Jeffrey Chua, Ed.D.

Work Experience

August 2018 – present South Garland High School

600 Colonel Drive, Garland Texas 75043

Early College/PTECH High School Chemistry Honors Teacher

Facilitator for Dallas College (Dual Credit Class)

Chemistry Team Leader (2019-2021)

Science Department Chair (2022-present)

  • Certifications: Principal EC-12, Chemistry, Science 8-12, Math/Science 4-8, SpEd EC-12, Gifted and Talented Supplemental EC-12, Google Educator Level 1 and Level 2

  • As Chemistry team leader, I facilitated PLC meetings and taught colleagues how to do data analysis of student performance to identity TEKS for re-teaching

  • As Facilitator for Dual Credit Classes, I collaborated with the college professor in ensuring students are kept up to date with deadlines, announcements and assisted them with their college workload through tutorials and writing labs. I acted as liaison between parents, our high school and the college professor to address concerns about grades and student behaviors.

  • I graduated from the Garland ISD Aspiring Administrators Academy in 2022

November 9, 2010 - June 5, 2018 John Tyler High School

1120 NNW Loop 323 Tyler Texas 75701

High School Science Teacher (Chem AP, Biology PAP, Physics)

Chemistry Team Leader (Aug 2011 – Jun 2018)

Assistant Soccer Coach (Aug 2011 – Jun 2017)

Department Chair (Jan 2013 – May 2017)

  • Re-established the Chemistry AP program at John Tyler

  • As Chemistry Team Leader, I facilitated PLC meetings and became the point person for collaborating with other year levels for integrated projects.

  • As Science Department Chair, I led the department to improve our Biology EOC results from “needs improvement” to obtaining a Science distinction in Biology for our campus.

  • I assisted the campus testing coordinator in logistical preparations for STAAR testing.

  • As an aspiring administrator, I assisted the Special Education Campus coordinator in ARD meetings

  • I was awarded Campus Teacher of the Year in 2015 and Tyler ISD A-Team Awardee in 2016

  • I graduated from Tyler ISD’s Aspiring Leadership Academy in 2015

  • I was a teacher mentor for Tyler ISD’s PALS (Powerful Allies for Learning Support) and University of Texas at Tyler’s BTIM (Beginning Teachers Induction and Mentoring) Program from 2012 to 2018

July 13, 2007 - June 2, 2010 Lake City High School

652 N. Matthews Road Lake City, SC 29560

High School Science Teacher (IPC, Physics, Chemistry)

May 1, 2001 – July 13, 2007 Ateneo de Manila High School

Quezon City, Philippines

High School Science Teacher (Physics, Chemistry)

  • Created a laboratory inventory program using MS Access that saved the campus thousands of dollars and several lab experiments that was included in the school’s lab manual

  • Trained students for several academic contest allowing them to win 2nd place in the Chemistry Quiz Bee in 2005


June 2015 – December 2021 Stephen F Austin State University

Nacogdoches, Texas

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

  • Research and expertise focused on improving representation of Title 1 students in STEM programs at the collegiate level

  • Received a Dean’s Award for the paper presented at the 2016 Annual SERA conference

Jan 2012 – May 2013 University of Texas at Tyler

Tyler, Texas

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Nov 2008 – Nov 2009 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela

Malinta, Valenzuela City

Certificate in Teaching

June 2001 – June 2005 Ateneo de Manila University

Heights Diliman Quezon City Philippines

Master of Science in Chemistry (ABD)

  • Completed coursework (36 units) and thesis direction

1994 - 2000 University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • Undergraduate Thesis: Comparative Study of the Anti-Diabetic Potential of Duhat (Myrtus Cumini) and Cogon (Imperata Cylindrica)

  • Writer/Editorial Board Member: Scientia The Official Publication of the University of the Philippines College of Science (1998)

Publications and Posters

”Underrepresentation of Title 1 students in STEM” (Paper presented during the 2016 Annual SERA Conference; Poster presented at the Graduate Research Conference 2016 at SFASU)

  • Using simple descriptive statistics, the study explored the underrepresentation of Title 1 students at a regional East Texas University.

Book Review: College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it means

for Students (by Jeffrey Selingo)

  • Published in Teacher Education And Practice (Vol. 30, Issue 2); Spring 2017

Teacher Support Materials for High School Chemistry (Vol. 1-3)

  • Provides chemistry content and teaching strategies for teaching high school chemistry as supplement to “Chemistry in Action” learning videos

  • Provides higher order thinking activities and questions for pre and post-discussion of chemistry concepts

”Simple Laboratory Experiment and Exercise Illustrating Isomeric Differences and Steric Hindrance Using TLC and IR Spectra Supported by Molecular Modeling” (Poster presented during 2002 Organic Chemistry Teachers’ Association)

  • Experiment for advanced level high school students that utilizes molecular modeling and IR spectrophotometry to characterize and differentiate isomeric differences between very similar compounds.

Seminars Conducted

2015-2016 Texas Regional Collaborative Chemistry Workshops

Science Discovery Place, Tyler Texas

  • As resource speaker, I presented to and trained Chemistry teachers in the proper use of multimedia in teaching chemistry, creation of microlabs and short PBLs

April 7-15, 2006 FUSE (Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Educ, Inc.)

Workshop for Trainers of Teachers in Chemistry Philippines

  • As a trainer, I trained public school teachers on the proper use of multimedia in teaching chemistry

April 21-25, 2003 Ateneo Teacher Center Seminar-Workshop Sciencing in the Classroom

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Hts., Quezon City, Phils.

  • As a presenter, I conducted a seminar-workshop that focused on chem. demos and molecular modeling

September18, 2003 ASTEP (Assoc. of Science Teachers in the Phils.)

Science: A Step to Progress

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Hts., Quezon City, Phils.

  • Presented a poster focusing on chem. demos and molecular modeling

April 1-2, 2003 FUSE (Foundation for Upgrading the Standard of Educ, Inc.)

Workshop for Trainers of Teachers in Chemistry

Century Park Hotel, Malate Manila

  • Presented a workshop on how to utilize molecular modeling as an alternative to actual lab experiments

October 18-19, 2002 2002 Organic Chemistry Teachers’ Association Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, Univ. of Sto. Tomas

  • Was author of the presented research poster ”Simple Laboratory Experiment and Exercise Illustrating Isomeric Differences and Steric Hindrance Using TLC and IR Spectra Supported by Molecular Modeling”