I am a well-qualified, positive, and hardworking educational leader who possesses strong leadership and relationship-building skills. These skills have been exhibited in various MPS and public charter school settings as a teacher, assistant principal, academy director and currently as a principal.
As a result of my experience, I am adept at challenging students to reach their full potential by ensuring that every student is progressing and is held to high expectations.
My educational philosophy is in alignment with author Robert DuFour's quote,
"Don't tell me that all children can learn, tell me what you're doing about those that don't".
Strenthening the Learning Environment
Reduced the overall 2011-12 suspension rate for all students as compared to the current date of February 19, 2013: (Special Education students 15% to 8.3%) and (Non-Special Education students 12.9% to 5.8%).
Supporting and encouraging staff to effectively implement our school-wide PBIS plan and school-wide behavior management plans.
Increased the number of teachers who effectively use data journals to drive instruction.
Enforced the need for teachers to embed students weak skills in Reading and Math on a daily basis.
Facilitated grade level academic programs on a quarterly basis to reinforce information taught in the classroom.
Implemented a WKCE Pep Rally week to 'mentally' prepare students for this formal assessment.
Strengthening School Culture
Created a professional learning community through LEAD teachers to plan, develop and implement school-wide lesson plans, agendas for meetings, future professional development workshops and a plan of action to address teacher and/or student related concerns.
Presented at the Madison Charter School Conference in December 2012 on the topics: School Governance and Contract Negotiations w/ Authorizers.
Currently, I direct the overall day-to-day activities for Kathryn T. Daniels University Preparatory Academy with 240 students and 20 staff members. The scope of my duties include: staff and student recruitment, student discipline, evaluating staff performance, program initiatives, team-building, and creation of a safe, respectful and fair environment.
Assisted the principal with the day-to-day operations of the school with 500+ students in (grades 2 - 8) and 40+ staff members.
Malcolm X Academy, Craig Alternative, and Sholes Middle Schools
As a grade level AP, I engaged in the following day-to-day tasks:
Parkman/Andrew Douglass Middle School
Earned an overall g.p.a. of 4.00 following the completion of coursework in Administrative Leadership with an emphasis in school principalship.
Earned an overall g.p.a. of 3.47 following the completion of coursework in Administrative Leadership with an emphasis in Adult Education.
Earned an overall g.p.a. of 2.75 following the completion of coursework in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities (K-8) and Cognitive Disabilities (K-12).
Wisconsin Principal Certification, 2010-2015
10 - Director of Instruction
51 - Principal
Professional Development Plan (PDP) Trainer
received certificate on October 25, 2011
Mentor female students in grades 6-8
Sunday School Teacher - 2002
Chairperson of Administrative Council Meeting 2003-2008
Chairperson of Worship Committee - 2012 - current
NAACP member - 2011
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