Mr. Cory L. Spiker

Mr. Cory L. Spiker, EIT


Room: 110


Phone: (814) 662-2741 ext. 2110


Education History:

Bachelors Program

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown - Class of 2016

  • Major/Degree: Civil Engineering Technology

West Virginia University - Attended 2011-2014

  • Major: Civil & Mining Engineering Dual Major


Northern Garrett Highschool - Class of 2011

  • Mechanical & Architectural Drafting Pathway


Wrestling (2009-2011)

Marching Band - Drumline (Snare, 2007-2011)

  • Drum Captain - 2010-2011

  • Drum Major - 2009 - 2010

Employment History:

Civil Engineering

CME Engineering LP / Apex Companies LLC - 5 Years (Full Time)

My daily duties involve various aspects of the design and permitting for commercial and residential buildings, local roadways, traffic and lane control implementation, large scale earth moving, railway design etc.

I remain working part time as a civil engineer as I pursue my PE license.


Engineer-In-Training (EIT)


Hobbies & Interests

  • Drumming,

  • 3D Printing & Modeling,

  • Poetry,

  • Sketching, Painting, & Sculpture,

  • Graphic Design ,

  • Building Computers,

  • DnD

Course Information

2022-2023 School Year

Course Links

Class Tools

Assignments & Announcements

Google Classroom

A link to each course specific material can be found above.

Grades, Attendance, & General SELSD Updates


A link to Focus can be found above.

Online Resources

Khan Academy

I will assign quizzes that are pertinent to what we are doing in class. These can be worked on at home and will not impact the student's grades. They are a study and repetition tool as well as diagnostic in nature. A lesson will be recommended and supplied by Khan Academy for each area of the quiz which a student struggles. This service is free and can be worked on at will.

It also will generate reports for both me and parent (if desired) to track progress and aid instruction.

A link to each course specific material can be found above.

I highly recommend the use of this resource.

Grading Policy

All graded courses will follow the below template.

Late work will not be accepted.

Completed homework can be turned in physically during class, via email, or by Google Classroom.

Course Work Categories

Weighted Contribution

Notetaking & Organization


Students will be graded on their ability and efforts to take notes and keep an organized record of class activities.

Organizing information is important; math, science , literature, and many other pursuits mostly boil down to organization and effort.

In-Class Participation, Involvement, & Expression:


This may include problems at the board, groups work, or simply day to day in-class effort.

I will determine this day to day as we work together in class.

I encourage students to verbally participate; a large part of learning math is also learning how to talk about it.

I particularly encourage students practicing how to relate it to the real world using communication and observation skills.



This will include work sent home for completion.

If the problems assigned are completed, and a clear honest effort was made in doing so, full credit will be earned.

While I consider homework to be repetition (similar to physical reps), the students will be responsible for checking their own work during class as we discuss them.

Assignments will be posted to Google Classroom.

Quizzes (Class & Take Home)


These will typically take place every section of every chapter or every chapter for Math 7 and Math 8.

These will typically be completed during class but may be sent home as a take home quiz occasionally.

Quizzes given in class will be required to be turned in before the period ends.

Quiz dates will be posted to Google Classroom.



These will typically take place every chapter or every unit for Math 7 and Math 8.

While I value the correct answer, I am interested more in the pathway a student takes to get there. Work will be required for a full credit score; complicated problems (two steps and over) will not be awarded full credit

An in class review test will be given two days before each test which we will go over in class. It will be considered homework.

Tests will be required to be turned in before the period ends.

Test dates will be posted to Google Classroom.



The result of teaching should be learning. To learn is not to memorize solutions or collect tools, nor is it to execute simple or complex procedures. Learning is investigating the interior of the aforesaid box enough, and so intently, as to begin theorizing its exterior. An exemplary educator is one who works to adequately inspire this sense of wanderlust and curiosity. If the aim is to elevate our students’ understanding, then to succeed, is to give the students a means to pursue the unseen. A failed farmer once said: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” An exemplary educator understands that they are the shoulders that elevate, that encourage this pursuit of perspective, this questioning. Therefore, if the result (i.e., creativity, curiosity, and questioning) shall reflect the intent, to be an outstanding educator is just that. Be creative, be curious, ask questions.

-C. L. Spiker  

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