Degrees and Certifications:
BS, education, Southern Illinois University MA, science education, Western Governor's University Certified to teach all sciences and gifted students with AP biology certification
Mr. Ralph Beckham
Proudly served and retired from the USN as a Submarine qualified Master Chief Hospital Corpsman. Graduated with BS in education from Southern Illinois unversity, and Master of Arts in Science Education from Western Governor's University. 3 Years of teaching experience in the USN where I taught Nuclear Submarine medicine and radiation health physics to perspective independent duty Hospital Corpsman, physicians, and radiation safety personnel at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in Groton, CT. Also taught Leadership and management skills, international relations, and asset management at the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy located with the Naval War College in Newport, RI. During my navy career I also graduated from Medical Technologist school serving as a chemistry and hematology specialist at the Naval Hospital in Jackonville, FL. After retirement from the USN I became a business owner and then decided to begin teaching school. After completing the required courses and examinations for certification to teach I taught chemistry, biology, and physical sciences for five years at a private Christian High School in Ocala, FL. Moving from there I taught fulltime for 5 years in the Valdosta, GA area where I became certified to teach AP biology classes, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, and forensic sciences. I hold certification to teach all sciences, earth/space sciences, and gifted students in GA and Alabama.