Committed Educator offering a strong educational background and more than 30 years of teaching and facilitating experience. Excellent interpersonal and organization skills.
Enthusiastic Academic Coach with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers, and administration.
Motivated and effective Instructional Leader who is well versed in providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students and professional personnel.
Mature professional and lifelong learner who adapts to new situations and technologies with ease. Adept at researched based best practices in education and in building collaboration among school staff members and the community.
Dedicated educator committed to creating a positive, nurturing school culture that is stimulating, encouraging, and will support all stakeholders to achieve their maximum capacity.
Implemented an Action Plan at Marsh Fork Elementary (2012-2013) measuring the effect of the increased emphasis of including non-fiction text, writing, and text dependent questioning on student reading comprehension in grades 3-5 as measured by the 2012 WETEST 2 as a baseline, and the WV Acuity Benchmarks on the identified corresponding standard at each grade level.
Designed and delivered,in collaboration with other Academic Coaches, a year long sustained professional development in Writing which increased student writing scores across the county by ____ as measured by the writing segment of the 2011-2012 Westest II Summative Assessment.
Sucessful grant/ award writer (Team and Individual)
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Guided teachers in the selection of instructional strategies and the creation of SMART goals to increase accountability and focus of student progress.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
Encouraged teachers and students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Provided teachers with professional development on strategies for increasing student engagement in the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility as defined within the APL Instructional Strategies.
Provided after-school and during school professional development in alignment with the schools' 5 Year Plans.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, teachers and school administrators.
Mentored and supported beginning and struggling teachers.
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.
Guided teachers to differentiate instruction according to student ability. and skill level.
Attended National and State Conferences to support continuous learning and build personal capacity. ( International Reading Association Conferences, 95% Group, Sopris Learning, Spencer and Kagan Cooperative Learning, Association of Curriculum and Development Conferences, Teaching Reading and Learning Diversity, WV Reading Symposiums, presented at WVTMC multiple years, APL Training,Teacher Leadership Institute for Math 4/5 and 2/3, iPad Training by Vanguard Group,Teacher Evaluation Institute)
Trained in 4 TERC modules (Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data, Mathematical Thinking)
Member Focus Team (Leadership)
Member Curriculum Team
Past Faculty Senate President
Lead 5th Grade Teacher
Served on County IBM Technology Team for Basic Skills Implementation
Coordinated school newspaper
Implemented Johns Hopkins CIRC Literature Based Reading model
Provided technology PD sessions for staff
Modeled AIMS lessons for additional PD
Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
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