PARK HILLS – Rodney Wilson of Farmington has been hired full-time as an EXCEL/SSS tutor and adviser. He fills the vacancy left by Matt Sopko, who was promoted to director of the federal program at MAC when former director Elaine Belovich retired.
Wilson has an associate degree from MAC, a bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies education from Southeast Missouri State University, a master’s degree in history from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master’s degree in religion from Harvard University Extension School.
He has been teaching American History, American Political Systems, and Comparative Religion at MAC in an adjunct capacity since 2011, having lived in in Massachusetts for the previous 14 years. In Massachusetts, he was a correctional educator, teaching at the Hampden County House of Correction in Ludlow, Mass., working with 17- to 21-year-old inmates and providing general education and GED preparation in reading, writing, math, science, social studies.
Wilson has also taught English at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center in Springfield, Mass., and managed two programs at Springfield Technical Community College: Adult Basic Education and College Placement Test Preparation. Before moving to Massachusetts in 1997, he taught high school social studies for seven years at Mehlville High School in St. Louis County.