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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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Ashley Pfahler
Professional Summary
Professional social worker offering excellent communication and public relation skills. Offers guidance and empowers individuals to reach their goals and works with a high level of multicultural awareness and adaptability.
  • Staff education and training
  • Documentation proficiency
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Adult education
  • Program development and management
  • Curriculum development
  • Active listening skills
  • Computer literate
  • Skilled problem solver
  • Motivated team player
  • Natural leader-excellence driven
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Project planning
  • Client assessments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Public relations
  • Personable and approachable
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Electronic record-keeping experience
  • Recruiting
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Discharge Planning
  • Psycho-social resource linkage
  • Client advocacy
Work History
Case Manager, 03/2019 to Current
American Addiction CenterEtta, MS
  • Work with medical teams, patients and families to implement effective treatment plans.
  • Coordinate individualized discharge plans to manage safe transition back into community and home environments.
  • Deliver social work services to addiction population in residential settings.
  • Complete psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Document case notes daily and coordinated follow-up for seamless case management.
  • Provide ongoing counseling to help patients deal with conditions and processes
  • Organize clinical documentation, treatment plans, and referrals.
Addiction Educator, 08/2017 to 01/2019
Family Resource Center - Oxford CampusOxford, MS
  • Interview and evaluate clients, including conducting safety and risk assessments, drug and alcohol assessments with the use of the SASSI instrument. 
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention and substance abuse services to clients in the community.
  • Conduct written reports and case summaries to comply with non-profit statistical data and policy procedures.
  • Collaborate with courts, probation officers, law enforcement and community providers to provide optimal services to our clients. 
  • Spearhead and conduct community outreach efforts monthly.
  • Developed goal-oriented psycho-educational groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Strategized with addiction team to prevent inmate diversion, abuse and recidivism.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
  • Utilized WRAP Plan with clients.
Intern-Medical Social Worker, 05/2017 to 08/2017
Baptist Memorial HospitalNew Albany
  • Interviewed and evaluated clients, includes conducting safety and risk assessments. 
  •  Supplied crisis intervention and substance abuse referrals to patients.
  • Closely work with all medical staff in pursuit of developing an accurate discharge plan for patients.
  • Advocated and broker for patient services. Resource linkage requires strong oral and written communication skills in order to establish needed services.
  • Built and maintained a positive working relationship with all staff, as well as, community resource agencies. It is essential when advocating and linking patients to services. We want to make sure that we maintain a high level of care for our patients as well as maintain a consistent, professional reputation with our community resource agencies.  
  • Wrote reports and case summaries and compiled work records.
  • Taught patients how to apply for insurance and prescription programs.
  • Assess and evaluate suicidal ideation referrals to reduce the risk of self-harm and suicide.
  • Coordinated patient care from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up.
Facilitator, 09/2015 to 05/2017
University of MississippiTupelo, Mississippi
  • Established and maintained distance learning connection through adobe connect in classrooms.
  • Effectively communicated with all staff for optimal work flow.
  • Maintained student attendance paperwork and record keeping. 
  • Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
Regional Secretary Principal, 06/2012 to 09/2015
Lee County Child Protective ServicesTupelo, Mississippi
  • Regional level-administrative duties
  • Managed nine counties in which I was responsible for tracking various monthly reports for all nine counties.
  • Effectively communicated and maintained positive working relations with all area social work supervisors along with family protection specialists to ensure problems were solved quickly and reports were completed before the deadline, in which I excelled at.
  • Participated in Permanency Round Tables where various workers within our state would meet to collaborate and develop new permanency plans on difficult cases.
  • Leader of establishing Christmas sponsors for children in foster care, as well as, prevention cases. 
  • Volunteered at Independent Living Retreats.
  • Worked at resource parent recruitment events.
  • Worked at PATH training for resource parents. 
Clerk Typist Senior, 12/2010 to 05/2012
Lee County Child Protective ServicesTupelo, Mississippi
  • Compiled annual record data for end of fiscal year budgets. 
  • Obtained signatures for financial documents and internal and external invoices.
  • Processed client rebate reconciliation, reporting and check requests. Bookkeeping.
  • Opened and properly distributed incoming mail.
  • Ordered and distributed office supplies while adhering to agency guidelines.
  • Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
  • Screened all visitors and directed them to the correct employee or office.
  • Drafted biweekly time sheets for 30 + employees.
Clerk, 08/2008 to 12/2010
Lee County Child Support EnforcementTupelo, Mississippi
  • Liaison between client, worker and staff attorney.
  • Accepted and recorded client child support payments for license reinstatement.
  • Provided child support income verification to income based apartment complex facilities, social security office, and medicaid regional office.
  • Conducted daily Post Office inquiries to verify client addresses for court summons procedures.
  • Opened and properly distributed incoming mail.
  • Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
  • Screened all visitors and directed them to the correct employee or office.
Master of Social Work: Social Work, 2019
Union University - Germantown - Germantown, TN
  • GPA 4.0
  • Member of Phi Alpha, Eta Phi Chapter at Union University
  • Majored in Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Science: Social Work, 2017
University Of Mississippi - Tupelo
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • GPA 3.92
  • Vice President of Student Social Work Organization
  • Recipient of Lyceum Scholarship
  • Recipient of Osher Scholarship
  • Recipient of Regional Scholarship
  • Recipient of Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Membership in Phi Alpha (social work)
  • Membership in Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Membership in Gamma Beta Phi
  • Membership in Alpha Lambda Delta
Associate of Arts: Social Work, 2016
Itawamba Community College - Tupelo, Mississippi

GPA 4.0

Member of Phi Theta Kappa

  • Spearheaded a back to school "Kids Health Fair Fun" at FRC in July 2018. We partnered with Magnolia Health to offer free yearly screenings, back to school supplies, food, and fun exercises. In addition, other community agencies were present to offer families access to all resources in the community. 
  • As the Vice President over the Student Social Work Organization (SSWO), I developed and implemented Kid Fest 2016 at Veterans Park, which resulted in over a thousand participants having access to free food and games for the whole family. 
  • Fed over 25 families for Thanksgiving 2015.
  • SSWO sponsored a sibling group of four for Christmas.
  • Raised over approximately 2,000 dollars for community outreach projects during my leadership with Student Social Work Organization. 
  • Successfully received sponsors for approximately 150 children involved in Lee County foster care system.
Professional License

* Took the ASWB Social Work Boards March 2019 and passed. I will receive my social work license number within the next month from Mississippi Board of Examiners.


Dr. Debra Moore, Supervisor- 662-678-6430

Dr. Collin Billingsley, Supervisor- 662-523-1524

Lesa McGillivray, Colleague- 662-296-1040

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Olivia W. Day, M.Ed.
Educational Background
Master of Education : Counselor Education, 2006 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
Bachelor of Science : Psychology, 2000 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
  • Florida Professional Educator's Certificate in Guidance & Counseling (PK-12)                                                                                
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Peer Reviewer Certification
Professional Experience
Academic Manager (Principal/Assistant Principal in Traditional School)
August 2010 to February 2013
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Wilton Manors, FL
  • ​Ensured Broward County School District's (BCSD) Code of Conduct was implemented with fidelity and all operational procedures for incidents were handled accordingly;
  • Developed, implemented, and maintained school improvement plan;
  • Responsible for record management, data disaggregation and analysis, and all state and district reporting;
  • Assisted in ensuring proper risk-management and facility maintenance;
  • Implemented school-wide procedures to help increase students' protective factors and decrease risk factors;
  • Responsible for overseeing and managing all contractual obligations with BCSD and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ);
  • Ensured compliance with licensing requirements and accreditation standards for Instructional staff;
  • Created and fostered professional relationships with all stake-holders including BCSD, Florida Department of Education (FDOE), DJJ, and community, at large;
  • Ensured compliance with Quality Assurance Requirements in accordance with PACE, Inc., BCSD, 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 youth;
  • Developed and maintained partnerships within the community to support School Improvement Plan initiatives such as: Broward College, Nova Southeastern University, Museum of Science and Discovery, Sun-Sentinel, & Share-a-Pet Reading Therapy Program;
  • Served as a mentor and assisted with the professional development of Academic Managers employed by 19 other centers throughout the state;
  • Utilized and interpreted school data to make informed decisions related to student achievement and school improvement;
  • Responsible for inventory of curriculum and textbooks school-wide;
  • Ensured Instructional staff prepared and delivered curriculum to maximize students' academic progress in accordance with BCSD and FLDOE regulations;
  • Oversaw mandated state and district-wide standardized testing;
  • Assisted Program Director in developing and implementing academic and after-care programming;
  • Assisted Program Director in creating professional development for Instructional staff;
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating Instructional staff on an on-going basis;
  • Ensured compliance of ESE, 504, ELL student needs in accordance with district, state, and federal regulations.
Guidance Counselor
August 2008 to August 2010
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Wilton Manors, FL
  • Fulfilled all guidance-related responsibilities;
  • Responsible for administering all mandated state and district-wide standardized testing;  
  • Routinely met with high school students individually and in group settings for review of graduation requirements, scholarship opportunities, college admission requirements, etc.;
  • Coordinated after-school tutoring sessions to help students in need of remediation support;
  • Oversaw community service program by assisting students with finding opportunities and ensuring hours were being entered appropriately in BCSD's Management Information System;
  • Responsible for participating in all exiting student meetings and ensured necessary paperwork was delivered to next placement (transcripts, certificates, diploma); 
  • Assisted in organizing school-wide events, such as graduation and "move-up" ceremonies, field trips, and Parent Open House;
  • Routinely met with student families to find collaborative approaches to increase positive behaviors, healthy relationships, and continuous learning opportunities in the home;
  • Assisted Academic Manager with creating school-wide disciplinary measures and provided training and coaching in strength-based behavior management to Instructional staff; 
  • Assisted Academic Manager with writing and carrying out School Improvement Plan;
  • Served as school's Guidance Director, and attended all District Guidance Director meetings.
July 2006 to August 2008
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Wilton Manors, FL
Graduate Grants Coordinator
July 2004 to May 2006
FAU Agency for Graduate Concerns Boca Raton, FL
Customer Service and Account Management
June 2001 to July 2004
Total Compliance Network (TCN) Margate, FL
  • American School Counselors Association
  • Florida Counselor Association
  • Peer Reviewer, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice 2008-2011
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Member
  • PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Teacher Recruitment and Retention Committee Member
  • School Advisory Council Committee Member, Whiddon Rogers Education Center
  • School Improvement Planning Committee Leader
  • Member of "Bee Safe" Committee PACE Center for Girls Broward
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
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