SENIOR RETENTION SPECIALIST AND IMPLEMENTATION CONSULTANT
Animated educational administrator seeking an opportunity to lead in an organization that enriches the lives of both children and adults, such as Compeer of Greater Buffalo. Attained extensive understanding of psychological aspects that follow students and adults in urban areas. Promotes collaboration and professionalism in an inviting work atmosphere. Mentor focusing on the individual's strengths, skills, and areas of need. Demonstrates effective management creating a safe and encouraging environment where learning and self-expression occurs. Establishes multiple summative and formative assessments to ensure growth and comprehension of children, young adults, and people with disabilities. Developed proficient computer skills, with excellent written and verbal communication. Elaborate organization aptitude with an ability to work independently and as a team. Fosters ability to multi-task projects while providing support.
Microsoft Office. Experience with Web design (HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and Web 2.0. Smart board. Eschool.
Gap TechnologiesOctober 2013 to CurrentSenior Retention Specialist and Implementation Consultant
Responsible to create retention and implementation plans for colleges and universities across the United States.
Interacted successfully with a wide range of people and build a relationship of mutual trust with college administrators.
Lead presentations of retention software, trained faculty and staff in assessment process and retention best practices.
Advised many student services including Athletics, Student Life, Academic Advising, Residential Life, and Institutional Research on improvements in campus-wide processes, propose viable solutions, and determine the outcomes of various options.
Analyzed institutional data, summarize findings, and convey findings for making proactive initiatives and reaccreditation purposes.
Prepared procedures for new learning assessment plans for various programs, improving teaching, learning, and evaluating departmental effectiveness.
Wrote contracts, invoices, implementation and investment plans that worked within budget.
Planned projects and organized information for grant proposals.
Designed assessment tools, rubrics, and quizzes for training, marketing, and customer support.
Supervised new colleague demonstrations, monitored progress, and assessed quality performance of oral and written communication.
August 2012 to October 2013Pre-Kindergarten. Teacher Assistant. Doodle Bugs
Manage a structured classroom with responsibility of all areas of teaching, assessment, behavioral modification and coordination of academic and social activities.
Taught children to develop language, writing, and mathematical knowledge, while promoting creative thinking, and mentoring their social understanding.
January 2012 to March 2012Student Teacher
Developed unit and lesson plans with activities to engage students.
Conducted parent/teacher phone calls.
Collaborated with many professionals in the social studies department, counseling center, library, and computer labs.
Attended teacher meetings concerning APPR, The Common Core Standards, and Literacy inclusion in the classroom.
7th and 8th grade American History. March - May 2012.
Discovery School, Buffalo Public, Buffalo NY.
Developed unit and lesson plans with activities to engage students of mixed abilities, including students with developmental challenges.
Introduced organizational techniques, and methods to enhance literacy and vocabulary.
Worked in coordination with special education teachers and other professionals.
Reviewed and 504 plans and IEPs of students.
Brockport CollegeOctober 2008 to May 2010Student Manager
Leader and creative problem-solver prior to and during performances for the department.
Meditated customer relations.
Managed sales, money, and responsible for opening and closing up the office.
Trained student volunteers and assigned work tasks.
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York5 2013Master of Education: Educational AdministrationGPA: GPA: 3.91Educational Administration GPA: 3.91
5 2012Social StudiesSocial Studies
The State of New York College5 2010Bachelor of Science: History and Political Science International StudiesBrockportGPA: GPA: 3.56 Cum Laude Honors. Deans List. History Honors Phi Alpha Theta Award.History and Political Science International Studies GPA: 3.56 Cum Laude Honors. Deans List. History Honors Phi Alpha Theta Award.
Psychological Foundations of Education New Media 1 The Nature of Inquiry Foundations of Education Law and Public Education State and Local Policy Making Issues in Urban School Districts School Choice and Charter Schools Early Childhood Progressive Planning and Leadership Language, Cognition and Writing Middle and Adolescent Childhood Literacy Teaching Social Studies 5 - 12 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Special Education Disability StudiesMasters Thesis: Educational Leadership and Policy: Effective leadership styles in urban and multicultural communities. Reflective Inquiry Project: How is diversity addressed in the classroom- Student learning styles, special needs, and cultural needs. New York State and Local Policy- Safe student health. Political Science Research Methods Project: Preventing young adult drug use.
Academic, budget, closing, oral, contracts, counseling, creative thinking, CSS, customer relations, customer support, Dreamweaver, grant proposals, HTML, Leadership, Law, marketing, meetings, mentoring, money, Microsoft Office, office, New Media 1, organizational, presentations, problem-solver, processes, progress, quality, Research, sales, structured, Teacher, Teaching, phone, Web design, written communication
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University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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Senior Retention Specialist and Implementation Consultant
Pre-Kindergarten. Teacher Assistant. Doodle Bugs
Master of Education : Educational Administration Social Studies Bachelor of Science : History and Political Science International Studies Psychological Foundations of Education New Media 1 The Nature of Inquiry Foundations of Education Law and Public Education State and Local Policy Making Issues in Urban School Districts School Choice and Charter Schools Early Childhood Progressive Planning and Leadership Language, Cognition and Writing Middle and Adolescent Childhood Literacy Teaching Social Studies 5 - 12 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Special Education Disability Studies
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