Educative Teacher Performance Assessment, 01/2018 to Current EdTPA Teachers College
Western Governors University – Salt Lake City, UT
Private Non-profit online university, 97,771 students Apply matter expertise and experience utilizing a rubric to assess Secondary History EdTPA documentation Provide personalized feedback to support accurate scoring of student responses and in support of student progress Provide 72-hour turnaround time on all evaluations Design and implement methods to improve student success and evaluation processes Provide personalized feedback to support accurate scoring of student responses and in support of student progress Master online software and databases such as Microsoft Office Suite, BANNER, Taskstream, Qualtrics and Talent LMS (Learning Management System) Selected Highlights Received yearly bonus and raise based on exceeding performance goals.
Instructional Site Coordinator, 10/2017 to 05/2018 Clayton County Public Schools CCPS – Jonesboro, GA
Public School System, 50,000 students Assisted teachers in the development and implementation of evidence-based high-quality instruction that addresses educational challenges at school sites Collaborated with Coordinators in monitoring county initiatives and supporting the implementation of a quality core curriculum in Social Studies Chaired as project manager that quantified school-wide Social Studies data to determine trends to implement evidence-based techniques to increase student achievement as assigned sites Assessed impact and success of schools and administrators Utilized supervisory management skills over 40 teachers, monitored teacher effectiveness, and provided appropriate support services by conducting observations and instructional coaching that adhered to county policies Provided staff development in accordance with the CCPS Strategic Improvement Plan and the CCPS Academic Achievement Plan Utilized developmental academic advising to aid students in achieving educational and personal goals Implemented facilitation skills and collaboratively planned sessions in which teachers focused on the following: effectively deconstructing standards, designing engaging and effective lesson plans, analyzing student work, data management, and/or disaggregating data Selected Highlights Restructured school "pull-out" sessions for Georgia Milestones Assessment (at all sites) for 67 "bubble" students which resulted in 52/67 advancing to the next achievement descriptor Generated 15% countywide growth and 7% growth in U.S.
History and Economics Georgia Milestones Assessment test scores within assigned schools Spearheaded team of district coordinators in developing research-based curriculum for Clayton County Schools based on the newest Georgia Standards that were implemented in 2018-2019 school year.
Teacher, 08/2015 to 10/2017 Dunwoody High School – Dunwoody, GA
Public School System, 101,000 students Taught and administered pacing for World History, United States History, and Gifted/ Accelerated World History curriculum for diverse populations Attended regular meetings to provide input for Individual Education Plan's, 504 plans, & Student Support Programs Shaped classroom behavior and student attentiveness to create a safe and open learning environment Recruited students for upper level AP courses through social media campaign Researched and implemented formative and summative assessments by being proactive to achieve academic goals Utilized technical skills to integrate technology for student learning, provided tutoring, and devised tactics for knowledge development Assisted counselors and registrars in balancing schedules and registering new students Reviewed and analyzed Qualtrics data of student performance Assisted 504 Coordinator in determining RTI (Response to Intervention) accommodations to implement based on student's disability Performed academic advising to assist students with IEPs and 504 Plans in college selection Selected Highlights Member of co-teaching team that resulted in 10/10 special education students achieving proficiency on End of Course Test.
Teacher Chair, Mentor Teacher, 08/2010 to 07/2015 Langston Hughes High School – Fairburn, GA
Public School System, 95,248 students Taught and engineered pacing for Advanced Placement (AP) World History and World History Orchestrated annual summer AP camp orientation activities for first-year AP students Incorporated management skills as department chair of Social Studies department responsible for curriculum, master schedule, pacing, and student academic records Supervised 15-member team that consisted of general education and special education teachers Assisted counselors in developmental academic advising to help students determine college selection, dual enrollment eligibility, and career goals Liaised with accreditation agencies to provide qualitative data about the success of the school Participated on hiring committees to remedy staffing needs for Social Studies department.
Social Studies Department
Advised History Club and planned events such as a Black History play and Voter Registration Drive Presented staff development to 50+ school staff on various educational websites, which allowed students 24-hour access to course material Advised, mentored, and evaluated teacher candidates Acquired sponsorship funds from local business for Girls softball team through community partnerships Prepared academic contracts with improvement plans for at-risk students Selected Highlights Accelerated student performance on Advanced Placement World History tests by 50% Coordinated committee of staff that utilized strategic planning for allocation of Title I budget funds that ranged from $20,000- $100,000 Oversaw a coalition of Advanced Placement (AP) teachers that discussed methods and strategies that transferred across curriculum and content areas to increase scores across content.
Results: 7%-30% increase schoolwide Pioneered and successfully executed school's first voter registration drive which registered and informed over 75 students Authored, directed, and produced school's annual Black History month, play, and program Promoted within one year from Teacher to World History Team Lead based on leadership, teaching, and training skills Promoted to Department Chair for 2014-2015 school year based on student involvement and test progress PRESENTATIONS Presenter: "Advanced Placement Strategies for Success" AP teachers of all disciplines were provided with strategies such as, Socratic Seminar to increase higher-order thinking skills (2011).
Presenter: "Integrating Educational Websites in the Classroom" Educational websites were provided to teachers to increase student engagement.
Websites such as Kahoot! Edmodo, and Flocabulary were explored, and teachers were provided a list of shortcuts to assist them in navigating the websites (2012).
Presenter: "Power Standards for the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) exam" The state developed SLO exams for courses that did not have an End of Course Test (EOCT).
Power Standards were identified, and assessments were created.
The training discussed the standards and assessment monitoring processes (2012).
Presenter: "What Makes A Leader Effective?" Effective leadership skills such as Communication skills were described and discussed to equip teachers with the skills to lead their departments (2013).
Presenter: "Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners" Teachers were provided with strategies to effectively teach advanced students.
Strategies included debates, effective project creation, seminars, and technology integration (2014).
Presenter: "Cultural Competence" A coalition of teachers and students were gathered to discuss strategies to effectively reach diverse learners (2014).
Presenter: "The Makings of Student Leaders" Students participated in an interactive session that involved students identifying the major components of good and bad leadership.
Students ended the session by describing the type of leader they will become (2015).
Presenter: Meeting Them Where They Are: Strategies for At-Risk Students Teachers were provided with practical strategies such as time management, creating relevant experiences, setting attainable goals, and creating challenges to utilize in the classroom to assist at-risk students.
Presenter: "Analyze It: How to disaggregate data?" Several sessions were held to demonstrate how to appropriately disaggregate data.
A thorough discussion of measuring growth, determining class and individual student performance, etc.
was provided (2018).
Doctorate in Education, Post-Secondary & Adult Learning: 2016 Capella University - Minneapolis, MN Dissertation title: The Anatomy of Success: Academic Completion among African-American Students after a Hiatus (Retention and Persistence)
Master of Arts: Teaching Secondary History Education, 2010 Teaching Secondary History Education
Bachelor of Arts: 2008 Mercer University - Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
Several years of advanced leadership and management in public education developing teachers, curriculum, instruction, and students. Involvement at the county level, generating assessments, and leading task forces to produce effective instructional practices to increase student engagement, achievement, and success. Supervisor of faculty and staff responsible for observation and evaluation. Widespread experience at the local school level presenting professional development, managing Title I and athletic budgets, spearheading Advanced Placement standardized teaching methods for all disciplines, and fostering community relationships. Independent project manager responsible for monitoring and improving high stakes assessments scores. Research background in retention and persistence of African-American students.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA) from Capella University 2016 Teacher of the Month March 2015 Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2015 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.) Frankfurt, KY Eta Cohort Fellow | College Leadership Institute 2018 Phi Alpha Theta Atlanta, GA