Next Luncheon

February 3, 2022

Deacon Jesse McClain
Deacon St. Patrick and St. Angela Merici Parishes, Youngstown

Church in the Holocaust

Biography:

Education:

H.S. – New Castle Senior High, 1972

B.S. – Elementary Education (YSU), 1976, Minor in Media (K-12)

M.S. – Administration  (YSU), 1979

Post Graduate Work – Akron University, 1988

Maine University, 1990

Dayton University, 1993, 1994, 1995

Lesley College, Boston, 1995

Kent State, 1995

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1996

Lesley College, Boston, 1999

Youngstown State University, 2000, 2001

Seattle Pacific University 2002

University of Kansas City 2005

University of Kansas City 2006

Experience and Background:

1989 – Present Adjunct Faculty – English   Youngstown State University

2002 – Present Adjunct Faculty – English    Kent State University

1991 – 2015 Eighth Grade English Teacher – Center Middle School

1994 – 2015 Language Arts Dept. Chair – Center Middle School

1996 – 1999 Assistant Principal – Glenwood Middle School

2003-2015 Language Arts Dept. Chair-Center Middle School

1995 – 2005 Ohio State Praxis Assessor

1999 – 2015 Seventh & Eighth Grade English Teacher – Center Middle

1999 -2010 O.D.E. Rater for APT (Assessor Praxis Test)

2001 – 2010 O.D.E. Trainer of Trainers (Assessor Trainer)

2001-Present Pro Football Hall of Fame Education Advisory Committee Chairman

2015-Present Holocaust Educational Specialist with the Jewish Community Relations Council

2015-Present Diaconate Formation Program with the Diocese of Youngstown

2019-Present Ordained to the Diaconate in the Diocese of Youngstown

Ohio Certification:

Permanent Certification (Education 1-8) –  Elementary

Provisional Certification (Principalship) –  Elementary

Media Education – K – 12 (1976)

Computer Education – K – 4 (1987)

PRAXIS Certification – O.S.D. of Education

APT  Rater – O.S.D. of Ed. (1998-05)

Praxis Trainer – O.S.D. of Ed.  (2001-2005)

*National Board Certification – 2002-2012

Ohio Department of Education

Att: Ms. Jeanine Ellis

25 S. Front Street Mail Stop 505

Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183

(614) 466-7188

 

Professional Organizations:

Ohio Education Association (OEA)

Boardman Education Association (BEA)

Youngstown State University Holocaust Committee

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Ohio Council on Holocaust Education (OCHE) Board 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

International Reading Association (IRA)

Phi Kappa Phi

Kappa Delta Pi

Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) – Boardman, 32 years

Boardman Education Association – Executive Committee (2001-2004)

Ohio Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education–OCHGE  (2014-Presently)

Honors and Awards:

Summa Cum Laude Graduate (YSU) 1986

National Science Foundation Scholarship (NSF) 1985

Martha Holden Jennings Scholar 1988

Mentor (Boardman Schools)  1989 – 1996

Economics Grant, ODE  1990 – 95, 1999, 2000

PTA District 18 Educator of the Year 1990

Boardman Teacher of the Year 1990

*Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar (Japan) 2002

Institute of International Education

Att: Jame McQueen

1400 K Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20005-2403

1-888-257-2636

National Competition

*Ohio Teacher of the Year Finalist 1990

Holocaust Memorial Museum Conference Awardee 1994

United States Holocaust Museum Belfer Scholar 1994

Facing History and Ourselves Scholarship 1995, 1997

Jewish Labor Committee’s Summer Institute Study 1996

Poland/Israel

*United States Holocaust Museum Mandel Fellowship 1997

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Mr. Stephen Feinberg

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

Washington, D.C.  20004-2126

(202) 488-0400 Main Line

National Competition

PTA Hall of Fame Nominee 1999

Facing History and Ourselves Advanced Institute 1999

Martha Holden Jennings’s Grant  ($3,500) 1999

Martha Holden Jennings’s Grant ($4,000) 2000

Martha Holden Jennings’s Grant ($4,000) 2001

Martha Holden Jennings’s Grant (3,000) 2002

Januscz Korchak Award  2009

*Triumphant Spirit Award (JCRC)-2003

JCRC

Atty. Bonnie Deutsch Burdman

505 Gypsy Lane

Youngstown, Ohio  44504

(330)  746-3251

Regional Competition

NEOEA Teacher Grant (ProFootball Hall of Fame)   2003, 2004, 2005

*U.S.-Eurasia Award for Excellence in Teaching 005

                       Russian Appointment to St. Petersburg

                       TEA Program, US State Department

*State Department Fulbright Award and Appointment to Japan  2002

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee  2005

War Crimes and International Law: The Nuremberg Trials

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2006

The Cold War

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2007

World War I

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2008

1948

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2010

Between the Wars

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2011

Kansas, Missouri, and the Civil War, 1854-1865

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2012

The Marshall Plan

*Truman Presidential Library Conference Awardee 2015

1945:V.P. & President….War End

*Gilder-Lehrman Fellowship,  Cambridge University   United Kingdom 2006

*USHMM Belfer Instructor 2006

North Eastern Ohio Education Association..Diversity Award 2008

PTA Hall of Fame 2010

Offices and Chairmanships Held:

Right to Read Committee 1989 – 2006

NEOEA Speaker, MCJVS 1992 – 1993

Language Arts Course of Study 1994 – 1996

Language Arts Department Chair 1994 – 2015

LPDC (Local Professional Development Committee) 1998 – 2015

Library Course of Study 1 year

School Procedures and Politics Committee 1 year

Science Course of Study 2 years

Industrial Information Institute 2 years

Economics Committee 2 years

Teacher Representative 5 years

Vice President of PTA 15 years

Teacher Delegate of PTA 15 years

Boardman Education Association 30 years

Boardman Education Association-Secretary 5 years

PTA Member 30 years

English Festival Committee (YSU) 25 years

Department Chair–Language Arts Department Presently

ProFootball Hall of Fame Education Advisory Committee Presently

ProFootball Hall of Fame, Chairman Educational Advisory Committee 2002-12

Civic and Community Associations:

Industrial Information Institute

Boardman Education Scholarship Fund Member

Contributing Writer, Community Paper, “Kidzette”

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley

Citizen’s Levy Committee, Boardman

Recovery Resource Center, Drug and Alcohol Education Program

Office Manager, Boardman Tennis and Swim Club

Optimist Club Essay Reader, 1994 – 1996

Boardman Tennis and Swim Club Board Member, 1996-Present

Boardman Tennis and Swim Club President, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Ohio Department of Education-Fairness/Sensitivity Committee    2003-06

Jewish Studies Committee (YSU)      2003-11

LPDC Regional Representative  Region 12   Ohio Dept. of Ed.    2006, 07, 08

Youngstown State University Alumni Board    2007-09

Personal Biography

Married, 45 years

One child, son, 41 years old (Jesse IV), Dr. in Neurologic Nursing, Mercy Health, Spouse (Kelsey D’Amico)

Spouse, Registered Nurse, National Psychiatric Certification (Catherine Marie)

North Side Hospital (Forum Health, Community Health), 41 years, Endoscopic Nurse 8 years

2 granddaughters (Noel (4) and Winter (1))