I have vast experience in leading and training teams of staff in quality after-school youth development programing. In addition, I have extensive experience in observing, assessing, and identifying best practices and strategies around successful program implementation.
01/2016 to Current
Staff Development Learning FacilitatorLA's BEST After School Enrichment Program – Los Angeles, Ca.
Facilitated trainings with staff on effective classroom management, strategic
planning, goal setting & critical thinking skills to implement in youth programs.
Partnered successfully with the Department of Evaluations and Department of Education in the creation and facilitation of trainings and workshops to engage adults in a professional learning
Worked in conjunction with the Director of Staff Development and the Director of Education in developing researched-based training modules, which are appropriate for LA's BEST staff and are consistent with the LA's BEST vision, mission, philosophy and core components.
12/2012 to 01/2016
Site CoordinatorLA's BEST After School Enrichment Program – North Hollywood, Ca.
Supervise and lead staff to ensure staff understand and comply with all LA's BEST/LAUSD policies and procedures as well as the LA's BEST vision, mission & philosophy.
Provided overall leadership for all enhanced programs such as LA84 Sports Foundation, BESTFit, Young Authors, Digital Learning and Celebrate Science.
Consistently maintained a site schedule and calendar to ensure that all staff were informed on daily activities, monthly themes, staff meetings, trainings, and/or other site events for successful program implementation.
Maintained and developed site budget.
Facilitated conversations to foster positive relationships and/or resolve any student, parent, and/or staff conflicts through effective problem solving and communication.
12/2009 to 12/2012
Site StaffLAs BEST After School Enrichment Program – North Hollywood, Ca.
Designed, planned and facilitated seasonal activities with groups of 20 children.
Maintained accurate attendance records of students who attended the LA's BEST program.
Attended Staff Development Workshops
03/2011 to 11/2012
Team LeaderJumpstart Literacy Program – Pacoima, Ca.
Lead and develop a team of six university students in providing effective literacy activities to pre-school aged students using researched-based strategies.
Represented Jumpstart at partner Early Childhood Center and other community meetings.
Planned and facilitated weekly team leader meetings with site staff to create learning opportunities for staff to brainstorm strategies around adjusting & modifying training information for effective implementation at individual sites.
Managed administrative tasks such as payroll, child attendance, staff reflections, schedules and other documentation.
Bachelor of Arts: Child and Adolescent Development California State University - Northridge, Ca
Graduated with Department Honors
Recipient of AmeriCorp Scholarship
Consistently meets goals
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Fluent in Spanish
First Aid and CPR-American Red Cross
Language Proficiency Certificate- Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.