Those with Disabilities can Contribute to the Community! Reinstate Richard Lewis at CCBC!

  • by: Richard Lewis
  • target: Honorable Barbara Kerr Howe, Chairman, Members of the Board of Trustees, CCBC The Community College of Baltimore County
THOSE WITH DISABILITIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY! URGE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO REINSTATE RICHARD LEWIS AS AN ADJUNCT TUTOR AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY! A stellar example of patience and persistence, Richard Lewis tutored Computer Graphic students at The Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville from September 1999 to January 2002. For his hard work and dedication, Richard received accolades and admiration from students and faculty alike. He seemed like a man who was going places and triumphing over his disability. But...Richard asked for reasonable accommodations which would have cost the college nothing - yet was refused for no reason. To make matters worse, Richard was forced to resign due to hostile work environment - even though he was consistently the most requested tutor and carried the largest tutoring load in the tutorial center. You can stop this injustice by contacting the The Community College of Baltimore County Board of Trustees to reinstate Richard in his tutoring position now! Stand up for disability rights!
Starting in the Fall semester of 1995, Richard Lewis worked in both the Macintosh computer lab and the PC lab tutoring students. Richard progressed to working in the tutorial center and achieving an Adjunct contract as adjunct tutor/database specialist, tutoring students in the computer labs, both plat forms, PC and Macintosh. Richard took on administrative duties. These duties consisted of: Creating Interrelational Databases for the tutorial center and testing center. Richard provided technical support for the tutorial center. He managed the scheduler. He provided statistical reports. To view Richard's job performance go to Reinstate Richard Lewis Richard also accomplished the following:
* Richard Lewis created an AppleScript to maintain the computers as a student aide. Professor Drees documents this in her letter of reference. * Richard Lewis served as an adjunct instructor for  Continuing Education classes, Advanced Photoshop, and a Introduction to QuarkXPress course, as well as a 3-credit Introduction to Computer Graphics course. * Richard Lewis created an interrelational databases in Access and gave a demonstration to the coordinator of the tutorial center on creating interrelational databases. * During Richard Lewis's employment in the tutorial center, Richard Lewis instructed 135 students, Richard was the top tutor during his tenure, 30.63% of the entire tutorial center, 1202 sessions. 
In sum: * Richard Lewis asserted his rights to be paid for work rendered. * Richard Lewis requested reasonable accommodations under the ADA that were denied. These accommodations, such as the use of a tape recorder, would have cost the college $0.00. 
Please understand that Richard's greatest gift to others is patience, such that he is able to go over a specific discipline as many times as necessary. 
Based on Richard's capabilities, and the many fine recommendations which accompany his work it is time to reinstate Richard Lewis as an Adjunct Tutor at CCBC The Community College of Baltimore County!  
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