• MSgt Paine

    Name: MSgt (Ret) Belinda Paine
    Course:  AFJROTC 
    Room Number(s): 119E and 120E
    Subject(s): Aerospace Science II-IV Leadership Lab
    Building Phone: 314-776-3300
    Teacher Message: Welcome to AFJROTC! 
    The majority of questions usually seem to be about uniforms.  So here's a quick synopsis:
    AS-IVs begin wearing their uniforms the second week of school, AS-IIs and IIIs begin wearing it the third week of school. AS-1s may wear their uniforms after being fitted, paying their cadet fee, and testing.  All AS-1 cadets will be in uniform no later than 1 October.  AS-IIs, IIIs, and IVs must have their cadet fee, or at least a $5.00 deposit, no later than the second month of school.  If a cadet can not meet this requirement they need to discuss this with me immediately.  Grades for uniforms will be given the first week they are worn; this is why any arrangements that need to be made are done so immediately.
    Make sure you read the boards outside the classrooms for updates, changes, PE locations, and uniform information every week!  The JROTC Web page has a lot of useful links, and make sure to check out our Facebook page, Gateway MO-851 AFJROTC, and our Twitter page.
    We look forward to seeing a sea of blue demonstrating, discipline, honor, integrity, and professionalism. 
    - Retired after 20 years active duty in the United States Air Force. 
    - Over 28 years total teaching experience:
       -- 15 years teaching high school AFJROTC; 1 year at South Anchorage HS, Anchorage, AK, 
     and 13 years at Gateway STEM HS, St Louis, MO.
       -- 2 years Aerospace Science, 13 years Leadership Lab
       -- Approximately 7 years teaching Etiquette, John Robert Powers
       -- 10 years, Air Force career field instructor 
    - Education:  Started Dual Track PhD, Business Administration & Criminal Justice (4.0)
                        Masters Degree, Education, Summa Cum Laude 
                        Bachelors Degree, Human Services, Magna Cum Laude
                        Associates Degree, Information Management
                        Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
                        Non-Commissioned Officers Academy - In Residence, Distinguished Graduate
                        Airman Leadership School - In Residence, Distinguished Graduate
    - Recognition: Petus Award SLPS
                          Teacher of the Year, Gateway STEM High School
                          Air Force Association JROTC Instructor of the Year
                          Air Force JROTC Outstanding Instructor (2005, 2008)
                          Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Chair for Secretary of State, Colin Powell,
                               America's Promise for Youth (selected by the Elmendorf Air Force Base
                               Commander and the Governor of the State of Alaska)
                          Mrs. Alaska - Platform, Community Involvement Through Social Awareness
                          Miss Hellenikon, Hellikon Greece - Platform, Civic Responsibility
                          Published - Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama, AS-1 Leadership Curriculum
                          Published - Excelsior College, New York, Education and the Effects on the Inner City
                          Published - Alaska Military Youth Academy (boot camp for incarcerated youth), 
                                World View Training Course, Reclaiming Youth at Risk
                          Honorary Member - Careers in National Security, Diplomacy, Intelligence, and
                                Defense Youth Leadership Forum
                          Citizenship Award - Non-Commissioned Officers Academy
                          United States Air Force Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
    - Associations & Clubs:  Life Member Air Force Sergeants Association
                                        Paralyzed Veterans of America
                                        Doberman Rescue of Illinois and Doberman Rescue of Missouri
                                        Gateway Pet Guardians
                                        Cub Scout Leader
                                        Big Brother/Big Sister
     - Personal: Married for 27 years to a wonderful man I met in the Air Force.  
                      VERY PROUD parent; we have one son who graduated with a Bachelors of Arts, Magna
                           cum Laude, and a Masters in Science, Summa cum Laude.  He is a
                           Board Certified and licensed Applied Behavioral Analyst and Therapist
                      My husband and I are very active in Doberman Rescue and Dog Rescue/Transport