Meet WVJC Charleston Instructor Aaron Settle!

Aaron Settle

Aaron Settle, known to his students as Mr. Settle, is an adjunct teacher at West Virginia Junior College Charleston, where he teaches general education and medical courses. He chose to work at WVJC because he wanted the opportunity to stay engaged with the medical community while helping students who are pursuing careers in the medical field. “Once I started teaching at WVJC, my reasons became much more meaningful. I truly enjoy the difference I believe I make in many of the students’ lives as they work toward their degree and certification goals. The students are certainly my favorite part about working at WVJC. There is nothing more enjoyable as a teacher than seeing students move from nervous new students to confident and educated graduates.”

Although he enjoys where he is right now, Mr. Settle says he still has plenty of personal and professional goals to meet. “Each day I see what I am doing, and the quality in which it is done, as part of my path to reach my next goal. If there is something I am doing personally or professionally that I believe is no longer serving the purpose of preparing me for my future goals, I quickly readjust so that I am constantly becoming better at what I am doing so I can achieve my next goal.

Want to know something interesting about Mr. Settle?

-He held the Teenage Division 198lb weight class WV Powerlifting Record for the Bench Press from 1991-2003.  He loves bowling. He bowled a 300 game in 1997.

-He dreamed of making in on the PBA tour, but never held a high enough league average or won the appropriate number of tournaments. He hasn’t bowled in a league since 2008.

-His dream job is to be a stand-up comedian, (and actually be able to make a living doing it.)

 

Q&A With Medical Instructor Tammy Kaylor

What is your educational background? I have a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University and am a registered pharmacist in both Pennsylvania and Ohio. I am also CPR certified.
Tammy Kaylor

What are some of your prior work experiences? Upon graduating college, I worked as both a retail and hospital pharmacist. Also, previous to working at WVJC, I taught numerous different science and medical courses at both the University and Community College level.

What is your current role at WVJC? Currently, I am a course developer and medical instructor for WVJC Online.

Why did you choose to work at WVJC? I chose to work at WVJC because, similar to our students, I enjoy the flexibility of being able to work from home and at times of the day that are convenient for me. This has become very important now that my husband and I have two young children and our Shih Tzu, Mr. Pickles, to care for!

What is your favorite part of working for WVJC? My favorite part of working for WVJC is getting to interact with so many different students and being able to be a part of their journey toward earning a degree that will allow them to achieve their dream job in the medical field.

What, or who motivates you and why? I’d have to say that my two sons are my biggest motivation as I always try to do my best to ensure that they are happy and have something to look forward to day-to-day. As I tell my 3-year-old every morning when he wakes up,“Every day is a new adventure!”

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the fact that I get to use my degree in a way that really helps a lot of people achieve their goals. I have always enjoyed helping others which, ultimately, led me to a career in the medical field. Now, I get to play a part in educating future healthcare workers which has been so rewarding!

What are your long-term career goals? I plan to continue working for WVJC and to develop additional classes, as well as teach them, so that I can educate as many students as possible about different aspects of the medical profession.

What is something interesting about yourself that not many people know? I can play both the flute and piano and enjoy painting and making flower arrangements. My favorite vacation destination is the beach and I have a severe weakness for ice cream!