Resume of Kenneth John Odle

“Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again.”
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Resume of Kenneth John Odle


  • 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


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  • Odle, Kenneth John. "Resume of Kenneth John Odle." 13 June 2016. Web. 19 May 2022. <>