(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Skill Highlights
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Miami University Oxford, OH Expected in 1995 Bachelor of Arts : History - GPA : Cum Laude Boyd and Carol Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship
History Cum Laude
Boyd and Carol Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship
One semester at the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Expected in 2000 Master of Public Policy : - GPA : Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
Core Accomplishments
Professional Experience
Cott Corporation - Co-CEO
Hot Springs, AR, 06/2015 - Present
  • Managed the creation and launch of the Nashville Teacher Residency, a year-long teacher preparation program designed to increase the number of teachers of color in Nashville schools.
  • Recruited the Relay Graduate School of Education to establish a Nashville campus and led fundraising for start-up costs.
  • Launched a new organization from scratch.
  • Responsible for all aspects of financial, operations, and human resource management.
Cott Corporation - Chief Operating Officer
Kansas City, KS, 06/2013 - 06/2015
  • Responsible for oversight of the School Quality, Data, and Policy teams in the Nashville office.
  • Managed all operational aspects of the organization, including HR, payroll and benefits, facilities management for office and incubator school site.
Metrostar Systems - Chief Operating Officer
Quantico, VA, 05/2011 - 06/2013
  • Trained and supported 18 leaders to open 16 schools in Nashville and Memphis.
  • Created and led the Education Entrepreneurs Fellowship to support 8 experienced school leaders to start high performing charter schools, including program design, curriculum development, and ongoing leadership coaching.
  • Co-led the implementation of the district-charter compact in Nashville.
  • Managed all operational aspects of the organization, including HR, payroll and benefits, facilities management for office and incubator school site.
Touro - Division Director
New Orleans, LA, 05/2006 - 05/2011
  • Led program restructuring process of three alternative high schools that resulted in significant increases in student achievement, attendance, and engagement and decreases in suspensions.
  • One of these schools was recently named the 2010 Alternative School of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Alternative Schools.
  • Responsible for oversight and management of charter school sponsorship program, three contract alternative schools, and an adult basic education program with combined budgets of approximately $4,500,000 and 50 staff members.
  • Increased net income from -$300,000 to $20,000 over a two year period.
Catapult Learning - Director
Chicago, IL, 01/2001 - 01/2006
  • Created the nation's first non-profit charter school authorizing program, one of eight authorizers in the nation to be featured in the U.S.
  • Department of Education publication Supporting Charter School Excellence Through Quality Authorizing..
  • Designed and implemented comprehensive policies and procedures to guide charter application review, accountability plans, oversight, evaluation and contract renewal.
  • Managed the development, start-up and oversight of 15 high-quality charter schools that are focused on improving student outcomes, including several school replications.
  • Managed individual school accountability plans through site visits and regular financial reviews.
Region 14 - Education Specialist
Bethlehem, CT, 01/1999 - 01/2001
  • Provided technical assistance to schools in the areas of school start-up, accountability, budgeting, and governance.
  • Developed charter school policy for the Governor's legislative platform.
  • Reviewed applications to the Federal Charter Schools Grant program.
  • Continuous Improvement Pilot team member, providing technical assistance to a traditional public middle school that failed to make adequate yearly progress.
Newark Public Schools - Classroom Teacher
City, STATE, 01/1996 - 01/1998
  • Taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.
  • Fostered strong relationships with diverse parent groups to increase parental involvement in the classroom.
Teach For America - Corps Member
City, STATE, 01/1996 - 01/1998
  • Selected from thousands of applicants to participate in a national teacher's corps.
Work History
Minnesota Department of Education -
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Professional Affiliations
2014-Present Valor Collegiate Academies Secretary, Board of Directors Valor Collegiate Academies is a Charter Management Organization that operates two middle schools and a high school (beginning in 2018), with an emphasis on social-emotional learning, an intentionally diverse student body, and college prep academics. Valor Collegiate Academies is the highest performing operator of open-enrollment middle schools in Nashville. 2004-2010 National Association of Charter School Authorizers Board member, Board of Directors NACSA is the leading national organization focused on improving authorizer oversight of charter schools. As a NACSA Board Member I have contributed to the creation of the organization's most recent five-year strategic plan. Served in a number of leadership roles during my tenure, including Treasurer, Secretary, and Chair of the Internal Affairs Committee. 2008-2010 Charter School Partners Member, Board of Directors Charter Partners is a charter support organization focused on increasing academic achievement and fiscal responsibility in Minnesota charter schools and is supported by the Walton Foundation.
Arts, basic, benefits, budgeting, budgets, coaching, color, Continuous Improvement, curriculum development, facilities management, financial, fundraising, human resource management, HR, leadership, office, payroll, policies, profit, program design, progress, publication, Quality, Teacher, technical assistance

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