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Billy J. Sikes

Billy J. Sikes

Billy J. Sikes
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: General Education
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: bsikes@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Midstate College
Attn: Billy J. Sikes
Adjunct Faculty
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614

Office Hours

Course Location Time
CHE106 eLearning Office Hours W 7:00pm–8:00pm
GEO142 eLearning Office Hours Th 8:00pm–9:00pm

Biography

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.

Education

  • M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, minor in Science, 1987
    University of Louisiana at Monroe

    I got my degree with an emphasis in Educational Media.

  • B.S. Physics with a minor in Mathematics, 1982
    University of Louisiana at Monroe

    Changed to Physics education at the beginning of my senior year.

Work Experience

  • 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.