Robert Allen Beckvall
1448 Young St. #1212
Honolulu, HI 96814
Greetings, June 26, 2019
I have had the pleasure and great fortune to work with youth since the age of 17 when I took a job in Tempe, AZ for a children’s hospital for special needs kids. I began coaching the following year at the age of 18. I have worked with kids in education or youth service and coaching my entire working/adult life.
After serving my country for 15 years in the Army, including five years at the Veteran Services Office at Arizona State University, I went into the Special Education field. I have had the honor of working with the Department of Education, Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Labor, and private/special needs schools as a special educator.
Some of the highlights include:
Mexico: Work with the DOE Mexico and Catholic schools
Playing with youth in China at a sports/academic academy
Head and assistant coach in Special Olympics Colorado Springs
Army Adopt-A-School tutoring program
National Chair for Special Needs Tennis-United States Professional Tennis Association
Military Liaison for Summer of Tennis (for abused, at-risk youth)
Peterson Air Base Coach (Air Force Recreation Center)
Coaching Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
Youth Coordinator for Lutheran Church
Accreditation Committee for Cienega High School (Arizona)
Ten year coach for Kaimuki Christian School-Summer Fun Program
Five year coach and teacher for Hongwanji Mission School
20+ years working with the DOE Arizona & DOE Hawaii as Special Education Certified Teacher
Internship placement and student services at Hawaii Business College
Internship placement at Goodwill’s Ola I Ka Hana program for both in and out of school youth
Hawaiian Charter School teaching and coaching work, including heading up bringing the Native American program called Standing Tall Tennis to Hawaiian youth(STT-Hawaii). The youth of the charter school worked with Lakota Sioux artist Jim Yellowhawk on the artwork. We filmed the program using Olelo Television cameras.
I include my resume and references. Thank you for your time and consideration. It has been my honor to serve: soldiering, in veteran
services, teaching, coaching, and doing youth work. I have lived and worked on Oahu for 21+ years (1998-present).
Thank you, Robert Beckvall
U. S. Army 1985-1999 (including time spent in Veteran Services-I worked in National Guard and Reserves while attending ASU)
Special Education Certified Teacher K-12 1999-Present
Currently Certified in Hawaii under Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) 6-12 English Language Arts-DOE
CANOES Preschool Aide Certified (Hawaii Dept. of Human Services)
Tennis Coach 1982-Present
Certifications included: USTA, USPTA, PTR, NFHS, Special Olympics, and Safesport Trained. Currently working with Kaimuki Christian School in my 10th year. CPR, AED, & First Aid certified.
University of Arizona Master of Arts
Special Education-Multicultural Learning Disorders 2003
<Paid Internship/Student Teaching-Tucson Unified and Vail Districts>
University of Phoenix-Honolulu Post-BA Professional Program
Special Education 1999-2000
Arizona State University BA English 1998
Jerry Hubbard Pastor & Administrator Kaimuki Christian School/Church ------------ ------------ (ten year supervisor/mentor)
James Kwong Summer Fun Director & Math Teacher Kaimuki Christian School/Church
------------ (nine year supervisor) ------------
David Simone Kalani HS Teacher 2017-2019 ------------ (co-teacher/co-worker DOH/DHS/DOE) ------------ (now teaching in North Carolina + Air Force Veteran)
Robert Harrison Retired Iolani Teacher & Coach ------------
Supervisors, supervised, & co-worker letters of recommendation/references are in my portfolio. Teaching certifications, various certifications, and recent training certifications are also in this portfolio.