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Mr. Jamy Chulak

Program Chair

I completed my AS degree in Respiratory Care at Tallahassee Community College and later transferred to UCF where I obtained a BS in Cardiopulmonary Sciences. I obtained an MS Degree in Respiratory Care Leadership at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

I enjoyed working at a pediatric home health care company in central Florida specializing in the care of premature infants and education. I continued my profession at Orlando Health’s level I trauma center. Orlando Regional Medical Center offered training in all areas of critical care including floor care, intensive care, surgical care, and emergency airway management in a dynamic setting.

I began teaching at Seminole State College as an adjunct professor and joined Valencia College in January 2008 as the Director of Clinical Education (Clinical Coordinator). In August of 2009 I assumed the role as Program Director (Program Chair) and have enjoyed working with the students, faculty, and leadership here at Valencia College. It’s truly “a better place to learn”.

Phone: 407-582-5477

Email: jchulak@valenciacollege.edu

Office: West Campus

Location: AHS 235


Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy identifies sharing, in a variety of ways, as an effective way to impact student learning. This philosophy comes from my own experience as a learner in leadership roles and as a teacher. Teaching is an act of sharing in a structured environment but learning can occur in both structured and unstructured ways. Understanding how students learn best provides insight into the strategies needed to maintain engagement in the learning process. These teaching strategies allow me to recognize my role as a facilitator of student learning while providing students an opportunity to exercise personal interests in the learning process. I believe the student has the most prominent role in learning. It is each student’s responsibility to discover how to engage in learning opportunities. Students can be more successful when they understand how they learn best. The student as the learner can choose to concentrate on areas identified as strengths to enhance learning or focus on areas of weakness to expand learning options. Students who engage in active learning by understanding themselves as learners may enhance their ability to exercise how they learn beyond the classroom.