Dennis Temple is a sixth-grade Social Studies teacher for the Xenia Community Schools at the Warner Middle School in Xenia, and is a faculty member for CAPE (Council Attracting Perspective Educators). He is also a master teacher for Miami University in Ohio, where he facilitates a Wyoming-based environmental workshop for elementary school teachers. Previously, Temple was a teacher on loan to the Ohio Department of Education and director of technology for Auglaize County Educational Service Center in Wapakoneta. As a former fourth-grade teacher at Ansonia Elementary School in Ansonia, Temple drew upon his concurrent position as the village’s mayor to strengthen the town-school connection. His innovations included new programs that addressed the needs of students with attention deficit and hyperactive disorders (ADHD). Through manipulatives, hands-on science instruction and computers, Temple introduced numerous learning strategies to motivate his students. He transformed his classroom with a sound enhancement system that helped students stay focused. Temple also edited an environmental teacher resource book on water. I will be retiring on September 1, 2011 with 35 years of teaching. Future plans will be determined at a future date.
1981 Wright State University, M.S.