Progressive, transformational instructional leader experienced in the implementation of research-based strategies and campus wide development with over 10 years experience, offering an extensive background in Special Education and Administration. Exceptional skills in collaborating and communicatingwith parents, teachers and school related staff to arrive at the most optimal solution for the student, creating a safe and stimulating learning environment. Innovative leader who has a proven track record as team player with excellent communication skills to develop strong and lasting relationships with members of the surrounding school community. Continuous learner consistently pursuing new opportunities to further develop professionally and personally.
School Security and Safety Procedures
Leadership and Team Building
School Discipline-Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Strong oral and written communication skills
Master's Degree: Educational Administration2009University of North Texas at DallasDallas, TX, United States
Bachelor of Science: Social Work1993Morgan State UniversityBaltimore, MD, USA
Generalist (4-8), 2006-Present
Generic Special Education (PK-12), 2001-Present
Principal (EC-12), 2010-Present
EC-Special Education Teacher09/2015 to CurrentCabarrus County SchoolsConcord, NC
Is responsible for the development of Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students with disabilities; implements the IEP; and uses diagnostic information obtained from testes and other assessment procedures to update IEP's as needed
Acts as a case coordinator for assigned students; consults with community care-givers, school support professionals and parents to better understand and meet students needs
Communicates with parents regarding their children's educational progress via periodic written progress reports
Collaborates with a regular education teacher or multiple teachers as an inclusion teacher to plan and present lesson plans, create assessments and make sure the needs of all students in the classroom are being met.
Will regularly evaluate whether certain accommodations can be removed from the IEP at the next review or if new accommodations should be added.
Assistant Principal08/2013 to 06/2015AISD-Miller ElementaryArlington, TX
Worked with staff, principal, and central office personnel to plan, implement, and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis.
Communicated and promoted high expectation levels for staff and student performance in an enabling, supportive way; provided proper recognition of excellence and achievement.
Assisted in determining a common vision for school improvement; and implement programs toward attainment of the school vision.
Used developmental supervision effective and comprehensively with all staff by systematically observing instruction, recording observations, and regularly conducting formative and summative evaluation conferences.
Assisted in compliance with district policies, state and federal regulations
Effectively conducted conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and student issues, conveying both positive aspects of student behaviors as well as problem areas
Utilized information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, and evaluative feedback from line supervisors to improve performance.
Demonstrated awareness of school/community needs and initiated activities to meet those identified needs
Facilitated and organized coaches and students as the University Interscholastic League Academic coordinator for network competition
Maintained textbook and fixed asset inventories
Facilitated Special Education meetings meetings; ensured compliance and proper documentation; provide the needs of Resource, MAC, Speech and Auditory Impaired students
Assisted in development of district-wide Positive Behavior Interventions framework and design implementation at campus level
Lead P.B.I.S. and Discipline Committees
Collaborated with local churches and organizations to create mentoring programs and provide resources for parents
Planned and presented campus staff development
Designed and maintained master schedule and scheduling of students
Assisted in leading Site Based Decision, Reading, Writing, Math and Science Professional Learning Communities, Data Committee
Assisted in Comprehensive needs assessment and development of Campus Improvement Plan
Conducted teacher performance appraisals utilizing the Professional Developmental and Appraisal system (PDAS) with emphasis on engagement, differentiation and technology integration; developed interventions as necessary
Managed support staff, including all interviewing, hiring and yearly appraisals of all paraprofessional staff and cafe monitors
Facilitated and assisted in Section 504, Response to Intervention and Student Success Initiative meetings; ensure compliance and proper documentation; conducted administrative reviews and progress monitoring reviews
Interim Assistant Principal04/2013 to 06/2013AISD-Workman Junior HighArlington, TX
Worked with faculty and staff to implement a student management system that results in a positive student behavior and enhance school climate.
Demonstrated an understanding of the growth and development of children and youth and be able to apply this knowledge in dealing with students on an individual and/or group basis.
Effectively developed and communicated to students, staff and parents the school guidelines for proper student conduct, dress and attendance.
Ensured that school rules are uniformly observed and that consequences of misconduct are applied equitably to all students.
Encouraged and improved student behavior by assisting the students in analyzing their conduct and accepting responsibility consequences for their actions.
Campus Webmaster10/2011 to 06/2013AISD-Workman Junior HighArlington, TX
Responsible for implementing the ongoing development of campus web pages, maintain content and oversee day to day management of the campus website and assured quality and filing integrity of web pages
Project Soar Coordinator09/2011 to 06/2013AISD-Workman Junior HighConcord, NC
Provided campus coordination of the Project SOAR planning, implementation, management, and monitoring data collection for the Latino Mentoring Grant.
Assisted in the collection of assessment data while guiding and supporting the grant
Lead Instructor08/2003 to 06/2010AISD-Workman Junior HighArlington, TX
Special Education facilitator and State Testing coordinator for campus.
Supervisor of Mastery Assistance Center
Developer of Individual Education Plans, campus liaison for Regular and Special Education department.
Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
Combined disciplined plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and student accountability.
Special Education Teacher08/2000 to 06/2013AISD-Workman Junior HighArlington, TX
Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.
Consistently developed and implement interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
Collaborated and communicated with fellow teachers to ensure the instruction is differentiated and rigorous for students with special needs.
Modified the General Education curriculum based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Girls Athletic Coach08/2000 to 08/2001AISD-Workman Junior HighArlington, TX
Coached Girls' Basketball, Volleyball and Track and Field
young women to achieve high success within the sports and academic arean
Pyschoeducator-Lead Teacher04/1999 to 04/2000Villa Maria SchoolTimonium, MD
Initiator of psycho-educational classroom
curriculum for Emotionally Handicapped students
Provider of academic coursework, behavior
management and Individual Education Plans for assigned students
Adviser and counselor for students and
of Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
Assisted in the development and maintenance
of therapeutic environments in classroom and residential facilities
Supervisor of academic groups and provider of
Educational Treatment Assistant06/1998 to 04/1999Villa Maria SchoolTimonium, MD
Psycho educator in the development and maintenance of therapeutic environments
in the classroom and residential facilities
Provided key support in academic and social activities
Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability
Cabarrus County Department of Human Services Advisory Board, 2018-Present