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Exceptional leader with over fifteen years experience who has an outstanding record of innovation, achievement of sustainable results, and is known for consistently exceeding expectations. Dedicated and reliable professional who has diverse experience in education, school administration, non profit management, contract management, and grant regulatory compliance. Excels at leading teams to produce optimum results in pursuit of organizations' mission and strategic initiatives.

Core Qualifications
  • Ethical Leadership Standards
  • Strategic Planning & Process Improvement
  • Data Analysis & Reporting  
  • Fiscal Results/Accountability
  • Grant Writing
  • Superior Organization & Time Management Skills
  • Proficient Computer & Data Management Skills
  • Community & Strategic Partnerships
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Team development
Education and Training
Masters of Education: Educational Leadership 2009 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL.
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education 2002 University of South Florida Tampa, FL.
  • Florida Professional Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership (K-12) & Elementary Education (K-6) FLDOE # 927261
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Marzano's IObservation Certification
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Peer Reviewer Certification
Professional Experience
Director of Programs and Grants 09/2017 to Current Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL

Oversees and manages programs and grants of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Inc. by providing nonprofit management and fundraising expertise to the organization and, in conjunction with the CEO and Board of Directors, establishes and implements strategies that advance the Foundation's mission of fostering excellence in education for the School District of Palm Beach County.

Serves as the liaison to various community groups who focus on Career Academies, workforce initiatives or any of the initiatives that involved educational programs funded by the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.

  • Investigated potential funding sources, including state and federal programs and non-profit foundations.
  • Increased restricted grant funding by % in order to Serves  the 10th largest school district in the nation with programs in over 90 of the 187 schools supporting over 96,000 of the 193,000 in the District.
  • Drafted, assessed and corrected high-quality proposals to pursue grants, donations and contracts.
  • Represented the agency to government, funding and field sources at meetings and conferences.
  • Maintained up-to-date and accurate program files and records.
  • Collaborated with community leaders, organizations and public agencies to promote the organization's community service programs.
  • Crafted promotional materials and other informative data and provided it to social media, websites and print media in an effort to educate the public.
  • Gathered and studied key metrics to better understand which programs met desired outcomes and which ones required further efforts to be successful.
  • Collaborated with team members to identify and accomplish agency objectives.
  • Supervised and updated the organization's social media accounts and websites, ensuring that content was always exciting and fresh.
  • Monitored program budgets and costs to verify expenses were within budget parameters.
  • Managed program operations and provided strategic leadership.
  • Developed marketing plans to increase awareness of programs which included creating the Foundation's first ever Annual Report as well as developed and published a monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Organized and administered $[Amount] yearly budget covering [Number] different programs.
  • Developed and managed budgets for academic and student affairs.
  • Created comprehensive progress reports on all programs to show progress.
  • Grew revenues by [Number]% through implementation of successful [Type] marketing campaigns that reached new clientele.
  • Increased program effectiveness in [Area], [Area] and [Area] with strategic operational improvements.
Supervisor, Intake Coordinator, & Executive Function Coach 12/2016 to Current Beyond BookSmart, Inc. Needham, MA.


Responsible for interviewing, hiring, on-boarding, professional development, and ongoing supervision of Executive Function Coaches in Florida.​

  • Provide individual and group supervision and professional development opportunities and training for coaches.
  • Ensure coaches complete all documentation in the portal accurately and in accordance with company policy.
  • Complete Annual Performance Evaluations and Professional Improvement Plans when necessary for coaches.


Conduct in-person and online intake meetings with potential clients and their families to determine clients' Executive Function priorities for coaching.

  • Determine best coach/client match based on clients' Executive Function priorities.
  • Determine clients' current mindset using Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model.
  • Complete all required documentation in the portal for all intakes conducted.
  • Conduct call with coach and his/her supervisor to review findings from intake and help coach prepare for first session with client.


Provide in-person and on-line executive function coaching to help young people successfully meet today's challenges in school and beyond, using tools that will benefit them long after they stop receiving coaching services.

  • Work with clients who currently face difficulties to teach them how to manage their time and attention, plan and prioritize, and become more organized, all so they gain confidence and become willing to take on even greater challenges. ​

        Volunteer 08/2015 to Current JC Mitchell Elementary School Boca Raton, FL.

        Assists school and teachers with planning events such as Book Fair, Fall Festival, Zoom Day, PTA sponsored events, etc.


        Volunteer 06/2010 to 08/2017 The Learning Center Preschool Boca Raton, FL.

        Assisted school administrative staff and teachers with planning events such as Book Fair, Trunk or Treat, VPK Graduation Ceremony, etc.

        • Provided tutoring to pre-kindergarten students in math, reading and writing to help increase skills.
        • Read to pre-kindergarten classes to model effective reading strategies.


        Academic Manager - (Principal in Traditional School) 07/2006 to 01/2016 PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Wilton Manors, FL

        Managed all aspects of school administration for the educational program/school for at-risk teen girls. Areas of accountability encompassed contract management, strategic planning, supervision and development of staff, and cultivating a single school culture. 

        • Developed, implemented, and maintained school improvement plan, student achievement, quality assurance reviews and audits from district and state. 
        • Responsible for record management, data disaggregation and analysis, and all state and district reporting.
        • Ensured proper risk management, facility maintenance, and human resource functions. 
        • Developed and fostered strategic community partnerships. Assisted with budget and fiscal management, including grant writing.
        • Served as liaison with Broward School District's Department of Equity and Academic Attainment Office and responsible for implementing required/suggested initiatives.
        • Ensured district's Code of Conduct was implemented with fidelity and all operational procedures for incidents were handled in accordance with district policy.
        • Oversaw Single School Culture Initiatives for entire program and assisted 19 other centers in Florida. Resulting in students achieving success academically, behaviorally and emotionally by increasing their protective factors and decreasing their risk factors through various initiatives and programming/supports. 
        • Implemented Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports to ensure the social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students.
        • Responsible for overseeing and managing all contractual obligations with Broward County School District and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
        • Ensured compliance with licensing requirements and accreditation standards for program and staff.
        • Created and fostered professional relationships with all stake-holders including Broward School District, Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and the community at large
        • Ensured compliance with Quality Assurance Requirements in accordance with agency, district, DJJ, and FLDOE regulations
        • Presented at several conferences held by the FLDOE and DJJ to audiences of 300+ leaders in the field to enhance attendees knowledge of best practices in educating at-risk/delinquent youth
        • Secured new funding from private resources through grant writing: Project Girls Engaged in Math/ (Project GEM), Museum of Science & Discovery, Getting to the Heart of the Matter
        • Developed and maintained partnerships within the community to support School Improvement Plan initiatives such as: Broward College, Nova Southeastern University, FLIPPANY, Museum of Science and Discovery, Citrix, IT Women, Modernizing Medicine, Sun-Sentinel, Share a Pet Reading Therapy Program, and Broward County Women Lawyer's Association
        • Served as a mentor and assisted with the Professional Development of Academic Manager's employed by PACE Center for Girls Inc. throughout 19 centers within the State of FloridaProvided direction, vision, innovation, and inspiration to the organization as it relates to educational services state-wide
        • Utilized and interpreted financial, FTE, program, human resources, testing, and other data to make informed decisions related to student achievement and school improvement
        • Developed attendance initiatives to increase student attendance and inventoried curriculum and texts school-wide
        • Ensured Academic Staff prepared and delivered curriculum to maximize each students' academic progress in accordance with district and FLDOE regulations
        • Created instructional focus calendars
        • Oversaw the development of curriculum that infused reading across the content-areas that is gender-specific and competency-based
        • Scheduled and oversaw state and district required assessments such as; FSA, FCAT, End of Course Exams, PERT,FAIR, STAR, PSAT, and Florida Ready to Work, etc.
        • Utilized data to drive classroom instruction in order to increase student achievement & attendance.
        • Developed, implemented, and managed innovative and results-driven programming for academic, social service, and after care programs/departments, including bullying prevention and intervention.
        • Created professional development for staff including leading PLCs
        • Conducted classroom observations and evaluations for all teachers
        • Fulfilled guidance related responsibilities (created and maintained master schedule, bell schedule, student schedules, proper submission of student grades, cohort and graduation requirements, etc).
        • Ensured compliance of ESE, 504, ELL student needs in accordance with District, State, and Federal regulations
        Elementary Teacher Self Contained Grades 1st - 5th & Resource Specialist 07/2005 to 07/2006 PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Wilton Manors, FL
        • Served as Lead Teacher/Department Head for all instructional staff as well as an Academic Advisor for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
        • Developed and implemented curriculum designed to meet the needs of all  students
        • Chaired New Educator Support System (NESS) Program 
        • Researched and submitted RFPs for reading curriculum and text-books for implementation for at-risk students who needed to increase learning gains by 2 grade levels in one year
        • Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material that were gender-responsive 
        • 64% of students increased their learning gains in reading and math as evidenced on 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade FCAT results.
        • Coordinated after school tutoring hours to help students in need of remedial support
        • Routinely met with students' parents to find collaborative approach to reducing behavioral incidents and increase reading opportunities in the homes for all students
        • Received positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success
        • Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions  by 90%
        • Mentored teaching staff by providing training and coaching in strength-based, gender-responsive, behavior management that is trauma informed to help reduce behavioral incidents school-wide with at-risk population by 80%
        • Established a wellness program were vitamins were donated to students in need for Grades 1-5
        • Assisted with the organization of 5K Fundraiser to raise money for wellness program
        • Assisted Academic Coordinator and Academic Manager with writing and carrying out School Improvement Plan
        • SAC Committee Member
        Elementary Teacher 1st & 2nd Grade 08/2003 to 07/2005 Spanish Academy Charter School Boca Raton, FL
        • Designed lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate material in order to meet the needs of students who spoke Spanish as their native language
        • Coordinated after school tutoring hours to help students in need of additional remediation or enrichment
        • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success. All parents requested to have their child "loop up" and remain in same class for the next school year
        • Implemented student discipline measures, decreasing classroom disruptions and behavioral incidents by 60%
        • Secured private funding for, developed and directed, a Physical Education Program for all students in grades K-5
        • Chaired extra-curricular planning committees to organize fund-raisers, Scholastic Book Fairs, Field Day, and other events for students
        • Initiated and advised fellow teachers with regards to how to handle at-risk students in the classroom regarding their behaviors, disabilities, level of academic functioning, etc.
        • Provided assistance to Principal and Assistant Principal with writing and carrying out School Improvement Plan
        • Member of PTA
        • Spanish Academy Charter School's Teacher of the Year 2003



        • Florida Atlantic University Fellowship for Academic Excellence Recipient 2009 - 2010
        • Teacher of the Year Nominee Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach County, FL. 2003

        Student Achievement Data

        2015 - 2016:

        • 75% of students showed an increase in their reading scores as measured on the STAR Reading Assessment.
        • 77.5% of students showed an increase in their math scores as measured on the STAR Math Assessment.

         2014 - 2015:

        • 67% of students showed an increase in their reading scores as measured on the STAR Reading Assessment.
        • 65% of students showed an increase in their math scores as measured on the STAR Math Assessment.


        • 36% of students increased their reading scores as measured on the STAR Reading Assessment.
        • 49% increased their math scores on the STAR Math Assessment.


        • 51% of students who participated in FCAT testing demonstrated learning gains in reading and 44% increased their scores in math.
        • Healthcare Career Pipeline Network, Palm Beach County
        • Financial Literacy Advisory Committee, School District of Palm Beach County
        • Peer Reviewer, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice 2005-2009
        • Former Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Member
        • Former PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Teacher Recruitment and Retention Committee Leader/Member
        • Former PACE Center for Girls Inc. Education Task Force, Vision 20/20 Committee Leader/Member
        • Former School Advisory Council Committee Member, Whiddon Rogers 
        • JC Mitchell Elementary School PTA Member 
        • Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association
        • University of South Florida Alumni Association
        • University of South Florida Bulls Varsity Club Alumni Association
        • Council of the Great City Schools Member
        • ACSD Learning Community Member

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        Professional Summary
        Focused and innovative school leader with PreK-12 leadership experience in a variety of school design models and in both school and regional district settings. Successful ability to lead a turnaround campus, promote student achievement in various school settings, and build teams and relationships that drive positive school culture. Looking to shift my work focus to program/school design and supporting emerging leaders as they prepare for school leadership success.
        • Led elementary campus through a successful turnaround process moving from an "improvement required" status to "met all standards" in years one and two thereby removing our school from IR status.
        • Navigated the change management process to build out a personalized learning model at Ripley Middle School leading to an increase in student growth on MAP and STAAR passing percentages at every grade level.
        • Managed and coached a staff of 45 teachers/emerging leaders with a focus on instructional capacity, building relationships and strategic use of data and community resources leading to student academic gains each year.
        • Increased partnerships and collaborated with various stakeholders to develop our school model as well as personalized learning to support and empower all of our students.
        • Student achievement
        • Instructional leadership
        • Communications expert
        • Project planning and management 
        • Community engagement
        • Goal Planning
        • Relationship Building 
        • Professional development design
        • Coaching and team leadership
        Work History
        06/2015 to Current
        Charter School Principal Promise Community Schools - Ripley House PreK-8 Campus Houston, TX
        • Led elementary campus through a successful turnaround process and met state standards in years one and two.
        • Successfully implemented a personalized learning model in the Middle School leading to an increase in student achievement.
        • Developed Instructional Deans to build a strong shared leadership team with experiences in various areas of school leadership.
        • Encouraged interdepartmental and cross-functional teams collaboration in the development and support of student activities, programs and classroom learning experiences.
        • Monitored and evaluated teaching and learning alongside campus and district goals to ensure performance objectives and standards were continuously achieved.
        • Successfully improved student attendance and participation in the classroom through development of a culture of learning mission throughout the school.
        06/2012 to 06/2015
        Assistant Principal KIPP Houston High School Houston, TX
        • Collaborated with academic team to develop, implement and refine a teacher feedback and evaluation system, standards based grading system, and performance management/coaching model.
        • Managed and coached teachers and department chairs providing weekly observations, feedback and meetings to discuss student data and performance, development and team goals.
        • Developed and executed school wide weekly professional development targeted to school areas of need based on observation data.
        • Led as testing coordinator to plan and implement MAP, regional common assessments and state STAAR/EOC testing.
        • Analyzed data to pursue higher AP and ACT scores across the campus.
        • Participated in both the KIPP School Leadership Development Program and as a Miles Fellow to continue my personal and professional  growth.
        09/2011 to 06/2012
        Director of Academics KIPP Houston Houston, TX
        • Collaborated with academic leadership team to develop Houston regional PD days.
        • Coordinated MAP and Common Assessment testing for KIPP Houston region.
        • Facilitated regional testing coordinators meetings for Common Assessment testing and PD sessions on STAAR testing and implications for academics at KIPP schools.
        • Participated in SKY (Spring Branch ISD, KIPP, YES Prep) partnership: particularly the areas of testing and accountability.
        • Contributed to design of scope and sequence and Common Assessments for middle and high schools.
        08/2011 to 09/2011
        Math Content Specialist KIPP Houston Houston, TX
        • Collaborated with math teacher leaders to develop and refine scope and sequence and Common Assessments for middle school math.
        • Worked with math teacher leaders to design regional PD days for math content teams.
        • Created data analysis template for Common Assessment data analysis and outlining of instructional implications based on data.
        • Provided DataDirector trainings at schools and led DataDirector session at regional PD day.
        • Provided support for teachers around math content, differentiated instruction and grouping strategies, and data analysis.
        08/2007 to 08/2011
        Math/Science Teacher and Department Chair Katy ISD Beckendorff Junior High Katy, TX
        • Designed and executed aligned instruction for all levels of ability in math grades 6-8 and science grade 8.
        • Developed TEKS aligned long term plans, unit and daily lessons and assessments using ongoing data leading to 90% plus passing rates on state exams each year.
        • Sponsored National Junior Honor Society and ongoing service projects for students.
        • Designed and led after school tutoring programs for students at risk, PD sessions for teachers and department meetings for math teams.
        09/2004 to 06/2007
        Elementary Teacher Katy ISD Williams Elementary Katy, TX
        • Designed and executed aligned instruction in Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts.
        • Sponsored Student Council and ongoing service projects; WISE - Aerospace Program teacher.
        • Contributed to campus improvement through participation on the Campus Advisory Committee (developing the Campus Improvement Plan); Organizational Health Inventory Committee; and the Counseling Committee.
        June 2016; 2017
        School Turnaround Leaders and Art of Leadership : Summer Course
        Harvard University - Cambridge
        May 2012
        Rice Educational Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) Business Certificate Track: Principal Certification
        Rice University - Houston
        May 1999
        Masters of Science: Experimental Psychology
        University of Louisiana Lafayette - Lafayette, Louisiana
        May 1994
        Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education
        University of Louisiana Lafayette - Lafayette, Louisiana

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        • Dedicated leader with 10  year track record of managing company administrative and operational needs. Proactive and organized professional well-versed in documentation, compliance and cost control.
        • Skillful and dedicated Executive Assistant with extensive experience in the coordination, planning and support of daily operational and administrative functions in a highly confidential environment.
        • Organized administrative professional with hands-on experience supporting business areas such as accounting, database management and human resources. Collaborative team player with strong communication, decision-making and time management abilities.

        • Microsoft Office proficiency
        • Articulate and well-spoken
        • Time management
        • Strong communication skills
        • Adaptable
        • Meticulous attention to detail
        • Inventory control
        • Time management ability
        • Ability to prioritize
        • Team player
        Irving of Boston November 1993 to Current Executive Assistant Chief Executive Officer
        Brighton, MA
        • Created and maintained spreadsheets using advanced Excel functions and calculations to develop reports and lists. 
        • Inventory Management 
        • Managed daily office operations and maintenance of equipment.
        • Onboard New Hires
        • Served as central point of contact for all outside vendors.
        • Organized files, developed spreadsheets, faxed reports and scanned documents.
        • Managed Payroll
        Sudbury Public Schools August 2017 to Current Elementary Educator
        Sudbury, MA
        • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. 
        • Managed classrooms of 16 to 18 students during the absence of assigned teachers.
        • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
        • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
        • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
        • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. 
        • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
        Sudbury Extended Day September 2004 to Current Afternoon Teacher
        Sudbury, MA
        • Employed a variety of materials for children to explore and manipulate in learning activities and imaginative play.
        • Carefully monitored children's play activities.
        • Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.
        • Escorted children on outings and trips to local parks and zoos.
          Upheld all CPR and Massachusetts regulated certifications.
        • Communicated with children's parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problems. 

        Education and Training
        Burdett Business School 1981

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        Professional Summary
        Passionate human services provider who is motivated to help every client live a healthy and fulfilling life. Dedicated to providing compassionate, results-oriented and solution-focused care through the power and resource of groups. Seeking a position that encourages creative thinking. 
        • Strong interpersonal skills
        • Team player
        • Superior oral and written communication skills
        • Strategic planner
        • Team building
        • Excellent listening skills
        • Natural leader
        Work History
        04/2013 to 06/2016
        Box Office Supervisor The State Theatre Culpeper, VA
        • Fostered an environment which encouraged continual process improvements.
        • Facilitated inter-departmental communication to effectively provide customer support.
        • Created fundraising materials that were utilized for social media, Web sites, and sent out in mass mailings.
        • Investigated and resolved customer inquiries and complaints in an empathetic manner.
        • Scheduled staff shifts to cover peaks and lulls in customer inquiries.
        • Trained staff on operating procedures and company services.
        08/2010 to 05/2011
        Music Teacher St. Luke's Episcopal School Culpeper, VA
        • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative group exercises.
        • Planned, implemented, and revived weekly chapel services that created excitement for worship. 
        • Effectively used interpersonal skills to work efficiently and warmly with fellow teachers, administrative staff, and parents. 
        • Developed original lesson plans for multiple classes ranging from PK3 - 3rd grade. 
        • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students and parents.
        10/2008 to 05/2010
        Music/Choral Director Culpeper Baptist Church Culpeper, VA
        • Consulted with leadership board and staff to develop long-term ministry plan goals and objectives
        • Co-facilitated special events and services.
        • Provided healing and new outlook to long-time choir members after tumultuous years of staff changes.
        • Transformed a group of individual singers into a cohesive unit who performed and blended well together. 
        • Led thoughtful Bible studies and group discussions in various meetings with music department staff, church leadership, and members of the congregation. 
        08/2001 to 09/2003
        Office Manager/Development Assistant Virginia Opera Fairfax, VA
        • Attended special events, acting as a representative of Virginia Opera and making new contacts with possible donors.
        • Cultivated relationships with leaders in the community, businesses and local citizens in an effort to draw attention to Virginia Opera and add new donors and volunteers.
        • Assisted with event planning, including associated travel and logistical arrangements.
        • Coordinated board and committee meetings, including schedules and information preparation and distribution.
        • Managed office supplies, vendors, organization and upkeep.
        Master of Arts: Human Services Counseling & Executive Leadership
        Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
        Studied human behavior and the application of helping skills with an emphasis in organizational leadership. Focused on vision development and strategic planning to help maximize an understanding of teamwork and conflict resolution. 
        Master of Music : Vocal Performance
        Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, TX
        Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance
        East Texas Baptist University - Marshall, TX
        Creator of CPEPALIVE!, an online launching pad for the residents of Culpeper to obtain support, mentorship, and inspiration through intentional connection and community.