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Overview
Current Information Technology student, education master's degree program graduate, and experienced IT Systems Administrator. Past service with the Air Force and background in education has instilled solid critical thinking, leadership, interpersonal, problem solving, and real world IT skills ideally suited for the IT environment.
Summary of Skills
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
  • Active Directory Experience 
  • Hardware/Software installation and support
  • System troubleshooting, root cause determination and resolution.
  • Experienced in managing time, resources, and personnel 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented mindset
  • Prior Secret clearance 
Education
University of Central Florida Expected in 2020 Bachelor of Science: Information Technology Orlando, FL, United States
Secure Computing and Networks Minor
Expected Graduation: December 2020
4.0 GPA
University of Central Florida 2018 Master of Arts in Teaching: Social Science Education Orlando, FL, USA
4.0 Final GPA
University of Central Florida 2015 Bachelor of Arts: History Orlando, FL, USA
Social Science Education minor
Graduated Summa Cum Laude and "Top Honor Graduate"
 
Work Experience
Lake Brantley High School August 2017 to December 2017 Graduate Social Studies Teacher Intern
Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Managed classroom environment to include time, resources, and over 200 personnel.
  • Created instructional schedules, unit, and daily lesson plans.
  • Developed, administered, and collected assessment data.
  • Performed data analysis, made data-based instructional decisions. 
  • Created and modified instructional materials to fit lesson requirements, standards, and objectives.
United States Air Force September 2008 to November 2012 Senior Airman - Aerial Gunner Journeyman and IT Systems Administrator
Hurlburt Field, FL
  • Vital member of the team responsible for operating AC-130U aircraft.
  • Conducted thorough airborne analysis and evaluation of weapons and defensive systems and associated equipment.
  • Assisted and coordinated with other positions to ensure safe employment of weapons, defensive systems, and related equipment.
  • Honor Graduate from every training school attended.
  • Managed all squadron computer and IT equipment.
  • Installed new / rebuilt existing workstations and configured hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Performed system maintenance, provided customer support, identified and resolved IT issues using root cause.
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Educational Leader/Supervisor specializing in engaging, individualized instruction based on students needs and interests. Ability to provide leadership necessary to successfully promote an effective, safe, alternative learning environment for students from diverse ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds to prepare them for success in today's world

Skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Arizona and Colorado State standards
  • Leadership necessary for diverse student population, including those with special needs
  • Exceptional communication skills/professional Serve as academic coach
  • Student Teacher Supervisor
  • Experience with ages 12 years to adult 65+
  • Colorado Teaching Certificate
  • Colorado Principal Certificate
  • Active listener
  • IEPs knowledge Special needs
  • AVID Site Team Leader
  • Corrections experience
  • At-risk Experience
  • Experienced Programs Supervisor for Academic, Cognitive and Vocational education
Work History
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, 08/2017 to Current
Union Elementary School District-Hurley Ranch Tolleson, AZ
  • Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
  • Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and their parents.
  • Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as the laptops.
  • Established positive rapport with all students and parents through home calls, emails and letters.
  • Instructed more than 120 middle school (8th grade in classroom) students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
  • Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by district administration.
  • Prepared daily lesson plans for activities.
  • Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students, adhering to 504/IEP/ELA guidelines.
  • Provided one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Prepared instruction materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and setting up work areas.
  • Assisted 2-6 children per station during small-group learning periods.
  • Served as member of PTO and Co-Sponsor for Student Council.
  • Mentored Arizona State University student teacher in 8th grade Social Studies.
Substitute Teacher, 02/2017 to 06/2017
Various School Districts-Agua Fria, Buckeye, Tolleson Various Locations
  • Instructed up to 150 students individually and in groups.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom and lab activities.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Observed, supervised, and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.
  • Supervised an average of 150 students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, and on campus.
  • Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including grades and attendance logs.
  • Maintained accurate and complete records for 150 students.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise high school program to enhance student learning.
Programs Supervisor/State Teacher II, 12/2013 to 11/2016
Buena Vista Correctional Complex Colorado Department of Corrections
  • Managed and supervised Programs Department for the Buena Vista Correctional Complex, consisting of BVMC and BVCF (Minimum-Restrictive, Medium, Close, and Close Protective Custody levels)
  • Monitored program effectiveness; seeking educational options for offender success
  • Met with stakeholders and maintained productive relationships
  • Supervised teachers/instructors, librarians, and support staff; managed academic, vocational, and cognitive programming for two facilities
  • Served as Assistant Duty Officer and Duty Officer for the facilities
  • Monitored employee work and developed improvement plans if needed
  • Assessed current trends to assist with decision making and program success
  • Prepare work schedules; provide educational services/programming for offenders with various needs, including IEP
  • Communicate with various stakeholders in the Corrections environment
  • Adheres to all CDOC policies and procedures for safety and security
  • Created and prepared monthly reports for Director of Education, Warden, Associate Warden, and Management Team
  • Recruited and hired qualified candidates for vacant and new positions
  • Facilitated 7 Habits on the Inside
  • Served on multiple CDOC committees, including LEAN teams, Strategic Planning Committee, Staffing, etc.
  • Served as Subject Matter Expert
Teacher - 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies, Heaton Middle School Pueblo, CO
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards/guidelines
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning
  • Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals
  • Supervisor to Teacher Assistants
  • Plan course content for Leadership class
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning
  • Chaperoned dances, sporting events and activities each semester
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly
  • Coordinated with the Administration to address discipline issues
  • Conducted Before School Tutoring
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate students\' progress
  • Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills
  • Served as member of Saturday School Team
  • Served as Summer School 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
  • AVID Site Team Leader / AVID Committee
  • AVID Teacher
Teacher 7th and 8th Grade Economics/Globalization, Carmel Middle School Colorado Springs, CO
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning, specifically to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students\' varying needs
  • Plan and implement Economics/Globalization class
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks
  • Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals
  • Chaperoned dances, sporting events and activities each semester
  • Sponsored Homework Zone
  • Served as Turning Point Teacher.
Principal/Assistant Direct, Open Doors Center Phoenix, AZ
  • Helped start a private school assisting parents with special needs students to find an educational path that adapted to individual student needs
  • Coordinated work schedules, determined leave, work hours, provided supervisory service
  • Conducted new teacher orientation
  • Served as liaison between student, parents, counselors, and doctors to deliver a safe and healthy education, specific to individual student needs, ensured safety and security of all students
  • Created lesson plans employing a broad range of instructional strategies to retain student interest, maximize learning and student participation while meeting the specific physical, mental, and educational needs of students
  • Developed and reviewed budget, participated in conferences, seminars and training in order to facilitate the overall mission and vision of the school
  • Provided necessary classroom instruction individually, in small groups or large groups Observed and evaluated staff and student progress
  • Encouraged and promoted critical thinking skills through experiential exploration, field trips and hands on practice
  • Maintained all aspects of a non-profit business
  • Marketing/promotions
Teacher - Government/Economics, Valley Vista High School Surprise, AZ
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Developed, administered and graded test in order to evaluate students\' progress
  • Organized social and educational activities for students and their families including sponsoring the Anime Club and Hiking/Adventure Club
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals
  • Served as Team Leader on Peer Observation team
  • Served as Student Teacher Advisor
High School Teacher, Peoria Transition Center Alternative Peoria Unified School District

Government, Economics, Marketing, Geography, and Jr. High Social Studies

  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning
  • Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly
  • Coordinated with Administration to address discipline issues
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Organized social and educational activities for students and their families including DECA Advisor, Walk-About Sponsor, and Student Teacher Advisor
  • Attended monthly staff meetings and served on the School Leadership Committee
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks
Teacher - 7th, and 8th Grade Social Studies, Alternative Edu, Prospect Middle School Paradise Valley Unified School District
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards/guidelines
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning
  • Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques during tests
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning
  • Chaperoned student field trips
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly
  • Coordinated with the Administration to address discipline issues
  • Maintained accurate and complete students records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate student's progress
  • Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills
  • Used Boys & Girls Town Model for behavior development goals

Education
Master of Arts: Educational Leadership, 2011
Northcentral University - Prescott Valley, AZ

Bachelor of Arts: Economics, 1992
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO

Master of Arts: Teacher Prep Program - Secondary Education, 2004
Rio Salado College - Tempe, AZ
Affiliations
Colorado Criminal Justice Association, National Council for Social Studies, National Education Association, Women's HOG Association, AVID Instructor/Team Leader
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Professional Summary

Education professional driven to create an environment that promotes effective collaboration between members of school communities and governmental systems, to facilitate the learning and growth of students at all stages regardless of background or circumstance.

Work History
Associate Director, 06/2018 to Current
Success Academy Charter Schools New York, New York
  • Supported capital project planning and contributed to feasibility studies.
  • Oversaw business calendar of events and scheduled key initiatives.
  • Analyzed impacts of regulatory changes on operations and developed mitigation plans.
  • Lead teams of up to 10 personnel, supervising daily performance as well as training and improvement plans.
  • Directed financial operations, including developing and administering budgets.
  • Kept operations responsive and agile with proactive troubleshooting and problem-solving of routine and complex concerns.
Community Engagement Manager, 07/2016 to 05/2018
Success Academy Charter School New York, New York

In this position, I engage families, scholars and staff members in actions and activities that help to advance the causes of Charter schools in New York City. This work requires communication skills as well as the ability to mobilize people on sometimes short notice.

Social Studies Teacher, 06/2011 to 06/2016
Pride Academy Charter School East Orange, New Jersey
  • Earned a 3.92 ranking for high student academic achievement, engaging and rigorous projects based upon content standards within the Common Core, compelling instructional delivery, and innovative classroom approaches
  • Selected by the New Jersey Amistad Commission as a contributor to the Department of Education Infusion of African American History Content into New Jersey content standards
  • Co-Authored the and facilitated the integration of African American History in the PACS curriculum
  • Introduced strategies for development of Cultural Competency techniques through Restorative Justice Practices for members of the local educational community through a series called Achieve Empowerment
  • Initiated Leaping to success program to promote the achievement of honor roll among homeroom students, resulting in 19 of 22 students achieving honor roll
  • Promoted character development through mentoring program that emphasized the value of civic duty in a community

Financial Services Representative, 06/2008 to 07/2010
MetLife New York, NY
  • Liaised with customers and funding sources to identify and remove roadblocks to business funding.
  • Educated and worked with clients on ROI terms to find accurate solutions.
  • Worked with clients to develop financial planning strategies and solutions through evaluation of finances.
  • Built and deepened productive relationships with prospective and competitive customers to drive sustained growth.
Education
Ph.D.: Higher Education Administration Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ

I am currently a candidate for a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership Management and Policy at Seton Hall University.

Master of Arts: Education , 05/2011
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science: Political Science, 04/2008
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Leadership

Habitat for Humanity

  • Accountable for all on-site volunteers' safety and deployment in order to facilitate project
  • Responsible for obtaining and responding to reports on the progress of each building section

Student Government Board - Judiciary Committee

  • Secretary Documented all cases brought forth to the committee by the student government board
  • Designated as committee spokesperson in charge of issuing joint committee statement to the Student Government Board at large

University of Pittsburgh Researcher ​​

  • Investigated particulates of pathogens and their interactions with host cells Concentrated on the immune mechanisms that protect or exacerbate diseases, particularly Tuberculosis
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Areas of Expertise
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Interdisciplinary Projects
  • Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Cross Curricular Writing
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Instructional Coaching 
  • Cognitive Engagement
  • Google Applications
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Common Forms of Assessment
  • Workshop & Seminar Presentations
Accomplishments
  • active member of the 2017 RISE San Diego Urban Leadership Team 
  • designed and conducted a conference workshop focusing on code switching and culturally responsive classroom management strategies during March 2017
  • received an award from the National Center for Urban School Transformation in recognition of improving curriculum, instruction, and climate
  • spearheaded a successful charter renewal by revising and enhancing the petition
  • planned an organized professional development and collaborative time that improved our API by 56 points
  • provided instructional coaching that focused on classroom management, increasing levels of engagement, and differentiated instruction
Experience
6th Grade English / Social Studies Teacher 08/2016 to Current Millennial Tech Middle School San Diego, CA
  • establish and build geniune relationships with all students and their families
  • organize and participate in home visits to bridge our home-school communication
  • develop personalized, student-centered instructional activities based on academic and emotional needs to ensure all students are cognitively engaged
  • collaborate effectively with grade level professional learning communities to increase academic success and develop common forms of assessment
  • acquire and respond to evidence from summative, formative, and performance based assessments 
  • active member of the instructional leadership team who are tasked with developing and monitoring a school wide deliberate focus via professional learning communities
  • provide strategic instruction to a core subgroup of English language learners in preparation for reclassification
  • designed and organized a male mentorship program for at-risk students of color as a means to engage, educate, and empower
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Summer Academy Lead Administrator / Dean of Students 06/2016 to 08/2016 e3 Civic High San Diego, CA
  • designed, monitored, and maintained master schedule
  • designed curriculum and strategically utilized Apex & Achieve 3000 lexile data to identify priority students in need of various academic interventions or enrichment
  • monitored average daily attendance and instruction to provide evidence of program effectiveness to the governance board
  • disaggregated data to monitor student progress towards A - G requirements
9th / 10th Grade Humanities Teacher 08/2013 to 06/2016 e3 Civic High San Diego, CA
  • utilized project based learning and technology as a means for students to explore real-world problems and challenges by way of backwards planning 
  • developed interdisciplinary projects that coincide with the Linked Learning model
  • developed the curriculum and team building activities for our annual student orientation
  • utilize educational resources within the central library and the downtown business community to create partnerships and opportunities for learning outside of the classroom 
Elementary School Teacher 08/2004 to 07/2012 Nubia Leadership Academy San Diego, CA
  • prioritized data driven, standards based instruction
  • stimulated discussion with thought-provoking questions while carefully monitoring the flow of conversation
  • developed efficient systems that allowed frequent opportunities to check every student's level of understanding
  • utilized cooperative learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, and multi-sensory approaches.
  • provided various opportunities for parent and community involvment
Education
Educational Leadership Development Academy 2013 University of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
  • Preliminary Professional Administrative Services Credential
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies June 2003 United States International University San Diego, CA
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential / CLAD Emphasis
  • NCLB Compliant
Single Subject English Credential
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Professional Summary
Dynamic Corporate Trainer with years in corporate employee training. Passionate about professional development and adult learning facilitation.
Work History
Program Specialist/ Administrative Trainer, 05/2017 to Current
MSB Consulting Houston, TX
  • Provides initial implementation consultation and track progress of implementation with identified CRM.
  • Provides initial and ongoing consultation (training and workshops) of MSB's X Logs Program.
  • Provides ongoing consultation and procedures to ensure provider participation for paper documentation and electronic imports.
  • Monitors provider documentation participation and utilization using MSB approved Program Intervention methods.
  • Provides client consultations and ensure all activities related to the annual Cost Report are completed while achieving our company purpose.
  • Provides ongoing consultation to each assigned district on all aspects of the Medicaid to Schools Program and MSB's offeringsServe as a liaison between the client and other teams within MSB (i.e. CCT, FS, CP, CRA, etc.)
  • Effectively manages the essential relationships for each assigned district, and assess status per MSB's Client Loyalty Index.  Relationships include, but not limited to, Superintendent, Business Manager/Treasurer, Special Ed Director, Clerk / Secretary, Team Leads / Coordinators through consultation.
  • Works closely with Sales Consultants to provide a fluid client transition from sales to implementation (i.e. attend on-site “hand-off” meeting)Investigate and resolve client issues through effective cross team interaction and a deep understanding of the clients' needs and how that fits into the business strategy
Corporate Claims Trainer, 08/2013 to 05/2017
GEICO Houston, TX
  • Responsible for training materials and execution of assessment tools, maintaining associate training records, tracking progress and activities for 15-20 new claims specialist hires.
  • Managing specialized projects or programs related to Field Operations performance and training.
  • Created new curriculum that increased new hire performance by 20%.
  • Interacting with management to facilitate staff development and ensure continued high performance; Providing consultation to management to strategize road map.
  • Identifying areas for improvement and implementing consultative approached solutions.
  • Conducting continuing education certification courses for licensed adjusters.
  • Using virtual classrooms and eLearning tools to identify assessments and training opportunities.
  • Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.
  • Improved trainees final test scores by 20% in one year period by implementing new curriculum.
  • Translated business goals, feature concepts and customer needs into prioritized product requirements and use cases.
  • Delivered on-site IT and AV technical support for 20 staff.
  • Set up staff workstations with PCs, Macs, phones and laptops.
Secondary Social Studies Teacher, 09/2010 to 08/2013
Ann Arbor Public Schools Ann Arbor, MI
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Introduced special outreach programs to department chair in effort to increase institution's interest in community service.
  • Created and implemented after-school student writing workshop for college application essays.
  • Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students.
  • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with State of Michigan regulations and Board of Education goals.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Education, December 2010
Eastern Michigan University, College of Education - Ypsilanti, MI
Affiliations
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC.
  • Langham Creek YMCA (volunteer/mentor)
  • Houston Food Bank Volunteer
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OBJECTIVE
To obtain a school leadership position utilizing my expertise as an instructional leader and community builder of 21st century learners.
leadership highlights
  • Analyze data to adjust/change instructional programs and create school improvement plans
  • Provide, plan and support staff professional development
  • Supervised reading, writing and social studies programs
  • Conduct and Analyze instructional rounds to support school initiatives
  • Communicate effectively with parents, staff and community through monthly newsletters, PTO and staff meetings, email/memos
  • Collaboratively work with parents and the Student Support Team to manage and support student needs
  • Interview, hire, supervise and evaluate staff with actionable feedback
  • Manage school budget to effectively allocate resources 
  • Build staff leadership capacity through various action teams 
  • Implement and supervise RTI/Support structures through the development of student growth plans and conducting data conferences with teachers
  • Plan and lead staff meetings focused on data driven instruction (DDI), looking at student work and expectations for teaching and learning
  • Promote character education and student achievement through school-wide celebrations
  • Maintain procedures for a safe and orderly environment for learning
  • Collaboratively determine and oversee educational objectives of the building
CERTIFICATIONS
  • NYS Permanent: School District Administrator, Elementary Teacher Pre-K-6, Secondary Teacher of Social Studies, Secondary Teacher of Business Education 
  • Connecticut Provisional Educator: Intermediate Administrator and Supervisor (092)  (expired June 2012)
  • Michigan Professional Education Certificate: Secondary Teacher Mgmt Marketing Tech.6-12, Secondary Teacher Social Studies 6-12 (expired June 2012)
Education
Master of Science: Supervision and Administration 1998
MASTERS OF SCIENCE: Foundations of Teaching, Niagara University 1991
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Management Science/Personnel and Human Resources, SUNY Geneseo 1989
Professional Experience
Stanley Makowski Early Childhood Center, IB World School ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 05/2013 to Current
  • Collaboratively worked to increase 3rd and 4th grade Proficient NYS ELA scores 13% and Math scores 17% 
  • Implemented guided reading, writer's workshop and Diagnostic Reading Assessments
  • Co-wrote the School Improvement Grant each year and developed budget initiatives 
  • Created the master schedule allowing for literacy/math blocks and reading/ math teacher push-in 
  • Created Reading and Math lesson plan templates for teachers to use based on a workshop approach  
  • Provided teachers with standards based writing rubrics and implemented standards based bulletin boards
  • Led the school self-review for our School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP) using the diagnostic tool for school and district effectiveness 
Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School ACTING PRINCIPAL AND PRINCIPAL 03/2005 to 08/2006
  • Promoted an understanding of equity in education through book clubs, the TRIPOD Project and the 4E Team (Equity and Excellence for Everyone at Ellsworth)
  • Collaboratively worked with the school based Family Resource Center to establish goals and implement programs promoting parental involvment
  • Created School and grade level Data Teams; along with systems to communicate student progress with students and parents
  • Collaborated with Windsor Police Department Partnership to plan student community activities and counsel student behavior
Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 08/2004 to 02/2005
  • Communicated with parents on a regular basis regarding student behavior and student behavior plans
  • Presided over student PPT meetings and Ellsworth Support Team meetings
  • Acted as interim principal for four months in the principals absence
HARRY F. ABATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL 08/2002 to 08/2004
  • Supervised the America's Choice Literacy Program as degisn coach
  • Facilitated before and after school remediation programs for students
  • Coordinated ordering/administration of local and state assessments
NIAGARA FALLS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION TEACHER ON SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 08/1999 to 08/2002
  • Oversaw Social Studies (K-12), Technology (6-8), Business Education (grades 9-12) 
  • Created social studies curriculum and assessments
  • Managed curriculum committee selection and budgeting
  • Supervised and trained teams of teachers to score NYS assessments and develop curriculum/assessments
  • Conducted textbook adoption process, ordering of new textbooks and assessments
  • Analyzed test result data in relation to state standards and created reports
  • Coordinated Kids Vote Of Western New York for district
  • Facilitated the resolution of parent complaints with schools
  • Substituted for principals and vice-principals, managing daily operations of the building
TEACHING EXPERIENCE Niagara Falls, NY Middle School Social Studies Teacher 08/1992 to 08/1999 Leadership Positions: *Team Leader *Action Research Team Leader *Teacher Mentor *Supervising Teacher for Niagara University & Buffalo State College *Science Renewal Subcommittee*Adviser National Honor Society
Secondary Business Education Teacher 09/1991 to 01/1992 Leadership Positions: Co-facilitator High School Quality Council Subcommittee *Sophomore Class Co-Adviser 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
*International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program*APPR Training *Observing and Analyzing Teaching *NYSUT Rubric and Marshall Rubric Training and Calibration *Lead Evaluator Training *PBIS/MTSS Framework *American Institute for Research Hiring Transformation Teachers *Summer Instructional Leadership Retreats *SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol)Model for ELL *America's Choice Literacy Coach Training *National Network of Partnership Schools John Hopkins University*Sexual Harassment Education/Training *TRIPOD Project *Training in Special Education for Principals*Classroom Walk-Through *Looking at Student Work *Data Driven Decision Making & Data Teams *PMT(Physical/Psychological Management Training)*Total Quality Management/Shared Decision Making *High Schools that Work/Annual Staff Development Conference
Professional Affiliations
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development *National Council for the Social Studies *New York State Council for the Social Studies *Niagara Frontier Council for the Social Studies *Delta Kappa Gamma Society International *Teacher Resource Center Policy Board member *International Reading Association *Atomic Math Association
Community Organizations

*Parent Partner District Dinner Committee*Co-Chairperson, March of Dimes Fundraiser*Co-Chairperson, United Way Student Fund Raising Drive*YMCA Board of Directors*Girls on The Run Coach*Family Fun Committee Co-Chair - Plymouth Newcomers and Neighbors *Room Mother*Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Volunteer*Parishioner St. Pius & UB Neumann Center *Library Volunteer*Volunteer Girl Scout Troop 30808 

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Experience
Social Studies Teacher, 08/2012 to Current
Kathleen Morris Middle School/Pasadena ISD Houston, Texas
  • Facilitated conferences on student and school issues with parents, students, staff and community stakeholders.
  • Designed and implemented lesson plans.
  • Restructured classroom policy to reflect my classroom management style of consensus-building.
School Principal, 07/2011
Highlands Elementary/LMISD La Marque, Texas
  • Ensured that school rules were uniformly observed and that student discipline was appropriate and equitable.
  • Observed employee performance and recorded observations.
  • Ensured the safety of all students and staff.
04/2009
PDAS
Administrative Intern, 10/2008 to 06/2009
La Marque Middle School/LMISD La Marque, Texas
  • Ensured that school rules were uniformly observed and that student discipline was appropriate and equitable.
  • Observed employee performance and recorded observations.
  • Assisted in implementing data-driven decision making for improvement efforts based on best practices.
  • Collaborated with staff, parents, and community members to develop a campus improvement plan.
  • Administered an annual operating budget and managed an 11-person team as the Fine Arts Department Chair (2007-2012).
  • Participated in aspects of school operations, including instructional leadership, grant writing and management, program planning and implementation, staff selection and evaluation, student placement and discipline and school finance as a member of the District Education Improvement Committee and the La Marque Middle School campus leadership team.
  • Appointed to a team charged with developing a new Gifted and Talented and Social Studies curriculum for 1200+ students, and for designing and producing all supporting instructional materials.
  • Developed documentation and assessed training needs in conjunction with Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) methodologies, provided support and assisted with ongoing staff development, collaborated with colleagues on development workshops and services that supported AVID, and worked closely with students and their counselors through the college path process as the AVID coordinator and teacher.
  • PRESENTATIONS Peterson, Brandi A.
  • 2010), "Staff Development for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Instructional Strategies." Presented at La Marque High School for opening break-out sessions, August 2010.
  • AWARDS/HONORS 2010 La Marque Education Foundation Grant; $5,000 Technology grant to develop and implement a technology center that provided technology instruction and support to students, staff, and parents.
Generalist, 04/2008 to 12/2008
Instructional Leadership Development ILD
03/2008
01/2007 to 01/2012
Fine Arts
  • Designed and implemented lesson plans for nine different courses.
  • Restructured classroom policy to reflect my classroom management style of consensus-building.
History Teacher, 08/2006 to 06/2012
La Marque Middle School/LMISD La Marque, Texas
  • Facilitated conferences on student and school issues with parents, students, staff and community stakeholders.
Education
M.S: Educational Management, 12 2010
University of Houston - Houston, Texas
Educational Management
B.A: Telecommunications, 5 2006
Texas Southern University - Houston, Texas
Telecommunications
Certifications
Gifted and Talented 30-Hour Awareness Certificate, July 2014 Social Studies 8-12, April 2014 Principal EC-12, December 2010
Affiliations
Association of Texas Professional Educators, member National Association of Black Journalists, member Notary Public of Texas; Commission expires January 26, 2016 COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, La Marque Alumnae Chapter, Recording Secretary 2013-2015
Skills
Arts, AVID, budget, conferences, decision making, designing, documentation, finance, grant writing, instruction, leadership, materials, PRESENTATIONS, producing, program planning, safety, Staff Development, teacher, workshops
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Experience
President
  • Increased sales by $2,350,643 or 38% Increased profit percentage by 9.08%, from 1.8% to 10.88% Increased profit dollars from $79,598.00 to $666,081.00 Decreased Labor as a Percentage of Sales from 16.8% to 13.9% Decreased G,S, & A from 17.6% to 11.7% of Sales Increased Dollars per man hour from $88.94 to $113.50 Lowered company debt burden by $400,000 Increased company stock price from $14.30 to $28.38 After first year, reached profit objectives for company bonus 22 out of 23 quarters As Sales Manager and VP of Sales Increased sales by $1,976,138 or 30.7% Five out eight years double digit increase in sales Lowest growth percentage was 8.4% Led company to highest sales and most profitable fiscal year in company history Achieved profit objectives for company bonus 32 out of 36 quarters.
INNOVATIVE LABELING SOLUTIONS Hamilton, OH Market Specialist 05/2014 to Current
  • Responsible for all sales activities, from lead generation to the close of the sale, within the territory of Ohio, Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.
  • Help develop and implement Marketing Plans that will meet both business and personal sales goals and objectives.
  • Work with the Client Specialists, Product Specialists, and customers for the achievement of revenue generation, customer satisfaction, and long term account goals that align with company's vision.
SCHAEFER BOX & PALLET CO Hamilton, OH President 02/2008 to 04/2014
  • Directed and managed a workforce of 32 employees with annual sales of $6.1 million.
  • Analyzed sales reports and accounting statements to develop plans to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Highly involved in sales efforts, controlling overall costs of company, and human resource management.
  • Communicated with Production Manager, Supervisors, Sales Manager, and Employees on sales, costs, and human resource issues.
  • Developed profit and sales objectives for continued upward growth of company.
SCHAEFER BOX & PALLET CO Hamilton, OH Vice President of Sales 04/2006 to 01/2008
  • Added Human Resource and Administrative duties while continuing to manage a customer base of over 200 customers in the SW Ohio and Northern Kentucky area.
  • Continued prospecting and cold calling potential new customers while directing office personnel regarding sales objectives, customer relations, and account management.
  • Communication daily with different customers regarding pricing and design of products.
  • Driving force in creating new marketing materials and new website to attract customers to our company.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Social Studies Teacher 08/1996 to 12/1998
Education
BACHELOR OF ARTS: COMMUNICATIONS AND HISTORY 03/2006 University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY COMMUNICATIONS AND HISTORY Four Year Football Letterman Three Time Academic All-SEC
MASTER OF ARTS University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
MBA: GENERAL BUSINESS Thomas More College, Crescent Springs, KY GENERAL BUSINESS
Skills
Academic, Account Management, accounting, Administrative, Budgeting, Business Development, Closing, Cold Calling, Excellent Communication, Client, customer relations, customer satisfaction, Customer Service, directing, Driving, Focus, Human Resource, Leadership Skills, Team Builder, Marketing Plans, Market Research, marketing materials, office, Performance Management, personnel, Presentation Skills, pricing, Production Manager, profit, Relationship Management, Sales, Sales Manager, Teaching, vision, website
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Executive Profile
  •  Extensive knowledge and experience in managing people and databases.
  • Proven track record for coordinating work loads and handling a variety of tasks simultaneously, while executing projects on time.
  • Instruction Leader versed in working with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of children and their parents.
  • High-energy Administrator successful in building and motivating dynamic teams. Cultivates a school culture in which staff members feel comfortable voicing questions and concerns, as well as contributing new ideas that students' achievement.
Skill Highlights
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Self-motivated
  • Title I knowledge
  • Differentiated instruction specialist ​​
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Critical thinker
  • Curriculum development
  • Organizational development knowledge ​​
Core Accomplishments
  • Developed innovative instruction methods
  • Founded and led a comprehensive after school enrichment program
  • Collaborated with department and faculty members to design a year-round standard-based curriculum
  • Served on the RIT Committee.
  • Served as key contributing member to Leadership team
Professional Experience
Special Education Facilitator
August 2009 to August 2013
Montgomery Public Schools Montgomery, AL
  • Actively support Brewbaker Primary to ensure that a strong commitment to improving academic and social achievement of students with disabilities is evident.
  • Collaborated with appropriate individuals so that the educational needs of students with disabilities are appropriately addressed and in compliance with district/division procedures as well as applicable federal and state laws.
  • Trained administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals, in the methods for implementing and maintaining effective instruction and assessment.
  • Assist parents in problem solving and acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills to support the development and implementation of their child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Provided assistance and training to staff, and internal stakeholders to resolve complex issues or problems.
  • Provide staff with information on scientifically based instruction, positive behavioral supports and other effective classroom management techniques.
  • Assist licensed staff in providing technical information, preparing IEPs, and/or referrals for additional/alternative academic and/or positive behavioral supports.
  • Provided disability training for teachers and other school staff.
  • Organized activities and fieldtrips for students with disabilities.
  • Interacts with participates in consultations with specialist as appropriate in order to plan and prepare each child's individualized educational program in accordance with goals.
  • Planned and coordinated with regular education teachers to ensure classroom success for special education students.
  • Coordinates the implementation of data collection process and assist in verifying data accuracy using available technology.
  • Assumed responsibility for own professional growth and development; for keeping current with the literature and new research findings; and for attending appropriate professional meetings and conferences.
  • Collaborated with general educators to design, differentiate, and implement curriculum and instruction.
Elementary Special Education Teacher
January 2008 to Current
Montgomery Public Schools Montgomery, AL
  • Work with children that are diagnosed with specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, autism, combined deafness and blindness, traumatic brain injury within an elementary school setting.
  • Teach disabled youth life skills and basic literacy and modifies general education curriculum to meet the child's needs.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition, in order to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Analyze and evaluate program needs.
  • Teach parents and other caregivers ways to help their child learn and participate in everyday activities.
  • Provide research base instruction in inclusive settings using Co-teaching Models.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Cooperate with the building administrator and supervisors in professional development activities related to teaching particularly in the area of Reading Recovery and pupil-supervision tasks.
  • Provide quality coordination and support services for children with various medical and physical disabilities.
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Use various teaching methods to promote learning, including intensive individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work.
  • Ensure appropriate accommodations are available in class and when a student needs to take a test.
Behavior Intervention Officer
August 2007 to July 2009
Montgomery Public Schools Montgomery, AL
  •  Planned and provided instruction to emotionally disturbed pupils in multiple grade levels in academic, social, behavioral, and other educational skill areas.
  • Prepared appropriate documentation and reports on programs and on student progress.
  • Provided individual and small group specialized instruction services for students with moderate to severe disability Assessed present developmental levels in critical domain areas for the purpose of implementing behavior intervention plans.
  • Implemented the behavior intervention plan with the information collected for the purpose of providing behavior intervention based on individualized needs of the child and family Collected/documented/wrote data, related reports, and child records for the purpose of ongoing behavior intervention service planning and review.
  • Communicated with children, family members, school staff, and agency personnel for the purpose of sharing information pertaining to applied behavioral strategies and interventions.
  • Coordinated/Maintained a productive daily schedule for the purpose of completing reports, instructional activities and other duties.
  • Participated in and functions as a positive team member for the purpose of enhancing/sharing knowledge and skills for delivering best practices.
  • Received referrals and background information for the purpose of conducting assessments and implementing appropriate behavior intervention plans.
Consultant, Part Owner
June 2004 to June 2007
Common Solution LLC Indianapolis, IN
  • Provided support to persons, with intellectual disability, who had Medicaid /Medicaid Waiver services.
  • Completed assessments, lead interdisciplinary team in developing Person-Centered Plan with the individual, linked to needed services/supports, monitored delivery and quality of services according to the plan and changed plans, as needed.
  • Acted as a resource to individual with disabilities and his/her family and provided information about county, and community resources.
  • Met with social workers and other community members to help meet client needs.
  • Assisted Direct Care Supervisors in the development of each ISP.
  • Provided staff training through regional in-services related to best practices for servicing all individuals with disabilities (infants-adults).
  • Provided home and community-based services, a continuum of direct service, education and advocacy.
  • Collaborated with vendors to ensure that health and safety needs were met.
  • Reviewed monthly records (i.e.
  • data collection, daily logs).
  • Exchanged information with the owner of the residential communities and/or direct care supervisors.
  • Functional Age Appropriate Curriculum Parental Involvement/Family Training Reviewed records pertinent law, regulations, policies and documents related to practices and procedures involving individuals with a disability.
  • Coordinated monthly service verification in conjunction with other service providers Collaborated with other state agencies, local agencies, advocates & parents in implementing special initiatives/mandates; provides technical assistance & training to personnel in developing comprehensive early intervention services; develops materials to facilitate decision-making.
  • Inclusionary Strategies, Positive Behavior Supports, Community Based Instruction.
Secondary Special Education Teacher/Job Coach
August 2002 to June 2007
Indianapolis Public Schools Indianapolis, IN
  • Taught basic literacy, life skills and used the general education curriculum or modify it to meet each individual child's needs, providing remedial instruction as required.
  • Trained teachers on co-teaching Provided training and technical assistance to case managers, teachers, related service providers and support service professionals on all aspects of cases management: use of computer systems for the special education process, writing of goal writing, progress reports, annual reviews and parent communication.
  • Taught direct instructions in academic for children with developmental disabilities in small grouping or one to one assistance.
  • Helped students with disabilities achieve independence through employment.
  • Managed student behavior to encourage best possible student educational experience.
  • Taught special needs students' employability skills necessary for post-secondary success.
  • This includes implementing a transition plan.
  • Developed and conduct IEP/Transitional meetings for all students on assigned caseload Taught students with disabilities in the resource room following a prescriptive individualized educational program for each identified student.
Secondary Social Studies Teacher
August 2000 to June 2002
Lowndes County Public Schools Hayneville, AL
  • Provided research based instruction.
  • Helped students obtain a general knowledge of historical events.
  • In addition, prepared students in either entering the job market or college after they graduate.
  • Taught courses in social studies, history, geography, American government, political science, to secondary pupils, utilized core curriculum and other appropriate learning activities approved by the Board of Education.
  • Developed a balanced social studies program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage pupils to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
  • Provided individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Kept abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Provided an innovative and challenging learning environment engaging in effective and appropriate classroom management.
Education
Education Leadership & Administration, October 2014 Capella University
Masters of Education : Leadership, August 2009 Leadership
Masters of Arts : Special Education, August 2005 Alabama State University Montgomery, AL Special Education
Bachelor of Science : History Ed, May 1999 Ball State University Muncie, IN History Ed
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL
Skills
academic, autism, basic, interpersonal, conferences, data collection, decision-making, delivery, developmental disabilities, documentation, staff training, Functional, government, instruction, ISP, law, develops materials, meetings, personnel, physical disabilities, policies, problem-solving, progress, quality, Reading, research, safety, scientific, speech, supervision, teaching, technical assistance
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Overview

To obtain a successful career in the business field and use my technical, analytical, and administrative skills within a growing company. I am dependable, hardworking, friendly and eager to learn. With the intent of furthering my knowledge, I intend to be an active part of the team.

Experience
Contract Sales Support Jun 2015 to Oct 2015
Electrolux - Augusta, GA
  • Customer Focus
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Inbound Calling
  • Outbound Calling
6th Grade Social Studies Teacher Aug 2014 to Dec 2014
Murphey Middle School - Augusta, GA
  • Developed lesson plans based on Common Core Standards
  • Developed classroom management system and procedures
  • Attended Faculty and Staff Meetings
  • Professional Learning Seminars
  • Hosted Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Student Teaching Apr 2014 to Aug 2014
Georgia Teaching Fellows - Augusta, GA
  • Participated and completed in an intensive six-week summer training focused on instructional design and delivery, as well as classroom management and culture,
  • Taught 6th thru 8th grade social studies with a co-operating teacher during the summer program for students in Richmond County School System
  • Developed lesson plans based on RCSS summer school curriculum standards
  • Developed classroom management system and procedures
  • Participated in professional development workshops and discussions.
Administrative Clerk Jul 2013 to Jan 2014
IMERYS- Kentucky-Tennessee Clay - Augusta, SC
  • Conducting phone and in person interviews with prospective employees
  • Training new employees
  • Answer Calls/Input Customer Orders
  • Complete Late Report each week displaying shipments that have not left the plant
  • Correspond with customers and distributors via telephone, fax, and email
Customer Service Representative Jul 2012 to Jul 2013
Imerys - Augusta, SC
  • Input orders for kaolin clay
  • Convert pounds to tons to ensure correct amount of clay is shipped
  • Schedule carriers to ship products out of plant
  • File Bills of Lading
  • Correspond with customers and distributors via telephone, fax, and email
  • Inbound Calling
  • Outbound Calling
Customer Service Supervisor/Customer Service Representative Mar 2008 to Jan 2012
NITT Technologies - Augusta, GA
  • Established good relationships with customers
  • Corresponded with customers via telephone and performed payment transactions
  • Input company data in Microsoft Word, Excel, SAP
  • Monitored and documented calls performed by representatives
  • Conducted side by side training with representatives.
  • Inbound Calling
  • Outbound Calling
Core Qualifications
  • 70 WPM
  • Customer Service
  • Office Procedures
  • Leadership

  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Implementation
  • Troubleshooting
Education
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications 2012 Paine College - Augusta, GA

GPA 3.4 Cum Laude Graduate

High School Diploma 2005 Paine College Claflin University Midland Valley High School - Graniteville, SC GPA: GPA: 3.5

Mass Communications GPA: 3.5

Mass Communications Claflin University - Orangeburg, SC
Personal Interests
  • Salvation Army Volunteer (Orangeburg, SC and Aiken SC)
  • Organized Clothes/Food drive for Haiti Relief Efforts '
  • Assistant Coach of Basketball Team (Boys ages 6-8)
  • Whitaker Elementary School Tutoring
  • Aiken County Parks and Recreation Volunteer (Aiken, SC)
  • Tennis Instructor
Skills

Conferences, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, SAP, email, fax, lesson planning, webinars, inbound calls, outbound calls