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Dr.  Ansu  Mason
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ESOL Endorsement, North Georgia College & State University

Educational Leadership Certification, Valdosta State University

Georgia Teacher Certification, Middle Grades Language Arts, Valdosta State University

Ph.D., Instructional Systems Design, The Florida State University

M.Sc., Instructional Systems Design, The Florida State University

B.A., Language Arts, Cuttington University College

 

Professioal Affiliations

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

PAGE (Professional Association of Georgia Educators)



Experience

·         2011: Study Skills Teacher, Washington Middle School, Cairo, GA

·         2010-2011: ESOL Teacher, Charlie A. Gray Jr. High School, Moultrie, GA

·         2005-2010: Director, Safety Net Test Preparation Program/Language Arts Teacher

Charlie A. Gray Middle School, Moultrie, GA

·         2000 – 2005: Instructional Systems Designer &Test Development Specialist, Office of Staff Development & Training, Tallahassee Community College/Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ),

·         1998 – 2000: Performance, Evaluation & Testing Manager, Professional Development Centre System, Tallahassee Community College/Florida Department of Children & Families,

·         1996-1998: Instructional Systems Designer & Test Development Specialist, Professional Development Centre System, Tallahassee Community College/Florida Department of Children & Families

·         1995 – 1996: Research & Training Specialist, Division of Criminal Justice Standards & Training, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement,

·         1988-1995: Test Development Specialist, Bureau of Testing, Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Tallahassee, Florida

·         1981-1982 Instructional Systems Designer, Improved Efficiency of Learning Project, USAID/Ministry of Education, Liberia



Bio

Ansu G. Mason, Ph.D.

A native of Liberia, West Africa, I completed high school at the College of West Africa (1976), received my B.A. Degree in Language Arts (1980) from Cuttington University College, Liberia, and was graduated from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, with the M.S. Degree (1983) and Ph.D. Degree (1987) in Instructional Systems Design.

After working for 17 years in Florida State government in instructional systems design, test development and measurement, and training and evaluation, I made a professional career change in August 2005 by going to work for the Colquitt County School System at C.A. Gray Middle School. I designed and implemented the school’s Safety Net Program and served as its Director. As a result of the Safety Net Program, C. A. Gray Middle School achieved AYP status for the first time in 2006 and again in 2007. I have taught Study Skills at Washington Middle School since 2011.

Coming from a Third World country, I know firsthand that education is the highway to success not only as an individual, but as a nation; as a society. Thus, I am committed to educating our youth. The purpose of education is to develop the child with the knowledge, skills and abilities to not only function in society, but also to contribute to the positive enhancement of mankind. I believe that anybody, regardless of socio-economic background, given the opportunity and a constructive, caring and safe environment that is designed for the well-being of the child, has the potential to learn.