Experienced, self-directed educator with a passion for teaching and a unique ability to make a connection between real life and learning. Skilled in developing rigorous curricula/lesson plans aligned with core content, developing and providing in-service, professional development for teachers and staff, team building and diversity training.
Certified English Teacher
Certified Reading and Writing Specialist (Summer 2013)
Extensive knowledge of instructional methods
Curriculum development and assessment
National workshops and presentations
MS Office proficient
Associate Faculty Equity Award, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Celebrating African Americans: Who's Who In Black Louisville, 3rd Edition, Louisville, KY
Faculty of the Year, University of Phoenix, Louisville, KY
Board Chairperson, Louisville WHEELS Transportation, Louisville, KY,
Member, ADA Advisory Council, Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Research Panel Member, National Academies, Transportation Research Board, Transit Cooperative Research Project, Washington DC
Developed innovative instruction methods that became the standard for meeting corporate goals
Serve as the mentor for the Future Educators of America students
•Plan, organize, and deliver the READ 180 program of instruction based on approved curriculum monitors, evaluates, and communicates student progress maintains records and makes reports
•Create and maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
•Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and establishes objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like in order to communicate these objectives to students
•Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports and counseling to parents as required concerning academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
•Participate in parent/teacher conferences as necessary to assist the parent's participation and support of a child's education
•Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
•Continue personal professional growth and upgrading of skills appropriate to teaching assignments
•Accountable for the overall campus management of the College of Arts and Sciences program(s) and ensuring the quality and integrity of the program(s) at campus and learning centers
•Participated in the selection, assessment, certification, mentoring, evaluation and training of campus faculty
•Supervised activities of lead faculty, area chairs and instructors assigned to the College
•Developed and maintained strong relationships by serving as a program resource for campus staff, faculty, and students, as well as a liaison to central administrative academic affairs staff
•Responded to student issues and concerns, and counseled them into other University programs as necessary
•Provide a purposeful curriculum to prepare working students for success in the real world
•Facilitate discussions that are open exchanges, expansive, meaningful, and, at the same time, intensely focused on class topics
•Review replies to discussion questions and inquiries about assignments and curriculum from students through the online classroom
•On ground Facilitator for local campus
•Lead Faculty, Associate Facilitator, and Diversity Training Facilitator: Present diversity training for UOPX faculty and staff.
•Facilitate engaging individual and group instructional activities
•Motivate students to participate actively in all aspect of the educational process
•Assist students in achieving completion of objectives and learning outcomes
•Advise students in matters related to academics, attendance, and behaviors
•Grade student assignments, giving substantive feedback and critical evaluation
•Maintain and report student grades and attendance in accordance with university policies
•Founded and operated a successful training and development department for public transportation agency
•Collaborated with department directors to ensure that employees retained workplace skills and competencies
•Supervised a staff of training professionals responsible for assessing workplace learning needs; developing and delivering comprehensive training
•Advised employees on career planning and developed curriculum for achieving life/career choices
•Played key role in recruiting and retaining employees, employee professional development, EEOC/ADA compliance, conflict resolution
•Recognized expert in accessibility issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
•Developed procedures for communication and conflict resolution between public agency and customers
•Managed Customer Service Center: hired, trained, evaluated employees. Supervised 25 customer service representatives
•Planned and implemented a certification series for trainers on needs assessment, adult learning, federal compliance, training techniques, and computer-based training
•Implemented Mayor/County Judge's Mandates for Accessible Transportation for the Elderly and Disability Communities in the Louisville Metropolitan Area (1986)
•Implemented 504/ADA Compliance Mandates: accessible services, employment, and facilities
•Developed and delivered 504/ADA Compliance training for TARC Board of Directors, coach operators, maintenance, administrative staff, and local community
Anticipated graduation, August 2013, with certification as a Reading and Writing Specialist. Current GPA 4.0.
Minor in Spanish
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