Manager offering 20 years of progressive leadership experience in strategic management, program management, business development, sales and marketing management, and academic research in diverse industries including K-12 Education Assessment, Publishing, Educational Computing, and Performing Arts Management. Project manager with proven abilities to control project costs, boost company revenue, and manage risks and change through innovative process improvements, close collaborations with functional groups and vendors, and use of strategic and tactical management tools and techniques. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are practiced to assure project success.
Manages all aspects of a $130 million large-scale client/state assessment program (MA) to measure progress for over 500,000 students annually in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Technology in partnership with the client. Collaborates with functional groups, including IT, Publishing, Purchasing, Psychometrics, Data Reporting, Distribution, Scoring, and Scanning, to plan, schedule, track, and manage deliverables using Microsoft Project and Access databases. Proven managerial track record of overcoming major project risks to maintain on-time delivery of test materials and reports while meeting rigorous quality standards and robust revenue and profit targets. Introduces process improvements and online applications to decrease expenses while maintaining or improving quality and timing of deliverables. Manages online applications for secure enrollment, distribution, and return of test materials. Monitors weekly and monthly activity, budget, and inventory reports. Plans and facilitates training sessions for over 2,000 district and school administrators. Conducts fairness reviews and facilitates offsite standard setting meetings for other state contracts. Makes recommendations to the PMO and senior management.
Taught undergraduate and graduate courses:
Finite Mathematics, Exploring Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Calculus.
Candidate for Ph.D. in Mathematics Education.
Delivered over 150 live performances featuring 200 performers. Tripled project performance goals in two years. Raised project visibility and reliability with internal and external stakeholders. Managed five marketing associates. Initiated donor program and created 40 corporate sponsorships. Achieved mutually beneficial partnerships with major corporations, public service and government agencies, and the press to create and promote 60 hospitality nights and special events. Created and launched Community Arts Patron program for students grades K-12. Premiered website in February 2007.
Developed national and regional strategic marketing and sales programs.
Launched and positioned new consumer magazine as top publication in the home computing market. Tripled revenue and doubled market share in two years. Recruited, hired, and motivated national sales force to exceed targeted goals. Promoted from Associate Advertising Director.
Doubled revenues and increased market share 30% for three consecutive years. Analyzed market trends and launched successful new trade publication. Promoted from sales representative.
Funded 100% of tuition with scholarships and assistantships.
Funded 70% of tuition with grants, scholarships, and work-study.
PMP (Program Management Professional) conferred by Program Management Institute (PMI) in July 2012 and renewed in July 2015.
Board of Directors, Seacoast Community School
Board of Directors, Portsmouth ProMusica
Best Paper Award (2010) Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) conference
TRUSE Presenter travel award (2010)
MBA with Honors, Darden School, University of Virginia
Sidney F. Small Scholar, Darden School, University of Virginia
J. Spencer Love Fellow, Darden School, University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, magnum cum laude, Duke University
Fukawa-Connelly, T. P. & Newton, C. D. (2014). Analyzing the teaching of advanced mathematics courses via the enacted example space. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 87, 323-349.
Fukawa-Connelly, T. P., Shrey, M. & Newton, C. D. (2010). A framework for comparison of two intentional pedagogical structures for presenting the concept of a group in abstract algebra classes. Presented at TRUSE, Orono, ME.
Microsoft Project, Access, and Excel
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