Committed high-achieving Assistant Principal adept at supporting and enhancing teacher success with effective training and mentoring.
Assistant Principal01/2014 to Current Charles Henderson School – Chicago, IL
Perform classroom evaluations using Danielson Framework.
Supervise and evaluate teachers/ support staff through instructional leadership and professional development.
Provide daily coaching feedback based on non evaluative observations.
Conducted remote learning observations with feed back.
Encouraged and supported teachers through remote learning.
Increased On Track students in 3rd-8th from 48 %to 57% by conducting weekly teacher team meetings engaging teachers to reflect on their instructional best practices and analyzing student work at each grade level.
Collaborating with teachers to focus on item analysis, DDI cycle and corrective teaching of skills not mastered at 70%.
Created a plan to increase/improve student attendance from 93.4% to 94.3% by encouraging an attendance team to check in and check out targeted students.
All non- teaching staff will check on targeted students daily while creating various incentives for Tier 2 and Tier 3 target students.
Facilitate Instruction Leadership Team meetings focused on analyzing grade level and school wide formative and summative assessment trends and monitoring the effectiveness of school wide strategies in CIWP as well as identifying areas of instructional improvement.
Decreased the number of out of school suspensions from 2.31 to 1.1 by collaborating with the Culture and Climate team with faculty and staff to implement restorative practices and peace circles.
Directed summer school, overseeing 4 different schools.
Implementing blended learning experiences with web-based support tools.
Creating an environment for students the opportunity to meet promotion guidelines.
Implemented compliance efforts for fire and other safety regulations.
Assisted Principal with yearly operations and budget, tracked expenses and documented actions.
Build and maintain positive relationships with diverse stakeholders, such as parents, school volunteers and outside agencies.
Reading Specialist01/2010 to 01/2014 Henderson/McCorkle Elementary School – Chicago, IL
Conducted daily classroom observations with coaching feedback.
Provided Professional Development on various reading strategies such Marzano Vocabulary, Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading, Balance Literacy, Data Driven Instruction, Backwards Design and Gradual Release.
Attended various network trainings/professional development such as Haggerty, Sing Spell Read, Leveled Literacy Intervention, Kagan, DIBELS.
Modeled/Co taught lessons with teachers.
Provided support with unit and lesson planning.
Led groups of teachers through Data Driven Instruction Cycle.
Built positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements for student achievement.
Performed assessments and analyzed results to spot students in need of further help.
Assisted with Developing goals and realistic plans for achieving each target group.
Engaged with teachers to develop differentiated lesson for Guided Reading Instruction.
Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement.
Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
Classroom Teacher/Librarian01/1997 to 01/2010 Helen J. McCorkle – Chicago, IL
Planed, prepared and delivered lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning.
Used relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
Managed student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
Encouraged and monitored the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
Participated in department, school, district and parent meetings.
Established and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Provided individual and group assistance to students using methods such as direct instruction and learning centers to motivate and instill an enthusiasm for learning
Adjunct Professor01/2008 to 06/2009 Richard Daley College – Chicago, IL
Prepared students for College-level reading by improving vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension, critical thinking and study skills.
Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback.
Probed, encouraged and facilitated class discussions by building discussions into lessons, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation and actively solicit input.
Educational Leadership2012Argosy University-
Masters of Teaching: Reading2007Chicago State University-
Masters of Arts And Teaching: Education2004National Louis University-
Bachelor of Mortuary Science1993Southern Illinois University at Carbondale