2601 Pennsylvania Avenue
Unit #828
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Master of Science: Drexel University, June 1999.
Master of Science in Information Systems: Drexel University, June 1999.

Master of Education in Written Communication: Beaver College, May 1992.
Master of Arts in English: Duquesne University, August 1990.
Bachelor of Arts in English: Ursinus College, May 1988.


School District of Philadelphia
Overbrook High School
5895 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Senior Career Teacher (July 2017)

Computer Science Teacher (since September 2015): I taught classes on introductory HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Swift. I also track technology assets and maintain the school personal property inventory and serve as the coach for the Infinite Campus student information system.

Teacher Technology Leader (since January 2016)

School District of Philadelphia
South Philadelphia High School
2101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Teacher Technology Leader (September 2011 to June 2013; September 2014 to June 2015):
Assistant Teacher Technology Leader (January 2007 through June 2011): I administered a Mac G5 server to maintain accounts for users and groups as well as coordinated on-site access to server-based programs and tutorials. I troubleshot hardware and software related problems on both Windows and Macintosh computing platforms for school staff and students and maintained the South Philadelphia High School website. I was named I.T. Academy Teacher of the Month (April 2008) for outstanding service and excellence in teaching.

English Teacher (September 2004 to June 2015): I planned literature and writing programs for students in grades 9 and 10 based on student needs with an understanding of individual differences. My lessons typically provided for pacing and continuity with tasks appropriate to class size and level. My writing instruction included demonstrations which illustrate each step of the writing process and encouraged independent thinking and application. I continuously monitored student progress, provided feedback and adjusted instruction where appropriate.
Hope Charter School
2116 East Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19138; December 2002 to August 2004

    I taught students in grade eleven who were not currently succeeding in their conventional schools and who were in danger of leaving school prior to their graduation. I designed learning modules for Microsoft Office XP which included supervised and intensive technology skills instruction to improve educational competency. My teaching methods provided an environment that was designed to meet the unique and comprehensive needs of these at-risk students by utilizing individual interaction. I was named the first
    Distinguished Teacher at Hope Charter School for outstanding service and excellence in teaching (March 14, 2003).


    May 2008: Instructional II: Business, Communications and Information Technology (Secondary School), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education.

    July 2007: Instructional II: English (Secondary School), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education.


    Verlin J. "Congress Falls Short"., August 31, 2020.

    Verlin J.
    "Objectification of Violence through Protest"., August 3, 2020.

    Verlin J.
    "The Leftist/Violence Nexus". American Thinker, July 31, 2020.

    Verlin J. "Who's Afraid of Conservatives?"., January 7, 2019.

    Verlin J.
    "The Decline of American Exceptionalism". American Thinker, April 23, 2018.

    Verlin J. and Ludwig J. "SALT". American Thinker, December 24, 2017.

    Verlin J. "Seven Times the Palestinians Rejected Peace". American Thinker, November 22, 2017.

    Verlin J. Index Compilation (since fall 1990) of KMT, a modern journal of Egyptology. Accepted by the publisher as the de facto online journal index as of the Winter 1999-2000 issue.

    Goldstein J., Goldstein D. and Verlin J. Some Roots of a Revolution: The Conflict over Arithmetization in Sixteenth-, Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century English Editions of Euclid's Elements Books I Through VI: 1570-1795. Accepted for publication at the American Mathematical Society, January 10, 1998.

    Goldstein J. and Verlin J. By No Means Run in Debt: Richard Price’s Life Expectancy Analysis and England’s National Debt. The Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850: Selected Papers, 1997. Eidahl, K.O., Howard, D.D. and Severn J., eds.: 131-141.

    Goldstein J., Goldstein D. and
    Verlin J. Sanctity of Reason: Science, Religion and the State in Samuel Clarke Boyle’s Lectures: 1704-1705. Accepted for publication at the Carolinas Symposium for British Studies, October 6, 1996.


    April 2009: Keystone Technology Integrator award. Selected by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the exemplary integration of technology in the practice of teaching.

    January 2007: Secretary, Ogontz Volunteer Fire Company Relief Association.

    January 2002: Treasurer, Ogontz Volunteer Fire Company (through December 2003).

    May 5, 1998: Township of Cheltenham and Ogontz Volunteer Fire Company: Citation for Valor for assisting in the successful rescue of an occupant at my own deadly peril.