An educational leader who is well versed in adult learning theory and uses that knowledge to create a community of collective responsibility within any school. In promoting this collaborative culture among fellow teachers, administrators, and other school leaders, I ensure improvement in educator instruction and, consequently, student learning. I promote teacher motivation and staff development by energizing teamwork and team building activities. More than 27 years of teaching grades 6 through 8 who employs a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize individual learning.
Teacher Leader possessing strong leadership qualities and the capacity to manage challenging behavior calmly and effectively. Establishes positive relationships with fellow professionals, parents and students.
Middle School Teacher committed to the academic and social success of every student. Develop a challenging curriculum and varied assessments. Specializes in multi-subject classroom teaching and individual counseling. Uses a variety of data sources, including national, state and district databases, to synthesize and interpret trends in classroom assignment, and communicate the results of this work to staff members and external audiences.
Dedicated Teacher Leader adept at challenging students to reach their full potential. Ensures that every student is progressing and is held to high expectations. Design formative assessments, including anything from informal class questioning to written test to performance based tasks.
Collaboration Data Analysis
Team Building Budgeting Student Growth
Developed several training manuals for many training seminars/workshops within the last 30 years. Helped more than 4,000 participants reach their educational goals. Created training processes for more than 25 educational and leadership separate departments.
01/2010 to Current
Online Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Phoenix － Phoenix, AZ
Contemporary Adult Education: Maintained a teaching load of 4 to 6 undergraduate courses each semester; and Challenged and motivated college students through in-depth lectures and discussions.
Instructional Strategies: Developed and taught classroom and online courses in Mathematics.
Team Work: Served as a committee member for dissertation proposal and defense.
01/2010 to 01/2011
Educational Support SpecialistDepartment of Family and Children Services － Atlanta, GA
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs; Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support; and Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics.
01/1998 to 01/2006
Board MemberClayton County Board of Education － Jonesboro, GA
Managed over 500 professionals.
K12 Governance: Reduced and controlled expenses by 10%; Created financial plan covering annual budget and projecting 5% growth; Defined strategy and business plan for school district; and Initiated program that standardized employee training and led to increase in customer satisfaction by 12%.
Instructional Strategies: Directed strategic initiatives to achieve academic success.
01/1998 to 01/2005
Vertical Team ConsultantCollege Board － Atlanta, GA
Offered specific training programs to help employees maintain and improve job skills; Trained a staff of over 20 employees on Vertical Teaming; and Led learning enhancement classes focused on improving academic and people skills needed for success in the workforce.
08/1989 to Current
Teacher LeaderFulton County Public Schools － Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Adult Education: Attended and facilitated a variety of professional development workshops centered on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Instructional Strategies: Employed various assessment tools; such as Fulton Connect and strategies to improve instruction methods; and Facilitated activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
and strategies to improve instruction methods.
Metro RESA － Atlanta, GATeacher Leadership Endorsement
Boise State University － Boise, IdahoGraduate Hours to Teach College Mathematics
Doctorate of Education K-12 LeadershipArgosy University － Atlanta, GA
MastersKennesaw State University － Kennesaw, GA
Bachelor of Science: Middle Grades EducationGeorgia Southwestern College and University － Americus, GAMiddle Grades Education
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