My goal is to bring my unique set of skills and experiences from my professional background to the position of College and Career Coordinator, at Broken Arrow Public Schools, which will allow me to provide an irreplaceable viewpoint and ensure every student receives the highest quality instruction each day. Remarkably skilled in developing quality activities and presentations to promote career awareness coursework designed for effective education to a culturally diverse audience. Highly qualified and experienced in developing strategic plans to enable school districts to build community relationships. Wide range of networking contacts and established relationships with local businesses and local, state and national organizations for student intern experiences. Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders. Superior research and development skills, as well as, organizational, project management, problem solving and multi-tasking skills. Exceptional experience and a proven record of success in writing grants and raising funds for a school from government and non-government sources. Excellent knowledge of current trends in social media, web content, digital communication platforms and other job related technologies.
Eighth Grade Center, Union Public SchoolsAugust 2008 to CurrentSchool Library Media Specialist Broken Arrow, OK
Chaired the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award committees which required serving as the liaison to all authors and publishers, coordinating all reading teams' activities, developing promotional material and maintaining organization relationships with stakeholders.
Introduced, raised funds and implemented reading programs that allowed a notable author to visit, speak and give signed books to students at their school library (two different schools, using two different authors).
Create and implement college and career instructional units to guide students and their parents in future planning.
Plan and develop annual literacy programs in order to raise awareness of the library's purpose, available resources, and the rewards associated with reading.
Assist parents and community with technology needs to develop and maintain relationships with school stakeholders.
Design and present educational programs and lessons reinforcing 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Learners using various technology advances.
Analyze data, research, and collaborate with colleagues to implement instruction supporting Common Core Standards and enhancing curriculum development by integrating instructional technology.
L.E. Rader Treatment Center, Sand Springs Public SchoolsSeptember 2002 to August 2008School Library Media Specialist Sand Springs, OK
Wrote grants and developed strategic marketing plans to raise funds for educational programs.
Collaborated with government and non-profit organizations to establish an integrated work plan to utilize all grant and fundraising opportunities.
Interpreted and enforced provisions of state education and federal justice codes, rules and regulations.
Effectively used books, Internet, and current professional journals to generate ideas for library purchases, significantly increasing student interest and participation.
Charles Page High School, Sand Springs Public SchoolsAugust 1999 to September 2002English Language Arts Teacher Sand Springs, OK
Prepared course outlines, lesson plans and other education material that provided engaging and rigorous learning experiences for students.
Collaborated with team members to plan, develop, organize and promote integrative instruction.
Assisted with district professional development and teacher training.
Northeastern State UniversityMay 2015Masters of Education: School AdministrationTahlequah, OKSchool Administration
University of OklahomaMay 2003Masters of LibraryNorman, OK
Northeastern State UniversityDecember 1998Bachelor of Arts: Education EnglishTahlequah, OKEducation English
Secondary Principal, test taken 7/2014 Library Media Specialist, PK - 12 American Literature, 7 - 12 English Literature, 7 - 12 World Literature, 7 - 12 Grammar and Composition, 7 - 12
Software & Information Industry Association 2014, 2013 SIIA CODiE AWARDS Oklahoma Library Association Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Committee - Administrative Team Chairman Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Intermediate Reading Team Oklahoma Sequoyah Award Young Adult Reading Team Intellectual Freedom Committee American Library Association/Young Adult Library Services Association Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs Committee
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute IACP: Juvenile Justice Training and Technical Assistance: Safe Schools COMMUNITY SERVICE: Oklahoma Medical Reserves Corp.
L.E. Rader Treatment Center, Sand Springs Public Schools
Charles Page High School, Sand Springs Public Schools
Northeastern State University
University of Oklahoma
Job Titles Held:
School Library Media Specialist
English Language Arts Teacher
Masters of Education : School Administration Masters of Library Bachelor of Arts : Education English Secondary Principal, test taken 7/2014 Library Media Specialist, PK - 12 American Literature, 7 - 12 English Literature, 7 - 12 World Literature, 7 - 12 Grammar and Composition, 7 - 12
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