Dynamic principal with demonstrated capabilities in curriculum and instruction. Committed to developing high quality educators to support students' ability to take risks, ask questions and persevere through the unknown challenges their future will bring.
Expertise in supporting curriculum and instruction
Experience with instructional design
Support integration and effective use of technology to enhance instruction
Experience with special-needs students
Positive learning environment
PrincipalWeston Middle School - Weston, CT07/2012 - Current
Utilize faculty meetings to promote professional learning communities, update and review safety procedures and target use of data to inform instruction
Provide teachers the opportunity to understand the Common Core State Standards through staff development workshops
Assist teachers in the development of common assessments to determine student growth on local assessments.
Responsible for identification of highly qualified teachers to support students with a wide range of skills.
Oversee implementation of Scientific Research Based Interventions in math, reading and writing.
Identify program needs based on the analysis of student performance data.
Support effective methods of communication between stakeholders through the use of Google Chrome including: Google Docs, Calendar, Sites and Classroom.
Work collaboratively with library media specialist and technology committee to design innovative learning spaces; integrating hardware & software
Secured grant for three 3D printers to support the engineering program and innovation lab
Prepare annual building budget to address economic constraints.
Assist in preparation for Tri-State Consortium visit in math.
Provided guidance to deliver reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop after-school tutorial program for students in need of extra help.
Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with Weston Public Schools regulations and Board of Education goals.
Provided key support for library expansion project.
Led Tri- State visit team in Easton/Redding/Region 9, April 2014.
Work closely with PTO representatives to support student needs including funding for resident artists to enhance curriculum.
Provide ongoing parent communication through parent coffees and weekly communications.
Attended Breakthrough Coach Management Development for Instructional Leaders by Malichi Pancoast: Summer 2014
Attended GE Foundation Developing Futures Conference on Common Core Standards: Summer 2013
Member of Tri-State Middle Level Leadership Principal's Group on Understanding 21st Century Skills; participated in Instructional Rounds
Member of district-wide committees including: Master Planning, Curriculum, Safety and Policy.
PrincipalSomers Middle School - Somers, NY07/2010 - 06/2012
Member of the district-wide curriculum mapping team.
Built an understanding of curriculum mapping including the development of enduring understandings, essential questions, identifying content, skills and assessments.
Coordinated annual staff development plan based on district and building goals.
Developed Professional Learning Day calendar, agendas and support material for teachers
Utilized faculty meetings to expose staff to effective technology tools for the classroom including, Google Docs, iPad apps, iTunes U and Clickers.
Trained teachers on APPR by developing an understanding of the revised Charlotte Danielson rubric adopted for tracking informal classroom visits, observations and evaluations.
Facilitated the development of our mission and vision statements through the articulation of our values.
Developed a new schedule that aligned with our building core values.
Prepared math and ELA teachers for the Common Core State Standards through staff development workshops.
Assisted teachers in the development of common assessments to determine student growth on local assessments.
Reviewed special education programs and revised to address the needs of incoming students and state mandates.
Maintained intranet website for teachers to access journal articles, links to critical websites and agendas with coordinating minutes for all building-level committees.
Worked collaboratively with teachers to design 21st century learning spaces; integrating hardware & software.
Designed summer transition program for at-risk students.
Assisted in preparation for Tri-State Consortium follow-up visit in science.
Member of Tri- State visit team in Southampton, April 2012
PrincipalArdsley Middle School - Ardsley, NY07/2007 - 06/2010
Observed and evaluated teachers, support staff and office personnel.
Organized and implemented staff development opportunities around differentiation; including KUD
Introduced co-teaching model to expand continuum of services.
Developed reverse mainstreaming opportunities; including the development of "Buddy Club"
Served as member of the Child Study Team.
Attended grade-level team meetings to develop understanding of the Instructional Support Team model for RTI.
Assisted in preparing various departments for Tri-State Review and follow-up visit
Participated in Creating Professional Learning Communities training
Scheduled, organized, administered and scored New York State assessments.
Taught K-12 professional development courses.
Attended Harvard Graduate School of Education Summer 2008.
Assistant PrincipalArdsley Middle School - Ardsley, NY07/2006 - 06/2007
Developed Master Schedule.
Responsible for Cultural Arts Programs.
Provided opportunities for staff to engage with technology tools
Developed testing schedules
Attended ASCD Regional Conference in Boston on Differentiated Instruction
Worked collaboratively with ELA consultant, Joanna Lieberman, to refine the writing program
Assisted in the development of agendas for Staff Development Days
Trained teaching assistants to provide strategies for working with students with special needs.
PrincipalVan Wyck Junior High School - Wappingers Falls, NY07/2005 - 06/2006
Serve as 6th grade house administrator for approximately 415 students.
Responsible for observing and evaluating teachers, office personnel and monitors.
Met on a weekly basis with teacher teams to discuss the progress of students, curriculum development and calendar of events.
Developed alternative options for special education students to support academic success.
Teacher/Systems OperatorArlington Central School District - Poughkeepsie, NY08/1995 - 06/2005
Taught fifth grade inclusion and sixth grade computer applications.
Doctorate: Educational LeadershipManhattanville College - Purchase, NYCurrent
School District Administrator Certificate: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - North Adams, MAMay 2005 GPA: GPA: 4.0GPA: 4.0
Master of Science: Western Connecticut State University - Danbury, CTGPA: GPA: 4.0Special Education: 4.0
B.S: Education SUNY - Plattsburgh, NY
Intermediate Administration & Supervision (092), Connecticut
School District Administrator, Permanent; New York
Elementary N-6, Permanent; New York:
Co-taught with Special Education teacher for utilizing differentiated instruction. Designed Internet resources unit; developed Internet Safety Unit Provided ongoing training as district-wide technology instructor Submitted budget for Technology including supplies for individual departments Chairperson, Building Technology Team; Member of District Level Technology Team Administrative Liaison on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Committee
Co-Chair for annual fundraisers for FRAXA Research Foundation to support scientific research grants for the genetic disorder Fragile X Syndrome
Secure annual grant funding from The Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation for FRAXA Research
Present to area schools regarding Fragile X Syndrome and the impact of raising a child with developmental delays
Doctorate : Educational Leadership School District Administrator Certificate : Master of Science : B.S : Education Intermediate Administration & Supervision (092), Connecticut
School District Administrator, Permanent; New York
Elementary N-6, Permanent; New York :
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