To obtain a position as where I can use my energy and skills to develop, motivate, lead and encourage employee productivity
Experienced manager with expertise in human relations and project management
Extensive background in staff recruitment and retention
Staff training and development
Superb written and oral communication skills
Organizational and Strategic Planning
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Proficient with Office Equipment (copy machine, fax machine, computers, printers, and scanners)
Ability to maintain confidentiality
August 2014 to Current
Department of EducationHouston, TXAssistant Center Manager
Fifth Ward Head Start) Writes performance evaluations; issues counseling forms/disciplinary actions; handles employee complaints and grievances; recommends the hiring, termination and promotion of staff.
Coordinate and conduct training with center staff based on needs, and in conjunction with the overall program-wide training curriculum and the Family and Community Partnership unit.
Provide training and technical assistance to center staff regarding supervision and evaluation of children Plans, assigns, coordinates and supervises the work of volunteer and paid staff Identifies areas of need, researches and develops recommendations for new programs to satisfy the needs of Head Start children and families Provide leadership in all areas of classroom instruction through modeling, observation, and consultation with teaching staff to support highly individualized teaching and learning Collect and analyze data/ Maintain confidentiality of information.
July 2012 to August 2014
William Smith Sr. Tri- County Child Development Council, IncRichmond, TXDirector
Juan Seguin Early Childhood Center) Overall operation of center including: Supervision, evaluation of teaching staff to ensure compliance with all relevant standards and regulations, including orientation and training, oversight of their work; performance evaluations; making recommendations on hiring, firing, and promotion; initiating and participating in disciplinary actions regarding staff Reviews and analyzes monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear to be predicated.
Schedule and facilitate monthly center staff meetings.
Schedule and/or attend case conferences, parent conferences, case reviews, IEP/IFSP meetings, staff meetings, parent meetings, in-service and pre-service meetings, and other meetings as directed.
Prepare and maintain accurate records, including student records, staff records, financial records, parent involvement records, in-kind contribution, and all others as required, using proper spelling and accurate calculations.
July 2011 to July 2012
William Smith Sr. Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc Juan Seguin Early Childhood CenterRichmond, TXAssistant Director
In the absence of the Head Start director, managed day to day operations in accordance with established policy and procedures Administered parent meetings, and organized the scheduling of meetings, conferences, trainings, events, and distributed meeting minutes Screened and interviewed prospective staff and recommendations for hire Interacted with organizational staff, executives, clients, vendors, and visitors on a daily basis Direct, instruct, and train educators.
August 2009 to July 2011
William Smith Sr. Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc George Family Development CenterRichmond, TXPre-Kindergarten Teacher
Planed and implemented activities with children that are consistent with the curriculum provided with Head Start mandated outcomes Maintained accurate and current assessment information noting child's progress across all developmental domains utilizing anecdotal notes and/or examples of children's work Attended professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence Prepared reports on students and activities as required by administration Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws and Head Start policies and procedures.
June 2007 to August 2009
Foundations for Life Center for Child DevelopmentHouston, TXKindergarten Teacher/ After School Coordinator
Provided learning experiences in language arts, social studies, reading, arithmetic, science, art, and physical education while ensuring a comfortable classroom environment Provided individual and group interaction designed to meet individual needs for enhancing self-image and to help the students make a satisfactory transition to school Was responsible for coordinating the implementation and development of the after school program Established and maintained good relationship with school staff Ensured safety and well being of youth while participating in program activities.
Managed day-to-day operations of the after school program Developed program planning strategies, and created opportunities for team building Coordinated, implemented and monitored the activities and requirements of the After School Program Organized schedule of academic, recreation, and enrichment activities Worked effectively with the school principals, teachers, school staff and parents for the purpose of maintaining good communication, program efficiency and keeping them informed and involved in the After School Program at the assigned site.
Texas Southern University Houston, TXSociology Speech Communication Bachelors of ArtsGPA: Honor Institution- Cum Laude GPA: 3.29/4.0 The National Dean's List
Honor RollSociology Speech Communication Honor Institution- Cum Laude GPA: 3.29/4.0 The National Dean's List
Texas Southern University Alumni Association
Ball High School Galveston, TX GPA: GPA: 3.0/ 4.0GPA: 3.0/ 4.0
National Honor Society
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