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John H. (Jack) Shrawder


Executive Director

  • Two years doctorate-level study in Training and Development, at the University of Illinois.
  • Developed and facilitated the original Teaching For Success, Critical Success Factor Teaching Improvement workshop.
  • M. Ed. Vocational Education, University of Illinois
  • Founded Pentronics Publishing and Teaching For Success® in 1988 to help adjunct faculty learn how to improve their teaching and achieve learning outcomes more rapidly and easily.
  • Developed the TFS Critical Success Factor system to teaching improvement.
  • Added the TFS Top Three Facets of Teaching Improvement elements to the new Adjunct e-Mentor program: Clarity, Capability, and Confidence.
  • Created in 2010, the TFS Faculty Success Center concept and built the E-library of just-in-time, just-enough adjunct faculty development resources.
  • Created, designed and published the first teaching-idea newsletter for adjunct faculty.
  • Published the full-color first faculty development e-zine and print periodical.
  • First to offer colleges an Unlimited Site-license for a faculty improvement periodical.
  • Published first periodical available to colleges with a customized logo applied and included a unique site-license for on-campus printing and distribution.
  • Fourteen years full-time, two- and four-year college and university aviation technology teaching and department chair experience.
  • Designed Aircraft Electrical Systems laboratory for Anchorage Community College.
  • BS Aviation Maintenance Technology, San Jose State University
  • Aircraft Maintenance Officer, USAF
  • FAA Certified Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
  • AA Physical Sciences, Sierra College, CA.

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Penny A. Shrawder

Owner/Artist/Managing Editor

  • Award-winning fine-art artist, print, and web designer.
  • Art History: University of Illinois
  • Fine Art: University of Illinois;, University of Anchorage, Alaska,
  • Fine Art and Design: Lake Tahoe Community College, California
  • Workshop: Don Andrews, Watercolor
  • “The Motivating Factor,” by Penny Shrawder, The Artist’s Magazine, November 2002
  • “Great Art Moments,” by Penny Shrawder, The Artist’s Magazine
  • Twenty years fine art, and design work for print, and web media.
  • Book design, Web design, Small Business Branding, Marketing Designs
  • Small Business Communications and Marketing Designer
  • Created Dabby's Teaching World cartoon series
  • Webmaster and Graphic Designer: Bringing Art to Schools, South Lake Tahoe
  • Teaches private and public art classes.
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