Positive, enthusiastic leader with a focus on success for all students.
Mindful of all stakeholders
Continual focus on best practices
Colorado K-12 Professional Principal License
Colorado Professional Teaching License with Elementary Education and Special Education Generalist Endorsement
Assistant Principal July 2014 to October 2015Acres Green Elementary Douglas County Schools － Highlands Ranch, CO
Collaborated with building leadership team to create a positive school culture and climate using the Leader in Me student leadership philosophy.
Teamed with principal in making decisions based on data and school team feedback.
Facilitated professional development around instructional practices in literacy to increase achievement.
Led RTI teams in creating interventions and evaluating data for increased student success.
Built positive relationships with colleagues, students and families.
Supervisor and evaluator for certified and classified staff.
Supported classroom teachers by problem solving for students with significant behavior needs.
Facilitated a variety of building teams including MTSS team to address the diverse needs of the community.
Special Education Teacher August 2008 to June 2014Lois Lenski Elementary School Littleton Public Schools － Centennial, CO
Chairperson of special education team providing appropriate interventions to all students using the RTI model.
Participated in all aspects of developing IEPs for students with mild to moderate needs.
Collaborated with district level behavior teams to support students with significant needs learn successfully in the least restrictive environment.
Teacher leader providing professional development in teacher evaluation, best practices in special education, instructional interventions and school-wide behavior management.
Managed 504s for the building.
Member of building leadership team, student intervention team and accountability committee.
Led school in positive behavior initiative.
Special Education Teacher/Literacy Specialist August 1998 to June 2000Centennial Elementary School Littleton Public Schools － Littleton, CO
Teamed with staff to focus efforts on specialized reading instruction for all students.
Provided small group instruction to students using researched based interventions.
Performed a variety of formal and informal reading assessments.
Prepared and implemented IEPs and ILPs.
Led IEP staffings.
Differentiated communications to meet the needs of families.
Special Education Teacher August 1995 to June 1998Central Elementary School Adams County District － Commerce City, CO
Taught curriculum in all content areas in this full inclusion model.
Collaborated with staff on instructional and behavioral strategies for students with a wide variety of needs.
Involved in all aspects of developing and implementing IEPs.
Co-taught in regular education classrooms.
Successfully facilitated IEP staffings and team meetings.
Managed paraprofessionals and student interns.
Principal Licensure Program, 2013University of Colorado － Denver, Colorado
Master of Arts : Special Education, 1998University of Colorado － Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts : Elementary Education/Urban Studies, 1993Augsburg College － Minneapolis, MN
Acres Green Building Leadership Team, 2014-present Teacher Evaluation Team for Acres Green (Student Performance Focus) 2014-2015 Personalized Learning Leader for Acres Green Elementary 2014-2015 School Accountability Committee, Acres Green Elementary 2014-2015 Special Education Chairperson for Lenski Elementary at District Level, 2013-2014 Co-leader of District-Wide Special Education Teacher Monthly Meetings, 2012-2014 Littleton Council for Educator Effectiveness Member, 2013-2014 Evaluation Liaison for Lenski Elementary School, 2013-2014 Member of Licensed Evaluation Pilot Group, 2012-2013