Degrees and Certifications:
BS Mechanical Engineering MA Education Licensed Principal 5-12 Licensed Assistant Principal 5-12 Licensed Chemistry Teacher 8-12 Licensed Physics Teacher 8-12
Diman Science Department Head
Mr. Vaitses career started as a sailor/engineer, then a 100 ton licensed Master of Sailing Yachts in his teen years until he Graduated in Engineering from University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He spent 7 years designing Nuclear Submarines leaving General Dynamics as a Senior Engineer / 30 Member Reactor Plant Design Build Team Lead for the latest US Fast Attack Submarines. He worked in Information Technology program management, as 180 employee site manager, as a 600 employee deputy director, account executive for Pratt and Whitney's President of Military Engines working on the Joint Stike Fighter. As an Executive executive, he executed major large scale outsourcing contract bid and contract negotiations with United Technologies before becoming a fortune 100 business development executive for Computer Science Corporation. Next, he left his traveling career to devote his time to his family and, as executive director of a small sailing outreach non-profit and US Sailer Instructor Trainer, starting several other non-profit programs and speaking at events across the US and serving on boards before starting a Public Charter High school with a principal and two other educators focused on project oriented education and presentations of learing as a science teacher and department head as the school grew. After nearly 20 years in public education, he has designed curriculum, classrooms and labs for and has taught courses in marine science, robotics, International business, college preparation, biology, chemistry, physics at all instructional levels for all grades of high school as well as co-teaching engineering MTEL preparation and assisting many other teacher education courses primarily through UMASS Dartmouth and the New Bedford Ocean Explorium.
Honors Physics First I; Honors Physics First II; Honors Applied Physics I; Applied Physics II; Advanced Placement Physics
Molecular Gastronomy (After School Course)
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