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Professional Summary

Motivational Leader excels in team building, culture-improving and performance-increasing initiatives. Demonstrating versatility in leadership approaches to acquire active participation in collaborative activities. Versed in Instructional planning and staff development.


Awarded Camelot National Teacher of the Year, Camelot Education (2013-2014)

Dean's List 4.0 GPA, Governors State University (2015-2016)

  • Relationship building and networking
  • Student Achievement
  • Standards of Excellence
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Group Facilitation and Presentations
  • Program Development and Management
  • Educational Staff Supervision
  • Training and Development
  • Scheduling
  • Evaluation
Work History
Principal08/2016 to Current
Company NameCity, State
  • Promote student-focused growth opportunities, leveraging technology and innovation to implement instructional and programmatic changes.
  • Analyze current operations, ensuring proper budget administration and allocation in support of staff development and school leadership.
  • Selected accomplishments:.
  • Analyzed educational needs, reinforcing academic vision, and increasing student achievement by 20% through development of intervention plan that utilized IXL Reading and Math online platform.
  • Aggregated qualitative data and identified potential gaps in student learning.
  • Utilized data to implement strategies that increased student achievement resulting in level one school rating from 2018-2019 term.
  • Defined instructional action plans to close learning gaps for students, developing school-wide Test prep program that elevated participation rate to 90% for district assessment and improved student achievement in Reading and Math by 50%.
  • Developed and evaluated benchmark assessment results, gaining insight into student learning, and raising reading and math scores by 15%.
  • Monitored teacher performance, reinforcing accountability, and ensuring application of best practices in instruction and classroom management.
  • Created strong distributed leadership, encouraging sharing of ideas and goals to align school's vision and goals of school improvement plan.
Academic Coordinator08/2014 to 07/2016
Company NameCity, State
  • Promoted instructional excellence, developing, and implementing programs that re-aligned curriculum to state standards.
  • Weighed organizational capability against objectives, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to improve student achievement.
  • Selected accomplishments:.
  • Analyzed academic program and testing needs, serving as Test Coordinator for STAR, ACT and SRI/SMI district assessments.
  • Served as advisor, directing completion of all student graduation plans and school schedules.
  • Delivered guidance, providing evaluation to faculty on programs, curriculum, instruction and classroom performance.
  • Conducted classroom observations and provided instructional coaching.
  • Created instructional coaching plan that improved teacher performance and classroom instruction school wide.
  • Created and Organized 1st annual District wide Spoken word, encouraging students to explore their creativity.
  • Spoken word program, in its sixth year, works to broaden audience of poetry readers and helps to invoke deep emotion and self-reflection through inspirational verse.
English Teacher08/2012 to 08/2014
Company NameCity, State
  • Delivered extensive curriculum, aligning core concepts with state requirements and incorporating interactive learning to enhance educational experience.
  • Selected accomplishments:.
  • Engaged students ranging in age from 16-21 in grades 9-12, providing positive reinforcement when covering challenging concepts.
  • Worked collaboratively with faculty, identifying student needs and adjusting curriculum based upon those needs.
  • Employed variety of teaching strategies to effectively teach curriculum and help students stay engaged.
  • Encouraged leadership and critical thinking, immersing students in learning process through discussions, lesson planning and group work.
  • Successfully implemented JFF strategies, achieving exceptional student growth for STAR test reading scores.
Reading/Language Arts Teacher08/2005 to 08/2012
Company NameCity, State
  • Enhanced learning strategies, developing and delivering extensive curriculum for Reading and Language Arts for grades 6,7 and 8.
  • Aligned core concepts with educational requirements while improving overall educational experience for students.
  • Designed and implemented RTI program in Reading and developed curriculum for 7th grade Language Arts and common assessments with curriculum committee.
Master of Arts: Principal Leadership05/2016GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY- City, State
Reach Teacher Evaluation Certification2014Governors State University- City

Dean's List, GPA: 4.0

Alternative Route to Teacher Certification06/2009Governors State University- City, State
Bachelor of Arts: English Literature06/2003University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign- City, State
Bachelor of Arts and Science: Speech Communication06/2003University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign- City, State

Reach Teacher Evaluation Certification

Type 75 Administrator Certification

Type 03 Teacher Certification


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School Attended

  • Governors State University
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Job Titles Held:

  • Principal
  • Academic Coordinator
  • English Teacher
  • Reading/Language Arts Teacher


  • Master of Arts : Principal Leadership 05/2016
    Reach Teacher Evaluation Certification 2014
    Alternative Route to Teacher Certification 06/2009
    Bachelor of Arts : English Literature 06/2003
    Bachelor of Arts and Science : Speech Communication 06/2003

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