Accomplished, dynamic leader with demonstrated knowledge of management principles as they relate to operational performance, educational program development and leadership. Outstanding communication skills; able to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, volunteers, and community members in order to achieve organizational goals. Innovative in developing unique methods and programs to achieve organizational efficiency and create new opportunities. Versatile leadership skills that positively influence others to achieve results in the best interest of the organization.
The mission of Dazzle Africa is to partner with locally based organizations in Mfuwe, Zambia, to create legacy projects in the areas of education, conservation and community enhancement.
Volunteer and founding Board Member of Dazzle Africa, 501c3, based in Las Vegas, NV. Ensure ongoing quality of finance decisions, fundraising efforts and communication with volunteers, board members, committees and partnering organizations. Coordinate the implementation of program development, strategic planning and goal setting . www.dazzleafrica.org
Managed the operations for an organization specializing in experiential education and leadership training. Organized trainings for teenagers and families to expand learning in areas of responsibility, integrity, effective communication, limiting beliefs, expansion of choices, and listening skills. Established highly effective working relationships and communicated closely with the community, parents, and teenagers. Handled a variety of administrative tasks associated with enrolling new participants, building a team of staff and marketing to increase public awareness. Coordinated courses that give teenagers an opportunity to discover and redesign their lives without self-imposed limitations, resulting in high levels of success in all aspects of life including academic, social, relationship, hobby, and career.
Launched an innovative entertainment firm specialized in providing high-quality entertainment throughout a variety of Las Vegas venues. Arranged contracted services for all events. Designed, marketed, and implemented shows for corporate buyers. Handled all aspects of business management, financial administration, sales, marketing, and public relations.
Crafted a teaching career filled with contributions and achievements, focused on enriching the overall educational experience for students, while bringing out the best in student and school leadership. Produced consistent student achievement that surpassed district and state school benchmarks. Demonstrated expertise in teaching based on meeting individual student needs, assessed and evaluated data to drive classroom instruction, created alignment with state benchmarks and curriculum, utilized flexible learning styles and student strengths to achieve optimum results. Created and successfully executed literacy programs to dramatically improve standardized test scores among the lowest level of readers within inner-city schools. Consistently created a respectful, positive, and stimulating environment.
Howard Middle School, Orlando, FL; Covington Middle School, Vancouver, WA; Montview Elementary School, Aurora, CO; and Lewis and Clark College , Portland, OR
Conducted engaging presentations focused on ongoing, systematic, site based school change to achieve consistency across schools districts. Impacted faculty, administrators and district leaders. Developed a culture and system that actively held accountability across schools to exceed district and state standards. Implemented innovative instructional coaching systems to foster teacher/administrator reflection and documented student growth. Performed as a change agent in assessing/evaluating school systems and culture based on established vision. Designed and demonstrated relevant curriculum to increase student learning.
Howard Middle School, Orlando, FL; The Learning Network, Katonah, NY; Covington Middle School, Vancouver, WA; Montview Elementary School, Aurora, CO; and Lewis and Clark, Portland, OR
State of Nevada, Certified K-8 Teacher, 2009 - Present
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