Enthusiastic Dean, effective at providing instructional support for teachers and fostering a positive learning environment for all students. Superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and teammates.
Strong Work Ethic
Positive and proactive approach to challenging behavior
Well versed in RTI strategies
Urban schools background
Differentiated instruction specialist
Led teachers to improve student NWEA/Map test scores by more than 30% during the 2015-2016 & the 2016-2017 academic years.
Introduced and led Professional Learning Communities at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School. Drastically increasing teacher capacity and collaboration amongst teachers and staff at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School.
Reduced discipline in my wing by more than 50% during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Completed NHA's Principal Prepatory Academy May 2016
Completed National Institute for School Leaders (NISL) June 2013
Dean of students/Instruction Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Scholars Charter School/Jun 2015 to Current
Impact student achievement as demonstrated by the NWEA/MAP score increases at Milwaukee Scholars Charter School (50 points gained in 3 years).
Started the implementation phase of Professional Learning Communities with teachers and staff in
kindergarten through 8th grade. Organizing teachers into working groups of practice-based professional learning of common core standards. Fostering a collaborative learning culture among colleagues within the school environment. Put a process in place for learning that is centered around achievement of all students, allowed for a common focus,
and to assess the school's needs, determine areas of focus, and
align resources in order to drive student achievement.
Lead learning by example; meet with teachers daily in one on one meetings to analyze data, define student needs, and agree on lessons to be taught that are
aligned with those needs; develop and practice teaching lessons and openly discuss
how well the teachers are progressing.
Evaluated teacher effectiveness through classroom observation, data analysis, and actionable feedback using the
new Teaching and Learning Framework as established by NHA; effectively handle student discipline and participate in parent meetings.
Implemented intervention programs for students requiring extra assistance.Guided intervention staff to improve students' reading levels through guided reading groups using Reading Mastery and Corrective reading curriculum.
Assistant Principal Gulfport, MSHarrison County School System/Aug 2013 to Jun 2015
Lead and coached educational staff through weekly classroom observations.
Counseled and provided guidance to students regarding personal, academic, or behavioral
Developed behavior goals with parents and teachers.
Planned and led professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and
support staff. Including professional learning communities geared toward analyzing
student work and student data; increasing student achievement.
Established, planned, and coordinated activities with staff and community leaders to increase
parental involvement within the school.
Collaborated with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, and also developed, set, and monitored performance goals and objectives with teachers.
Determined the scope of educational program offerings, and prepared drafts of course
schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
Prepared and submitted reports to state department.
Instructional Literacy Coach Gulfport, MSHarrison County School System/Mar 2011 to Jul 2013
Planned and conducted teacher training programs and conferences dealing with new classroom
procedures, instructional materials, equipment, and teaching aids.
Observed work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes
that could strengthen teaching skills.
Conferred with members of educational committees and advisory groups to obtain
knowledge of subject areas, and to relate curriculum materials to specific individual
Modeled lessons for novice and struggling teachers.
Guided teachers with planning lessons
that coordinate with the Common Core standards.
Researched, evaluated, and prepared recommendations on curricula, instructional methods,
and materials for Crossroads.
Served as TST chairperson coordinating RTI and Individualized Instructional plans for
Planned meetings with parents and teachers to monitor student progress and
modify plans if needed.
Teacher Gulfport, MSHarrison County School System/Oct 2007 to Feb 2011
Developed lesson plans and instructional materials and provided individualized and small
group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Helped students reach their maximum potential by successfully implementing
curriculum; through engaging, rigorous, and relative lessons.
Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as
lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those
objectives to students.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for
maintaining order among the students.
Education and Training
Elementary EducationNational Institute of School Leadership2013Gulfport, MS
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communications/JournalismSouthern UniversityMay 1996Baton Rouge, LAMass Communications/Journalism
Master of Arts: Educational LeadershipWilliam Carey University2012Gulfport, MS
academic, conferences, instruction, Team Building, lesson plans, materials, meetings, Multi-tasking, progress, Research, staffing, Strategic, teacher, teaching, training programs