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January 16, 2015 07:58 AM PST
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Brian Van Dyke

114 B Pintail Dr.
Summerville, SC 29483


For over 20 years I have worked with troubled youth. I've taught life-succeeding skills in schools and group homes for adolescents with multiple disabilities. Most had severe behavioral and learning issues, were aggressive, emotionally unstable; were severely abused as youth, and had very low IQs. Some were in-and-out of psychiatric hospitals. Others were higher functioning juvenile delinquents with sociopathic tendencies; i.e. a youth pulling-out-the-chair of the first paraprofessional who wanted to help him; to crying when he said he was sorry six months later due to the positive classroom environments I created...... To an autistic and severe ADHD child who needed one staff to gently hold him as I taught him: going from a first to third grade reading level in six months.. . A big mix... My successful philosophy has always been to provide a positive therapeutic environment where students WANT to succeed. The behavioral programs I have created and implemented have been successful in a variety of settings. After a hiatus to take stock, help family & mend wounds, I am looking forward to new challenges in my field of expertise.


Master of Science in Special Education---Behavioral Disorders, May 1996
University of Nebraska at Omaha GPA 4.0

Bachelor of Science in Education---Social Sciences, May 1989
University of Nebraska at Lincoln GPA 3.91

Teaching Certification

North Carolina Professional Educator's License Valid through 6/30/2017
Standard Professional I 89 S4 Social Studies 6-12 00400 78400 (Special Ed Cert TBD)

South Carolina Educator Certificate
Certificate Number: 247261 Expired 6/30/2014
2I Special Education--- Mufti-Categorical I am working on re-certification.
20 Social Studies
1H Middle Level Social Studies

Nebraska Teaching Certificate (Level II—Standard) Expired 8/31/2014
PRE--12 Special Education---Behavioral Disorders
7-12 Learning Disabilities
7--12 Social Sciences


Construction/ Various Handyman/ Food service and Custodial Continuous & life-long
Skilled in carpentry, roofing, electrical, masonry, drywall, painting, wood floors, bathroom remodel & plumbing including gas lines. Much more. Various Part-time jobs in food service and custodial work. Also former Wal-Mart associate.

Youth Worker II Children’s Square, USA Nov. 2011 to March 2012
6th & Ave E. Box 8-C, Council Bluffs, IA 51502 712-322-3700
Supervised and provided daily care to emotionally disturbed and mentally ill adolescence who lived in a residential treatment facility. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed. Left due to per-mature and severe cataracts which literally left me legally blind until surgery a year later.

Special Education Teacher—8-12 Resource Teacher Aug. 2005 to June 2009
Scribner-Snyder Community Schools 400 Pebble Street, Box L, Scribner, NE 68057 402-664-2567
Taught pull-out and resource in all subjects for students in SPED in the 8th- 12th grade. Kept a parallel curriculum as much as possible. Built independence and self-advocacy in youth. Worked directly with parents and teachers in making appropriate modifications and accommodations to help student’s succeed. Independently managed up to 40 case-loads completing all legal paperwork. Completed 15 credit hours to finish Endorsement in Learning Disabilities and worked closely with University of Nebraska— Omaha professors.

Substitute Teacher Lincoln Public Schools Jan 2005 to June 2005
5901 “O” Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 402-436-1622
Substitute taught 4-5 times per week in all types of special and regular education classes. Mostly in Resource Rooms/ Behavioral Disorders, and Social Studies. Also experienced in Elementary grades.

Special Education Teacher Kid’s Hope America Jan 2004 to Aug 2004
215 N Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046 847-356-2391
Taught all subjects in the residential treatment center’s school program for severe behavioral disorders for high school aged students. Followed local school district’s curriculum to facilitate graduation. A Boy’s Town Model for social skills was used. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed. Managed IEP case plans. Worked closely with school psychologist and families.

Special Education Teacher Envisions Level III School Aug 2000 to Jan 2004
407 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701 402-371-1147
Independently ran the group home's school program for severe behavioral disorders. Developed all curriculum, class structures, behavior plans & created level systems that still exists. Maintained a very positive therapeutic environment. Most of these students could not function in the area’s other alternative schools and thus it was/is at the highest level of care in Nebraska for severe behavioral disorders outside of a hospital setting. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed and I am very capable of working with severely aggressive youth. Successfully integrated students into less restrictive settings. Taught aged 8-21, writing and carrying through with IEP goals. Most students lived in group homes or foster homes, but some lived with parents. Students were primarily labeled Behavioral Disordered, but many had cross handicaps in Autism, LD & MR. I guided the growth of the program from 3 to 17 students in 3 ½ years. I personally supervised up to 12 full-time with added part-time/sub paraprofessionals. Worked closely with student counselors, group home staff & supervisors, social workers, and families.

Resource Room/ Learning Disabilities Teacher Feb 2000 to May 2000
Ezard Schools 209 S. Shiloh Ave, Conway, MO 65632
Temporary position. Taught Language Arts and Math to 2nd to 6th grade students with learning disabilities and mild behavioral issues. Managed IEP case plans.

Special Education Teacher Dysart High School Aug 1998 to May 1999
11405 N Dysart Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
Created and established a new public school’s behavioral management/ resource program for 9th-12th grade. Taught all subjects supervising two aids. Managed IEP case plans.

Special Education Teacher Children’s Square USA Aug 1993 to May 1998
6th & Ave E. Box 8-C, Council Bluffs, IA 51502 712-322-3700
Taught Social Studies, Math, Life Skills and PE to emotionally disturbed and mentally ill adolescence who lived in a residential treatment facility. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed. Essential in the development of a behavioral level system for entire program. A leader (of 4) in the direction of the behavioral skills program that still exits.. My classroom had from 5-8 students at a time and I supervised two aids. Created and published the school’s newspaper. Managed IEP case plans. Worked closely with Group Home staff & supervisors, social workers, and families.

Related Experience

Teacher Jackson Alternative School, Omaha, NE Summer 1995
Taught special education youth in self-contained elementary classroom.

Youth Worker Children’s Square, USA Oct 1992 to Aug 1993
Supervised and provided daily care to emotionally disturbed and mentally ill adolescence who lived in a residential treatment facility. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed.

Youth Worker & Family Instructor State of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE June 1990 to Oct 1992
Supervised and provided daily care to emotionally disturbed and mentally ill adolescence who lived in a group home. Utilized therapeutic restraints when needed. Eventually provided in-home supervisions and parenting education to families with you at-risk of becoming state wards. Worked directly with social workers, and families.

Teacher High Plains Youth Center, Brush, Colorado Jan. 1990 to June 1990
Social Skills/ PE Instructor of adjudicated delinquents committed to the custody of the Department of Human Services..

Smoker vs. non smoker
December 13, 2014 05:32 PM PST
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update. 12-13-2014

In personality psychology, locus of control refers to the extent to which individuals believe they can control events affecting them. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies. A person's "locus" (Latin for "place" or "location") is conceptualized as either internal (the person believes they can control their life) or external (meaning they believe their decisions and life are controlled by environmental factors which they cannot influence, or by chance or fate).[1]

Individuals with a strong internal locus of control believe events in their life derive primarily from their own actions: for example, when receiving test results, people with an internal locus of control tend to praise or blame themselves and their abilities. People with a weak external locus of control tend to praise or blame external factors such as the teacher or the test.

screenplay start
November 30, 2014 03:57 PM PST
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Brian VanDyke

All Rights Reserved Copyright 2006

EXT. School building SHOWN surrounded by farmland.


Outside Kansas City, Kansas is Washington Level C School. They serve students with the most severe behavioral problems in the metro area. This program is separate from the public schools from which they contract. All will experience The Four Loves: Friendship, Affection, Eros, and Charity.

Int. DAVE’S apartment high above KC, MO – THURSDAY -- 2-3 AM

Dave, 25, black, wakes because a baby is crying in his apartment. He calls for the woman he just slept with. He doesn’t even know her name. She is not to be found and the baby is crying harder.

Where is that woman? What’s her name, damn it.
(Searching frantically, the baby cries louder)
This is not my baby! Where is she?!
(Looking for her number on his cell phone)
Where is it? Damn, I just picked her up at the bar. No name, no nothing. Why did I let her bring her baby up here!

Desperate, DAVE calls his friend Joey in Camden, Jersey.

Joey, you gots to help me, man. I can’t be late my first day of work. Hello, hello, where area you, man? I have a baby here and I don’t know what to do!

(From a cell phone in a hooker district in Camden, NJ)
Da—ham! What a prison, but you’re covered, Dog. I’ll be there in a bit.
(Hangs up)

You’re in Jersey you fool! I’m in KC, dude! Dude? I’m going to be late, I know it.


We see a clock and it’s 4 am. Exiting a makeshift shower in an old restroom, PAUL COOPER is drying off and it is very cold. Given the personal items around we see it is no longer a public restroom. The building is heated by an old steam boiler; the registers are very hot.

Ouch! Full blast and it’s still cold in here. Another $700 gas bill. Crap.


Very nice, expensive looking, and newly remodeled, PAUL is making coffee in an industrial-type kitchen he made from the old cafeteria. He finishes a note with big letters in a red Sharpie. CLOSE-UP.

Kathy! If one of the girls is “sick” today please call them in. You knew they both missed school yesterday, didn’t you? They called me at work and I didn’t know what to say. ---Paul

This will only piss her off.

Ext. Washington school --- A BIT LATER

it is a fairly new two story building a mile outside the city. there is a basketball court, an old Ford Escort wagon, and several ice-covered Econoline vans in the parking lot. PAUL pulls up in an old SUV. It is still very early and very dark. paul is the first to arrive and enters through the back door.

Episode 28
November 29, 2014 07:57 PM PST


The Etymology of Jesus H. Christ
October 27, 2014 07:08 PM PDT
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The Etymology of Jesus H. Christ

by Peter Kirby (May 11, 2003)

Question: What is the origin of the H. in the phrase, Jesus H. Christ? There is no great mind which has not but come to rest on this important question. It is a question which every man must consider in the course of his education, and the answers discovered are as varied as the approaches taken.

The child brought up in a home of prayer, on first hearing the expletive from his father's lips, need only look to the words of the Our Father for the explanation: "Our Father, Who Art in Heaven, Harold Be Thy Name."

A young man who has studied the principles of biology, in contemplating the holy mystery of the Virgin Birth in the light of reason, will inevitably conclude that the H. stands for none other than Haploid, a distinction conferred only upon God's Son of all men, that He would not have the taint of Original Sin.

The theologian will undoubtedly be familiar with "IHS," which stands for the Latin phrase "Jesus Hominum Salvator," which means Jesus, Savior of Man. Note that the J, as a separate character from the I, is only a few centuries old. This trigraph is frequently found in medieval and Renaissance art.

An historian may be familiar with the tale that, before an important battle in 312, the Emperor Constantine saw vision of the cross in the sky and heard a voice saying that he would conquer "under this standard" or "in this sign." The Latin words would be "in hoc signo," which abbreviates to IHS.

The Greek scholar will look to the Greek letters for Jesus: "iota eta sigma omicron upsilon sigma," which is variously transliterated IHSOYS or IHCOYC, the latter when converted to Latin letters using the common curved sigma variant. If one takes the first three letters as initials, it is not difficult to derive "Jesus H. Christ."

The Judaic scholar can supply the reason for taking the first three letters. This is the practice of using standard abbreviations for sacred names, or nomina sacra, accompanied by a horizontal line as a warning that the words cannot be pronounced as written. The two most common forms are abbreviation by suspension, which is to use the first two letters, and abbreviation by contraction, which is to use the first and last letters.

A scholar of manuscripts noted that such abbreviations in early Christian fragments take the form IS, IH, or IHS when writing the Greek name Jesus. This would provide the basis for clever Latin writers later to make this sacred abbreviation of the name Jesus into a three letter acronym, a sort of pun, including "In Hoc Signo" and "Jesus Hominum Salvator."

The earliest writer to speculate on the initials of Jesus is the author of the 2nd century "Epistle of Barnabas" (9:6-7). In Lightfoot's translation, "Learn therefore, children of love, concerning all things abundantly, that Abraham, who first appointed circumcision, looked forward in the spirit unto Jesus, when he circumcised having received the ordinances of three letters. For the scripture saith; And Abraham circumcised of his household eighteen males and three hundred. What then was the knowledge given unto him? Understand ye that He saith the eighteen first, and then after an interval three hundred. In the eighteen 'I' stands for ten, 'H' for eight. Here thou hast JESUS (IHSOYS). And because the cross in the 'T' was to have grace, He saith also three hundred. So He revealeth Jesus in the two letters, and in the remaining one the cross."

A man who has wondered about the origin of the sacred middle initial, who has traced the etymological thread back to its ancient spool, and who has detailed the findings of his serious inquiry, may take a moment to reflect upon the nature of the question, a question that he has expended great efforts to understand.


Jesus H. Christ! if anyone listened to my pod .....true Expression..... please send a hi to my or here.

to have fun, listen..... to the mom from en England....

for All new podcasts & song: Celia's love song
April 27, 2014 11:33 PM PDT
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All new podcasts go to:

again, for other podcasts go to:

My great love story is told in a podcast. My Story is what happened to me in February 2002 -- the basis of my screenplay, "The Four Loves." Here is the direct link to the audio/ podcast: NOTE the audio quality is very bad ONLY for the first 2 minutes

Well, what is this song? My name is Celia's love song....the real info...Music group: Splashdown ... Their song: "The Archer." For this song and more from this group go to this link on YouTube

Art: My oil painting currently residing on my wall right behind my head shows my study -- his drawing, my interpretation of it -- of Maurice de Vlaminck's La ballerina del ‘Rat mort’ (1906, Parigi, private collection). Badly, online I have seen this painting flipped with the woman looking the other way; not always, but according to mt book, Jason's Storie of painting, I have iher the right direction. This page online has a nice variety of boozy woman in the Talous LaTrek era of te Moulan Rough of Paris circ 1880 to 1910. Te Fauvist movement in Impression ism. ...and maybe sher face looks like Celia's a bit but painted 8 years before I met her....

Value: $300,000 I will give this one to my daughter Madeline... but I will take $1000 for it.

for me directly, Brian VanDyke B.S. M.S (Specializing in Special Education -- Behavioral Disorders & Learning Disabilities),

Blog / spontaneous
March 06, 2014 03:01 PM PST
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My podcast/ now a blog too:

adjective: spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.
"the audience broke into spontaneous applause"
synonyms: unplanned, unpremeditated, unrehearsed, impulsive, impetuous, unstudied, impromptu, spur-of-the-moment, extempore, extemporaneous; More
unforced, voluntary, unconstrained, unprompted, unbidden, unsolicited;
informal off-the-cuff
"a spontaneous display of affection"
antonyms: planned, calculated
(of a person) having an open, natural, and uninhibited manner.
synonyms: natural, uninhibited, relaxed, unselfconscious, unaffected, open, genuine, easy, free and easy; More
impulsive, impetuous
"a spontaneous kind of person"
antonyms: inhibited
(of a process or event) occurring without apparent external cause.
"spontaneous miscarriages"
(of a plant) growing naturally and without being tended or cultivated.
(of movement or activity in an organism) instinctive or involuntary.
"the spontaneous mechanical activity of circular smooth muscle"
synonyms: reflex, automatic, mechanical, natural, knee-jerk, involuntary, unthinking, unconscious, instinctive, instinctual, visceral; More
"a spontaneous reaction to danger"
antonyms: conscious, voluntary

Podcast#1-- 20 minutes-- fishing/sex/job story---My first of over 600 podcasts-- rated R
February 21, 2012 07:30 AM PST
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This is very retro------ from march 2011----- 3 true stories in 25 minutes-- audio recording

Remember, this is a comedy podcast overall--- true act, personal confession and analysis of the world. So if you listen to me for more than five minutes, you will ether like me or think I'm disgusting. Oh, and this was after about 6 drinks..

#337 --- 3 minutes-- The woman I'd like to hang out with --- Always sunny in Philadelphia
May 30, 2014 10:00 PM PDT
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-- 3 minutes-- The woman I'd like to hang out with --- Always sunny in Philadelphia

Brian with a smile

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