Mr. Gerard (GT) Curtis

Phone: Phone: 704-260-5970

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

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

  • Links to 1st Week of School:

    Mr. Curtis' Homeroom

    Señor Curtis' 1st Block

    Señor Curtis' 2nd block

    Señor Curtis' 3rd Block

     Office times for Virtual Curriculum Day - Join Here:

    1st Block 

    2nd Block

    3rd Block

     

     Remote Learning Class Schedule:

    1st -  8:35 am -   9:35 am - Spanish I

    2nd - 9:45 am – 10:45 am - Spanish I

    3rd - 10:55 am –11:55 am - Spanish I

    4th - 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm  - 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 use a virtual background during class.

    Students must be present for roll call.

     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

Last Modified on October 8, 2020