Mr. Paschal

Go Noles!STEM || ScienceTIER1 STRONG
Bibb County School District "STEM Fellows" 
Teacher of the Year - 2008-2009
STAR Teacher - 2021-2022

Mark D. Paschal
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478-779-3867 (Office)

Mark Paschal

Mr. Paschal has been in education since 1996, following a successful 15-year career in Industrial Safety & Maintenance.  During 25 years of continuous service in Bibb County, he was Westside's STAR Teacher in 2021-2022, represented Westside as a finalist for Bibb County's Teacher of the Year in 2008-2009, served on the Superintendent's Advisory Council, and held a seat on the BCSD Technology Committee.  In 2018, Mr. Paschal was among the first Bibb County teachers selected for the distinguished "STEM Fellows" cohort.  He is classified as "Expert" in the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Program and is a BCSD Charter Recipient of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications.  Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) Certifications include: STEM Education [FLD878], Engineering and Technology [FLD769], Computer Science [FLD882], Broad Field Science [FLD748], Science [FLD852], Language Arts [FLD853], and Social Science [FLD854].  Specialized teaching credentials include: ITEEA Industry Certification, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Instruction certifications, and College Board Advanced Placement certification.

Mr. P STEM || ScienceIn 1999, Mr. Paschal began his tenure at Westside with the Science Department, teaching a full range of life sciences, physical sciences, scientific research, and environmental science courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) levels.  Starting with the 2013-14 school year, he was named as Westside's STEM Coordinator under the School Improvement Grant (SIG). In August 2016, he assumed responsibilities as CTAE's Engineering & Technology Pathway Instructor, guiding Westside's Engineering & Technology Program to receipt of International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Industry Certification in May 2017.  Mr. Paschal is the only Bibb County teacher who has received ITEEA Industry Certification.  Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, Mr. Paschal moved from Engineering & Technology to Westside's Science Department for continued development of STEM collaborative teaching as an important part of Westside's curriculum.

As Team Leader of Westside's Public Relations & Communication Team
, Mr. Paschal manages Westside's social media channels, digital marquee, SharePoint Reference Library, and creates multimedia presentations along with graphic designs used at Westside, including Team logos.  He also serves on numerous other Westside Teams including: Leadership, Safety & Crisis Response, First Responders, PSAT||SAT Task Force, and P.B.I.S, as well as serving as a Mentor for the Teacher Support Coach (TSC) program.

College Education

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ - 2011
  • Teacher Certification Program, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA - 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA – 1979 

Professional Organizations

  • Alpha Chi Graduate Honor Society - Lifetime Member
  • Professional Association of Georgia Educators

Georgia Professional Standards Commission Certifications

  • STEM Education [FLD878]
  • Engineering and Technology [FLD769]
  • Computer Science [FLD882]
  • Science - Broad Field [FLD748]
  • Science [FLD852]
  • Language Arts [FLD853]
  • Social Science [FLD854]

Specialized Training and Certifications

  • ITEEA Industry Certification - Engineering and Technology Certified Instructor (2017)
  • PLTW Project Lead the Way Certification - Principles of Engineering - (2016)
  • PLTW Project Lead the Way Certification - Introduction to Engineering Design - (2015)
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science Certification - (2009)

STAR Student & Teacher 2021-2022

PLTW IED  ITEEA Industry Certification - May 2017  PLTW POE

Leadership Team          Westside Science DepartmentPublic RelationsPBIS TeamSafety Team     Teacher Support Coach     PSAT||SAT Task Force Team

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