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Summary
Dedicated educator committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students.
Highlights
  • California Multiple Subject Teaching Certificate
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Learning assessments
  • Flexible and adaptive
  • Calm under pressure
Experience
08/2012 to Current
Reading Intervention Teacher and Substitute Teacher Central Unified School District Fresno, California Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Managed classrooms of 25 to 35. Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility. Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects. Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators with students during the absence of assigned teachers.
08/2000 to 06/2003
Elementary Teacher First Grade Golden Plains Unified School District San Joaquin, California Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance. Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement. Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning. Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved. Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction. Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
Education
2000
Bachelor of Science: Education California State University Fresno Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
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Summary

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.
Certifications
  • 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

         

         

        Achievements
        • 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.

        2013-2014:

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

        2011-2012:

        • 51% of students who participated in FCAT testing demonstrated learning gains in reading and 44% increased their scores in math.
        Affiliations
        • 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
        Skills
        Work History
        Elementary Teacher, 08/2016 to Current
        Saint John's School 1 West Chisholm Street
        • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
        • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.
        • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
        • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
        • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
        • Maintained accurate and complete records for students.
        • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
        • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
        • Completed training courses to keep up-to-date with new teaching methods and developments in the field.
        • Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities.
        • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
        • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
        • Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions.

        Education
        Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, 2016
        University of Saint Thomas - Saint Paul
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        Summary
        I am an educator focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student learning and academic performance. My Co-Teachers would say I am highly innovative and resourceful. I can quickly identify and resolves challenging classroom situations.
        Highlights
        • Missouri Teaching Certification
        • Elementary Education 1-8
        • Special Education K-12 (EMH, LD, ED)
        • Elementary & Secondary Administration
        • PBIS Familiarity
        • ART Training
        • Classroom Management
        • Creative Lesson Planning
        • Curriculum Arts Committee
        • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
        Accomplishments
        • Recipient, Apple for the Teacher Award
        • Who's Who Among America's Teachers 
        • Building,Teacher of the Year Award
        • Recognized by Superintendent for largest percentage of students' increase on district sixth grade test
        Experience
        Elementary Teacher 07/2004 Current Ferguson-Florissant School District Florissant, MO
        • Instruct up to 23 students(KG-6th) in the Alternative Educational Learning Environment.
        • Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
        •  Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. 
        • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
        • Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
        • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
        • Employed a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction textual materials to encourage students to read independently.
        Special Education Director 07/2000 06/2004 Alternative Unlimited Saint Louis, MO
        •  Facilitated development of Alternative Program. This program was created to serve as an alternative placement for contractually placed Special Education Students with severe and emotional challenges.
        • Developed Individual Educational Plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
        • Apprised subdivision leaders of our program's goals, vision and mission.
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        • Reported Special Education issues to Vice-President and other stakeholders.
        • Provided Professional Development to staff.
        • Assured School-wide Special Education compliance, including IDEA changes 
         

        Elementary Teacher 07/1997 06/2000 Thurgood Marshall Charter School St. Louis, MO
        Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.  
         
        Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
         
        Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
         
        Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
         
        Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
         

        Education
        2006 Master of Arts: Lindenwood University - Educational Administration St. Charles, MO
        1984 Bachelor of Science: Harris-Stowe State College - Elementary / Special Education Saint Louis, MO