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    Mr. Alan Sheridan. Educational Specialist

    Born in Arcadia, Florida and grew up in Winter Haven, Florida (I spent most of my weekends and summer breaks camping and fishing at Boca Grande Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida).  In high school I worked full time as a night manager at a Burger Queen restaurant and graduated from High School in 1979.

    I joined the Army right out of high school and became a Russian language Signals Intelligence Voice Intercept Operator: I am a graduate of Basic and Intermediate Russian at the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA. I retired from the Army in 1994 after my last tour in Alaska. My family drove to Alaska from west Texas in 1991 and then drove through Canada again on the way from Alaska to Georgia in 1994.

    Education: Basic and Intermediate Russian, Defense Language Center; B.S. Middle Grades Education 1997, Armstrong State University; M. Ed. Middle Grades, Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2003; Ed. Specialist, Lincoln Memorial University, 2013.

    Family: Married to Mironda Sheridan for 31 years. Three sons: Alex (31), living in Utah and is married with our only grand child; Phillip (26) who graduated from Georgia Southern University Magna Cum Laude with a  Computer Science degree and works full time as a programmer; Zach (21) who is working full time at Publix. Two cats: Dusty (a rag doll), and Roxi (a mixed tabby). My mom died of cancer in 1994. Dad is 83 and resides in Dover, TN.

    Teaching experiences: U.S. Air Force Instructor/Writer in Russian and English 3 years; Hubert Middle School, Savannah, 1.5 years; Hinesville Middle School 2 years; Snelson-Golden Middle School 7 years; ECMS 11 years. This is my 23rd year teaching.

    Travels outside of Georgia other than to and from Alaska by car: I have lived in Florida, Missouri, California, Texas, Arizona, Alaska, Korea, and Germany.  I have also traveled to Holland, Spain, France, Italy, and Turkey. I served as a Royal Rangers missionary in Russia (2003) and in Ukraine (2009).

    I will teach only Social Studies classes. Please contact me at my email address when needed at asheridan@effingham.k12.ga.us. My tutoring day and time will be Tuesday afternoons until 4:30- please coordinate with me beforehand and pick up your student promptly at 4:30.