Ted has been involved with teaching ever since high school, when he taught first aid classes for the local Red Cross chapter. He began his EMS career in Bay County in 1981, and started teaching Emergency Medical Technology classes with Gulf Coast Community College in 1985.
After relocating to Pinellas County in 1991, he worked as a Training Officer with Sunstar and as an SPC adjunct providing Continuing Medical Education to the Pinellas County EMS system.
In 1997, he joined the college full time and assumed the position of Lead EMT Instructor, a position he has held for the last 20 years. He has been actively involved in the EMS profession at the local, state, and national level, acting on various committees, designing and reviewing education materials, and serving as a technical advisor for both video and print photography used in initial and continuing education.
This is the second time Ted has been recognized for his efforts. He was also a recipient of this award in 2003.
As he works toward a retirement date in 2020, he continues to be active both in the classroom and the profession.
Congratulations on your well-deserved acknowledgement Ted! Your EMS Team and Health Education Center colleagues are thrilled to see your great work recognized!