Enthusiastic and personable education professional with broad teaching and administrative skills. Significant experience working with students of all levels of competencies, including mental, physical and behavioral disabilities. Keen ability to partner with students of all ages and parents to assess needs, motivate and encourage students, and utilize specific instruction to facilitate growth and learning. Able to work collaboratively with staff and administration to achieve school success. Seeking to utilize my skills and experience in a senior administrative position with a respected organization that recognizes hard work, commitment, and vision.
INTERIM PRINCIPAL January 2014 to CurrentBeach Park Middle School － Beach Park, IL
Under unusual circumstances assumed full responsibility for daily operations of school.
Completed teacher evaluations, getting them back on track to meet contractual obligations.
Designed and implemented School Improvement Planning Days once a month.
Facilitated a school wide book study; Strategies for working with under resourced learners by Dr.
Revised the middle school handbook.
Created the 2015-2016 middle school schedule which allows for RTI period at the end of each day.
Redesigned and hosted 5th Grade Step up Day.
Mentored incoming principal.
Principal January 2012 to January 2014Heritage Middle School － Berwyn, IL
Assumed full responsibility for daily operations of school.
Managed staff and handled a wide range of administration duties.
Utilized expertly honed ability to create interpersonal relationships, build trust, and garner cooperation in a productive, ethical, and politically savvy manner.
Provided strategic direction for school management, including nurturing internal and external relations, developing policies and procedures, and providing feedback on new objectives.
Supervised curriculum development to produce enriched, high-caliber programs that lent themselves to learning, diversification, and well-rounded lifestyles.
Carried out operational responsibilities with regard to health, safety, and sanitation.
Enforced the school discipline code with approved guidelines, including student attendance and tardiness for the entire student population.
Served as District Bilingual Coordinator for the 2011-2013 school years and Director of Gifted & Accelerated Learning from 2011-2014.
Implemented intervention plans to assist individual children with mental, physical, and learning disabilities.
Worked closely with children to develop age-appropriate behavioral and social skills.
Provided individualized, supervised, recreational and cultural opportunities to teach children to redirect challenging behavioral issues.
Principal January 2005 to January 2012Komensky Elementary School － Berwyn, IL
Provided instructional leadership for a diverse K-5 consisting of an 85-percent poverty and minority student body.
Led and evaluated diverse staff and prepared building budget that aligned with school improvement plan that focused on student achievement.
Maintained student records; graded papers, recorded grades, assigned homework.
Assistant Principal January 1985 to January 2005Heritage Grove Middle School － Plainfield, IL
Handled student discipline issues, provided staff in-service training, conducted teacher evaluations, oversaw student attendance records, and created and updated parent/ student handbook.
Ordered textbooks, planned curriculum, created and executed outdoors education program.
Chaired Steering and Special Education Committees.
Dean of Students and Special Education Teacher Indian Trail
Middle School － Plainfield, IL
Special Education Teacher Kirkland Middle School － Shiprock, NM
Doctor : LeadershipStaff Evaluation Gifted Education Parent Engagement
Developing Potential Behavioral Development School Operations/Safety
Staff Development Teacher Mentoring Special Education
Budget Management Individualized Education; RTI Restorative Justice Leadership
Ed.D : 2014Illinois State University － ILDissertation: "Culturally Responsive Teaching: What Do Mexican American Students Have to Say?"
Master of Arts : Educational LeadershipGovernors State University － University Park, ILEducational Leadership
Bachelor of Arts : Elementary EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-Parkside － Racine, WIElementary Education
Superintendent Endorsement, GeneralAdministrative Certificate, Type 75, Teaching Certificate, Standard Secondary 6-9, Teaching Certificate, Special Education K-12, State Approved GES Trainer
Member, IAGC Illinois Gifted Association Member, National Council for Teachers of Special Education Member, Illinois Association of School Business Officials Committee Chair/Treasurer, Illinois Association for Supervision & Curriculum
Awards Board Award of Excellence Board Award of Excellence for Chairing State Middle Level Conference Cape PTO Lifetime Achievement Award IASCD Leadership Award for Commitment to Middle Level Achievement State Award for School Improvement on Standardized Testing National Recognition for US Healthy Schools Apple Distinguished Award
Doctor : Leadership Ed.D : 2014 Master of Arts : Educational Leadership Bachelor of Arts : Elementary Education Superintendent Endorsement, General Administrative Certificate, Type 75, Teaching Certificate, Standard Secondary 6-9, Teaching Certificate, Special Education K-12, State Approved GES Trainer
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