Built and maintained positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators.
Developed staff members' attitudes, skills, and knowledge through various professional development targeted topics.
Provided subject matter expertise on all courses, materials and lesson plans.
Met diverse student population needs by planning and implementing lessons with wide variety of teaching strategies.
Assistant Principal/Sixth grade teacher Assistant Principal, 01/2010 to 04/2017 Capps Elementary School – Heber, AZ
Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Conducted formal certified teacher evaluations, teacher walk-throughs, administered student discipline, conducted Beyond Textbooks presentations to School Board, teacher groups and parent organizations.
Successfully implemented Beyond Textbooks curriculum through collaboration with parents, administrators, and fellow teachers.
Used differentiated instruction and both formative and summative assessments to evaluate student work.
Continuously showed growth through reteach and enrich activities geared toward student achievement.
Daily utilization and proficiency in use of Promethean board in bringing about student learning.
Instrumental in utilization of Galileo testing within classroom, assisted and trained other teachers in the program.
Analyzed student data from different sources and used information to drive future instruction.
Collaborated with fellow teachers daily with exchange of positive teaching strategies used to bring about learning within school.
Fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and promoting excellent student/teacher interaction.
Created positive student relationships through fun and motivating activities such as
Junior High Social Studies Teacher, 01/2003 to 06/2009 Heber/Overgaard School District – Heber, AZ
Provided students with insight into our country's culture, heritage and their rights as individual citizens through well planned student centered lessons.
Encouraged knowledge of current events through daily recognition of news events.
Use of creative questioning techniques to bring about student learning.
Directed eighth grade students in We the People/Project Citizen Programs-State Champs 2004.
Recipient of John J. Ross Award.
M.D.: Education Administration, 2006 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science: Education, 1996 Western New Mexico University - Silver City, NM Education
Associate of Arts: Education, 1993 Northland Pioneer College - Snowflake, AZ
Five years as committee chair on site based school improvement committee *Communicate with children and parents warmly and diplomatically *Deeply committed to high quality education for children *Taught two periods a day of seventh and eighth grade physical education at Mogollon Jr. High school, 2002-2009-Parker Unified School District-K-3 Teacher Organized and instructed students in developmentally appropriate learning activities in the areas of sports and fitness. Cultivated an environment of team work and cooperation among students *Coached the following sports: Head Varsity Girls Coach-Five seasons (overall record 101-28)2019 State Champs, Assistant Varsity high school boys basketball-seven seasons, Jr. High head boys' basketball-six seasons, head Jr. High boys track-thirteen seasons, High School Cross Country -two seasons *Enthusiastic volunteer within community and church youth groups *Community volunteer. Served ten years as the community 4H leader *American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified *Possess class B Commercial Drivers License *Currently employed as a summer employee with the U.S. Forest Service. Trusted with supervisory duties. Twenty-one seasons of service on their wild land fire crews *Eagle Scout *Possess good sense of humor