Responsible school administrator with excellent communication skills demonstrated by over 14 years of experience.
Middle School Principal August 2014 to CurrentSMART SCHOOL INC － Bartlett, TN
Manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the day to day operation of the school as it aligns with the philosophy & mission of the school including instructional programs, discipline, personnel, and emergency procedures.
Supervise the instructional programs of the school including: evaluating lesson plans & classroom observations on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with academic growth and development.
Collaborate with executive director to choose programming and strategies for student academic improvement based on assessment data Screens, interviews, and recommends instructional and non-instructional personnel for employment.
Develop and deliver presentations for school professional development sessions & faculty meetings Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in classroom and non-classroom areas (including before and after school) Maintain visibility and communicate regularly with students, teachers, parents and the executive team.
Assistant Principal January 2013 to January 2014HANLEY ELEMENTARY － Memphis, TN
Demonstrates a high level of professional maturity, including emotional constancy in stressful situations, the ability to bring out the best in others, a solution seeker, and acts as a positive force to motivate others.
Demonstrates tenacity and persistence in pursuit of solutions that maximize student achievement; is willing to do whatever it takes to get the work done right.
Establishes a school culture that is centered on core values that ultimately shows deep care for each student and staff member, and holds each student and staff member to the highest level of accountability.
Ensures effective communication with families with respect to student academic performance, student conduct, school programs, and school performance.
Develops solutions to complex problems that involve multiple stakeholders and steps.
Assistant Head of School January 2009 to January 2013BINGHAMPTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FORMERLY THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL － Memphis, TN
Implemented organizational structure to build effective teacher teams that support data-driven instruction, community involvement, and parental engagement.
Managed staff through professional development plans, evaluations, & observations Coordinated & conducted monthly and yearly professional development sessions for all faculty and dorm staff members Monitored school practices to ensure compliance with the school improvement plan, ACSI accreditation, and state of TN Communicated & carried out established policies, delegated and accepted responsibility for completion of tasks, and communicated program goals, objectives and policies to the community alongside as well as in the absence of the Head of School Assisted in the preparation and management of budgets and schedules yearly in conjunction with the Board expectations Tracked student achievement and provide detailed summaries to the Head of School and presented to the Board of Trustees Taught Middle School Exploratory course (Fall Semester 2009) Served as the Head of School for the Summer Enrichment Program.
Classroom Teacher January 2006 to January 2009MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS － Memphis, TN
Successfully moved over 50% of total students from low performing benchmark reading groups to mastery/advanced levels each year Taught all core subjects and created learning challenges within a mainstreamed inclusive classroom for students Planned for & guided the learning process to help students achieve academic goals Maintained a safe classroom atmosphere conducive to learning Used data to inform daily instruction based on daily, weekly, and schoolwide interim assessments.
Implemented useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures Appointed Grade Level Chairperson/Lead Teacher less than one year of hire by the administrative team.
Founding Reading Instructor and ELA Curriculum Leader January 2003 to January 2006MEMPHIS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHARTER － Memphis, TN
As the founding Reading teacher, I successfully moved 80% of students towards proficiency, when over 50% of total student enrollment began the year as non-proficient readers according to the beginning and ending TCAP scores.
By the second year, proficiency was and remained in the 90th percentile during my tenure.
Observed and supervised all teachers using powerful learning tools to lead learners and support the school's professional development plan as well as individual teacher plans Promoted a data driven culture through the use and analysis of varied assessments Collaborated with reading and writing teachers from successful schools to establish MASE's rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum including scope and sequence, unit plans, and lesson plans Developed weekly & quarterly assessments to track students' academic strengthens and areas to strengthen throughout year.
Classroom Teacher January 2002 to January 2003PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT － Canton, OH
Provided students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth, enabling students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Coordinated with special education teachers and other staff as needed for special education students to determine individual goals, objectives, and methods of instruction.
Developed common discipline practices to build a culture for quality learning daily.
Classroom Teacher January 2001LANIER JR. HIGH － Memphis, TN
Introduction to Business-9th grade) (Reading - 7th and 8th grades).
Provided business skills instruction to at middle school students from approved curricula involving employability, work place communications, diversity, entrepreneur, and social skills.
Developed daily Reading lesson plans and instructional material.
Maintained appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
Certified Tennessee Administrative License: ILL-B (K-12): Current
Certified Tennessee Professional Teaching License (K-8): Current
Certified Tennessee TEAM Teacher Evaluator: 2012-2014
Ed.S : 12Cambridge College
M.Ed- Masters of Education : Curriculum Instruction, 2002Kent State UniversityCurriculum Instruction
Bachelors of Science : Education, 2000University of Tennessee MartinEducation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development