With over 12 years of experience in teaching, administration and management of school activities, I am fully equipped to handle whatever task is set before me. I have vast experience and expertise in heading a big team. As building leader, I managed 50 staff members, and students of various ages from Preschool through Grade 8. I have helped the owners by using my dynamic professional work ethic to help build a profitable business without losing the integrity of the school environment. My greatest strengths are my logical and critical thinking, ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently, excellent communication skills and management ability. Qualification Summary: Encourage professional development Proven ability to recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate staff Promote the success of all students Entrepreneurial ability to manage change
United Cerebral Palsy of Broward CountyJuly 2011 to CurrentDirector of Special Needs After
Direct two after school programs for special needs children 2-22 years of age.
Execute budget of 800,000 for both programs as well as direct staff of 35 team members.
Maintain contracts with CSC (Children's Services Council) of Broward and responsible for writing new request for proposal for upcoming contract period.
Plan all activities and development events.
Attend all meetings at funding agency, CSC, for all levels of program.
Develop contacts at both Children's Services Council and School Board of Broward County, Before and After School Programs.
Beacon Hill SchoolJuly 2006 to July 2011Principal Hollywood, FL
Developed, maintained, evaluated, implemented and enhanced curricular and extracurricular programs to reflect student achievement and growth in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains, provide leadership for the planning, development and implementation of the school's curriculum, manage the recruitment and hiring of staff, select and assign staff in-service programs, astutely observe staff and faculty performance, document observations, and conduct evaluation conferences, work with department heads and faculty to compile annual budget requests based on documented program needs, help develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior, perform safety inspections, review emergency procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters.
Responsible for supervising the performance of teachers and students.
Conducted meetings and seminars for teachers.
Attended meetings with different school administrators to introduce innovative teaching strategies.
Organized workshops for teachers to improve their teaching skills.
Assessed and evaluated the performance of students and teachers.
Handled the tasks of recruiting better teaching staff.
Assigned various duties to staff and ensured proper implementation of discipline on the school premises.
Handled the tasks of assessing and executing paper work and records for the development Designed innovative programs to ensure safety of school and keep it free from alcohol and drugs.
Generated rules and procedures that cover behavioral plans for individual students.
Oversaw school budget to ensure that each department receives sufficient and adequate funds.
Helped teachers in planning curriculum activities for their classes.
Responsible for making annual plans for events and students' learning.
Performed instructional programming and conducted meetings for teachers-parents of the school.
Chancellor Charter SchoolAugust 2002 to July 2004Fifth Grade Teacher North Lauderdale, FL
Taught all components of a Balanced Literacy program.
Utilized different reading strategies including Reading Recovery methods.
Questioned students using for higher order thinking methods.
Taught writing strategies and conducted a Writing Workshop.
Used reading methods from the Wilson and Orton-Gillingham methods.
Developed and conducted literacy centers including center ideas from Fountas & Pinnell.
Utilized handwriting strategies from Zaner-Bloser handwriting.
Collaborated and developed teaching ideas with colleagues.
Experienced in using "Everyday Math" for math instruction.
Used the "inquiry based science strategy" for small group, and partner science experiments.
Wrote a monthly class newsletter for parents.
Developed lessons incorporating MS Word and Power Point; maintained a class webpage; utilized an overhead projector.
Chancellor Charter SchoolAugust 2004 to July 2006Second Grade Teacher North Lauderdale, FL
Developed age-appropriate lesson plans and lead classroom instruction in all subject areas, used an inquiry-based approach with an emphasis on scientific process, incorporated innovative uses of technology into the classroom, built a strong bond with students, parents and colleagues to inspire a shared commitment to quality education and employed kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning styles to make lessons interesting and to reach all students in the way they learn best.
Taught a second grade regular education class with 32 multicultural students.
Utilized multiple teaching methods such as visual, tactical, and auditory materials to simplify complex concepts, such as Sand Letters that assist in letter recognition by feeling formations.
Expanded the range of learning through whole class, individual, and small group instruction, cooperative education, and math, science, reading, art, and multi-sensory learning centers.
Led integrated social studies/writing units that allowed students to bridge the gap between real world issues and course material through research, interviews, and creative writing exercises.
Utilized a Smart Table and Smart Board for classroom instruction.
Challenged students to master basic math concepts using manipulative (food, squares of varying colors, sizes, shapes), graphing, and charting exercises that developed problem-solving skills.
Integrated technology into the learning process with computer lab assignments using self-paced programs such as Math Blaster/Reader Rabbit that develop students' cognitive abilities and basic computer/keyboarding skills.
Communicated with parents to acknowledge superior work and areas of concern through weekly newsletters, and encouraged parent-volunteer assistance throughout the year.
Nova Southeastern University2006M.SDavie, FL
Florida Atlantic University2002Bachelor of Arts: SociologyDavie, FLSociology
State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, Director Credential Strengths: Leadership and efficient management ability Appropriate and exact delegation of responsibilities to staff Effective use of different techniques and tools to educate all types of learners in an efficient, proactive learning environment. Memberships and Affiliations: National Association of Elementary School Principals Association of Independent Schools of Florida Accreditation Team Member NAEYC Member Early Learning Coalition Evaluation Committee Member