By Adam Greenberg
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Bill Sleeth recently started his new job as an adjunct instructor at Camden County College on the Blackwood campus.
Sleeth is a part-time instructor. He teaches a fundamental writing skills course in three sections.
Sleeth had the goal of becoming a teacher since his junior year in high school. He attended Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, and majored in English. He then attended graduate school at Rowan and received a degree in public relations. Sleeth taught English at Cherry Hill High School West for 32 years. He coached soccer for 30 years and baseball for 25 years.
“I always loved teaching and coaching,” Sleeth said.
He said he had another goal after that.
“I wanted to work a part-time job after I retired,” he said. “I wanted to serve or help people.”
But Sleeth encountered an obstacle. He said, “One obstacle I had to overcome was finding a job after I retired.”
Sleeth was unemployed from 2009 until the summer of 2012, when he accepted the job to teach writing at Camden County College.
“Writing skills are important in any course that students take,” he said. “It makes me feel good to be able to help students improve their writing. I am glad to help.”
Sleeth has influenced students he has taught. Mark LoGrand, mid-20s, said, “I enjoy Sleeth’s class. He has given me helpful advice about improving my writing. Jordian Moris, mid-20s, said, “Sleeth is a good teacher. He gives me plenty of examples to understand on how to improve my writing.”
Sleeth has lived in Cherry Hill since he was 5. He has a daughter, Jackie, 29, who is a fifth-grade teacher at Sharp Elementary School in Cherry Hill, and a son, William, 30, who is a lawyer. He is married to Robin, who has been an educational assistant in Cherry Hill for 15 years.
Sleeth teaches sections of the fundamental writing skills course at Camden County College at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Madison Hall and at 1 p.m. in the CIM building.