principal resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • Experienced Educational Leader with a proven track record of creating strong cultural foundations and leading collaborative systems work for the benefit of students, staff and our communities.
  • Certified School Administrator skilled in data-driven decision-making to develop and integrate program opportunities which propel student and teacher achievement.
  • Sharp, focused and passionate administrator offering over 15 years of expertise in education leadership. Dedicated to success of students, faculty and families with focus on addressing individuals while maintaining overall compliance with procedures and academic performance and integrating innovative systems and ideas for improvement.
  • Analytical and entrepreneurial leader; consistently delivering outstanding results in the development and execution of programs which further student performance, drive instructional excellence and align school outcomes with established benchmarks.
  • School community relations
  • Technology integrations
  • Curriculum development and oversight
  • Teaching and learning assessments
  • Staff and educator guidance
  • Data-driven instruction
  • Organizational Management
  • Training and mentoring
  • Performance standards and analysis
  • Team collaboration
  • Public speaking
  • Opportunities identification
  • Budget administration
  • Organizational leadership
06/2014 to 07/2022 Principal Dlh Holdings Corp. | San Antonio, TX,
  • Changed Building Culture via the Nurtured Heart Approach, (53% drop in Office Discipline Referrals)
  • Build PLC’s (3yr change in DPI report card- 69 to 80.3)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum PD focus (14th highest ELA growth score on most recent DPI report card of all Middle Schools in WI.)
  • Developed positive relationships with school students, teachers and local community.
  • Reviewed standardized test results to assess student progress and academic performance.
  • Oversaw and guided school employees while giving friendly and focused feedback for performance improvements.
  • Developed platform for instructional practices design through data-driven decision-making.
  • Instructed teachers on classroom management, behavior and instructional strategies.
  • Presented resources and opportunities to teaching staff for further professional development and curriculum training courses.
  • Developed and implemented standards for student academic achievement aligned with district, state and local initiatives.
  • Oversaw school budgets, documented changes and tracked expenses to allocate and manage school funds.
  • Directed school human resources including hiring, training, policy enforcement and legal compliance for school employing over 60 staff members.
08/2004 to 05/2014 Associate Principal Broadridge | Phoenix, AZ,
  • Oversight of Special Education and Student Services departments
  • Member of Minority Student Achievement-Research Practitioner Council
  • Creator of Brothers United Mentoring Program
  • Lead administrator for Equity focused AP Proportionality Initiative
  • Co-Facilitator of Integrated Comprehensive Services Inclusionary Model Transition for both Regular and Special Educators
  • Developed positive relationships with school students, teachers and local community.
08/2000 to 05/2004 Social Worker Pacific Medical Centers | Chewelah, WA,
  • Member of Middle School Building Leadership Team
  • Served as Tribes Trainer for the District
  • Taught and assessed guidance curriculum for 6th- 9th grade
  • Provided individual counseling, group counseling and crisis intervention for students K-12
  • Managed Community Learn Center after school program for 200 students, inclusive of budgeting
  • Began 2nd/6th grade reading mentor program as well as an Elementary-High School Reading Mentor Program.
  • Maintained confidential case documentation & Maintained lists of resources helpful to clients.
  • Administered conflict resolution strategies to help families resolve disputes.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team of mental health case managers and disability workers.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/1986 to to BA | Psychology Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas GPA:
Expected in 01/1989 to to Master’s Degree | Social Work University of Wisconsin, Madison, Milwaukee, GPA:
Expected in 07/2004 to to Master of Science | Education Administration Edgewood College , Madison, WI, GPA:
  • Completed Licensure in Education Administration and Curriculum & Instruction Leadership
Activities and Accomplishments
  • Nurtured Heart Approach Trainer Member of AWSA-SAIL
  • School Leadership Training Cohort Member of CESA #2
  • Instructional Strategies Cohort (Dr. Kevin Feldman)
  • Wisconsin RTI Center Trained in Leadership and Coaching for RTI Implementation.
  • Facilitator of Integrated Comprehensive Services and Universal Design for Learning Initiative
  • Brothers United Advisor for VAHS & Founder of Brothers United Mentor Program
  • Member of the Minority Student Achievement Network, Research Practices Council 2012-2014
  • UW-Extension trained in Data Analysis for Human Services
  • CESA 7 – Data Retreat Training
  • Trained as K-12 Gang Intervention Specialist
  • Tribes Trainer for Belleville School District
  • Education Administration License, July 2004
  • Director of Student Services/Curriculum and Instruction License May 2010

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School Attended

  • Trinity University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Edgewood College

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  • Associate Principal
  • Social Worker


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