Dynamic and innovative principal with demonstrated capabilities in administration and educational leadership. Committed to being a lifelong learner, building relationships with the Preston community, encouraging teachers and students to take risks, and moving beyond the measurable to focus on 21st century skills.
Skills and Attributes
STEM Focus School Principal
ICAP Award Recipient
1:1 iPad Initiative
Principal, Timberline PK8, 08/2013 St. Vrain Valley School District – 233 E. Mountain View, Longmont, CO 80634
Developed STEM focus school integrating STEM into all subjects and creating STEM Block courses.
Provided professional development in the Design Thinking Process aligned with the Stanford d.school.
Only one of three schools recognized by the Colorado State Board of Education for ICAP implementation.
Only principal asked to be a member of the national competition XQ: The Super School Project challenging teams to Rethink High School.
Selected to be a member of Superintendent Haddad's Principal Advisory Council.
Awarded second place in St. Vrain's Design Challenge addressing our team's question, "How might we redesign our current systems for student accountability so that students and teachers are able to use them more effectively and improve self efficacy?"
Attended trainings and conferences including National Science Teachers Association STEM Forum and Expo, Discovery Education STEM Innovation Leadership Symposium and Design Thinking Process taught by Co Barry.
Analyzed student data to promote academic achievement through solid Tier 1 instruction, interventions and enrichment.
Built extended relationships with parents and community members to enhance the quality of education and the only St. Vrain school chosen by The Morgridge Foundation to build a partnership.
Performed all administrative duties such as evaluating teacher performance, budgeting, building master schedules and staffing plans, hiring staff, providing a safe climate, mentoring new administrators, and developing teacher-leaders.
Principal, Heritage Middle School, 08/2008 to 07/2013 St. Vrain Valley School District – 233 E. Mountain View Ave, Longmont, CO 80504
Moved the school from Priority Improvement to Improvement prior to three-school consolidation.
Changed the school climate, safety, and perception of one with challenges and concerns to an environment of trust and security by building relationships and parent partnerships.
Built a team to establish the philosophy and vision of St. Vrain's first K8 school.
Attended multiple Colorado Association of School Executives conferences.
Trained in Incident Command Structures (ICS 100, 200, 700) and Standard Response Protocol.
Assistant Principal, Longs Peak Middle School, 08/2005 to 07/2008 St. Vrain Valley School District – 1500 14th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Implemented PBIS system to promote positive behaviors and recognize students practicing routine expectations.
Member of the Assistant Principal Design Team designated to plan assistant principal meetings and professional development.
Attended multiple trainings and conferences including the National Staff Development Conference, Colorado Association of School Executives, Colorado Middle Level Educators, Mean Girls, and Peak Parent Center.
Created effective discipline structures and routines to improve student behavior and accountability.
Master of Arts: Education with a Specialization in Administration and Supervision, 2005 University of Phoenix - Denver, CO
Bachelor of Science: English Education, 1992 Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ