Elite Learning Inclement Weather Policy
Asynchronous online courses have many advantages over the traditional classroom. Among those advantages are the availability of the instructor, the opportunity to "attend" class from many locations, the flexibility of schedule, and no make-up days due to snow. To provide the required amount of “seat-time” for students, Elite Learning instructors will continue to present class material and require assignment submissions. When some schools are temporarily closed, it is necessary to require a continuation of assigned work even if students are absent from school due to weather. It is the responsibility of the student to access the class via Internet during this type of absence. Students without Internet access beyond school hours will need to discuss this with their instructor at the beginning of the semester.
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The Introduction to Business class had the opportunity to attend People, Inc.'s Business Basics Workshop. This is information they provide to small business owners in our area. Some of the topics include: Why a business plan, financing your business, financial responsibility within an organization, elements of creditworthiness, and the importance of credit reports. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about business while networking with each other. Each student has been developing a business plan most of the semester, and they were given the opportunity to summarize their ideas. In addition, they each received a gift associated with their business idea to remind them that we believe in their success.
The Elite Learning staff has had a very busy summer preparing for the new school year including the hiring of three new instructors. Welcome Kyle, Mary Beth, and Sherri!
Kyle Scanlan will be teaching a few sections of United States Government I & United States Government II (PLS 211/212). He is an Assistant Professor in History and Political Science at Mountain Empire Community College. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Northeast State Community College. He has taught History of Western Civilization, United State History, Civil War and Reconstruction, American History through Film, United States History Since 1945, American Government, Survey of American Politics, Introduction to the Humanities, Survey of American Culture, Survey of Western Culture, Survey of 20th Century Culture, and Survey of Horror. He has a B.A. in History/Political Science and American Studies and English from King University, an M.A. in History from East Tennessee State University, and 18 graduate hours in Political Science from Virginia Tech. While not teaching, Kyle enjoys time with his wife Alison and son Hank, along with reading, exercise and fantasy football.
Mary Beth Greer will join our team in January as the new College Algebra instructor. She holds a BA in Biology from Emory and Henry College and a Master Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Virginia. Throughout her teaching career, she has taught in the fields of math and science. Currently, Mary Beth teaches Algebra 1, Dual Enrollment Precalculus, Dual Enrollment Calculus, and AP Calculus at Tazewell High School. Mary Beth lives in the Tannersville area of Tazewell County with her husband and two boys. She is active in the Tannersville Community Center and the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. In her spare time, Mary Beth enjoys traveling, reading and cross-stitching.
Sherri Gardner will join our team in the fall as the new Introduction to Elementary Statistics instructor. She is a mathematics instructor at Gate City High School and Virginia Highlands Community College. She has a B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Virginia at Wise and a M.S. degree in mathematics from East Tennessee State University. In addition to mathematics Sherri has a minor in Technical Theatre, is a published poet and has sold several artistic works throughout the years. She has had an interest in the mechanics of learning and teaching for many years and feels that instruction of others is her innate passion. She is looking forward to working with the talented students involved in the SVETN educational system.