JECS Services Feedback
The following are comments from customers who have used JECS Licensure Services:
Paul was very quick to respond and gave me valuable information regarding the path to take which
could save us thousands of dollars. The feedback was very prompt and professional and I look forward to working with Paul
during this process of obtaining a Virginia Teaching License.
Brian Fincham from Orange County seeking assistance on becoming a licensed Math Teacher in VA. December 23, 2020.
Thank you very much, this is helpful and does clarify a lot for me. I appreciate the quick response as well! If I have any further questions as I continue to weigh my options, I will reach out.
Thank you again, I sincerely appreciate it.
Jenny Friedman, Individual seeking a career change who received an evaluation of her transcripts and was provided options on becoming licensed in VA, September 4, 2020.
You have always been such a great resource! Thanks for always coming through for me when I needed answers!
Carla Celata, Human Resources Specialist, Virginia Beach City Schools, upon her retirement, December 2019
Mr. Joseph was very helpful in navigating the road to teacher licensure for my daughter. We had lots of questions regarding requirements and he provided the needed answers,
not only in a timely fashion but in concise, understandable language as well. He was instrumental in my daughter graduating early and going on to pursue a provisional teaching license in Virginia.
He is an invaluable resource and I highly recommend Mr. Joseph's professional services. In a follow-up email, Ms. Littleson advised me that her daughter was subsequently hired by Loudoun County Public Schools.
Sherri Littleson, regarding her daughter who was attending Shenandoah University, December 2018
Over 12 years ago, when I was considering a career change to teaching, you reviewed my transcripts and guided me on areas of teaching eligibility.
Today, I am happy to report I am certified in K-6, History, French, Spanish, ESOL and Administration and Supervision! Thank you!
I am writing to see if you are still in the business of reviewing individual transcripts and advising on teaching eligibility and next steps?
I have a few friends interested and I want to refer them to you.
Maria Conomos, Teacher/Administrator, January 2018
"Thank you again for navigating through my coursework and offering a path toward licensure. I am looking
forward to knocking out my remaining classes and finally becoming a teacher."
Kim Della Penna, Individual Applicant referred to me by Lynchburg College,
"Thank you for your quick analysis. I appreciate the time you have taken to answer my questions. Your information has been very helpful!"
Susan Foster, Individual Applicant referred to me by Lynchburg College, March 2017
"You were always there to help answer questions for me. I could not have done my job as well without you."
Leslie Miller, Licensure Specialist, Virginia Beach City Schools upon her retirement, February 2017
"This is terrific. Thank you very much for your review of my education resume. I will take all your advice and continue the process once I have completed my exams.
Scott Dullea, Colonel, U.S. Army, Troops to Teachers applicant commenting on the resume update provided by JECS, February 9, 2016
"Thank you so much, Paul! It looks awesome! I will make the revisions you suggested and resubmit."
Yia Liberman, a Troops to Teachers applicant, commenting on the revised resume prepared by our resume service.
January 27, 2016
"I have been stressing about this for a long time. You are a miracle worker!!!!"
Diann Landau, a Career Switcher Program teacher who needed assistance on receiving credit for her
year of teaching experience so that she would become eligible for a renewable license. After JECS contacted the appropriate school division officials, she was recommended for a full license. July 24, 2015
"I will bet on your advice every time. We are so thankful to have you as a resource."
Carla Celata,HR Virginia Beach City Schools, on July 16, 2015 after receiving assistance on an out-of-state
license/endorsement question in which initially the DOE did not agree with our assessment. After providing additional information, the DOE confirmed JECS's position on the license request and the applicant
received a Virginia license.
I wanted to write you to express my sincere and immense gratitude for your help in guiding my application for Maryland Certification. As I write you now I can say that I am officially a Maryland Certified Teacher!!
I almost gave up the endeavor but your expertise got me through.
Alyssa Willis, A prospective teacher seeking assistance to get a teaching license in Maryland (even though she understood my expertise was in Virginia). April 2, 2015
I truly appreciate all of your help with my resume and (licensure) questions. This has been such a big help to me. I cannot thank you enough.
Traci Powell, Troops to Teacher Program, Elementary/ESL Teacher, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, July 20, 2014
Your professional service was extremely helpful. Without your advice, I would have been unable to get a license.
Yingjin Cui, Prince William County Schools,
A Graduate of a Foreign Institution, Computer Science & Math Endorsements,
September 27, 2012
Thank you for your evaluation, the information is quite helpful. I had a feeling I would need additional course work in Science since I was not required to take it for my undergraduate degree in Business.
At least now I know I have what I need to plan my coursework.I will pass your name on to my colleagues who are in the same situation.
It's nice to have someone who understands the requirements help you to navigate the system! Thank you again!
St. Leo the Great School
PK-3 Evaluation, March 16, 2012
I would like to thank you (JECS) for your assistance in obtaining my (Virginia) teaching license. Your efforts were instrumental
in helping me complete this portion of my educational/professional journey.
Lafawndra Stith-Russell, Teacher and former student Virginia State University, January 3, 2012
Your service is very helpful for my career change. You provided me with important resources which are not available from public sources. Also your feedback was fast.
I felt that you were really working on my case. I am very happy with your service, professional and efficient.
Graduate of a Foreign University, January, 2012
Paul Joseph and Joseph Educational Services were the solution to determining if a career in teaching was possible for me.
Mr. Joseph reviewed my transcripts without delay and gave me a written report of endorsement areas for which I was qualified. He also specified what
Praxis II tests were necessary for those endorsements. He has been available to answer any additional questions I had. These he handled promptly. I am very pleased.
John W. Fichtel III, Career Switcher, Northern Virginia, August 2011
Extremely knowledgeable, responsive and personal are the words I would use to describe the services
provided by Mr. Joseph. As a thrid year career teacher, I relied on his expert advice to help me achieve my dream
of becoming a licensed teacher. I was able to save over $500 when Mr. Joseph determined that a class I was
planning to take was not required. To top it off, his fees are very reasonable.
Pete Kirchoffer, USN (Retired), November 2010
I highly recommend Paul Joseph's services. He is very quick and responsive.
Courtney Buster, Prospective Elementray Education Teacher,Herndon, VA, November 7, 2010.
I was advised to contact Mr. Joseph and can honestly say it was the best advice I have received in a long time. Mr. Joseph
provided excellent services. He was very professional and answered my questions in an extremely timely manner. I am
very satisfied with the service he provided, and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking assistance or information
regarding a career in the field of education.
Julie Cintron, Prospective Teacher, Virginia Beach, VA, July 8, 2010.
I am writing to thank you for calling me back in response to my e-mail and answering all my questions.
The information you provided will serve me well as I pursue a teaching certificate in VA. I have also
gone to your web site and that was helpful and interesting in knowing more about your background and services.
Anne Shue, Prospective Career Switcher, Falls Church, VA, February 11, 2010
Mr. Joseph has been an unbelievable resource for me in pursuing my dream to teach in Virginia.
Even though my Mom, a former teacher, tried to help get the correct information off the DOE web site,
it was just too confusing. Mr. Joseph not only gave me a valuable assessment of my college transcripts, but
he has also been readily available through e-mails to answer all of my follow-up questions with prompt,
accurate responses. I am hoping to be hired as a highly qualified teacher on a provisional license this fall.
I sincerely recommend Mr. Joseph's professional expertise and services.
Prospective Elementary Education Teacher, Northern Virginia, April 15, 2009
As a career switcher, I turned to Mr. Joseph to evaluate my transcripts about 2 years ago. With his help, I was able to establish a game plan of the courses that I needed to take and which ones (Endorsement versus Professional Education classes) that I needed to take first. As I have learned, however, this is a process and, along the way, I have had questions about alternative route to licensure programs, specific classes, and the colleges/universities in my area that offer the classes that I need.
As new questions have come up, I have turned to Mr. Joseph for answers. Mr. Joseph has ALWAYS answered my questions. He has provided accurate information in a professional and timely manner. I really consider him to be part of my career-switcher team, and he has never let me down. He has helped me cut through the bureaucracy and has provided me with the concrete classes/exams that I needed to complete in order to teach. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is seriously thinking about teaching as he needs to be part of your team, too.
Comments from Stephanie Whittle, Instructional Assistant, Fairfax County Public Schools, June 27, 2008
When I became interested in becoming a teacher, I was lost regarding the steps that I was supposed to take.
Becoming a teacher has a lot more to it than any other job I know. All of the paper work, phone calls and certifications had me in over my head.
I had heard about the services of Mr. Joseph and all of my questions were answered immediately. I knew what I had to do to be a teacher and any questions I had, were immediately answered in their entirety.
There should be more people out there to help prospective teachers find their way. I am very thankful for his services.
April 3, 2008 from Melody Shotwell, a propspective Marketing Teacher, Fairfax County, VA
When I began the process of trying to obtain my teaching license, I
thought I would be able to review my transcripts on my own. Once I
took an initial look at the transcripts vs the Dept of Education
requirements, I knew that I would need help. Anxious to get the ball
rolling as soon as possible, I mailed my transcripts to Joseph
Education Consulting Services. I didn't even think he had received my transcripts yet and he had
already responded. I am extremely grateful for the quick response as
I wanted to get signed up for classes. Not only did he provide a
transcript review but he also goes above and beyond to make himself
available for follow up questions regarding specific issues you may
have, including what classes might fill what requirements. The whole process seems much less
daunting thanks to Mr. Joseph's knowledge and expertise.
Alaina Schrager, Prospective PK-6 teacher, Northern Virginia, December 19, 2007
After reading the client testimonials, I still wondered just how helpful Joseph Education Services really was. What was the hitch? Mr. Joseph promptly answered my questions and asked a few, targeted ones of his own. As a result, he has saved me hundreds of hours of classroom time and many dollars. At my age and on a single parent's income, I could not be more grateful. I"ll send all my friends seeking certification to his website. Knowledgeable, generous with his time, and efficient: he is the ultimate professional.
Alice Davis, Fairfax County Prospective Teacher, August 10, 2007
After spending several months trying to piece together information I had
gathered regarding alternative teaching licensure requirements, one phone
call to Joseph Educational Consulting Services provided the clarity I needed
to finally take steps in the right direction. Paul Joseph was extremely
timely, professional and immediately put me at ease. He provided an
evaluation of my transcript and then on top of that answered a variety of
questions regarding the types of classes that I could take to fulfill
specific requirements that I had remaining. I would recommend him to
anyone looking for answers about teaching certification requirements!
Amanda Foster-Baril, Prospective Teacher