Mr. Gerard (GT) Curtis

Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970

Email:

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Mr. Gerard (GT) Curtis

I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana but relocated to North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to H. Katrina I received my Bachelors from the University of New Orleans (LSU), majoring in Spanish and Paralegal Studies and later I received my Masters in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction & E.S.L. also from L.S.U. 

I began my professional career in the legal field as a Paralegal but I found my true passion in 2007 when I decided to "give back to society" by becoming a high school Spanish teacher in 2007.

 Since I began teaching I have been honored as the 2012 Rocky River (CMS) High School "Teacher of the Year"; the 2011 Mecklenburg County “Mentor of the Year” Finalist; 2010/2011 & 2011/ 2012 Member of the #1 Intervention Team for “At Risk” students in C.M.S. Eastern District; the 2010 C.M.S. “I-Meck 4A Boys Conference Champions” Sprint Track Coach, 3-times nominated for "Teacher of the Year" at Cox Mill High School, as well as multiple "Teacher of the Month" awards.  My greatest honor as a teacher, however was in 2019 when the senior class of Cox MIll High School dedicated its year book to me as the "Most Inspirational" teacher of that year.

I have taught every level of Spanish.   I have also taught as a Homebound Teacher, Early College High School Spanish teacher and as a N.C. Virtual Public Schools’ mentor.

Additional accomplishments:   Published Author of the book “Random Wisdom for the Fatherless Child;” American Bar Association Certified Paralegal; Certified E-Discovery Project Manager.  

Schedule

  • 1st -  7:30 am -   8:30 am - Spanish I

    2nd - 9:10 am – 10:10 am - Spanish I

    3rd - 11:35 am –12:35 am - Spanish I

    4th - Planning

    Friday is an independent work day.

    Monday-Thursday we’re all together!

     Guidelines:

    Students must be signed into the MS Teams for the entire 60 mins of class.

    Students must sign into the attendance file created by Senor Curtis to record attendance.

    Students must participate in class discussions.

     Grade breakdown:

    Test – 25%

    Quizzes - 25%

    Homework and class participation - 25% 

    Projects - 25%

      Late work:

    All assignments must be submitted on time.

    There will be a 10-point reduction for each day that the assignment is not turned in.

    The reductions will bottom out at 50%.

    No late work will be taken for the previous unit once the next unit has been started. 

     Contact Information:

    gerard.curtis@cabarrus.k12.nc.us

    Phone: 704-260-5970

    4100 Weddington Road 

    Concord, NC 28027

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