Exceptional Child Instructor
Dates Employed: July 2022 – PRESENT
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky

Substitute Teacher (Full Time)
Dates Employed: Feb 2021 – May 2022
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky

Following the second wave of the pandemic Bane taught in the Substitute Teacher Extended Employment Program (STEEP) in addition to brief instructional assignments at various schools in his local district. With perfect attendance throughout the 2021-2022 school year (minus a 2-day mandatory quarantine) STEEP provided full-time teaching employment with a diverse range of school-wide roles at Creekside Elementary — from proctoring over 35 official K-Prep exams and teaching multiple days in Kindergarten, Art, Library, P.E., Music, first through fifth grades, and every position in Special Education to thirteen weeks leading a ten student Highly Structured Classroom (MSD) and three weeks as the Fifth grade English, Homeroom and Virtual Classroom instructor.

Independent Artist and Printmaker
Self-Employed: Feb 2020 – Present
Location: Georgetown, Kentucky

Lead English Instructor, Program Coordinator
Dates Employed: July 2015 – Nov 2022
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Designed an innovative and technologically savvy teaching program that deconstructs standardized tests (TOEIC/TOEFL) into level appropriate strata. A dynamic, student-centered, and level-specific approach, GlobalStep’s flagship English program targets all seven content areas (in each one hour lesson), includes comprehensive, guided teacher cues, and ongoing individual student assessment (even in group lessons) via smartphone quiz software. In addition to instructional design, curriculum development, and administrative support, Bane has taught multiple students from Vuteq’s North American Headquarters, Toyota’s new Production Manufacturing and Engineering Center, CSI Group Japan, Toyota Tsusho, TMMK, and Kentucky Aichi Forge — as well as remote lessons with several long-term students in Japan.

Teacher, Program Developer (Full Time)
Dates Employed: Aug 2015 – May 2016
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Completed third full time teaching contract in three years after moving back to Kentucky to instruct and assist in the development of the Lexington Friends Preschool’s inaugural year. The experience provided exposure to the Montessori method, Waldorf and project based learning modalities, honed a growing program development knowledge base, and provided invaluable experience with yet another age group (two through six). Other responsibilities included coordinating the after school program (sole teacher of 4-6 children) as well as construction and design support for LFP’s natural playscape.

Teacher, Program Developer (Full Time)
Dates Employed: 2013 – 2015
Location: Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Taught English language classes to grades one through six for seven months at the prestigious Great Thai’s Academy (beginning in late 2013) while simultaneously implementing school wide usage of the user based (self-learning) computer program KA Lite, the first of its kind in Northern Thailand. Proceeded to aid in the design, implementation, and ongoing modification of the school’s inaugural English Program, and taught two full semesters of English, Math, Science, Basic IT, Morality, Art, Entertainment, Physical Education, and IQ development (all in English) to a single class of Kindergartners (age five to seven) until the completion of teaching contract in May of 2015.

Volunteer: Work/Study Exchange
Dates Employed: 2012 – 2013
Location: Clay City, Kentucky

Pioneered the work/study exchange program at a non-profit Zen Buddhist Retreat Center in the Red River Gorge region of eastern Kentucky. Sat in multiple intensive week long meditation retreats, learned the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy and participated rigorously in koan study with the abbot of Furnace Mountain, Zen Master Dae Gak. Received personalized one-on-one guided study and inquiry support from the Spiritual Director, maintained the temple grounds on a part time basis, aided in the construction and maintenance of multiple residential buildings and composed the first edition of “Breathe Beyond Yourself,” a collection of introspective poetry and haiku.

English Language Instructor
Dates Employed: 2011 – 2012
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Specialized in developing and implementing one-on-one Business English courses for Japanese engineers and executives with the Toyota Headquarters of North America in Erlanger, Kentucky. Taught beginner, intermediate, and advanced general English classes to Japanese housewives throughout central Kentucky, while also conducting lessons at local manufacturing facilities using self-created and industry specific lesson plans. Devised and delivered a unique English idioms and advanced communication course for GlobalStep’s director of operations in North America, and taught a weekly conversation class via Skype to GlobalStep’s Japanese language coordinator in Japan.

Bachelor of Arts; (B.A.) Philosophy
University of Kentucky 2008-2010