Dynamic leader with over twenty-one years of experience who has demonstrated capabilities in curriculum, hiring, evaluation, and ellevating standards. Committed to the success and well-being of each child.
Expertise in Curriculum
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Effective time management
Outstanding social skills
Effective time management
Diverse classroom settings
Member of North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS)
Attended 2014 annual NCAIS conference (October)
2013 Participant at Giselle Institute Workshop in Oakton, VA (July)
2012 participant at the week-long conference, The Writing Institute at Columbia University
2012 participant at the ISM Advancement Academy in Colorado Springs, CO (July)
2010-2011 recipient of the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads/E.E. Ford
Board Member for Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)
Participant in workshop- Autism, Asperger's, Sensory and ADHD in Children & Adolescents
Member of the SAIS and member of the Accreditation Team: 2015-2016 (visiting team
member for accreditation renewal at Cliff Valley in Atlanta, Georgia)
Member of the VAIS and member of Accreditation Team: 2010-2011(visiting team member
for 10-year Accreditation at Wakefield School, The Plains, VA) & 2009-2010 (5-year visiting
team member for The Hill School, Middleburg, VA)
NAIS and VAIS workshop participant: Fundamentals of Finance for School Administrators
and Strategy & Design
Member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)
Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Member of Independent Education (an association of independent private schools in greater
Washington, DC region)
Head of Lower SchoolCharlotte Preparatory School - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States07/2014 - Current
PK-8 co-educational day school
serving approximately 400 students].
Model the core values of Charlotte Preparatory School and support its mission.
Supervise 21 classroom teachers, an administrative assistant and special subject teachers
in a division with 165 students (K-4).
Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations and decision-making for the lower school,
including budget and manage school resources.
Oversee and modify all aspects of the lower school curriculum and its execution by all
lower school teachers.
Create and cultivate positive and productive parent and community communication and
Responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating, and terminating of lower school faculty
and staff in consultation with the Head of School.
Work in collaboration with heads of early and middle school to facilitate strong
connections between divisions
Supervise intramural sports program coordinator (PS-4).
Coordinate with the school counselor to manage the school's counseling, character
development, and leadership development programs at the lower school level, including
ERB and WrAP standardized tests.
Create and maintain the lower school schedules and class lists for teachers/students K-4.
In conjunction with head of school, develop and implement school policies and
procedures and lower school programs.
Implement Units of Study Writing (Lucy Calkins).
Adopt iPad cart into the LS curriculum.
Serve as summer Camp Prep Director (2016 & 2017) who oversees Camp Coordinators,
counselors, and entire camp program and format.
Serve on Diversity and Inclusion Committee that included faculty, administrators, and
Serve on Admission Committee and as ambassador for the school.
Serve as search committee member for the Director of Development, Head of Early
School, and Head of Middle School national searches.
Serve as a member of the Board's Strategic Planning Committee 2016-2020.
Serve as a member of the school-wide Education Committee that included faculty,
administrators, and Board members.
Head of Lower SchoolBrowne Academy - Alexandria, Virginia, United States07/2008 - 07/2014
PK-8 co-educational day school in metropolitan DC
area serving approximately 300 students of which 42% of our students came from diverse
Promote the school's mission, philosophy and core values and inculcate them in teachers,
parents and students.
Supervise and work closely with school's learning resource teacher to meet diverse needs of
students in K-4.
Responsible for implementation of HMH Science Fusion program (K-4), Phonovisual (K-2)
and Lucy Calkins' Reading & Writing Workshop (K-4).
Responsible for the creation and modification of divisional curriculum maps.
Organize and create class lists and schedules for the Lower School
Create and maintain lower school blog and lower school Twitter account for Browne
Responsible for providing current research and articles to teachers and parents that are based
on best practices and align with 21st Century Learning/Skills.
Responsible for implementation of iPad Pilot Program for grades K, 3 & 4, as well as LS
Supervise and collaborate with the technology integration (K-4).
Review and edit Faculty Handbook and Parent/Student Handbook and help to create the
master calendar, including breaks and school-wide special events.
Assist the Head and Browne Academy during 5-year VAIS accreditation process (2013).
Assist the Head and the Board of Trustees in the strategic planning process (2010).
Responsible for daily operations and plan, review and submit the proposed Lower School
Approve expenditures for the lower school within the budgetary guidelines.
Assist in the recruitment and retention of families and students for the Lower School-attend
all appropriate Open Houses, Parent Coffees, Admission Play Dates, and any other event that
might require my attendance.
Execute informal and formal evaluations for teachers, including the review of teachers' goals
and observations which include written feedback and discussion based on Charlotte
Danielson's Framework For Teaching.
Mentor new faculty in the lower school.
Responsible for planning and leading division meetings twice a month.
Manage and maintain budget for division including classroom supplies, field trips and
Member of the Admission Committee, Academic Team, and Administrative Committee.
Assist the Head of School with new hires, attending job fairs, when necessary.
Interviews and hires daily substitute teachers for PK-8.
Review all curriculum, including textbooks and materials used in this division (K-4) and
responsible for divisional professional development.
Manage discipline issues that may arise within the division.
Gifted/Talented Resource TeacherFairfax County Public Schools - Falls Church, Virginia, United States01/2005 - 01/2008
Fort Belvoir Elementary [K-6school serving approximately
1200 students of mostly military families since housed on Fort Belvoir].
Collaborated with classroom teachers of all grades K-6 and taught strategies for higher-order
Met with identified students to extend grade level content when appropriate and/or plan
lessons corresponding with the GT Curriculum Framework
Provided instructional services for three levels of services identified by FCPS
Head of Lower School/DeanWyoming Seminary College Preparatory School - Forty Fort, Pennsylvania01/2004 - 01/2005
12 co-educational independent school that serves approximately 740 students where Lower
School is a day school and Upper School is a boarding school].
Responsible for the daily operations of this division- included teachers, students, and parents.
Supervised two Curriculum Coordinators and the overall curriculum for grades PreK3.
Responsible for the budget and payroll, as it affects Primary.
Coordinated with the other dean to help organize and create teachers' schedules.
Hired, with approval from Head, evaluated, and facilitated the professional development.
Directed the search in the hiring of divisional faculty
Responsible for overall discipline, tone, and morale (students & faculty) in Primary.
Observed and evaluated faculty in this division and led monthly division meetings.
Served as an active member of the Parents' Association to communicate issues, events, and
Implemented a hands-on approach as an instructor for computer to two third grade classes.
Oversaw the After-School Program -daily from 3
Instructor and Supervisor to Student TeachersSlippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States01/2003 - 01/2004
Supervised 10 student teachers in the Urban Student Teaching Program that collaborated with
Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Managed and coordinated administrators, staff, and cooperating teachers to ensure a positive
relationship between the university and the participating school.
Instructed two sections of Cultural Awareness for undergraduate education majors.
Advised undergraduate freshman and sophomores to choose appropriate courses in order to
meet requirements based on their major.
Cooperated and contributed to modifying the Framework for Teaching progress assessment
Member of search committee & Member of the Standard Four (Diversity) Committee.
Member of the University Forum Committee & Member of the University Collaborative
including 5 local colleges and universities, along with the Pittsburgh Public School district.
Fourth Grade InstructorThe Ellis School - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States01/1999 - 01/2003
12 independent, college preparatory, day
school for girls in suburb of Pittsburgh serving approximately 450 students].
Created lessons and community that encouraged exploration and creativity, as well as
challenged and promoted higher-order thinking and independence in a single-sex classroom.
Collaborated with other teachers in order to enrich the implementation of the curriculum.
Member of Salary and Benefits Committee, Member of Diversity Committee & Member of
Lower School and Middle School Admissions Committee.
Middle School (grades 5-8) Swim Team Coach.
Ph.D.: Instructional LeadershipGeorge Washington University - Washington, DCCompleted over 50 credits towards a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership