Where's My Apple?: A Tell-All Book About

Where's My Apple?: A Tell-All Book About "Why I Teach" and My Perception of the Teaching Profession

by Brett L. Simms


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540550491
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Brett L. Simms is a life-long educator. He has taught at both secondary and post-secondary academic environments and as a corporate trainer. He is a business coach and mentor, an organizational development specialist, a consultant, writer, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. Brett grew up in a family run grocery store in Aberdeen, Idaho. He has always considered the experience of working closely with his parents and siblings as a training ground that helped cultivate his interest in business. In addition to his experience in the grocery business, Brett worked as a Food Broker, managed a Community Action Agency in Southeast Idaho, and founded a national recruiting firm specializing in human resource development. Brett's undergraduate training is in Secondary Education, Business and Career-Technical Education, and graduate training in Human Resource Training and Development. He began his teaching career at American Falls High School, American Falls, Idaho. In 2005, he was hired to teach Marketing and Management Occupations for the Department of Business and Services at Idaho State University's College of Technology. In 2007, he began work with the University's Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development. It was then that Brett developed training curriculum for organizational leadership including high potential employees, front-line supervisors, middle management, and executive administration. In 2008, he founded Champions at Work, an independent human resource training and development firm specializing in custom training solutions. In 2010, with the expansion of workplace training and development curriculum, he changed the name of his company to Workforce Training Solutions. Throughout his career, Brett has worked with business and industry leadership, government administration, and educators in secondary and post-secondary environments customizing employee training programs. In 2013, Brett was hired to reconstruct and develop the business education program at Idaho Falls High School. In addition to his full-time teaching responsibilities, he serves as a member of Idaho Falls High School's Guiding Coalition, he is a CTE/PLC Facilitator for Idaho Falls School District 91, he is a member of the Idaho State Business Education Curriculum Review Board, and sits on the Idaho State DECA Board of Directors. Speaking engagements and professional development venues can be arranged for by contacting Brett directly at BrettLSimms@gmail.com.

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