Resume of Kenneth John Odle

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  • English Major — Western Michigan University, December 2010
    • Over 45 undergraduate hours in English.
    • 12 hours in English methods courses.
    • Dean’s List every semester.
    • Awarded Nash Scholarship in English Education.
    • Member of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society.
  • Bachelor of Science — Western Michigan University, June 1995
    • Biology major, Group Science Minor.
    • Emphasis in Plant Biology and Ecology.
  • Teaching Certification — State of Michigan
    • DA/DX
      • Astronomy
      • Biochemistry
      • Biology
      • Botany
      • Chemistry
      • Earth/Space Science
      • Ecology
      • Environmental Science
      • Forensic Science
      • Genetics
      • Geology
      • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Life Science
      • Limnology
      • Meteorology
      • Microbiology
      • Mineralogy
      • Oceanography
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Physics
      • Weather
      • Zoology
    • BA
      • Business Writing (offered for English credit)
      • Drama (Study of literature)
      • English
      • Grammar
      • Great Books
      • Language Arts (middle school only)
      • Literature
      • Poetry
      • Shakespeare
      • Writing for Publication (e.g. School Newspaper)
      • Writing
      • Yearbook
    • Computer Applications
      • Computers
      • Computer Applications
      • Computer Literacy
      • Introduction to the Internet
      • Keyboarding
      • Web Design: HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript
      • Word Processing
    • AP Biology

Work Experience

  • d12 Web Design and Development — Owner, 2011-Present
    • Custom web site design and hosting
    • Installation and design of content management systems: WordPress, Moodle, MediaWiki
    • WordPress theme and plugin development
    • Web analytics and security
  • Fourth Coast Apparel — Co-Owner, 2001-2007
    • Graphic design
    • Preparation of artwork
    • Web design and maintenance
    • Sales

Teaching Experience

  • Substitute Teacher — Portage Public Schools, 2015-16
    • Taught in all subject areas, grades 6-8
    • Taught primarily at Central High, West Middle, and North Middle
  • English Teacher — Kalamazoo Public Schools Summer Program, Summer 2013
    • Taught two sections of high school English as part of a credit recovery program
  • Physical Science Teacher — Battle Creek Public Schools, 1998-2001
    • Taught five sections of ninth-grade physical science
    • Mentored new and developing science teachers
    • Served on curriculum committee to write and implement new science curriculum
    • Served on textbook committee to evaluate and recommended new textbooks
    • Mentored and supervised two interns
  • Physical Science Teacher — Benton Harbor Area Schools, 1997-1998
    • Taught three sections of ninth-grade physical science in a 4 x 4 block


  • Using Multicultural Literature to Teach About Social Justice
    • MLK Day, Western Michigan University, January 7, 2011.

    See also my resource pages on multicultural literature.

  • Mind the Gap: Teaching for Reading and Writing Success to the Male Brain
    • Michigan Council of Teachers of English Bright Ideas Conference, Lansing, Michigan, April 10, 2010.
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Studies Conference, Western Michigan University, November 6, 2009.

    You can view the presentation on my resource pages on boys and literacy.


  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta — Western Michigan University
  • Recipient, Nash Scholarship in English Eduction — Western Michigan University


Please see my writing portfolio.

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  • Odle, Kenneth John. "Resume of Kenneth John Odle." 13 June 2016. Web. 30 September 2020. <>