Structure and facilitate workshops for students, faculty, parents, and community leaders on how to cultivate life long learners, and increase academic achievement among inner city students. During administrative internship at University High School, exhibited the knowledge, commitment, and management qualities of an academic leader with a vision and purpose. Developed a Social emotional learning curriculum that incorporate all subject area as well as technology to increase student interest in education. Presently, operating in the student support role, implementing effective programs to create positive climate and school culture. Committee chair of the school's safety committee and the professional development committee, teaching staff and students policies, procedures and how to use them during various emergencies. Implementing best practices to foster life long learners who can apply their knowledge to their everyday life situations. Using data collected to provide effective programs, workshops, and trainings, that addresses every students' educational, social, and emotional needs. Apply the knowledge to help all stakeholders have a better understanding of the students and the role they play in a cultivating a safe and healthy school environment. Works well with others, provide resources needed for staff, students and or parent. Attended and presented staff development opportunities to increase content, pedagogical, leadership and management skills. Keen understanding of the curriculum, importance of school wide vision, monitoring student attendance and grades, attends night meetings, extra curricula activities and various school events to support students on all levels. Highly educated, intelligent, creative, gifted, dedicated, and self-motivating to other to create a climate of excellence. Set high standards for all with a result of "Not for, School but for life do we learn". Outstanding educator who applies a wealth of experiences and knowledge to others and make a significant difference in the learning community on every level. Experienced at work with students in crisis, whether they are academically gifted or have academic challenges. Continually excepting various roles such as school leadership team chairperson, safety and intervention referral services coordinator, Anit-bullying specialist, school climate and culture committee chairperson, etc. Bridges the gap and forms partnerships with various businesses, community leaders and the school. Develops rapport with students, parents, staff, and administration. Uses effective decision making strategies by applying policies mandated by the school district, state and or government when dealing with all violations. No-nonsense, but diplomatic, and charismatic when approaching, handling, and dealing with difficult issues.
Knowledgable of rules and regulations and how to apply them
Effective data analysis
Implementing appropriately and effectively
Works well under pressure
Development, Design and Create programs
communicates well with others,
completes assignments and tasks in a timely fashion
Life Long Learner
Collaboration builderWorks well with othersWorks well alone
School Counselor/Anti-Bullying Specialist September 2010 to CurrentNewark Public Schools - Newark, New Jersey
Providing a comprehensive guidance programs that assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, career oriented individuals and life long learners.
Implementation of Conflict Resolution, Peer-Mediation, Character Education, Self Esteem, and Anti- Bullying workshops aligned with 21st Century Life and Career CCCS. Assist each student's in the growth process to assess his/her ability handle his/her educational career and personal needs and goals.
Through supportive counseling via group, and/or individual, this will allow every student to develop to their fullest potential.
Effective leader and chairperson for Anti-Bullying and School Climate Committees: Develop and implement school wide programs, and use surveys to measure the impact the programs have building wide.
Consistently update staff, students and parents of school wide activities, to keep the community committed, empowered and informed.
Interim Vice-Principal September 2007 to February 2008Maple Avenue School - Newark, New Jersey
Actively observed, evaluated, and assisted educators with best practices to assure all students are engaged and learning.
Passionately participated in school wide committees to plan, coordinated and directed the instructional program in various grades levels.
Eagerly conducted and attended administrative meetings in order to interpret and relay detailed policies, procedures, and instructions to staff & students.
Attended and organized grade level meeting to assure co-teaching exist effectively.
Observed teacher during classroom lessons, and gave constructive feedback
Substance Awareness Coordinator September 2001 to June 2010University High School - Newark, New Jersey
Coordinated and implemented workshops for faculty, staff, students and parents in the areas of Drugs, HIV/Aids, Alcohol, Tobacco, Gangs, Sexual Harassment, Weapons prevention and Intervention.
Scheduled informative parent meetings to set up appropriate treatment plans for students & parents while monitoring students academics for the year.
Supervised and directed informational forums regarding policies, procedures and mandates of safe and drug free schools.
Teacher September 1996 to June 1999The Chadd School - Newark, NJ
Enforced rigor through effectively whole language, phonics, computer technology, cooperative learning and alternate assessments in literacy and social studies.
Implemented state and district testing programs as well as disseminated the principles of the Accelerated Schools Reform model and analyzing student data using New Jersey Core Content Standards and Holistic Scoring rubrics.
Ed.S : Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy , 2016Seton Hall University - South Orange, New JerseyEducational Leadership, Management, and Policy
Master of Art : Administration and Supervision, 2002Montclair State University - Montclair, New JerseyAdministration and Supervision
Master of Arts : Counseling, 1996Montclair State University - Montclair, New JerseyCounseling
Bachelor of Arts : LiteratureRamapo College of New Jersey - Mahwah, New JerseyLiterature
Affiliations Member of the N.A.A.C.P
President of Gamma Nu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Member of National Notary Association
Member of National Association of School Counselors
Member of Ramapo Alumni Association
Member of National Pan-Hellenic Counsel
Member of Association Student Assistance Professionals