Administrator Principal resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Results and relationship-focused school administrator with strength in coaching and mentoring, leading school communities, designing and facilitating teacher and leadership development, instructional technology, program management, organizational leadership, recruiting and accelerating diverse talent, and developing highly proficient teams. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Described by past supervisor as “an enthusiastic, dynamic leader who has a sense of humor, a community builder, and a great communicator - transparent, honest, clear, friendly, and instructional leader with a clear vision for academic success...built a Professional Learning Community in which staff engages in continuous learning...validates and recognizes the multiple nationalities, cultures, and the different perspectives of the community...created and sustained a positive and safe school environment."

  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Establishing university partnerships
  • Talent acquisition & DEI practices
  • Instructional leadership & student achievement
  • Fostering positive & welcoming school culture
  • Communication, collaboration, & public Speaking
Administrator / Principal , 07/2012 to Current
Fairfax County Public SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Direct supervisor of over 90 employees to include administrators, teachers, support staff; leading a school community representing over 30 different languages spoken by our families
  • Built and recruited pipeline of intern and entry level talent through university partnerships
    Developed strong relationships with operational leaders, external professional organizations, colleges and universities, and industry contacts to identify qualified entry level talent
  • Established Professional Development School status with George Mason University (and Marymount and Charleston Southern Universities) hosting student teachers and collaborating with University Site Facilitator to achieve program goals
  • Experience with delivering and leveraging assessments such as the Strength Finders to enhance employee performance
  • Partnered with Leadership Team to meet recruiting numbers for each department and listened to feedback from department leads to understand their hiring needs and develop solutions together
  • Collected feedback from interns about their experiences and share best practices with cooperating teachers Developed annual orientation for student teaching interns
    Provided best practices to interview panel and Leadership Team members for interviewing, campus engagement and onboarding for both virtual and in-person environments
  • Hiring manager for all school departments - led selection process and assigned highly effective staff in an equitable manner based on needs, assessment data, and local, state, federal reqs
  • Results (agree/strongly agree) from current employee and family engagement surveys: 97% - administrators support professional development of staff, 95% - their performance is assessed objectively, 96% - the school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures, 95% - the school is inviting and feels like a place I belong, 100% - staff taught me things that have helped me do my job better, 100% - feel safe at school
  • Developed and implemented annual professional development plans aligned with School Innovation Plans providing multiple access points to differentiate for adult learners (LMS, E-Learning, blended learning, unconference, job-embedded learning)
  • Previous two Assistant Principals thrived under my leadership and each accepted promotion to Principal
  • Mentored first year Principals as requested by supervisor and nominated as First Year Principal of the Year
  • Developed improved data dialogue protocols resulting in collective efficacy and a commitment to remediation and extension instructional plans to meet students by name and need (Tier 2 and 3 instruction)
  • Trained in Adaptive Schools, Breakthrough Coach, Blended Learning, Fierce Conversations, Cultural Proficiency, Responsive Classroom, Project-based Learning, and informally trained in Cognitive Coaching
  • Led facilitation of professional learning for Principals and staff to include: Cultural Responsiveness/Equity, Providing Growth Producing Feedback, Fierce Conversations, Moving Stuck Teams, Adaptive Schools
  • Collaboratively planned, prioritized and strategically managed the school's budget and finances to maximize resources while maintaining the integrity of policies and supporting continuous improvement
  • Implemented a long-term technology plan in collaboration with the SBTS and PTA to bring a 1:1 laptop ratio in grades 3-6 to support Blended Learning and technology integration across the school day
  • Recruited to serve on School Division's committee to evaluate and select the new online platform (LMS) for professional development and performance evaluations in collaboration with the Department of HR & IT
  • Leveraged several modes of communication formulating clear points of view on complicated issues and creating concise and well-written narratives consistently to ensure staff and community engagement with school to include a weekly digital newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, blog, website, email, in-person meetings
  • Provided same-day personalized feedback to teachers with coaching post-conferences after classroom observations with the use of an iPad app with specific look-fors aligned with school priorities and SIIP plan
  • Endorsed shared leadership by facilitating both Instructional Leadership Council and SIIP Committees monthly meetings with an emphasis on the CLT cycle and reflection/refinement of actions and strategies
  • Created a PBL Lead Cohort which lead professional development for all staff resulting in the development of PBL Share Fair Google Website to ensure all students develop Portrait of a Graduate attributes
  • Strengthened Advanced Academic program evidenced by retaining over 75% of eligible students
  • Created STEM lab, school garden where all students engaged in collaborative inquiry and experimental design
  • Navigated personnel concerns with professionalism and tact, resulting in either improvement or dismissal
  • Provided leadership required to implement and sustain Responsive Classroom and Positivity Project initiatives to ensure a strong school community built on mutual respect, acceptance, and trust
  • Responded to needs in the staff engagement survey to increase staff morale; frequent handwritten notes of gratitude, weekly VIP parking, pancake breakfasts, coffee bars, and partnering with Social Committee, PTA
Assistant Principal (Title 1), 08/2011 to 06/2012
Prince William County SchoolsCity, STATE,
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary talent development and instructional leadership strategies to improve capabilities and testing outcomes
Assistant Principal (Title 1), 08/2007 to 06/2011
Dorchester School District TwoCity, STATE,
  • Evaluated staff performance through ADEPT – the South Carolina system for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (including induction-level teachers)
Master of Science: Education Administration, Expected in 12/2006
Wilkes University - Wilkes-barre, PA
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/2002
Susquehanna University - Selinsgrove, PA
  • Administration & Supervision, PreK-12 & Elementary Education, PreK-6

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  • Susquehanna University

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