Ted Persinger, MSEdInstructor

Started with TeacherReady:
October 1, 2014


MHA, UNC Chapel Hill
MSEd, Kaplan University

Bio and Teacher Training:

I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. At the ripe old age of 20, and after a (failed) career in music, I joined the US Air Force for a four-year hitch. Twenty-four years later, I retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, having served in locations including Alaska, Germany, Alabama, North Carolina, and Texas. I am a board certified healthcare executive and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

After a bit of time in the private sector, I found myself needing change. As my children were out of the home, I took a (planned one-year) sabbatical from my private sector career, and began teaching English. This turned into a career. I graduated from the TeacherReady Online Teacher Certification Program in 2010. I have taught in international schools in both Thailand and Morocco, including stints as High School Language Arts Team Leader and Head of English. I have taught all high school grades, including AP English Language and Composition. I earned certification in the States of Florida, California, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. I returned to the US in 2013, and am currently teaching high school in Las Vegas. Through the years, I have been an adjunct with Wayland Baptist University, the University of Phoenix, and Kaplan University. I have published four novels, all available on Amazon.com. I have a wonderfully forgiving wife, three adult children, and two grandchildren.