Dean of Instruction
Main, Room 104D
I am Jack Wiley, currently serving as Dean of Instruction/Director of Concurrent and Community Education Programs on the Alamosa campus of Trinidad State College in Alamosa Colorado. In addition to my assignment as Dean of Instruction, I also teach agriculture courses and a variety of education courses. My coursework is offered traditional face to face, hybrid, concurrent and online.
I moved to the San Luis Valley several years ago after retiring as a public school administrator in New Mexico. I started my education career as a vocational agriculture teacher and was recruited to move into administration. I served as an administrator in the same school district in Northeast New Mexico for 25 years. The last 15 years at Clayton Schools, I was the district Superintendent and responsible for personnel, finance, federal programs, transportation, and curriculum. I was fortunate to work with some very talented principals and teachers who helped with responsibilities. I was also fortunate to work extensively with Mesalands community college as they provided college credit for our concurrent students in our high school.
My agriculture background includes cow-calf and yearling beef operations, farrow to finish swine operations, farm flock sheep operations, corn, and wheat production, as well as sales and service for agriculture. In addition to agriculture courses, and education coursework currently offered at TSJC, over the years, I have taught many other classes (biology, general science, woodworking, welding, accounting, speech, parliamentary procedure) in various venues.
I have taken the bulk of my college coursework and received my bachelors and Masters degrees from New Mexico State University. Both degrees are in Agriculture/Extension Education. Additionally, I have taken many education courses from Eastern New Mexico University. I have also completed coursework at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. I am a licensed teacher and school administrator in New Mexico with endorsements in computer education, Vocational Agriculture, and Science. I am a licensed Principal and Superintendent in the state of Colorado. Additionally, I hold a current CTE credential in the state of Colorado.
I recently judged the National FFA Proficiency awards. I judged a preliminary round in August and that is where the finalists come from. Today I judged the finalists in a different Proficiency area. What an opportunity to be able to interview 4 very talented young people from across the nation. I have judged the state contests in New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. I had the opportunity to judge the national public speaking contest several years ago and am very proud to be a part of the FFA’s national contests.
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