John F. German, M.Ed.
1980 - M.Ed., Counseling & Psychology, James Madison University,
1977 - Bachelor of Science, Social Work, James Madison University
1976 - Associate Degree, (Liberal Arts, Blue Ridge Community College & Lord
Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia
1968 - College Preparatory, Rock Hill Academy, Charlottesville,Virginia
Virginia Chapter, American Personnel & Guidance Association
Virginia Counselors’ Association
Virginia School Counselors’ Association
Past President, VESCA
Past Vice-President Elect, Middle School Division
Gifted & Talented Task Force, Virginia Department of Education
Monelison Junior High Self-Study Committee
Central Valley Counselors’ Association
Parents’ Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Development
Career Objective & Philosophy
Having worked as a counselor and instructor in a variety of settings for over 30+ years, I am committed to the development and betterment of others through my efforts. I seek opportunities that enable me to use my educational and work experience as well as counseling skills in serving those youth, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions which share my goals and commitment to others. In addition, in the future, I plan to participate on a level of communication which will provide additional opportunities to work with families and youth, and in doing so, I can continue my work as an agent for positive change. I also diligently pursue association with those organizations which demonstrate a professional commitment and awareness to the educational and social needs of youth and their families. I believe I am able to make those applications and skills of expression to the world outside the classroom through my knowledge and experience in a variety of related settings, and in doing so, will enable me to continue to make those significant contributions I have made throughout my career.
Personal & Health
I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my wife Barbara, (teacher) and sons Justin and Aaron. I have an active interest in sports, health & fitness, (6-6, 255) music, community events, our church, and The Arts. I have 34 years experience in public education and am planning to continue to utilize my communication and counseling skill in areas which provide opportunities to utilize my skills in assisting others. I consider my work as a service to others a personal priority as well as an obligation. In addition, I have often considered my upcoming retirement as a time to return to the duties of an editor, the first job I had which gave
me the feeling of genuine joy, fulfillment, and a devotion-to-task. These motivations continued
for most of my years in education.
References Available Upon Request