An educational leader with over 25 years of diversified experience in administration, regular and special education classroom settings including one on one tutoring, and school-to-career/school-to-community planning. Creative professional with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a flexible, dedicated style capable of motivating individuals to their full potential.
2006 - Carl Robinson CI, Supervisor of the Year
2001 - USD #1 Teacher of the Year, CT semi-finalist
2001 - CAACE Educator of the Year Award
Collaborate with Special Education Director to organize professional development for school district.
Supervise academic, vocational, professional support and clerical staff.
Evaluate staff performance and ensure program is in compliance with Federal and State regulations and agency policies and procedures.
Spearheaded GED 2013 conversion for the school district to include testing center design, curriculum implementation, district wide policies and procedures.
Taught adult education classes at all grade level class.
Prepared and delivered lessons in all content areas including Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Writing & Literature.
Utilized SMART Board and SMART Response for lessons.
Prepare lessons for students housed in close custody and discipline units in a maximum-security prison while coordinating school enrollment for the expansion unit.
Developed lessons for regular and special education students with abilities ranging from kindergarten through grade 12.
Maintained caseload of special education students, which requires establishment of individual goals related to academics, social skills and transitional needs.
Worked closely with custody to promote strong educational program while maintaining safety and security.
Created parenting program and designed a Read to Your Children program that allowed inmates to spend visiting time reading aloud to their families.
Created an extensive Parenting Program curriculum for inmates that included the production of homemade children's books, a video of these stories and a Family Night.
Revised school district special education procedures as part of a Corrective Action Committee.
Presented modifications to the Unified School District #1 staff at an in-service.
Monitored implementation of these changes throughout the district.
Established original assessment/classification procedures for the education department at Walker Reception and Special Management Unit upon its opening.
01/2013 to Current
Carl Robinson Correctional Institution － Enfield, CT
01/2001 to 10/2013
State School TeacherMacDougall/Walker Correctional Institution － Suffield, CT
Special Education & Adult Basic Education.
01/1994 to 01/2001
State School TeacherEnfield Correctional Institution － Enfield, CT