Seasoned, driven, and successful teacher focused on using communication skills, encouragement, and vast knowledge of learning styles to create a welcoming and interactive learning environment for parents and all students. Consistently delivers exceptional results on Standards of Learning Tests (SOLS), by developing curriculum based lessons that differentiate instruction to boost standardized test scores. Serving in various supervisory roles that benefit at-risk students, special needs students, and general education students.
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Worked directly with students in English, reading, and writing to help students prepare for Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.
Supervised of Saturday school and after-school remediation to prepare students for the Reading and Writing SOL tests.
Provide guidance and collaborated in the development of common assessments.
Served on the PLC team in reading and writing to create lesson plans for all students in grade 11.
Created and developed lesson plans to aid in differentiated Instructions for students in English to improve measurable outcome on SOL Writing and Reading tests.
Collaborated with other English teachers to create curriculum-based pre and post assessments for Writing and Reading.
Consistent SOL test scores in Reading and Writing in 90 percentile.
Provide training and mentoring to all teachers and students in the Ninth Grade Transition Program which helped to track students from grades 9-12 in order to increase graduation rate.
Organized the Big Hands Helping Little Hands Reading and Mentoring Program to encourage mentor-ship between high school and elementary school students.
Hired and trained reading teacher for the Read 180 program.
Disaggregated data for the Ninth Grade Transition Program.
As Director of the Ninth Grade Transition Program, developed and implemented smaller learning communities and used various strategies to aid in student success.
Serving in various administrative middle-management roles, grant writing and acquisitions, that benefit regular education and at-risk students as well as special needs students, to yield success and boost graduation rates.
English teacher08/2012 to CurrentWestern Branch High SchoolChesapeake, VA
Determined the training needs of each student through academic assessments. Integrated academic curricula to help students learn a variety of skills. Participated in Staff Development workshops on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.Instructed students of various backgrounds and learning styles by employing a variety of instructional resources. Attend weekly team meetings to prepare students for SOL Reading and Writing tests. Maintain SOL test scores in the 90 percentile. Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. Clearly communicates objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students.
English teacher08/2006 to 06/2012Oscar Smith High SchoolChesapeake, VAConducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Contributed to ongoing staff training sessions through Professional Development.Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students. Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool such as the Smartboard. Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. Consistently maintain SOL test scores in 90 percentile.
Eighth-grade English teacher08/2005 to 06/2006Hickory Middle SchoolChesapeake, VAAdministered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students. Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool such as the Smartboard. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Consistently maintained SOL test scores in the 90 percentile.
English teacher08/1999 to 06/2006Lake Taylor High SchoolNorfolk, VA
Effectively instruct students in English, reading, writing, and comprehension.
Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students.
Integrated technology into the classroom through the use of computers.
Interim assistant principal/ assisted in the area of student discipline.
Grade 11 team leader. Contributed to ongoing staff training sessions.
Created and developed differentiated instruction lesson plans and tests for all students that have proven to increase measurable outcome at the district levels.
Implement school, state, and federal legislation, policies, and regulations for at-risk students, and interpret pre-and post-data to measure program effectiveness, learners' needs, instructional strategies, and learner outcomes.
Consistent Standards of Learning (SOL) Writing and Reading Test scores in the 90 percentiles.
Director Ninth Grade Transition Program. Responsible for creating all tiers that guided the program.
Education and Training
Educational Ledership2018Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Western Branch High School
Oscar Smith High School
Hickory Middle School
Administration and Supervision PreK-122005Regent UniversityVirginia Beach, VA, USAEndorsement in Education Administration PreK-12. Top 10%.
Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction1998Loyola UniversityChicago, IL, USAM.Ed degree earned. Top 10% of class. Emphasis in English.
Bachelor of Arts: English1993Norfolk State UniversityNorfolk, VA, USATop 10% of class. Emphasis in English. Graduated cum laude.
Educator: enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills