Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

OBJECTIVE : Biography Input for the Air Force Academy Class of 1964 History Jim Stewart--------CS-22


2004-Present: Math Teacher at charter schools in Albuquerque catering to “at risk” students
–Teach individually-paced students using Internet provided curriculum.
–Help advisees set and track short range academic goals.

1999-2004: Teacher/Principal, Foothill High School
–Taught multilevel, inclusion math classes and EQUIP (anger management, social skills and moral development).
–Oversaw education services for 200-225 incarcerated male and female youth–60% Special Ed.
–Successful state accreditation in April 2002 & Am. Correctional Assn. in September 2002.

1998-1999. Y2K analyst at BDM/TRW.
Provided support to AFOTEC by researching and analyzing the Y2K status of near-term AF acquisition programs.

1992-1998. Secondary teacher certified in math, physical science, business and administration:
One and 1/2 years teaching high school math and physics at Chinle, AZ.; 1 1/2 years teaching middle school math, science and computers at Jemez Valley; most recently 3 years teaching algebra and geometry at Highland High School.


Nov, 2009. Disabled Veteran status

1987-1991. Deputy Director, Plans and Policy Directorate, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM.
Assisted the director in supervising divisions with responsibilities for all AF operational test and evaluation (OT&E) in the areas of: early test planning, test realism, and policy development and dissemination

1986-1987: Commander, 5073d Air Base Group, Shemya Air Force Base, Alaska.
Commanded 450 personnel providing base support functions to various operational units on Shemya Island--average population of 900 contractor and military personnel.

1984-1986: Director of Operations, 11th Tactical Control Group, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Directed over 100 personnel who monitored the air defense situation in Alaska and provided control for all training and operational flying missions in the theater. Directed air defense operations from the alternate command center and AWACS. Training, stan-eval and software maintenance functions were also under my direct supervision.

Prior to 1983:

-Two, four year staff assignments. The most recent was as a division chief (in the directorate to which I later returned as the assistant director) responsible for the early OT&E planning for all major Air Force acquisitions. In the early seventies I served as a staff officer in the Bomber Division of Air Force Studies and Analysis at the Pentagon. There I modified and used a large scale computer simulation (FORTRAN) to investigate the effectiveness of alternative bomber forces.

-Various piloting jobs in single-seat fighters involved in air defense (1000 hr, F106) and reconnaissance operations (101 combat missions, RF-101). During this time I also served as maintenance control officer, stan-eval officer, safety officer, flight commander and director of operations.


Sixty hr. for teacher certification, University of New Mexico
Attended Air Force professional education in residence–Air War College, 83-84.
MBA, Graduate School of Management, Univ. of Rochester, 1972.
BS, Engineering Science, USAF Academy.


I believe the goal of education is to impart specific knowledge to the student and foster inquisitive and independent thinking/learning which will enable the student to handle new ideas and problems. While students must share responsibility for this, one of the most important jobs of the teacher is to motivate the student to accept that responsibility. The teacher can facilitate the learning process by (i) presenting the information in a challenging and interesting manner, (ii) setting and conveying explicit and demanding standards and (iii) exploring relationships that enable the student to consider new information in context with that which she/he already understands. Grades should be given in accordance with established standards, but should not discourage a student who is performing at his/her potential. Discipline which is meted out must be consistent and in accordance with established policies. Flexibility and adaptability are appropriate, but only in the context of attempting to implement behavior modifications that will help the students interact more appropriately in their environment.


Jennifer: “You know, you really care Mr. Stewart”

Anthony: “I respect you…because you're always calm…I feel I can trust you”



Laura, Mark, Cheryl, Amy

Laura's: Joshua, Aaron, Lauren
Mark & Melanie's: Kollin, Chance
Amy & Rob's: Alexa, Aubrey, Austin



Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.

Prov 3:5
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