administrator resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Results-focused school administrator with strength in designing and leading differentiated professional development, recruiting, accelerating, and measuring talent, and developing highly proficient teams. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Described by supervisor as “an enthusiastic, dynamic leader who has a sense of humor, a community builder, and a great communicator - transparent, honest, clear, friendly, and motivated.”

  • Organizational leadership
  • Training and mentoring
  • Technologies integration
  • Public speaking and communication
  • Employee performance evaluations
  • Program implementation
07/2012 to Current Administrator / Assistant Principal Success Academy Charter Schools | Queens, NY,
  • Direct supervisor of over 90 employees to include administrators, teachers, support staff
  • Developed and implemented professional development plan aligned with School Innovation Plan providing multiple access points to differentiate for adult learners (blended learning, unconference, whole group, online playlists, job-embedded learning)
  • Mentored first year Principals as requested by supervisor and nominated as First Year Principal of the Year
  • Led facilitation of variety of professional learning for Principals and staff to include: Cultural Responsiveness/Equity, Providing Growth Producing Feedback, Math and Reading Workshop
  • Knowledge and implementation of instructional design strategies (ADDIE model) coupled with frequent evaluation and feedback from participants to make adjustments to future courses
  • Provided same-day personalized feedback to teachers with coaching post-conferences after observations with the use of iPad technology targeting specific look-fors aligned to priorities
  • Hiring manager - lead selection process and assigned highly effective staff in an equitable manner based on needs, assessment data, and local, state, and federal requirements
  • Collaboratively planned, prioritized and strategically managed the school’s budget and finances to maximize fiscal resources while maintaining the integrity of policies and supporting continuous improvement of the school and division mission and goals
  • 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
  • Recruited to serve on School Division’s committee to evaluate and select the new online platform for professional development and performance evaluations in collaboration with the Department of HR, Department of IT, and Office of Professional Learning
  • Leveraged Microsoft Office, Google Suite, BlackBoard to differentiate for adult learners
  • Co-design formal building-level employee induction processes and informal procedures
  • Established Professional Development School status with George Mason University, hosting student teachers and collaborating with University Site Facilitator to achieve program goals
  • Traning in Cultural Proficiency, Breakthrough Coach, Blended Learning, Adaptive Schools, Fierce Conversations, Responsive Classroom, Project-based Learning, and more
  • Implemented long-term technology plan in collaboration with the PTA to bring a 1:1 laptop ratio in grades 3-6 to support Blended Learning and technology integration
  • Endorsed shared leadership experiences by facilitating both Instructional Leadership Council (Team Leaders) and SIIP Committees monthly meetings with an emphasis on the Collaborative Learning Team cycle and reflection and refinement of our SIIP actions and strategies
  • Established a relationship with the Teachers College, Columbia University to provide reading and writing summer institutes and ongoing professional development opportunities to staff
  • Solicited input from key internal and external staff in determining, selecting, allocating and utilizing the human resources necessary for present and future staffing needs
  • Collaborated with Office of Community Partnerships to establish business partners
  • Developed improved data dialogue protocols resulting in collective efficacy and commitment to remediation and extension plans to meet students by name and need
  • Created a STEM lab and school garden where all students had opportunities to engage in collaborative inquiry and experimental design
  • Strengthened Local Advanced Academic program by retaining over 75% of eligible students
  • Maintained high visibility by attending PTA-sponsored events and frequent classroom visits
  • Leveraged several modes of communication consistently to ensure staff and community engagement with school to include a weekly digital newsletter, Twitter, blog, and website
  • Navigated personnel concerns with professionalism, resulting in improvement or dismissal
  • Responded to needs in the staff engagement survey to increase staff morale
08/2011 to 06/2012 Assistant Principal Success Academy Charter Schools | Brooklyn, NY,
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary talent development and instructional leadership strategies to improve capabilities and testing outcomes.
  • Initiated and monitored professional improvement plans; all with a focus on student achievement in conjunction with the social and emotional growth of each student
  • Served as special education administrator and school testing coordinator, training all staff, chairing all meetings, acting as liaison with the Central Office ensuring compliance with regulations
08/2007 to 06/2011 Assistant Principal Dorchester School District Two | City, STATE,
  • Evaluated staff performance through ADEPT – the South Carolina system for Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching (including induction-level teachers)
  • Participated in faculty and data meetings, School Instructional Improvement Committee, Assistant Principal Leadership Academy, PTSO, School Advisory Committee, Effective School-wide Discipline Committee, and staff development through the Division (i.e. Building Leadership Capacity)
  • Accessed data warehouse and student management system to support staff with data reports to guide daily, individualized instruction and identify patterns of weakness to target
Expected in 12/2006 to to Master of Science | Education Administration Wilkes University, Wilkes-barre, PA GPA:
Expected in 05/2002 to to Bachelor of Science | Elementary Education Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA GPA:

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  • Wilkes University
  • Susquehanna University

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