Biography of Thomas J. Pachera

-Education: MS in Technology Education from Eastern Michigan University and a BA in Industrial Education and Theatre from Central Michigan University. Technology & Design Certification, K-12, Occupational/Vocational Certification in Design & Drafting Technology as well as Engineering Technology.

-Strengths: Technical and hands on skill, communication and relations to our youth; each of which is equally important in Design Technology. I teach Design Technology because students can use all of what they learn in their academic classes to do real world problem solving.

-Length of Service: Mr. Pachera has taught Technology Education since 1990, Skyline HS since 2008, ten years prior at Forsythe MS, and the first several at Parcells and Pierce Middle Schools in Grosse Pointe, and his first year at Dearborn Fordson HS.

He is currently the K-12 STEAM Curriculum Coordinator for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and teaches Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Courses: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE) and Engineering Design and Development (EDD). He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Eastern Michigan University.

-Hobbies: The Pachera family; Tom, Amy, Nicholas, and Zachary make their home in the Skyline attendance area, and love being a part of the Ann Arbor community. During the summer months he owns and operates, Pachera Construction, a small construction company specializing in outdoor living spaces.  Mr. Pachera is active in the community through Huron Valley Habitat for Humanity and at Zion Lutheran Church.

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