I have been fortunate to serve the learning needs of children for the past nineteen years as both an educator and administrator. I am committed to creating a personalized learning environment where the needs of each child are met and they develop the capacity for success in their chosen life path. My expertise in communication, coaching educators, and pursuit of progressive education reform creates a broad set of skills needed in a high-performance school.
Excellent Communication Skills
Certified Cognitive Coach
Expertise in Mastery Learning
Certified in Teachscape
Experienced with teacher evaluation
Extensive knowledge in GAFE
Member of UK's Next Generation Leadership Academy
Trained in Ruby Payne's Framework for Understanding Poverty
Experienced in Personalized Learning
Experienced in hiring, training, and evaluating teachers
Knowledgeable of school law and finance
Experienced with SBDM Councils
Middle School Science TeacherParis Independent Schools - Paris, Kentucky08/1998 - 08/2003 Successfully taught 7th and 8th grade science. Created curriculum documents that aligned with state standards.
High School Biology TeacherParis Independent Schools - Paris, KentuckyTaught biology, integrated science, AP biology, forensics. Served as department head.
PrincipalParis Independent Schools - Paris, Kentucky08/2010 - Current Served as middle and high school principal. Led initiatives to begin one to one technology, personalize education, implement mastery learning, and integrate project based learning into the curriculum. Paris High School maintains a proficient rating and is tied for number one in the state for having best graduation rate.
Master of Arts: Education AdministrationUniversity of the Cumberlands - Williamsburg, Kentucky2009
Master of Arts: Secondary Science EducationUniversity of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky2001
Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Science EducationUniversity of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky1998
Principal of a school ranked number one in graduation rate.
Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal School
Awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University 2007