Experienced educator with eleven years administrative experience. Certified Trainer on implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Extensive knowledge on RtI strategies and implementation. Demonstrated ability to lead all staff members in a common cause, even when that cause includes change. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Capacity to build and develop strong and lasting relationships with students, staff, parents and community members. Goal oriented, acutely receptive learner with high motivation for success.
Principal July 2013 to CurrentSan Ramon Unified School District － Danville, CA
Successful implementation of RtI Tutorial model
Named California Gold Ribbon School in 2014
Assistant Principal August 2010 to June 2013Creekside Middle School － Castro Valley, CA
Areas of responsibility include: Implementation process for Common Core State Standards All site testing (STAR) and interventions--including piloting a Pyramid of Interventions (RtI model) Teacher Evaluations.
Associate Principal/Assistant Principal September 2005 to July 2010Castro Valley High School － Castro Valley, CA
Areas of responsibility: All Assessments, including STAR and CAHSEE; Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM); School Site Council; Intervention (RtI); Calendar Development; Graduation; Student Activities; Buildings and Grounds; Student Success Teams (SST) and 504; Summer School; Site Plan; Staff/Student Handbook; Curriculum Development-Language Arts; English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC); At-Risk Students; Student Discipline.
Served as Summer School Principal from 2006 through 2009.
Areas of responsibility included: Building master schedule, hiring of all teachers and staff, budget, and daily operations of Summer School that served grades 8-12.
Classroom Teacher August 1997 to June 2005Castro Valley High School － Castro Valley, CA
Taught English, Social Studies and Physical Education.
Relevant responsibilities included: Creating curriculum within California State Standards, creating action research which focuses on the belief that all students can excel.
Collaborating on Sophomore writing proficiency exam.
Collaborating with colleagues on all aspects of curriculum development.
Attending professional development opportunities.
CLMS Presenter on RtI and Differentiated Instruction, October, 2012 Participant, ACSA Colloquium for New and Aspiring Principals, Summer, 2012 Partner of East Bay/Tri Valley CTE Community Collaborative.
The Collaborative strives to develop a multi-tiered program that strengthens career exploration and Career and Technical Education pathways for students in middle school proceeding to high school and on to post-secondary education.
Selected participant for the 2011-2012 Influencers Secondary Transformation Workshop, sponsored by the Alameda County Office of Education.
The eight day cohort focused on RtI and how to implement a working model.
Presenter for Parent University, a program sponsored by the Castro Valley Adult School.
The presentation was titled: "Building Self-Esteem in Girls.".
Additional High School Experience Member of Language Arts Curriculum Committee (LACC).
Assumed role of acting principal on several occasions; in the absence of high school principal and in the absence of elementary principals throughout the Castro Valley Unified School District.
Applied, wrote and received the 2008/2009 California Distinguished School Award for Castro Valley High School.
Served as Vice President of ACSA Region 6 for Castro Valley Unified School District and am currently serving as Treasurer.
Planning and implementation of TOPS (Transitional Opportunity Program for in-coming ninth grade Students); a program that focused on ninth grade students, but was broadened to include all students in danger of not graduating.
Served as 504/SST Coordinator (2003-2005) and collaborated with counselors, parents, administrators, school psychologists to fulfill educational needs of students.
Served as Social Studies Department Chair (2004-2005).
Awards and Recognition Finisher, Ironman Arizona 2011 Finisher, Ironman Arizona 2009 Co-Administrator of the Year, CVUSD, ACSA Region 6, 2006/2007 Heaton-Crouch Scholarship Award for English Teachers, 1999.
Affiliations Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Master of Science : Education, 1998California State University － Hayward, CAEducation
Bachelor of Arts : English, 1993San Diego State University － San Diego, CAEnglish
Certified CCSS Trainer : Clear Single Subject EnglishLeadership and Leaning Center California State University － Englewood East Bay, COClear Single Subject English