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Al Bello, Director of Radiologic Technology

Alberto Bello, R.T. (R) (CV)
Director, Medical Imaging

Office: MM 174
Phone: (217) 443-8552
Email: abello@dacc.edu

Education:

  • Masters of Arts in Education, University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University
  • Associate in Applied Science, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
     An effective teacher is one who is:  sincere, honest, curious and open minded.  an effective teacher must also be demanding and have high expectations of the students, otherwise, achievements based on mediocrity are hollow and meaningless.

     I believe that high standards are best met by teachers exercising leadership and authority balanced with fostering an unintimidating learning environment.  I strive to attain this by using humor in the classroom, relating complex concepts to common experiences and getting to know my students as people. This produces a relaxed atmosphere which promotes participation and interaction.


 

Tammy Howard, Radiologic Technology Instructor

Tammy Howard, R.T. (R)
Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Technology

Office: MM 180
Phone: (217) 443-8591
Email: thoward@dacc.edu

Education:

  • B.S., University of St. Francis
  • A.A.S., Danville Area Community College
  • Diploma, Lakeview Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
     I look forward to starting a new class every year.  New students present an opportunity for new adventure and discovery in the healthcare journey.

     My teaching philosophy is very simple:  I believe in an open classroom setting where students are encouraged and expected to participate.  My ultimate goal is to produce the most qualified Radiographers that any healthcare facility could hire.

     My expectations of students are to be mindful and respectful of others, to have integrity, demonstrate professionalism and to enjoy and contribute to an atmosphere of experiential learning and creativity.  Successful students demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills, embrace coping mechanisms that provide balance in one’s daily life and express compassion for the patient.  The best way I know how to convey this is to lead by example.  I have high expectations for my students but no more than I expect from myself.


Kasey Moore, Sonography Instructor

Kasey Moore, R.T. (R) (M), RDMS
Instructor, Sonography

Office: MM 020
Phone: (217) 554-1652
Email: kmoore@dacc.edu

Education:

  • Diploma, United Samaritans Medical Center School of Radiology, Danville, Illinois
  • Sonography Certification, Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics, Daphne, Alabama
  • BA in Health Care Management: Ottawa University

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:
    I believe students are entitled to quality instruction. While learning needs to be student centered, students also need to be equal partners in the learning process. My goal is to prepare students to function as highly skilled and competent sonographers and I hope to motivate them with my passion for ultrasound as I have enjoyed my career as a sonographer.

    I look to provide a welcoming environment that is interactive and collaborative. This, I believe, promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills while instilling concepts necessary for the complex world of sonography.


Jamie Ellis, Echocardiography Instructor

Jamie Ellis RT(R), RDCS


Instructor, Echocardiography

Office: MM 117
Phone: 217-554-1659
Email: jellis@dacc.edu

Courses Taught:

ECHO 101: Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology

ECHO 102: Echocardiography Procedures

ECHO 103: Clinical Education I

ECHO 104: Clinical Education II

ECHO 105: Special Topics in Echocardiography

ECHO 106: Electrocardiography

ECHO 107: Cardiac Sectional Anatomy

Education:

Radiologic Technology: A.A.S Danville Area Community College

Echocardiography Certificate: Danville Area Community College

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:   

I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for the field of echocardiography with my students. My goal as the instructor is to help form a solid base knowledge of echocardiography concepts as well as hands-on experience before the students reach the clinical atmosphere.  I believe if the students enter clinical rotations with a solid knowledge and confidence in their basic skills, they will rapidly gain a deeper understanding of the field and excitement for their future as echocardiographers.