Mr. Jim Lambatos, M.A.

Phone: (630) 784-2000 ext. 8683

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Post-Graduate Study: Benedictine University National-Louis University Aurora University Masters of Arts - Secondary Education: Roosevelt University Bachelor of Arts: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mr. Jim Lambatos, M.A.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

-16 Years Teaching Experience:

- United States History

- Intermediate Economics

- Advanced Placement (AP) teacher

- Summer school teacher

- Substitute for grammar/middle/high school

- Bilingual - Spanish

- Professional tutor

-Church Youth Group Volunteer

 

BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Business Owner - Computer Hardware, Software, & Paging

                - Purchased wholesale computer equipment and memory for resale

                - Provided nationwide paging services to individuals and businesses

                - Established productive and profitable relationships with customers, vendors, accountants, & lawyers

Director of Corporate Communications - Technical Consulting & Recruiting Company

               - Recruited College Graduates!

               - Hired managers, engineers, software developers, and computer programmers for Fortune 500 Companies

               - Created Technical Training classes for Motorola Worldwide Education Center

               - Opened up Canadian Subsidiary in Vancouver, B.C.

               - Helped create Project Management subsidiary in Schaumburg, IL

Asset Manager for $1.5B Computer Company - Computer Distribution

               - Worked with Microsoft, IBM, Apple, and other major software & hardware vendor to return obsolete, damaged, or unwanted merchandise

               - Put together high value resale package ($500,000 to over $1 million) of computer products to secondary market vendors throughout the United States

"Runner" for Chicago Board Options Stock Exchange (CBOE)

              - Worked on the floor of the exchange to help Options Traders complete timely and accurate trades of put & call options on the stocks of Fortune 500 companies

              - Completed Options Training classes for Stock & Options Trading

General Manager for Family Restaurant 

             - Re-Opened family restaurant in Northwest Suburbs

             - Worked with city government, Chamber of Commerce, and advertising companies to promote & expand business

             - Experience establishing good relationships with local vendors, suppliers, government officials, and customers

 

EDUCATION:

Post-Graduate Study/Coursework  60 hours

   - Benedictine University

   - National-Louis University

   - Aurora University

 

Masters of Arts - Secondary Education – Roosevelt University

 

Bachelor of Arts – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Economics Seminars:

* World Trade

* Economic History of United States

* Capitalism for the Poor

* Economics for Leaders

* Advanced Placement (AP) Economics Conference Training

* DuPage Valley Conference (DVC) Social Studies

* Critical Issues for 21st Century with David Brooks (NY Times & PBS)

* A Night with David Gergen (Republican Speechwriter & CNN)

 

Present/Past Sponsored Clubs:

- Puente Club

- Anime Club

- Ping Pong Club

- Future Equestrian Association (FEA)

- Economics Club

- Youth in Government (Helper)

- Relay for Life (Helper)

 

School Involvement:

- Graduation Speaker (2007)

- Graduation Name Reader (2003, 2011, & 2015)

- Food and Clothing Drives

- Homecoming Assemblies

- Door Decorating Contests

- Battle of the Bands

- Poetry Slam

- African American Celebration Night

- Work Football Playoff Games

- Frequent Attendee Athletics & Events

- Letters of Recommendation for students

 

Hobbies & Interests:

- Chicago Triathlon

- Brian Piccolo Chicago Bear's 5K

- Traveling to Historic Places

- Horseback Riding

- Dogs

- Church Volunteer

- Reading

- Basketball

- Softball

- Movies

- Gardening

- IHSA Baseball Umpire (Also Football & Basketball Referee)