Resume

William Gallagher


272 North Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Home: (781) 875-1170
Cell: (617) 513-9229
bcgallagher@comcast.net

Objective


Obtaining an instructional design position that utilizes both my passion for teaching and my extensive project management and technical background to create a positive learning experiences by working with subject matter experts (SME) to create appropriate curriculum, implementing various teaching methods using a variety of platforms, and differentiating instruction when necessary.

Education


University of Massachusetts; Lowell MA
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, 1987

University of Massachusetts; Boston, MA
Master’s in Secondary Education, June 2014
GPA: 3.70/4.0
License: Earth Science, 8-12
Passed all sections of MA Tests for Educator Licensure

University of Massachusetts; Boston, MA
Master’s Certificate in Instructional Design, In Progress
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Teaching Experience


Student Teacher: North Quincy High School, Quincy, MA; Spring 2014

  • Facilitated learning for fourth year students using student-centered lessons and activities
  • Established acceptable classroom behavior and expectations guide to minimize future classroom management issues
  • Utilized many student-centered learning techniques including inquiry-based laboratory exercises, teacher demonstrations, and interactive computer models/software
  • Devised an inquiry-based laboratory using simple materials that allowed students to explore the concepts of heat transfer and convective processes in and on the Earth
  • Created activities that demonstrated the relationship between earth science concepts and students everyday life
  • Developed lesson that allowed students to develop critical thinking and data analysis skills while exploring the concept of climate change
  • Modified instruction for English Language Learners and students on Individual Education Plans by modifying instructional material to reduce academic language demands and by breaking down mathematical requirement into smaller simpler steps
    Tutored students during and after school.

Related Experience


Environmental Scientist: Army Environmental Command and various consulting and engineering companies

  • Managed field crews consisting of up to 40 individuals of various disciplines, including engineers, scientist and others.
  • Trained junior staff on sampling procedures, budgeting, logistics, data analysis and interpretation, and report writing

General Work Experience


Commercial Project Manager: My Generation Energy, South Dennis, MA (May 2012 – Dec 2012)

Project Manager for commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) installation.

  • Prepare plans, reports, and permits for review by local, state, and Cape Cod Commission officials.
  • Solicit bids and negotiate subcontractor fees;
  • Perform oversight of subcontractors installing PV arrays.

Remediation Project Manager: Army Environmental Command, Camp Edwards, MA (June 2001 – May 2012)

  • Project Manager for the investigation and remediation of the Western Boundary, Northwest Corner, Gun and Mortar Firing Positions, Former A Range and Central Impact Area sites. Program lead on UXO issues including researching and implementing standard and innovative procedures, methods, and techniques to address UXO on ranges.
  • Partner with the Army Corp of Engineers, New England District (NAE) to complete remedial investigative work including user interviews, technical research, and site investigation to develop environmental projects to provide cost effective solution to existing problems.
  • Provide professional analysis of all necessary documents, e.g. Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, Remedy Selection Plans, Decision Documents, Remedial Designs, and monitoring and optimization reports to ensure technical accuracy and completeness.
  • Develop schedules and monitor tasks to ensure compliance with approved schedules and Environmental Protection Agency enforceable milestones.
  • Communicate project status effectively both orally and in writing, project status to internal and external constituents including Army officials, environmental regulators and the general public.
  • Perform multi-regulatory media tasks, including maintaining and sustaining compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (i.e. Superfund).
  • Facilitate resolution of conflict among various program stakeholders and resolve technical problems as they arise.

Field Program Manager: AMEC Earth and Environmental, Acton, MA (June 1997 to June 2001)

Field Program Manager for the investigation of the Camp Edwards Training Ranges and Impact Area being conducted under the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program.

  • Managed field crews consisting of up to 40 individuals of various disciplines (engineers, scientist, and others).
  • Coordinated field activities that had to be carefully sequenced to avoid downtime of field crews and equipment.
  • Ensured that the proper testing procedures and techniques were used during the execution of the program.
  • Provided technical oversight and troubleshooting for all environmental investigation activities.

Recognition


  • ENSR Geosciences Employee of the Year – 1995
  • Army Environmental Command Outstanding Performance Awards – 2007, 2008 and 2009