MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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Jeffrey Bee

 jbee@kentschools.net

He is a Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from The University of Akron. He earned a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education through Kent State University. He has worked as a mechanical designer, project engineer or product engineer on projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to multi-million dollar projects from New York City to Alaska and globally (Saudi Arabia and South Korea). He has had privilege to have taught and coached four Ohio Gold Medal Champions in Technical Drafting in the past six years. (2006-2012 all Portage County Students) Each student competed at the national level against the best in the country.

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Troy Spear

 tspear@kentschools.net

Troy Spear is level I instructor for the Computer Aided Design and Engineering Technologies career technical program at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Mr. Spear is the sole instructor for the elective courses: Fundamentals of Wood and Metal Manufacturing, and Advanced Cabinetry. He received his Master of Arts in Industrial Technology from Kent State University after completing his undergraduate B.A. degrees in English, Speech, Theatre and Education from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Spear is also a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Cabinetmakers Association, Woodwork Career Alliance and Skills USA. His commitment to hands-on, inquiry based problem solving and learning fosters an active learning environment where students are physically engaged in the work that they are learning about; be it setting up and operating machines, making accurate technical drawings and renderings or writing programs to run on the CAD & Engineering Tech programs CNC machines. Spear’s goal is that his students demonstrate knowledge and the application of real world knowledge they gain to solve tomorrow’s problems. He states that if students can dream it we can show them how to draw it, design it, prototype it, machine it, put it together and make it work.