I am Jeffrey Shoemaker a Gifted Intervention Specialist (GIS) for the Lima City Schools since 2006. I currently teach gifted education classes to 7th and 8th graders. I have taught for the Lima City Schools since 2000. I also attended the Lima City Schools as a student from 1980-1993 (K-12).
I love my job, and I believe that I have the best job in the district. Not only do I get to teach students who are gifted, but also challenge me to be a better teacher.
Personally, I have a great blended family. I have a loving wife, Tina, who teaches Early Childhood Education at Lima Senior High School. Together we have 8 children. My family is active at church, school and in the community. I am an active Freemason, and belong to Fort Amanda Lodge #706, and The Valley of Dayton.
I recieved a BS in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. I also recieved a Master’s Degree in Gifted Education from Bowling Green University. I have a desire to get a Ph.D in the near future.
Starting in Feberary 2014, I have been asked to be a contributor for the Gifted Education website Right Side of the Curve. This is managed by Mr. Jamie Henderson. You will find some blog posts of mine there, along with many other professionals. I encourage you to check it out.