Highly Qualified Teachers
The qualification of all teachers and paraprofessionals in the building meet HQT requirements (Except for the long term substitutes listed below). This means that all staff teaching twelve or more hours in a week hold State of Ohio Teaching Licenses/Certificates. We constantly strive to make sure all teachers are licensed and even teachers now listed as substitutes are working on advancing their licenses to become highly qualified.
Teachers on Substitute Licensure:
1). Jaqueline Hatcher: Master's degree in Visual Art:
Job Duty: Art Teacher
2). Heather Dassouki: Bachelor's degree in Theater:
Job Duty: Music/Theater Teacher
3). Maher Almoussa: Master's degree Applied Mathematics:
Job Duty: Math Teacher
4). Coach Ibrahim AlMahaireh: Master's Degree Exercise Physiology:
Job Duty: Phys Ed Teacher
5). Anna Huff: See below:
Job Duty: Math Teacher
6). Tomas Mizelle: Worked a different career and needs 6 credit hours to renew his intervention specialist licensure:
Job Duty: Intervention Specialist
7). Verna Chears: Master's Degree: Social Worker:
Job duty: Intervention Specialist
8). Matt Cooley: He is a Licensed Social Studies Teacher in Washington State but is having problems transferring it to Ohio.
My goal is to have a diverse staff devoted to our community. This will require making sound investments in our staff. For example, our 6th-8th grade math Co-Teacher has these qualifications:
- 18 year Air Force Veteran: Explosive Ordnance Disposal
- 6 credits shy of an engineering bachelor's degree (Only because she changed the engineering focus).
- Experience solving real world math problems
- Welding certification
- She will obtain her alternative math educator licensure and she co-teaches 6th-8th grade math with a licensed teacher.
Note: Diversity is not only ethnicity, but also demographic, gender, life experiences, socioeconomic status, etc.
Notice of H1B Visa Hiring: Reem AlBakeer
Teacher Retention and Experience:
The Maritime Academy of Toledo, similar to other Community Schools, has had a high rate of teacher turnover. We have, however, been able to attract qualified candidates with more experience.
Consider the following:
During the 2015-2016 school year 72% of the teachers at the Maritime Academy of Toledo had 4 years or less of experience.
During the 2020-2021 school year 26% of teachers at The Maritime Academy of Toledo had 4 years or less of experience.