administrator principal resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Results-focused school administrator with strength in recruiting and accelerating diverse talent, learning and leadership development, DEI practices, employee engagement, program management, organizational leadership, 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 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."

  • Talent acquisition & DEI practices
  • Learning and leadership development
  • Program implementation & change management
  • Organizational leadership & engagement
  • Internal & external communication strategies
  • Public relations, speaking, & writing
07/2012 to Current Administrator / Principal Connections Academy | Cody, WY,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Developed and executed recruiting strategies for identifying a variety of sourcing options, building networks, delivering qualified candidates aligning with organizational priorities
  • 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
  • Volunteered annually as interviewer for the Division's job fairs, recommending candidates for early hire and invited to serve on Principal panel interviews
  • Provided best practices to interview panel and Leadership Team members for interviewing, campus engagement and onboarding for both virtual and in-person environments
  • Developed strong relationships with operational leaders, external professional organizations, colleges and universities, and industry contacts to identify qualified entry level talent
  • Built and recruited pipeline of intern and entry level talent through university partnerships
  • Oversaw recruitment lifecycle from creating brand awareness, to application process, to selection stage
  • Posted vacancies, accessed candidate pool database (ATS), reviewed resumes and portfolios, scheduled and conducted panel interviews resulting in starting every school year fully staffed
  • Partnered with HR specialists on matters such as staffing, certification, employee performance, investigations and effectively informed and educated senior leaders on recruiting forecasts and staffing deficiencies
  • Recognized by supervisor for increasing the hiring and retainment of a diverse teaching staff
  • Partnered with senior leadership in workforce planning, onboarding, retention, change management
  • Co-designed and facilitated formal building-level employee induction processes and procedures
  • Accessed various software (ATS), social media, and other platforms to create a diverse candidate pool
  • Designed custom interview questions aligned to the responsibilities and expectations of the vacant position
  • Conducted reference checks on all viable candidates and made personal follow-up contacts with all interviewed candidates, regardless of outcome
  • 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
  • Mentored first year Principals as requested by supervisor and nominated as First Year Principal of the Year
  • Previous two Assistant Principals thrived under my leadership and each accepted promotion to Principal in less than one year working alongside me
  • Led facilitation of variety of professional learning for Principals and staff to include: Cultural Responsiveness/Equity, Providing Growth Producing Feedback, Fierce Conversations, Moving Stuck Teams, Adaptive Schools, and many more
  • Navigated personnel concerns with professionalism, resulting in improvement or dismissal
  • Solicited input from key internal and external staff in determining, selecting, allocating and utilizing the human resources necessary for present and future staffing needs
  • Developed and implemented annual professional development plans aligned with School Innovation Plans providing multiple access points to differentiate for adult learners (LMS, blended learning, job-embedded)
  • 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, blog, website, email, in-person meetings
  • 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
  • Leveraged MS Office, Google Suite, BlackBoard to differentiate for adult learners and allow networking
  • 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
08/2011 to 06/2012 Assistant Principal Connections Academy | Columbus, OH,
  • Assessed teaching and support staff and delivered exemplary talent development and instructional leadership strategies to improve capabilities and testing outcomes
08/2007 to 06/2011 Assistant Principal Dorchester School District Two | City, STATE,
  • 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)
Expected in 12/2006 Master of Science | Education Administration Wilkes University, Wilkes-barre, PA GPA:
Expected in 05/2002 Bachelor of Science | Elementary Education Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA GPA:
  • Administration & Supervision, PreK-12 & Elementary Education, PreK-6

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  • Susquehanna University

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