As an educator, I have acquired copious amounts of experience and knowledge that has enabled me to formulate a perspective and an educational design that is both challenging and visionary. My vision for learners includes ideas and strategies that will serve to facilitate and advance the educational mission of all schools. I'm a self-directed, enthusiastic educator with a passionate commitment to the student learning experience and teacher professional development. I'm skilled in the design of technical challenging, enriching, and innovative tasks that address the diverse interest and needs of students and can demonstrate the ability to identify appropriate research-based strategies, design and deliver professional learning for educators and develop curriculum for teaching and learning. In addition, I can establish instant rapport with stakeholders based on outstanding communication skills and possesses the ability to work in chaotic situations and still maintain a sense of humor.
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Reading Specialist November 2014 to CurrentDEKALB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS － Decatur, GA
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Professional Learning Specialist for Teacher January 2013ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS － Atlanta, GA
Assists with the development, monitoring and coordination of a district Teacher Quality plan that includes training and professional development opportunities for approximately 4,000 teachers that are consistent with the vision and mission of the school district and that focuses on student achievement.
Also, provides school improvement support to seven leadership teams which includes monitoring the overall school improvement initiatives from the school level perspective to ensure consistency and fidelity to the goals of the School Improvement Plan;.
Leads Focus Walks in conjunction with GADOE School Improvement Specialists to assess and evaluate the progress of the transformation efforts and make recommendations for modifications.
Collaborates with the administrative team, counselors, and graduation coaches with monitoring the progress of identified At-Risk Students; Develops a process of aggregating and disaggregating overall and individual student achievement data; Designs, facilitates, and monitors professional learning aligned to Teacher Keys Effectiveness System; Developed an informal observational tool to asses teacher instructional effectiveness as it relates to student achievement and teacher quality.
Instructional Coach August 2009 to December 2012ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS － Atlanta, GA
Supported teachers in the implementation of research based instructional strategies, implementation of CCGPS/GPS curriculum, and Response to Intervention while collaborating with the principal to provide individual coaching and guided support.
Served as an integral component of the Professional Learning Community and work closely with the principal to ensure a well-managed learning environment.
Evaluated the fidelity of the implementation of core and intervention curriculum in the core contents; Managed & coordinated meetings with internal and external stakeholders; analyzed data to determine the most effective strategies for meeting and exceeding state and national student achievement goals; Provided support to teachers through content-pedagogy, professional development, coaching, peer collaboration, classroom visits, and model lesson demonstrations; Managed, coordinated, and conducted professional development opportunities for school-based personnel on implementing the standards-based curriculum, inquiry learning, and authentic assessment; Assisted with recruitment and retention strategies of highly qualified teachers.
Teacher August 2003 to July 2009ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS － Atlanta, GA
Utilizes current strategies and theories to plan, organize and implement structures lessons.
Instructed students using performance based instructional techniques, implement project based assignments, utilize accountable talk techniques, infuse technology in lesson designs, use differentiated instructional methods and Response to Intervention (RTI) strategies along with other effective teaching methods to engage and enhance student achievement; Prepared rigorous lesson plans that are aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS); Administered weekly teacher made assessments, performance based assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments as well as state and district benchmarks in order to determine student achievement and attainment of the adopted curriculum; Monitored and redirect student behaviors, performance and actions in the classroom.
Doctorate of Education : Educational Leadership, PresentNOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY － Davie, FloridaEducational Leadership
Master of Education : May, 2000FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY － Miami, Florida
Bachelor of Science : Elementary Education, December, 1999Elementary Education
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