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Calvin Harper

Ohio IT instructor doesn't regret the sacrifices he made to take up teaching

The most interesting thing about the undulating road of life is … well, that it undulates. It is full of ups, downs, twists and turns, and more importantly, you never really know where it will take ...

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Virginia high school graduate has near-magical knowledge of IT

London, England, 1997: Book agent Barry Cunningham is celebrating. For the past year, he has made the rounds to publishing houses pitching a manuscript from a first-time author. Numerous …

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Massachusetts teen has mastered Linux — and is just getting started

One of my favorite crooners is Bob Dylan (aka Robert Zimmerman), the "musical Shakespeare" of his time. As a young man, his tunes spoke to me in ways that, at that tender and unknowing age, I was ...

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College instructional trainer loves to ascend personal and professional summits

Ordinarily, Certification Magazine educator profiles are about hard working IT instructors doing all they can to teach students the intricacies of computers and other digital devices. Those middle school ...

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Pennsylvania IT instructor has reliable strategy for reaching his students

For eight years now I have been profiling information technology (IT) instructors. It's a fun job, and while all of them have been wonderful people, the best part of getting to know them is learning how ...

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Michigan student excels both at IT and on the football field

No one knows who first said, "Good things come in small packages." Whoever it was, though, they surely must have had in mind something or someplace like St. Joseph County in Michigan. Named for the St. Joseph River ...

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MITRE competition helps students engage in practical cybersecurity (and white hat hacking)

Embedded systems are an essential piece of our modern world and they show up pretty much everywhere ...

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Pennsylvania teen tends livestock, fixes computers

You stand quietly scanning the hill. The air is filled with the scent of pine, and you hear the wind passing through the trees. A chipmunk, awakened from its winter slumber, darts across your line of sight. A quick check ...

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Arizona educator helps his advanced computer repair students learn by doing

The technological dominance of the United States is not because of raw genius alone. There are thousands of brilliant minds born every year in China, India, and around the globe. U.S. technology is ...

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Teenage IT professional was shaped by mix of potent ingredients

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things a person can do in life. It is also one of the most challenging, especially if you’re trying to do it right. It is especially joyful to watch your little one grow up ...

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