Mr. John Meinzen - Curriculum Vitae

John Meinzen
Math, Statistics & Computer Science Teacher
Edwardsville IL 62025 USA

Philosophy and Aproach to Teaching :

 

I continually strive to provide each student with active opportunities to expand individual academic skills in order to maximize their potential. I work with colleagues and educational leaders to encourage the same with emphasis on safety and equity for all students. I accomplish this through a variety of research-based methodologies and modeling that is enhanced through my personal experience and being a life-long learner.

 

Professional Educational Activities
International Level

present-2013

Leader / Consultant : College Board Advanced Placement™ Courses. Trainer for 5-day summer institutes and 1-day workshops :

  • Computer Science-A (AP CSA).
  • Computer Science-Principles (AP CSP)
  • Digital Edge curriculum writer - a Florida Dept of Education - College Board joint project integrating CIW JavaScript into AP CSA curriculum (2015)
present-2014 Author : Educational Testing Services (ETS) : writing published questions aligned to AP exams and course specifications

2020-2018,

2017, 2015-2008, 2005

Leader / Reader : College Board (ETS) Advanced Placement Computer Science A and AB Exams - applying standardized rubrics for scoring/grading 70,000+ AP Exams. [Bolded years are Leadership positions such as Table Leader]
2014 (summer) Guest lecturer : Statistics & AP at the 21st Century International High School - Beijing, China
National Level - USA
2012 Evaluator / Representative : Illinois State Board of Education to Achieve's EQuIP National Integration Program - developing & training evaluation tools (rubrics) for Common Core teacher resource materials (lesson/unit plans).
2011, 2010 Representative : Illinois State Board of Education to PARCC National Assessment Program as the K-12 Math Content Specialist at the Higher Education Engagement for Common Core Assessments (designing next generation of assessments for 26 states)
2011, 2010 Participant : National Science Foundation CE21 Grant Community Engagement for Computer Science education.
State Level - Illinois
2015-2012
Leader : Illinois Educator Leadership Cadre for the Common Core State Standards (joint project of Illinois State Board of Education & Illinois Community College Board)
2012 Evaluator : Illinois State Board of Education's Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP-400 ) for teacher certification in Illinois as a content specialist.
2010, 2009 Participant : Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) Math Learning Standards Review for the American Diploma Project (ADP) and Common Core Standards
Local Level - District & Regional
2009-2018 Leader : Math Department Chair - Edwardsville High School
2014-2013 Trainer : Classroom Integration of Interactive Whiteboard & Technology
2012 Leader : Madison County Regional Office of Education - Presenter for Tri-State Rubric analyzing math resources for Common Core alignment
2019-2012, 2010, 2009 Leader : District Curriculum Development Committee for Mathematics Education applying the Illinois Learning Standards (Common Core)
2012, 2011 Participant : Member of the Lewis & Clark Community College Advisory Board for Computer Information Systems Dept
2008 Participant : Advanced Placement Workshop in Calculus
2004, 2005 Leader : POV-Ray mini-Course
2003-summer Participant : Advanced Placement Workshop in Computer Science and Calculus
2002-summer Participant : Enhanced Math Education for Statistics, Algebra, and Geometry - SIUE
2002, 2001 Leader : District Curriculum Development Committee for Mathematics Education - transitioning to original Illinois Learnng Standards (ILS)
2001 Developer : POV-Ray Tutorial
2001 Developer : Investment mini-Course
2003-1998 Developer : E'ville Mansion website
1999 Developer : Master's Project on applying Computer Science & Math in Architectural Acoustics
Memberships & Coaching
present-1989 Membership : Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2013-2012 Membership : Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
present-2001

Membership : Advanced Placement Communities

  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Calculus AB & BC
  • AP Consultants
2006-2001 Coaching : Head Coach of Math Team at EHS [Richard Rhoad award]
2006-2001 Coaching : Head Coach of Computer Team at EHS
Education & Employment History
Educator's Licensure History
present-2013 Illinois Professional Educator License - Master Grade Level Illinois State Board of Education (state conversion to licensing from certification)
2012-2007 Illinois Master Teacher Certification in High School Mathematics Illinois State Board of Education (see NBPT below)
present-1994 Illinois Standard Teacher Certification in High School Mathematics Illinois State Board of Education
Education History
2007, November Master's Teacher Certification in Adolescent & Youth Mathematics National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPT)
1999, August Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
1993, December Bachelor of Science in Education - Mathematics
(Summa Cum Laude)
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
1988, December Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana
Employment History
2018-2009 Edwardsville High School - ECUSD7, Edwardsville, Illinois Math Department Chair
present-1993 Edwardsville High School - ECUSD7,
Edwardsville, Illinois
Math, Statistics, and Computer Science Teacher
present-2002 Southwestern Illinois Community College,
Belleville, Illinois
Adjunct Math Instructor

present-2012
2001-1994

Lewis & Clark Community College,
Godfrey, Illinois
Adjunct Business Instructor - Computer Applications & Computer Science
2005-2000 Consultant for Concordia University
Center for Financial Leadership Institute,
Mequon, Illinois
Designing and installation of Linux server, website and web application using Java ServerPages, database integration (mySQL), tag libraries (JSTL) and Struts Framework
1993-1992 Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, Illinois
Graduate Assistant teaching Business Calculus
1992-1989 Schlumberger Ltd. International,
Bombay, India, Dubai U.A.E, Alexandria, Egypt
Senior Field Engineer in Oilfield Exploration - explosives, radioactive materials handling, remote electrical and mechanical sensing, geological data analysis & interpretation
1988-1985 Hughes Aircraft Company
Space & Communications Group,
Los Angeles, California
Co-op education program. Systems engineering ( Satellite design & testing)
1988-1983 Materials Research Laboratory,
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Computer lab consultant to professors and graduate students on VAX super-min computer systems.
Awards, Recognitions, & Grants
Awards
2012 Regional Award - Emerson Excellence in Teaching for the St. Louis metropolitan area
2008 National Award - Dr. Mary Ellen Verona Computational Science Teacher Leader
2005 State Award - Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics -- Richard Rhoad Award for Most Improved Math Team Coach of the Year
Recognitions
2012-2010 Selected to represent Illinois as a Math Content & Assessment Expert to national organizations & programs (Achieve, PARCC) for implementation of the Common Core Standards
Grants
2013 $5000 - Emerson Gold Star Grant for Individuals to create and implement a student-led Interactive Display Board for visitors to EHS.
2012 $2000 - Lead Teacher for the Disciplinary Commons for High School Computer Science Educators in Southern Illinois area (NSF Grant through SIUE)
2009 $1500 - Citizen's Advisory Committee - Multi-home Implementation of a networked PC running Linux & Virtualized Operating Systems
2008, 2006, 2005 Supercomputing Seminars for High Performance Computing in Secondary Education
2007-2008 Lewis & Clark Community College Career Academy for High School Students
2006 $1500 - Citizen's Advisory Committee - Tablet PC Implementation in the Classroom
2003 $500 - Citizen's Advisory Committee - Lego Mindstorm Robotics
2003-summer Illinois Global Economics Summer Academy
Note: scores of 3 or higher indicate--according to the College Board--that a student has demonstrated they are "qualified" in the "knowledge and skills" for the equivalent college-level course. However, each college decides which course and what score will be applied for any given AP score.

 

Year Course - AP Statistics

Tested / Class Size

Score 5 Score 4 Score 3 Score 2 Score 1
2021-22 at EHS /6 (2ndHr)
/10 (4th Hr)
         
2020-21 at EHS [remote: covid year] 6/10 2 3 1    
2019-20 at EHS [covid-4th Qtr] 3/3 1 1 1    
2018-19 at EHS 13/14   8 5    
2017-18 at EHS 11/27 4 4 1 2  
Year Course - AP Computer Science Principles

Tested / Class Size

Score 5 Score 4 Score 3 Score 2 Score 1
2021-22 at EHS /19          
2020-21 at EHS [remote: covid] 7/11   2 4 1  
2019-20 at EHS [covid-4th Qtr] 10/13   2 4 4  
2018-19 at EHS 14/18 3 2 7 2  
2017-18 at EHS 11/22 3 7 1    
2016-17 at EHS 7/16 4 1 2    
Advanced Placement Scoring
Year Course - AP Computer Science A & AB

Tested / Class Size

Score 5 Score 4 Score 3 Score 2 Score 1
2021-22 at EHS /13          
2020-21 at EHS [remote: covid year] 8/8 3 2 2   1
2019-20 AP CSA using Java - at EHS [covid-4th Qtr] 13/18 3 4 5 1  
2018-19 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 11/17 6 3 2    
2017-18 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 5/9 4 1      
2016-17 AP CSA using Java - at EHS /9 records not available    
2015-16 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 13/13 9 2   1 1
2014-15 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 6/12 4 2      
2013-14 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 7/9 3 1 3    
2012-13 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 7/9 4 3      
2011-12 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 9/11 7 1 1    
2009-10 AP CSA using Java - at EHS 2/8   2      
2008-09 APCS AB using Java - at Nelson 4/6   1 1   2
2006-07 APCS AB using Java - at Nelson 3/6 1     1 1
2005-06 APCS AB using Java - at Nelson 4/5       1 3
2004-05 APCS AB using Java - at Nelson 0/5 no record      
2003-04 APCS AB using Java - at Nelson 8/9 2 1 1 3 1
2002-03 APCS AB using C++ - at EHS 4/7 1     1 2
2001-02 APCS AB using C++ - at EHS 9/13 1   2 5 1
Year Course - AP Calculus AB

Tested / Class Size

Score 5 Score 4 Score 3 Score 2 Score 1
2015-16 at EHS 19/36   2 9 4 4
2014-15 at EHS 11/36   1 5 2 3
2013-14 at EHS 21/25 2 1 6 2 10
2012-13 at EHS 27/45 2 3 6 7 9
2010-11 at EHS 9/26 1 2 3 1 2
2009-10 at EHS 18/38 3 1 5 3 6
2006-07 at Nelson 0/8          
2002-03 at EHS 11/23 0 1 4 3 3

Course Summary - 19 different courses, 3000+ students
Year Computational Science Courses

Traditional Math Courses

  College-level Introductory-level

AP-level

[bold is new course design]

Freshman/Sophomore Courses

Junior/Senior Courses

2020-2021 Java & Honors Java Programming   AP Computer Science - Principles AP Computer Science-A AP Statistics    
2019-2020 Java & Honors Java Programming   AP Computer Science - Principles AP Computer Science-A AP Statistics   Trigonometry & PreCalculus
2018-2019 Java & Honors Java Programming   AP Computer Science - Principles AP Computer Science-A AP Statistics    
2017-2018 Java & Honors Java Programming   AP Computer Science - Principles AP Computer Science-A AP Statistics    
2016-2017 Java & Honors Java Programming Programming Fundamentals AP Computer Science - Principles AP Computer Science-A     Introduction to Statistics
               
2015-2016 Java & Honors Java Programming Programming Fundamentals Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science-A AP Calculus AB    
2014-2015 Java & Honors Java Programming Programming Fundamentals Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AP Calculus AB    
2013-2014 Java & Honors Java Programming Programming Fundamentals Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AP Calculus AB    
2012-2013 Java & Honors Java Programming Programming Fundamentals Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AP Calculus AB    
2011-2012 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science     Trig / PreCalculus
2010-2011 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing   AP Calculus AB   Trig / PreCalculus
2009-2010 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AP Calculus AB    
2008-2009 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB     Algebra II
2007-2008 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing       Algebra II
2006-2007 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB AP Calculus AB   Trig / PreCalculus
2005-2006 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB     Trig / PreCalculus
2004-2005 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB     Trig / PreCalculus
2003-2004 Java & Honors Java Programming   Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB (Java)     Algebra II
2002-2003 Java & Honors Java Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB (C++) AP Calculus AB    
2001-2002 Structured Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing AP Computer Science AB (C++) Applied Math    
2000-2001 Structured Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing       Algebra II
1999-2000 Structured Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing     Applied Math Algebra II
1998-1999 Structured Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing       Algebra II
1997-1998 Structured Programming Intro to Programming Special Topics in Computing     Applied Math & Geometry Intermediate Algebra
1996-1997   Intro to Programming       Applied Math & Geometry Intermediate Algebra
1995-1996   Intro to Programming       Applied Math & Algebra I Intermediate Algebra
1994-1995           Applied Math & Algebra I Intermediate Algebra
Technology Experience
Technology Specific Details
Operating Systems: Microsoft DOS through Windows 8; Virtual Machines; MacOS; Linux (Unix) with X-Windows; Vax VMS; PrimeOS; multi-boot systems
Languages: Java, JavaScript, C++, C, Pascal, FORTRAN, BASIC
Mathematics / Engineering Applications: Mathematica, MathCad, Matlab, Spice, VHDL, Excel, POV-Ray, Geometry Sketchpad, Eclipse
Servers, Web Apps, & Websites: Webpage/site Design, Javascript & JQuery, LAMP Server (Linux, Apache, mySQL, Java Server Pages-JSP), Struts, Cascading Style Sheets, CSS, Dreamweaver
Application Software: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage), OpenOffice, VNC, AutoCad
PC Hardware: Built numerous personal computers, Ethernet cat5 & wireless networking; TabletPC, multiple Monitor/Home installations, home entertainment systems, acoustic systems