participated in two-week professional development seminar at Princeton University

          New Jersey Teacher Academy -  August 12-14,2005

Participated in three-day conference hosted by Education Testing Service focusing on aligning New Jersey’s curriculum standards with instruction and assessment; interpreting and using test scores;  and developing teachers as leaders in their schools

          Technology Committee School District of the Chathams – Technology Plan - 2004, 2007

drafted district-wide technology plan with teachers, administrators, and parents

          Concord ConsortiumTeachers Learning Conference 2000-2001

275 hour, graduate-level, professional development training for on-line instruction

          SAS Inschool Summer Curriculum Initiative July 2001

Developed internet-based social studies lesson plans for web-based curriculum product

          Disney Learning Partnership June 2001

Reviewed applications for Disney's American Teacher Awards


 

    PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

12/89 - 6/96      SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT  New York, NY
                               Senior Legal Assistant

 

10/87- 9/89       CERIDIAN EMPLOYER SERVICES  East Hanover, NJ

                                 Quality Control Specialist

 

8/86 - 9/87        PEOPLE EXPRESS/CONTINENTAL AIRLINES  Newark, NJ
                                       Customer Service Representative

7/83 - 8/86         BRUSKIN/GOLDRING ASSOCIATES  Edison, NJ
                                       Supervisor