James Andrew Gilbert, NBCT

Curriculum Vitae


Jefferson County Public Schools

Central High School Magnet Career Academy

1130 West Chestnut Street

Louisville , Kentucky 40203


Phone: (502) 485-8226

Fax: (502) 485-7034





Education and Certification


November, 2003   National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)

Adolescence and Young Adulthood English Language Arts

Renewed in October, 2012


1998-1999   University of Louisville

Degree:  Masters Arts in Teaching

Special Field:  Secondary Education – English/Language Arts


1994-1999   University of Louisville

Degree:  Bachelors of Arts

Major:  English





1999- Present   Central High Career Magnet Academy

English Teacher

Grades 9-12

AP English Language and Composition Teacher

Active member of departmental reading research program

                        Literacy Leader (2007-2013)

                                    Coordinate school’s literacy plan

                                    Compile and assess reading test scores

                                    Liaison between district and English teachers

School Technology Coordinator (2000-2004)

Managed and maintained school’s computer network (300+) workstations

Assisted with aligning curriculum to standards

VEX Robotics Club Sponsor (2015-present)

First robotics club in Central's history

Created Central's first Makerspace


1999  Fairdale High School (JCPS)

Student teaching assignment

Created school’s first web site


1998-1999  University of Louisville

Graduate Internship

Managed Educational Research and Technology Center for College of Education


Community experience:


2012-2014 Volunteer Soccer Coach, YMCA of Southern Indiana


1996-2006   Boys Scouts of America (BSA), Lincoln Heritage Council

Co-founder and Assistant Sea Scout Leader, Ship 580

Council Leader, 2002 Seabase Contingent

Seabadge Graduate, 2000


1992-1996   Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation, Louisville Chapter

Vice Chair, 1995-1996

Director of Counselors, 1994

Director of Special Events, 1993

Adult Counselor, 1992-1993


1989-1994   Junior Achievement

Company Program Advisor (5 years)

Advisor of the Year, 1993



Publications and Presentations


VEX Worlds Sponsor Luncheon, "First Year in Robotics" - April 22, 2016


Kentucky Engineering Center Annual Convention, "Notes from an Inguaral Year of a Robotics Club" - April 15, 2016


Whole Language Umbrella Literacies for All Summer Institute Presentation, “Creating Readers: A Successful Approach to Closing the Achievement Gap” – July 9, 2010


Louisville Writing Project Conference Presentation, “Developing and Using a Reading Portfolio” – January 17, 2004


Louisville Writing Project Conference Presentation, “Developing a Reading Portfolio that Serves Teaching Literacy the Way that the Writing Portfolio Does” – January 18, 2003


Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Conference Presentation, “Paradigm Shifting, Why Keep Doing Something That Doesn’t Work” – February, 2001


Safety” (poem).   Louisville Eccentric Observer, Literary Issue.  September 26, 2001 :  12


"Welcome! LWP Central High School Demonstration Site." Louisville Writing Project Network News. Summer, 2000: Volume XVIII, Number 4.


Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Conference Presentation, “Building Writing Communities” – February 12, 2000


National Conference of Teachers of English Conference Presentation, “New Old Ideas:  Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing Workshop for the Kentucky Writing Portfolio” – November 20, 1999


“This Just Makes Sense:  Yearlong Experiences in a High School Professional Development School .”  The Peabody Journal of Education. 74, Numbers 3 & 4 (1999):  310-318



Professional Activities


VEX Robotics Club Sponsor (2015-present)

Central High School Safety and Climate Committee, Chair (2014-2015)

Site-Based Decision Council, Faculty Representative (2006-2008, 2012-2014)

Kentucky Education Association Assembly Delegate (2013)

Kentucky Core Academic Standards Literacy Cohort (2011-2012)

Teacher Transfer Selection Committee (2011)

High School Literacy Leader (2007-2012)

School Technology Coordinator (2000-2004)

Yearbook Advisor (2000-2002)

Central High School Reading Portfolio Quality Team (2002-2012)

Louisville Writing Project, Central High School Extension Site participant (1999-2000)

School Technology Committee Chair (2000-2004)

Teaching Learning Conference Delegate (1999-2002)

Central High School Videoconference Coordinator (2000-2003)

National Writing Project ESL Mini Conference Delegate (2002)



Past and Present Professional Memberships


National Council of Teachers of English

Kentucky Council of Teachers of English

Kentucky Association of National Board Teachers

Greater Louisville English Council

Phi Lambda Theta

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society ( University of Louisville Chapter)

Golden Key National Honour Society ( University of Louisville Chapter)



Educational and Community Awards


Computer Education Support innovatED Award, JCPS - September, 2016

Verizon Innovation Grant Recipient - February, 2016

Kentucky Teacher of the Year Semifinalist - October, 2011

Ashland Teacher Achievement Award - September, 2011

Superintendent’s Distinguished Service Award, JCPS – January, 2004

Venturing Leadership Award, BSA – March, 2003

Millennium Maker Award, Jefferson County , Kentucky – August, 2001

Outstanding Educator Award, Governor Scholars Program – 2000 and 2001

Kentucky Colonel – July, 2000

Brotherhood Award, JCPS – April, 2000 and April 2006

Distinguished Performance in Student Teaching, University of Louisville – May 1999



CV/jag updated 4/16



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