Grass Lake Community Schools
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Complex problem solving
Lab or instrumentation skills
Knowledge of physics principles
Modeling or simulation
Larry Shaltis' Job:
For over 20 years, Larry has taught Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Computer Programming at Grass Lake Community Schools. Currently, Larry assists Grass Lake's Network Administrator with the district computer set up and repair. "I assist the staff in the use of all district technology and software and do much of the data conversions to support the various software programs used, " Larry says.
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Larry has also spent 10 years as the Elementary Computer teacher/Computer Network Administrator at Grass Lake Schools.
Grass Lake, MI 49240
BA - Physics and Mathematics, Albion College
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Larry Shaltis' other interests:
Larry is also Grass Lake's Auditorium Administrator and Technical Director. "My auditorium work involves the set up and operation of the district's auditorium for any events held there, " he says. "This includes the focus and programming of all light and sound enhancement devices as well as set construction supporting theatrical productions on stage. We rent the auditorium to the broader community of Jackson county as well as running our own productions."
Larry's interests also include amateur radio. He has been a licensed "ham" since high school. Larry also enjoys singing and participating on stage in local amateur theatre and church. He sang the role of Pilate in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and played the part of Horace Vandergelder in "Hello Dolly" among other roles in local community theatre.
Larry's calling to be an educator came to him relatively early in life. "I wanted to become a teacher when I was still in high school, " he says. "Science has always fascinated me, especially as a way to try to understand the wonders of the world in which we live. I enjoyed working with youth and trying to help them to appreciate the joy of being able to predict or understand our world."
Larry believes that his Physics background has helped him in his career, both as an educator and in his technological roles in the schools. He says, "I think the study of physics has helped me most in the development of my ability to research and solve problems. Technology has radically changed since I was attending college...My computer knowledge is self-taught with the aid of books and friends. I credit the thinking skills honed by the study of physics for enabling me to be successful in learning the skills needed."