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Hello my name is Bob Lacivita (Mr. L). I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself.

After 11-years in the classroom, I was awarded Outstanding Vocational Educator of the Year. However, personal achievement is not what I'm about. Preparing my students to be successful and a contributing member of society, while becoming life-long learners, is my sole function as an instructor. 

Eighteen years ago, after a very successful 27-year career as an ASE/General Motors Master Technician/Master Technician Elite with Pontiac and Oldsmobile Divisions of General Motors, I left industry to start my second career as an Automotive Technology instructor at North Montco Technical Career Center in Lansdale PA. Read the letter I wrote to the editor of Motor Age Magazine concerning the future of the automotive industry.

Five years ago I left the classroom to become a Teacher on Special Assignment. Because of my increased responsibilities, I continued my education and earned my bachelor's degree in Industrial Education from Temple University. I then continued to earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Holy Family Universality. I also obtained a Commonwealth of PA K-12 Principal's Certificate and also a Supervisor of Curriculum Certification.

I was an editor, contributing editor, technical consultant to the Reader's Digest, The Family Handyman Simple Car Care and Repair,  a best selling non-fiction book published be Reader's Digest book division in 1996. In addition, I have been a technical advisor to Reader's Digest General Books Division and Maxim Magazine.

I have written extensively numerous automotive repair articles for and have been an editor, contributing editor, automotive technical consultant to The Family Handyman Magazine, "Handyman Garage" column and the annual "Handyman Garage Fast-Fix Special" section. Wrote and edited the Automotive Technology SIMs portion for the CSI (Curriculum Standards Integration Network).

Educational Background

Holy Family University: Master's Degree in Educational Leadership

Temple University: Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Education-Dean's List

Bucks County Community College: Associates Degree in Occupational Studies-Presidents Honor List

 

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Certifications/Awards/Achievements

2006-07 Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technical Education (PA-CTEC) Vocational Educator of the Year

NACAT (North American Council of Automotive Teachers) Teacher of the Year 1999

2004 1st Place Winner, Bucks County Community College Wide Writing Contest

Commonwealth of PA., Professional Certificate, Vocational Instruction

General Motors/Oldsmobile Master Technician Elite

Master Automotive Technician, R-134a Recovery, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Certified Vehicle Safety Inspection Instructor, Commonwealth of PA. Certificate of Training, Pennsylvania Official State Inspection Emission Mechanic

Certificate of Professional Development, Temple University Reading Project

Certificate of Competence, Automotive Technology, National Occupational Testing Institute

Certificate of Training, Pennsylvania Official State Inspection Mechanic

Certificates of Completion, General Motors Dealer Training

Certificates of Training, Melior On-Line Diagnostic Training

Certificate of Training, MACS - Technicians Guide to OBDII

Certificate of Training, Smoghouse Training Institute

Certificate of Training A-Tech Automotive Technology-Automotive Electronics

Certificate of Training, Lincoln Technical Institute

Certificate of Training OBDII Training, Wilkins Technical Consultants

General Motors School of Product Service Specialized Electronics Training (S.E.T.) and S.E.T. II Certified; Applied Automotive Electronics with Advanced Electronic Certified (including TECH 1 with updates); automatic transmission repair and diagnostics certification; CAMS, SIR, EFI/PFI, D.I.S. ignition systems repair and diagnostics certification; Delco-Moraine and Bosch anti-lock braking systems repair and diagnostics certification; R-134a A/C systems certification; engine drivability and performance testing certification, plus numerous other certifications.

Educator in the Workplace/Ford Electronics "School-To-Work" Initiative.

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