Highly skilled and student focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students, staff and providing a stimulating, safe, and motivating learning environment. Dynamic visionary leader and solid team player with a proven track record in collaborating with the school community, improving student academics and maintaining excellence in education. Trustworthy professional with superior communication skills to develop strong and lasting relationships with all members of the school community.
Outstanding social skills
Diverse classroom settings
Career Day leader
Physics Day leader
504 plan development
Child Study Team member
Expertise in leadership
Expertise in coaching
School security and safety
Educator of the Quarter (January 1996), President's Circle finalist (2005, 2006,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), “Making a Difference” Volunteers in Education
award from Holland Elementary School (May 1, 2013), SkillsUSA Virginia
Chairperson, Hampton, Virginia (2012, 2013), SkillsUSA Virginia Judge, Hampton,
Virginia (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Certification of Appreciation from The
Peninsula Chapter of the International Association of Administrative
professionals (September 13, 2011), Certificate of Appreciation for Career
Connection “Transition to the Future” from the Virginia Beach City Public
Schools (March 9, 2011), Volunteers in Education award from the Virginia Beach
City Public Schools (April 2012), AVID guest speaker at Landstown Middle School
in Virginia Beach, Virginia (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), and Junior
Achievement volunteer at Holland Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Coach for Virginia Beach City Public School Champion Football team (2000, 2001).
Academic Coordinator April 2016 to CurrentHampton University - Hampton, VirginiaPlan, manage, and recruit eligible students into academic programs for the Educational Talent Search program.Coordinate and implement targeted academic interventions, counseling services, and activities that assist eligible students in their adjustment to the middle and high school environment;Recruit, assign tutors, and coordinate all training for the tutorial program; Evaluate monthly progress reports submitted by tutors, and review academic progress with tutees as warranted;Maintain electronic records of all tutoring sessions and review feedback reports to ensure timely intervention as necessary;Regularly monitor participants' academic progress, program attendance, and participation in project activities including coordinate college tours and Saturday Academy;Make presentations to student groups and help students apply for admission and secure financial aid to four year universities and/or community college, to include providing information on scholarships, grants, work study, loans, and other financial assistance programs;Advise students on financial aid policies and deadlines, effective study skills, time management strategies, and test-taking techniques;Supervise the Mentoring Program.
Director of Corporate and Community Relations May 2005 to December 2015Averett University - Chesapeake, Virginia
Relationship Management – As one of the public faces for Averett University to the community, I embraced the mission and culture of Averett University. I was able to convey this message to corporations and school systems, building a solid foundation for the relationship between a partner organization and Averett University. I focused on building relationships between a wide array of constituencies ranging from corporate partners to civic and religious groups, and was able to act as a conduit to bring these constituencies together for the common good.
Leadership – I would build relationships between Averett University and the community by using strong peopleskills and lead organizations together toward a common goal. I was able to identify opportunities and lead Averett University forward to take advantage of these opportunities. By using a steadfast professional demeanor, I was a visible leader in the community.
Communication - I was able to communicate effectively across a broad range of constituencies. I was able to listen and develop the educational needs of companies and organizations, and then communicate that information to Averett University. By presenting myself as a resource, I was charged with supporting and communicating the vision and mission of Averett University.
Guidance Counselor and Coach August 1993 to April 2005Virginia Beach City Public Schools - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Successfully improved student participation in classroom guidance activities through integration of
creative "Guidance Game Show."
Volunteer tutor to increase student literacy and support school SOL programs.
Served on school action team and revised the guidance department policies.
Created and implemented "Career Day" to expose students to various occupations.
Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra
Created and implemented "Physics Day" to reinforce Science SOL objectives.
Organized grade records to increase reference speed.
Facilated parent/teacher conferences.
Coach for two-time City Champion football team.
Master of Arts : Education Administration and Supervision, 2014University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZSchool Administration and Supervision
Master of Science : Counselor Education, 1993Canisius College - Buffalo, NYCounselor Education
Bachelor of Science : Sociology, 1990State University of New York - Buffalo, NYSociology