Seeking an Academic Advisor Position Lifelong learner who continually strives to understand and implement best practices; strong proponent of ongoing professional development and training. Experienced with extensive knowledge of: regulatory standards and frameworks; planning instruction; instructional strategies; behavior management techniques; and structuring positive and engaging environments that maximize performance. Proven ability to work well with diverse populations within the corporate and educational setting. Contributes to the success of company by managing relationships with internal/external customers, vendors, and suppliers. Key characteristics, attributes and values: integrity, hard worker, reliable, honest, diligent, thorough, collaborative and approachable.
Math Intervention Teacher02/2008 to 08/2014Decatur Independent School District
Serve as an instructional leader, accountable for managing inclusive classes comprised of 22-27 students of varying learning levels and capabilities.
Challenged to deliver highly engaging lessons, accommodate different learning styles and elevate the performance levels of students.
Strategically incorporates extensive business skills honed over the years to efficiently and effectively manage the classroom, develop lessons plans and assess student performance.
Combines traditional teaching approaches with modern techniques and tools.
Guides students through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.
Encourages higher ordered thinking by use of inquiry based learning.
Provides students with questions, methods and materials while challenging students to discover the relationships between the variables.
Highlighted Achievements / Contributions: Recognized as a top performer, named Team Lead multiple years.
Achieved a 100% pass rate at this Title I school.
Demonstrated ability to gain the trust and respect of students and convey confidence in their abilities.
Hand-picked to serve as the Math Intervention Teacher to provide support to the entire school.
Selected to be a member of the Mentor Team, providing support to the entire district.
Coached, mentored and trained first year teachers on best practices.
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08/2004 to 05/2005Dollar General - TN
New Store Coordinator11/2003 to 08/2004
Began as a temp and quickly promoted to New Store Coordinator; worked closely with the Director of Store Services and Division Sales Development Management to coordinate and manage the store opening process.
Tasked with project managing issues, ensuring strict adherence to scheduling and working with various departments and vendors to assure stores had the equipment, merchandise and resources required to open on time.
Assisted in the successful opening of over 20 stores throughout the country.
Scheduled and tracked logistics and supply chain, ensuring merchandise arrived in the proper quantity, on time and at the correct location.
Leveraged knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and MS Word to develop and modify several reports for the management team.
Highlighted Achievements/ Contributions: Developed a reputation as a key resource and creative problem solver willing to go above and beyond to achieve goal.
Strategically leveraged communication skills to manage people, problems and expectations; earned a distinction as an approachable resource able to motivate and influence people to action.
Farmers insurance - TN Property Adjuster Gained exposure to and an understanding for the construction process and appraisals; tasked with investigating, evaluating properties and applying technical knowledge and customer services skills to affect fair and prompt closure of property and liability claims.
Conducted onsite evaluations and appraisals of structural damage.
Worked cohesively with builders and contractors to restore affected areas, leveraged extensive training in the construction process.
Liability Specialist08/1998 to 08/1999Farmers Insurance - TX
Conducted initial investigation of auto claim and diligently analyzed damage repair costs.
Maintained extensive contact with law enforcement and customers; participated in arbitration.
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