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Professional Summary

Seeking an administrative position that provides the opportunity to facilitate the social, academic, and personal growth of students.


Active participation on School Leadership Team

Experience working with special needs students

Differentiated academic/behavioral instruction

Behavior modification

Experience working with multicultural populations

Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Active listening skills 

Clear public speaking skills 

Positive atmosphere promotion

Excellent organizational skills

Instructional best practices

Trained in MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) strategies

Danielson Evaluation Framework trainer

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention/CPI certified

July 2019 to Current
Connolly Middle School Tempe, AZ School Counselor
  • Conduct individual and small group guidance.
  • Create and edit student schedules.
  • Assist with creating the master schedule.
  • Develop and sponsor school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
August 2017 to May 2019
Creekside Park Elementary Anchorage, AK Behavior Specialist
  • Conducted Professional Development for teachers and staff.
  • Implemented Connections program for students needing additional support.
  • Participated on Leadership/Foundations Team.
  • Served as Teacher-In-Charge.
February 2017 to May 2017
Lake Hood Elementary/Susitna Elementary Anchorage, AK School Counselor
  • Worked with Student-Based Behavior Support (SBBS) program.
  • Conducted individual and group guidance sessions.
  • Trained in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention/CPI methods.
August 2015 to February 2017
Liliam Lujan Hickey Elementary School Las Vegas, NV 3rd Grade Teacher
August 2014 to June 2015
Elrod Elementary School Kalispell, MT School Counselor
August 2011 to May 2014
Creekside Park Elementary School Anchorage, AK 4/5th Grade Teacher
August 2010 to May 2011
Creekside Park Elementary School Anchorage, AK School Counselor
July 2009 to March 2010
Avon High School Avon, IN Guidance Counselor
August 2008 to June 2009
East Mooresville Intermediate School Mooresville, NC 6th Grade Teacher
August 2007 to June 2008
Southwood Elementary School Lexington, NC School Counselor
August 2006 to June 2007
Edwards Middle School Rocky Mount, NC School Counselor
December 2005 to May 2006
Center Grove Elementary School Greenwood, IN School Counselor
August 2004 to December 2005
Noblesville Intermediate School Noblesville, IN 6th Grade Teacher
August 2003 to May 2004
Hinkle Creek Elementary School Noblesville, IN 2nd Grade Teacher
August 2000 to May 2003
Noblesville Intermediate School Noblesville, IN 6th Grade Teacher
National University
Educational Administration
Master of Science
Butler University
School Counseling
Master of Science
Indiana University
Elementary Education
Hanover College
Bachelor of Arts

Alaska Educational Administration Certification, 2014-2024

Alaska Special Services Certification, 2013-2024

Alaska Professional Teacher Certification, 2013-2024

Arizona Standard Professional Principal Certification, 2019-2031

Arizona Standard School Counselor Certification, 2019-2031

Arizona Standard Professional Elementary Certification, 2019-2031


American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Community Involvement

Mental Health Specialist III, Northstar Residential Treatment Center, 2011

Volunteer Grief Counselor, Brooke's Place, 2004-2005

Therapeutic Camp Counselor, Englishton Park Children's Program, 1

Homebound Instructor, Hinkle Creek Elementary School, 2000

Emotionally Handicapped Instructional Assistant, Hinkle Creek Elementary School, 2000

Tutoring Educator, Hanover College, 1999

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Motivated professional educator dedicated to the development of new teachers through graduate level innovative teaching, personal investment through mentoring and relationships, and continual scholarly research. Exceptional communicator with versatile skills in curriculum, best practices and the use of technology in education.

Core Qualifications
  • Innovative graduate level educator
  • Administrative leadership 
  • Teacher motivator
  • Strong communicator
  • Expertise in educational technology
  • Curriculum development 
  • Advanced Google skills
  • Speaker
  • Organizer
  • Design and video
  • Writer
  • Curriculum expertise
  • ELD/SPED experience
  • Administered data-driven instruction training to staff of 4 schools grades K-6
  • Director of district-wide Tech Mentors
  • Professional development Support
  • Technology trainer of teachers
  • Curriculum Development
  • Designed district wide curriculum maps and compass maps used in every classroom.
  • Adjunct Faculty of Master of Education courses at PLNU
  • Administered Common Core ELA training to K - 3rd
  • Administered Common Core ELA training to K - 3rd-grade teachers on campus
  • Led 32 students to improve test scores by more than 46% during the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • Hired to turn around a low scoring, behaviorally challenged 4th-grade group and succeeded in raising scores significantly and developing a safe, organized and challenging environment.
  • Turnaround specialist and academic coach
  • Part of leadership hired to implement a turnaround school from a PI school to an achieving school where in one-year scores rose 87 points on state testing.
  • Assistant Principal of Academics
  • Special Education Director
  • ELD Coordinator
Professional Experience
Assistant Principal of Academics
Arvin, CA
Grimmway Academy Arvin/ Jul 2017 to Current
TOSA for Curriculum and Technology
Bakersfield, CA
Fruitvale School District/ Aug 2016 to Jun 2017
5th/6th Grade Teacher
Bakersfield, CA
Discovery Elementary School/ Aug 2014 to Jun 2016
Peoria, AZ
West Wing School/ Aug 2013 to May 2014
Marysville, CA
Cordua Elementary School/ Aug 2012 to May 2013
Marysville, CA
Ella Elementary School/ Oct 2010 to Mar 2011
North Kansas City, CA
Ella Elementay School/ Mar 2010 to Jun 2012
Olive Hurst, CA
Cordua Elementary School/ Aug 2009 to Jun 2010
Villa Rica, GA
Mirror Lake Elementary School/ Aug 2008 to Feb 2009
Villa Rica, GA
Mirror Lake Elementary School/ Sep 2006 to Jun 2008
Villa Rica, CA
William Burnett Elementary School/ Aug 1998 to Mar 1999
North Kansas City, MO
Winnetonka High School/ Aug 1995 to Jun 1998
Education and Training
Doctor of Education in Educational Administration California Coast University 2019 Santa Ana, CA, USA In progress
Masters of Education: Administration: Educational Leadership University of Phoenix 2008 Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism/Broadcasting Point Loma Nazarene University 1994 San Diego, CA, USA

CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Clear Credential

CLAD Credential

Highly Qualified

AZ Teaching Credential

AZ Gifted Endorsement

AZ Early Education Credential

AZ Administrative Credential
CA Administrative Credential 

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Experienced Professional Educator

*Early Childhood * Integrated Pre-Kindergarten *Elementary Teacher*

A devoted, teaching professional with over 30 years experience having the gift to reach each and every student. A caring and qualified teacher using meaningful lessons that develop young minds.  Guiding them toward the love of learning. A talent for designing age-appropriate lessons and motivating activities that teach both fundamental academic and social skills. Proven ability for individualized support, ensuring that all students goals and needs are met. Guidance is always positive and leads students toward independent desire to learn. Hardworking and motivated educator with strong communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate working relationships within the new school community. Watching a student's enthusiasm happen is my motivation!

  • Developed a new IntegratedPreK program O'Roarke Elementary
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Student Motivation Centers
  • Positive learning environment
  • Peer-Model Role Play
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • Experience with instructional design
  • Thematic Units
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Audio-visual aid implementation
  • Connection with community
Work History
Integrated Preschool Teacher 3-5 years old, 08/2013 to Current
Clark County School District Las Vegas, Nevada *Thomas O'Roarke Elementary
  • Developed this new integrated pre-kindergarten program within this school.
  • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.
  • Worked with interdisciplinary team members to evaluate children\'s progress and recommend appropriate learning plans.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Monitored students\' educational progress with individual charts and portfolios.
  • Established daily routines that were easy for the children to follow.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.

Itinerant Teacher (KIDS program) multi schools/4 a year , 08/2008 to 07/2011
Clark County School District Seigle Diagnostic Center
The KIDS program is for children with autism, ages three to six. It also included a few typical peers. During my years with the KIDS program I rotated to four different schools each year and used music, movement, language along with energy to concentrate on behavior and speech enrichment. Extremely rewarding for me!
4th Grade Teacher, 08/2004 to 06/2008
Washington County School District St. George, Utah
  • Cooperated with parents to support students\' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs; beginning with science and technology.
  • Supervised others as grade chairperson and went outside to find sources around Southern Utah who came to share their knowledge. The students scores went up 18% in math and science!

1st Grade Teacher 3rd Grade Teacher, 06/1990 to 06/2004
Clark County School District Las Vegas, Nevada *Derfelt Elementary
  • Hired to work with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and open this new elementary school determining the curriculum, designs, and staff interviews for my first grade level.
  • After four years of continued growth our school had to "double up, or team teach." Now, I was lucky enough to share a room with a great colleague to teach with. We put our room together, shared all of the students, parents, problems and successes. It was magical !
  • 1997 it was time for a change and our school needed third grade teachers.
  • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
  • Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning.
  • Supervised 12 student teachers during my years at this school in both grades.

2nd Grade Teacher 1st Grade Teacher, 1983 to 1990
Washington County School District St. George, Utah
  • Began my teaching career here after completing student teaching with the school 
  • Fostered meaningful relationships among students through student field-trip retreats and team-work community service projects.​



  •  Enforced the Buddy System mentoring program between 1st and 5th grade students, increasing student development and enthusiasm for learning.
  • During these years I developed an accelerated pull out program for math students as part of my graduate thesis. The emphasis was keyboarding in a new lab
  • Mentored six student teachers

ECSE Endorsement: Early Childhood Special Education, 2014
University of Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
MBA: Elementary Education, 1989
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, 1983
  • Provisional Certification in Integrated Early Childhood/Special Ed; Nursery-K and Elementary Grades 1-3 till 2/7/2025                           *State of Connecticut
  • Interim Certificate Educator Elementary Grades 1-6    *State of Connecticut
  • Permanent Certification in Elementary Education  K-8   *State of Utah
  • Permanent Certification in Elementary Education Pre K-6  *State of Nevada
  • ABA Training                                    *40+ graduate level classes in many
  • Project WET                                              different areas
  • Microsoft Interactive Digital Academy
  • Highly Qualified Teacher