As the Dean of Students, I have developed management experience and exceptional people skills. Versed as a high school English Teacher, I desire a challenging role as a High School Assistant Principal.
Advocate for All Students
Wrote and edited a discipline manual to keep new deans informed on policies and procedures,2015
Published a class children's book, Journeys of Freedom, it can be found on BarnesandNoble.com, 2007
Published the following articles, "Maximizing Your Online Teaching Skills," and "Is Going to an Online Law School the Right Choice," 2010
Summer School Coordinator06/2013 to 06/2014Northside Middle SchoolNorfolk, VA
Ensure each student was properly placed and instructed.
Responsible for ensuring that the center ran smoothly and efficiently.
Select teachers, media specialists/assistants
Request classified personnel
Assure that materials are distributed
Oversee daily operation of program with assistance from feeder
Use assessment results to organize classes and place students for appropriate instruction
Require daily lesson plans
Supervise arrival and departure of students
Maintain rosters of teachers and students
Discuss procedures regarding fire drills
Supervise the ordering, distribution, and collection of summer school materials
Supervise the closing of the summer school center.
Dean of Students08/2009 to CurrentAzalea Gardens Middle School/Northside Middle SchoolNorfolk, VA
Responsible for the discipline of students and informing parents of disciplinary matters.
Investigate cases with students and staff.
Resolve all behavior problems that disrupt the learning process of safety of students and staff
Communicate with parents and students relating to academic and behavioral goals
Assist teachers and staff in fund raising activities
Assist security guards, teachers, and bus drivers in matters of student discipline
Assist with after school athletic events
Assist/coordinate orderly cafeteria operations
Assess and resolve all behavior problems that disrupt the learning process or safety of students of staff
Assist in mentoring and helping new teachers
Observe classes to offer feedback to teachers to ensure students are actively engaged.
Coordinate substitutes/coverage for teacher absences
Director of Education08/2007 to 08/2008Tidewater TechChesapeake, VA
Responsible for the educational integrity of all educational programs
Served as the liaison between the campus and the cooperate offices
Conduct classroom observations and provided professional development
Resolved all personnel issues related to students and faculty
Hired all full time and adjunct faculty
Chair all program coordinator meetings, special projects and managed budget funds
Facilitate instructor and staff trainings and worked collaboratively with faculty, deans and administration
Organized commencements and fundraising events for all programs
Directly managed the development of the School of Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Paralegal Studies and Business
COLLEGE INSTRUCTOR,01/2006 to 01/2007 ITT Technical InstituteNorfolk, VA
Gained insight into the special atmosphere and problems of a small college while teaching Composition, Research and E-Business classes, in addition to acting as a student advisor.
Taught a Research methods and composition class that incorporated technology throughout the curriculum.
Taught an Introduction to E-Business class that instructed students how to develop their own web pages.
Taught a composition class for students in writing and literature.
English Teacher/Technology Facilitator01/2001 to 01/2009Granby High School/Lake Taylor Middle SchoolNorfolk, VA
Respected for my planning and research skills, development and use of instructional technology and working with freshman students transition successfully into high school.
Led a five person teaching team and responsible for the education of 200 students
Implemented strategies for the Advanced Individual Determination (AVID) program at Granby High School
Writes compelling, precise and accurate lesson plans that allowed students to interact and present the skills learned
Taught precision and clarity in writing, teaching students how to present complicated information in a way to engage the reader.
Instructed English as a Second Language(ESL) students (Spanish, Chinese and Ukraine) through tutorials, English Learner materials and higher functioning ESL students
Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, and met with students upon request Solicit and cultivate private, corporate and foundation sources for dance team.
Revised the District curriculum, adding units that were essential for students SOL test such as research skills and grammar.
Taught teachers how to implement Technology into their content curriculum.
Specialist/Officer Candidate01/2000 to 01/2006ARMY NATIONAL GUARDPortsmouth, VA
Attended Basic Training and AIT.
Participated in Officer Candidate School training.
Participated in monthly drills.
Completed regular Army Physical Fitness Tests.
Led a squad during Basic Training and AIT.
Education and Training
Ed.S: Educational Leadership2011The George Washington UniversityWashington, DC, United States
Graduated with 3.8 GPA
MBA: Business2007 University of PhoenixPhoenix, AZ, United StatesGPA: GPA: 3.865
English2001Winston Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, NC, United States
License: Postgraduate Professional License:
Admin and Supervision PreK-12
Volunteer, Party in Pink Zumbathon, 2012-2014
Volunteer, Zumba Presenter, Evening Under the Stars Military Appreciation, 2013-2014
Volunteer, Recorder, Educational Services of Hampton Roads Education Summitt, 2015
American Federation of Teachers
Academic, Customer Relations, Oral and Written Communication skills, MBA, Creative Problem Solving, and Community Development