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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
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        Professional Summary
        Educational professional accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide the highest level of education for each student.
        Work History
        Chicago Public Schools: Powell-Paideia Academy Literacy Coach | Chicago, IL | July 2008 - February 2016
        • Support, coordinate, and implemented the city-wide and in-school literacy and Read 180 program
        • Compose testing schedule using Microsoft Office Suite for school-wide standardized assessment
        • Data analysis and differentiated instruction, mentor and coach new and veteran teachers
        • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs
        • Preserved the confidentiality of student records and information at all times.
        • Determined student strengths and weaknesses through DIBELS, STAR testing


        Chicago Public Schools: Central Office of Literacy City-Wide Literacy Coach | Chicago, Illinois | July 2007 - July 2008
        • Supported 30 or more classroom teachers in implementing a developmentally-appropriate curriculum for a group of 400 students
        • Evaluate schools and compose assessment reports on progress
        • Provided professional development for classroom teachers and administrators district-wide​
        • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support district-wide reading programs
        • Successfully improved teacher participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises
        • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase teacher literacy and support school reading programs
        • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a schools literacy instructional program which was consistent with Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education
        • Introduced special outreach programs to department chair in effort to increase institution's interest in community service

        Chicago Public Schools: Harold Washington and Lawrence Elementary Schools Elementary Teacher | Chicago, Illinois | August 1991 - June 2007
        • Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations
        • Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home
        • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom, grades 6th - 8th, through integration of creative role-playing exercises
        • Assisted in developing student-led after-school tutoring program to teach under-privileged 6th - 8th grade students
        • Provided general education instruction in core academic subjects for 6th - 8th grade students



        Education
        Master of Arts Reading Education Concordia University River Forest, Illinois | 2006
        Master of Arts Educational Leadership Concordia University River Forest, Illinois | 2004
        Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education/Child Psychology National Louis University Chicago, Illinois | 1979
        Endorsements
        • Elementary Education
        • Elementary Education (Self-Contained)
        • General Administrative
        • Reading Specialist
        • Reading Teacher
        Affiliations
        International Literacy Association *National Council of Teachers of English *Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
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        Professional Summary
        Enthusiastic teaching professional with over 15 years of creative instructing experience at the elementary school level.
        Skills
        • Managing classroom for diverse populations
        • Diverse classroom settings
        • Strong collaborator
        • Experience with special-needs students
        • Teaching/tutoring
        • Positive learning environment
        Work History
        April 2001-April 2014 Elementary Teacher | Tulsa Public Schools | Tulsa, Oklahoma
        • Taught third grade.
        • Third grade was departmentalized.
        • Third grade is a high stakes testing year in Oklahoma.
        • Third grade test scores were above average every year.
        • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students.
        • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
        • Receive exemplary teacher evaluations.
        April 2014-Current Elementary Teacher | Broken Arrow Public Schools | Broken Arrow, OK
        • Teach second grade self contained class.
        • Tutor students in Reading.
        • Review data weekly for flexible grouping.
        • Meet with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
        • Receive exemplary evaluations.
        Education
        N/A N/A: General Studies Tulsa Junior College, Tulsa, OK
        1984 Associate of Arts: General Studies Northestern Oklahoma University, Miami, OK
        1987 Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education Central State University, Edmond, OK
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        Professional Summary
        Skills
        Work History
        09/2003 to 06/2004
        fourth grade classroom teacher Calvary Christian School Newark, NJ
        • Instructed up to 26 students individually and in groups.
        • 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.
        • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
        • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
        • Supervised an average of [number] students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, schoolyards and on field trips.
        • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
        • Maintained accurate and complete records for [number] students.
        • Encouraged students with special academic interests to fully pursue those subjects.
        • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
        • Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations.
        • Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities.
        • 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.


        09/2004 to Current
        elementary teacher Irvington Public Schools Irvington, NJ

        04/2002 to 06/2003
        Third Grade Teacher Paterson Charter School for Urban Leadership Paterson, NJ

        09/2001 to 06/2002
        long-term substitute teacher Newark Public Schools Newark, NJ

        Long-term 4th grade substitute assignment instructing students in all subject areas.

        Substitute teacher from grades K-8.

        Participated in parent teacher conferences.

        Provided administrative support to the Success for All reading program facilitator.

        Designed and maintained student reading program computer database.

        Education
        2016
        Master of Divinity: Urban Ministry
        Alliance Theological Seminary - Nyack, Ny
        2003
        Alternate Route Teacher Certification Program: Teaching Licensing Program
        William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ
        1993
        Master of Science: English/Communications
        Lincoln University - Lincoln University, PA
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        Communications Exchange Program:
        Temple Univsersity - Philadelphia, PA
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        Professional Summary
        An energetic goal oriented professional with a proven record of excellence in the field of elementary teaching.
        Skills

        Professional:

        • Strong written and oral communication skills
        • Ability to identify complex problems and provide solutions
        • Deliver effective instruction and learn new things quickly

        Personal:

        • Self-motivator and dedicated
        • Positive interpersonal skills and problem solver
        • Great organizational and multi-tasking skills
        Languages
        Proficient in Spanish
        Work History
        08/2014 to Current
        Elementary Teacher (primary and intermediate) Volusia County Schools Forest Lake Elementary
        • Create lesson plans -Teach all content areas -Attend weekly meetings and collaborate with colleagues -Build respect and rapport with students and parents.



        01/2012 to 05/2014
        Substitute Teacher Volusia County Schools Volusia County
        • Handle teacher duties -Follow lesson plan -Assist students with assigned work -Follow-up with teacher.


        06/2011 to 11/2011
        Psychometrician The Memory Doctor Clermont, Florida
        • Daily administered standard and complex neuropsychological and general psychological tests used in the diagnosis of neurological and psychological disorders -Scored test results, organize, and present data in summary form -Reviewed the scoring, data, and summary reports for completeness and accuracy with the doctor -Scheduled patients for testing, confirm appointments, and assist in maintaining patient files.

        01/2009 to 01/2010
        Research Assistant University of Central Florida (RTI grant) Orlando, Florida
        • Creatively prepared conference materials and PowerPoints for conferences.
        • Effectively researched, using Psychinfo.
        • Created portfolios, calendars, and notebooks for the grant -Proofread documents.
        • Assisted in inventory and organization of the grants library and database.
        • Productively handled inventory and pathology/specimen shipment -Managed clerical and phone duties including scheduling and appointments.


        Education
        May 2016
        Master of Arts: Reading
        Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, Arizona

        May 2011
        Bachelor of Science: Psychology
        University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida
        Psychology
        2008
        Associate of Science:
        Daytona State College - Daytona Beach, Florida

        Certifications

        Elementary Education K-6

        Reading endorsed

        Reading K-12 (pending)

        Additional Information

        Participated in the SLT Leadership Team 2016

        ELA Cadre Member

        Led professional developments and PLC meetings

        Team-teaching experience

        Trainings:

        CHAMPS

        Response to Literature and Write from the Beginning

        Thinking Maps

        ESOL-Curriculum Materials and Methods

        Successmaker and Waterford

        Visible Learning

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        Summary
        Dedicated educator committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students.
        Highlights

        NJ Standard Elementary School Teacher Certificate 

        AMS Elementary I Credential (Ages 6-9)

        Individualized Instruction

        Interdisciplinay Curriculum 

        Experience
        Preschool Teacher
        September 2013 to June 2014
        Wesley Hall School Westfield, NJ
        • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
        • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
        Primary Head Teacher
        April 2013 to June 2013
        Little Flower Montessori School Edison , NJ Hired to lead a 3-6 classroom 
        Elementary Teacher
        August 2000 to June 2001
        Queen City Charter School Plainfield, NJ Co-taught a multi-age class of grades 1-3 in the morning and led the Kindergarten class in the afternoon. Consulted on Montessori curriculum and materials.
        Lower Elementary Co-teacher
        August 1997 to June 1999
        Montessori Children's House Morristown, NJ Instructed an Elementary Montessori classroom in all subjects.
        Pre-primary Head Teacher
        March 2012 to July 2012
        Diamond Hill Montessori School Berkeley Heights , NJ Led the toddler class in the morning and co-taught the 3-6 class in the afternoon. Led summer camp.
        Lower Elementary Co-Directress
        August 1999 to June 2000
        Acorn Montessori Lebanon, NJ Planned and presented Montessori lessons in all subjects to a 6-9 class.
        Education
        Bachelor of Arts : Elementary Education , 1996 Loyola College Baltimore , MD
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        Professional Summary
        Dedicated professional, highly organized, detailed oriented with many years of experience supplying thorough and organized managerial and administrative support. Self-directed, quick learner with experience using online tools for professional development. Highly skilled at managing complex schedules, office operations & procedures, correspondences, phone support, itineraries, budgeting and travel arrangements. Adept at team building and networking
        Skills
        • Critical thinking
        • Attention to detail
        • Business correspondence
        • Filing and data archiving
        • Highly organized
        • Payroll
        • Microsoft Office
        • Professional and mature
        • Results-oriented
        • Excellent planner and coordinator
        • Travel coordination
        • Team building
        • Database management
        • Flexible
        • Time management
        • Invoice processing
        • Schedule management
        • Customer service-oriented
        • Works well under pressure
        • Administrative support
        • G-Suite  
        • Professional phone etiquette
        • Self-directed
        • Multi-line phone proficiency
        • Relationship building
        • Strong interpersonal skills
        Work History
        Office Manager, 11/2016 to Current
        Paramed Express, formerly Queenz of Health, LLC Atlanta, GA
      • Work closely with the company owner, to meet the company's staffing, equipment, and organizational needs.
      • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised administrative office staff.
      • Established efficient workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall effectiveness of office personnel and activities.
      • Developed Employee Policy Handbook; collaborated on the procedural handbook design.
      • Held oversight of office inventory activities, including ordering and requisitions, stocking and shipment receiving.
      • Correspond and Interact with clients, insurance agents, financial advisors, subcontractors, and vendors, to receive orders, direct activities and communicate management instruction via in-person, email, phone or postal mail.
      • Composed and drafted all outgoing correspondence and reports .
      • Processed time-sheet payroll for staff
      • Scheduled and monitored paramedical exams for paramedical examiners.
      • Maintained confidential records of employees, clients and customers
      • Arranged domestic and international travel plans and itineraries, including flight, car service and restaurant reservations.
      • Screened personal and business calls and directed them to the appropriate party.
      • Anticipated and prepared required materials for meetings.
      • Coordinated events and worked on ad hoc projects.
      • Set up desktops and laptops and all types of mobile devices.
      • Activated accounts for clients interested in new services.
      • Remained up-to-date on the latest technologies and solutions applicable to company products.
      • Assistant Office Manager, 03/2013 to 10/2016
        Hi-Tech Auto Tow and Recovery - Stone Mountain Stone Mountain & Atlanta, GA
        • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised administrative office staff.
        • Oversaw all inventory and office supply purchases.
        • Monitored, acquired and maintained current and new client accounts.
        • Represented the company at conferences and seminars.
        • Anticipated and prepared required materials for meetings.
        • Researched, prepared and submitted bid proposals
        • Wrote reports, executive summaries and newsletters.
        • Handled all incoming information requests for owner
        • Developed professional relationships with reliable vendors
        • Composed and drafted all outgoing correspondence and reports
        • Coordinated, scheduled and arranged meeting and travel calendars, including business and social events.
        • Greeted numerous visitors, including VIPs, clients, vendors and interview candidates via in-person, phone,  and email
        Assistant Math and Reading Coordinator, 05/2012 to 08/2012
        Risala Institute Stone Mountain, GA
        • Developed and Supervised Language Arts and Math Summer Program.
        • Tutoring Students in Language Arts and Mathematics, to increase ability and growth.
        • Assessed and reported student progress in Parent-Teacher Communication.
        Lead Educator/Tutor, 01/2000 to Current
        Talim Academy Educational Tutoring Services Stone Mountain, GA
      • Designed and implemented an innovative K-12 Independent Education program
      • Responsible for execution and overview of educational instruction to entire class and individual students.
      • Communicated information and progress regularly to parents, students, colleagues, and Board of Education regarding students progress and needs. 
      • Discovery Elementary Teacher, 11/1992 to 06/1998
        The Children's School Atlanta, GA
        • Organized learning resources and the classroom environment to facilitate a positive learning experience.
        • Identified children's individual and collective learning needs and planning, preparing and delivering instruction that caters for the full ability range within the class.
        • Employed a variety of teaching methods designed to capture students' interest and maximize individual learning.
        • Developed and implementing enrichment programs for academically advanced children and remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
        •  Assessed, recorded and communicated student progress.
        Education
        Certification: Educator Effectiveness & Training: Emory University - Atlanta, GA
        Education: Georgia State University - Atlanta
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        Experience
        Family Assistant 06/2017 Current Holmes Family Malibu, CA Orchestrated all childcare-related tasks, managed the children's daily activities and assisted the family in their scheduling, errands, shopping, home upkeep, vendor coordination, research, creative projects etc.
        Elementary Curriculum Director and Lead Elementary Teacher 08/2013 06/2017 Casa Montessori Inc Los Angeles, CA Designed individualized, developmentally-appropriate curriculum plans for each child enrolled in the elementary program, spanning all academic subjects. Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health problems in students and followed up with parents. Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
        Program / Resource Coordinator 02/2016 02/2017 Geraldine Mosley Montessori Scholarship Foundation Detroit, MI Assisted in establishing a community, Montessori-based scholarship fund to support community needs and interests in early childhood education. 
        Executive Assistant 10/2012 10/2013 Manifest Productions Los Angeles, CA Scheduled Board of Directors meetings and assisted with meeting materials and agendas. Wrote and distributed meeting minutes to appropriate individuals. Managed desktop publishing and proposal and memo typing. Created and maintained computer- and paper-based filing and organization systems for records, reports and documents.
        Account Manager 10/2011 10/2012 Premiere Digital Services Los Angeles, CA Served as the primary contact for independent filmmakers regarding client accounts and new business. Mastered the intricacies of the process flow within each department. Coordinated closely with quality control regarding content awaiting distribution to various major digital platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and Youtube.
        House Attendant / Casting Liason 09/2011 12/2011 SyFy Network: "FaceOff" Season 2 Burbank, CA Provided cast with their every need during filming of season 2, keeping the house continually stocked for over a dozen people. Assisted AD team with any tasks necessary during production. Acted as a liaison between cast and casting office. 
        Assistant to the Vice President 06/2007 08/2010 Halstead Property Development Marketing Hoboken, NJ Assisted the VP with scheduling, calendars, meetings, and travel arrangements. Provided administrative, marketing, and design support for executive team members.
        Casting / Development Intern 05/2011 08/2011 Pitman Casting Inc Burbank, CA Scheduled auditions & appointments, rolled phone calls, provided desk coverage for assistants. Edited sizzler reels and teasers, researched and pitched development ideas. 
        Skills
        Proficient in: 
        • Microsoft Office suite
        • Google Apps for Work
        • Photoshop
        • Adobe InDesign
        • Final Cut Pro
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        • Appointment setting
        • Meeting planning
        • Travel administration
        • Executive presentation development
        • Meticulous attention to detail
        Education and Training
        Bachelor of Science: Emerson College - Intercultural Communications Boston, MA Minors in Journalism and Photography. Honors program student and scholarship recipient; Charles Johnson Jr. memorial scholarship recipient; photojournalist and reporter for the Berkeley Beacon; studied abroad at Kasteel Well in the Netherlands.
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        Summary

        Motivated, enthusiastic educational leader with 8 years experience fostering a cohesive student learning environment.

        Core Qualifications
        • Successful grant writing experience  
        • Program management and evaluation
        • Fiscal responsibility
        • Bilingual: Fluent Spanish
        • Proficient in Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
        • Early Childhood General/Special Education 
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills  
        • Blackboard, Googledocs, Handshake, and TypeFocus  
        • Success planning with schools and districts
        • Action planning based on data review 
        • Success utilizing data to identify trends, areas of growth, and areas of strength 
        • Success collaborating with operation teams to drive engagement activities based on engagement trends
        • Online trainings and webinars 
        • Design and implement professional development workshops
        Professional Experience
        Director of Education, 09/2016 to Current The Children's Aid Society New York, NY
        Curriculum and Instruction  
        • Promote high-quality teaching and learning in the classroom through full implementation of curriculum, assessment, policies, and procedures 
        • Work with teachers to implement the child assessment system reliably, including understanding child outcomes data and using them to plan and individualize  
        Program Design, Management and Supervision    
        • Maintained partnerships with Administration for Children's Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Education, Department of Health and Mental Health, and neighborhood organizations
        • Established and nurtured collaborative relationships with community partners (New York Police Department, elected officials, Mexican Consulate, Manhattan District Attorney's Office)

        Family Engagement   

        • Build and foster trusting partnerships with families; Facilitate meetings with families when there are outstanding developmental or behavioral issues with children    

         Record Maintenance, Screening and Assessment

        • Monitor developmental screens and child observations database    
        Professional Development  
        • Collaborate with the Program Director in planning, coordinating, and implementing a wide range of diverse, applicable, and creative professional development opportunities for all staff
         Grant Writing ​
        • Contributed to proposals that were awarded grants from the Robin Hood Foundation for curriculum implementation and teacher coaching and the NYC Economic Development Cooperation-for an upward mobility training program targeting Teacher Aides and Assistants
        Lead Teacher, 08/2012 to 08/2014 Children's Aid Society New York, NY
         Plan and establish an environment in which children develop trusting and accepting relationships with adults and peers that foster growth and development.
        Design and implement a developmentally appropriate and integrated curriculum which provides opportunities for children's meaningful exploration.
        Responsible for implementing child observations, screening and assessments. 
        Associate Director of Student Support and Partnerships, 08/2012 to 08/2016 ROADS Charter High School Bronx, NY

        Management and Administration  

        • Assist/prepare budgets, coordinate with other departments or agencies to assure maximum services, and maintain records/reports/inventories in accordance with local/state/federal policies

        Personal Growth and Development  

        • Create and facilitate workshop

        Academic Support and Monitoring 

        • Proactively collaborate with college-wide departments, faculty, tutors and academic support staff to advocate, identify and meet the academic needs of students
        • Work closely with the program director and staff in future projects and tasks to ensure accurate and efficient program evaluation and expansion

        College Prep Programming 

        • Provided students with services that included one-on-one tutoring, standardized test prep, and assistance with college essays and financial aid applications
        • Planned trips for students to visit college campuses and participate in extracurricular activities such as robotics, chess, fashion design, music and video production, and creative writing 
        Elementary Teacher (Co-Teacher), 09/2010 to 09/2013 Harlem Children's Zone New York, NY
        • Ensure lessons are clear, measurable, and aligned with Common Core State Standards
        Research Experience
        • Investigated the instructional Practices, Supports, and Learning Needs of Dual Language Learners in New York City Universal Prekindergarten Classrooms-Co-Principal Investigators: Chun Zhang, Ph.D., & Tiedan Huang, Ed.D, Fordham University Graduate School of Education-New York, NY
        • Coordinated research activities with different program sites and classrooms
        Education and Training
        Master of Science: Gen. Education/Special Education(Curriculum & Instruction) Fordham University New York, NY Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
        Bachelor of Arts: Sociology/Psychology City University of New York- Hunter College New York, NY

        Sociology coursework focused on Policies and Institutions: Family, Education, Health & Social Work

        Psychology coursework focused on Child Development & Learning 

        Member of Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

        Member of Golden Key International Honour Society

        Graduated Cum Laude

        Associate of Arts: Education City University of New York- Bronx Community College New York, NY

        Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society