Curriculum Vitae

CHARLES GLEEK M.A.

PROFILE
Charles Gleek (b. 1973) is the High School Assistant Principal at the North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, Florida. Previously, Mr. Gleek served as the Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, as well as a classroom instructor at both the secondary and university level for six years prior to his administrative posting. Having taught courses in Politics, Geography, and History, Mr. Gleek’s subject area interests lie in 20th Century Global History, particularly in Diplomacy and Armed Conflict. In terms of teaching practice, Mr. Gleek’s attention is focused on inquiry-based learning (Visible Thinking routines, research design, and project management) as well as employing the collaborative use of technology within the learning process. Charles Gleek lives in Boca Raton Florida with his two daughters.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant High School Principal, North Broward Preparatory School Coconut Creek, Florida (2010-present)
  • Department Chair, North Broward Preparatory School Coconut Creek, Florida (2008-2010)
  • Instructor, North Broward Preparatory School Coconut Creek, Florida (2006-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida International University Miami, Florida (2005-2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida (2004-2005)
  • Adjunct Professor, Lynn University Boca Raton, Florida (2004-2005)

EDUCATION

  • Lynn University, Boca-Raton, FL-EdD in Educational Leadership (expected 2014)
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL-PhD coursework in Political Science (ABD, 2006)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida-Master of Arts in Political Science (2004)
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida-Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2002)
  • The American Boychoir School-Touring Choir (1986-1988)

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Highlights)

  • Development and implementation of online course request infrastructure, linking teacher recommendations with student requests for future courses. (2011-present)
  • Design, testing, and successful implementation of web-based NBPS classroom walk through program. Analysis and presentation of data collected in the walk through presented regularly to Administration and to faculty. (2010-present)
  • Formal presentation of NBPS Walk through Program to Meritas Alchemist (corporate leadership) meeting, Hendersonville, NV. 12-14 January 2011.
  • Regular participation in various leadership initiatives throughout the school, including: development of the NBPS 5-year Strategic Plan; weekly Student Formation meetings; implementation of Faculty Performance Management system; project-based directives, such as statistical interpretation of student test data, as directed from both school Headmasters and Meritas corporate leadership (2010-present)
  • Conducts weekly classroom visits, walk throughs and observations of entire High School faculty, including direct responsibility for annual observations of 30 High School faculty members. (2008-present)
  • Primary responsibility for the creation and management of the Master Course Schedule for the High School, including maintaining accurate records and data interpretation within the scheduling database. Coordinating with parents, students, faculty, Administrators and College Advisors to create personalized schedules for 700+ students on an annual basis. (2010-present)
  • Serving as Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Coordinator for select International Baccalaureate Candidates (2010-present)
  • Served as Chair on several committees as a part of the NBPS Self-Study in advance of the school’s successful re-accreditation process (2010)
  • Implemented comprehensive review, revision, and successful roll out of 6-12 Social Sciences curriculum. Focused on the development and implementation of standards-based curriculum for all courses, incorporation of IB History and IB Geography courses into the curriculum, writing and maintenance of curriculum mapping for all courses, and the promotion of inquiry-based courses based on the tenants of Understanding by Design (UbD). (2008-2010)

TEACHING
North Broward Preparatory School (2006-2011)

  • IB History Higher Level-Year 2: History of the Americas
  • IB History Higher Level-Year 1: 20th Century World History
  • IB Geography Standard Level: Population, Resources, & Development
  • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
  • Advanced Placement Human Geography
  • Honors Economics and Government; Economics and Government
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Honors Economics and Government
  • Economics and Government
  • Genocide in Comparative Perspective

Florida International University (2005-2006)

  • INR 2002-Introduction to International Relations
  • POS 1041-Introduction to American Government

Florida Atlantic University (2004-2005)

  • INR 2002-Introduction to International Relations
  • POS 1041-Introduction to American Government

Lynn University (2004-2005)

  • IRPS 250-Contemporary Geopolitical Affairs

RESEARCH
Books and Articles

  • Charles Gleek, Michael Grillo, and Robert P. Watson, Presidential Doctrines: National Security From Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush, (Happague, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2003)
  • Robert P. Watson, Anthony J. Eksterowicz, Charles Gleek, Sarah Brendel Andrews, “Treatment of the Electoral College in American Government and Presidential Textbooks”, White House Studies, 4 (2004)

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • “Foreign Policy Influences in the Southern Cone Democratic Transitions,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2006, Chicago, IL
  • “The Legal Status of Cluster Bombs,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-South Conference, October 2004, Columbia, South Carolina
  • “Political Power and the Influence of Think Tanks: The 1972 ABM Treaty and National Missile Defense,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-South Conference, October 2003, Gainesville, FL
  • “Woodrow Wilson: A Tradition of Internationalism in American Foreign Policy,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, April 2002, Las Vegas, NV

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Summer Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 2010
  • Franklin Covey, “7 Habits for Highly Effective People/Leader in Me” Workshop, Coconut Creek, FL. June 2010
  • Curriculum Designers Inc, “Designing Curriculum for the 21st Century”. Boca Raton, Florida January 2010
  • International Baccalaureate Level III Workshop-Comparative History. St. Petersburg, Florida. December 2009
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida March 2009
  • International Baccalaureate Online Workshop-Extended Essay. February-April, 2009
  • Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics Workshop. Atlanta, Georgia. January 2009
  • International Baccalaureate Level II Workshop-History. St. Petersburg, Florida. December 2008
  • International Baccalaureate Level I Workshop-Geography. United World College, Montezuma, New Mexico. July 2008
  • Advanced Placement Geography Workshop. Ft Lauderdale, Florida. October 2007

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

  • Faculty Adviser, International Baccalaureate Extended Essay (2009-present)
  • Assistant Coach, Boys Varsity Soccer, The North Broward Preparatory School (2006-present). State Runner Up, 2010; Regional Champions, 2010; District Champions: 2008, 2009, and 2010; District Runner Up, 2007
  • Faculty Adviser, Financing Peace micro-finance project, The North Broward Preparatory School (2008-2010)
  • Faculty Adviser, Model United Nations Club, The North Broward Preparatory School (2006-2010)
  • Assistant Coach, Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, The North Broward Preparatory School (2008-2009)
  • Executive Council Member, International Studies Association-Southern Region (2004)
  • Board Member-Graduate Grants Committee, Florida Atlantic University (2002-2004)
  • Editorial Assistant, White House Studies (2002-2004)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science National Honor Society) Tao Rho Chapter
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2008-present)
  • National Council for the Social Studies (2006-2007)
  • The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2004-2006)
  • International Studies Association (2004-2006)
  • American Political Science Association (2002-2006)
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