Billy J. Sikes
Attn: Billy J. Sikes
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614
|CHE106||eLearning Office Hours||W 7:00pm–8:00pm|
|GEO142||eLearning Office Hours||Th 8:00pm–9:00pm|
I am married with two sons. The oldest is 19 and the youngest is 14, both thinking they are in their 20s. I was born and raised in Louisiana, where I got my degree in Physics and minored in Mathematics. I taught some classes at the college I attended as well as taught high school for about 11 years, then left education to become a chemist at a pharmaceutical company. I stayed there for three years till it was bought out by another company. I then moved to Dallas, Texas with my family and became a technical trainer for 12 years. I was laid off and started a new career back in teaching high school as the math teacher. I enjoy watching television, as well as doing a little programming. I also like working with others on Second Life, a virtual 3D world, where I enjoy building items online.
M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, minor in Science, 1987University of Louisiana at Monroe
I got my degree with an emphasis in Educational Media.
B.S. Physics with a minor in Mathematics, 1982University of Louisiana at Monroe
Changed to Physics education at the beginning of my senior year.
McKinney Independent School District (2009–present)Math Teacher
I teach math at an accelerated alternative school in the MISD.
Intervoice, Inc (Now Convergys) (1996–2008)Technical Trainer
Produced classes and presented them for customers on the systems sold.
IVAX (1993–1996)Quality Control Chemist
I worked as a chemist in the quality control labs for the pharmaceutical company.
Various Parish School Boards (1982–1993)Teacher
I taught first in south Louisiana, for a year, then moved to my home town to teach high school for five years. Moving to the north-western area of Louisiana, I taught in both Bossier parish and Caddo parish. Courses ranged from physics, chemistry, physical science, mathematics, computer science, computer literacy.
Awards and Certifications
Certified VoiceXML Developer, 1986
Certified to develop voicexml applications by the voicexml forum.
Louisiana Teachers Certificate, Secondary Education, 1982
Lifetime certificate, for: physics, chemistry, physical science, mathematics, computer science, computer literacy.