upward bound director resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile

Passionate, highly motivated, visionary leader that utilizes a strategic planning process to drive decisions for program improvement.

Skill Highlights
  • Project Management
  • Project Planner
  • Detail Orientated
  • Strategic Planner
  • Multi-tasker

    • Visionary
    • Team Builder
    • Highly motivated
    • Analytical Skills
    • Superior Work Ethics

    Core Accomplishments
    • Trained in the Springfield Trainer Model for Facilitators and Mentors through the National Association of Secondary School Principals
    • Presenter at conferences on the Dr. James Comers' School Development Model
    • Consultant and Trainer in the " Curriculum Alignment" process
    • Peer Coach to school leaders in Dayton Public Schools, Dayton Ohio
    • Principal in Residence at the Yale Child Study Center
    • National Faculty Member at Yale Child Study Center
    • Trainer in: Action Research and Using Data to Drive Decisions.
    • Skilled in Strategic Planning Process
    • Developer of The College Board's EQUITY 2000 National Training Programs for School Administrators, Counselors, and Data Managers
    • Presenter at College Board Regional Conferences on Resource/Services Integration
    • Serve on advisory Board for School Improvement at Woodson Senior High School in Washington, DC
    • Served on Advisory Board for the District of Columbia initiative of "Doubling the Numbers" of DC students entering and graduating from post-secondary institutions.
    • Successful in writing three (3) Upward Bound Grants each funded for over $490,000,000.00
    • Four Term President of the District of Columbia Regional TRIO Organization.
    Professional Experience
    Upward Bound Director, 1999 to Current
    CooleyLos Angeles, CA,
    • Manage the overall leadership, administration, curriculum development, hiring of staff, all aspects of budget management, and ensuring delivery of services, evaluating the effectiveness of the project, and engaging external community agencies and other TRIO programs that serve similar populations.
    • Implemented a curriculum during the academic component that provides the Upward Bound students with supplemental academic instruction, tutorial supports, college/career group counseling and an individualized counseling program.
    • Developed a rigorous curriculum with emphasis on the higher order thinking skills, as well as, embedding the youth development framework into the instructional delivery design.
    • Developed a one-week summer career exploration/work study program that provides rising juniors and seniors with a hands on work study experience.
    Professional Development Coordinator, 08/1998 to 09/1999
    Emergence CapitalSan Francisco, CA,
    • Development and delivery of the College Board Equity 2000 individualized, or district specific technical assistance that complimented the Equity 2000 professional developments.
    • Developed the curriculum, training schedules , and delivery presentations to districts and individuals on the College Board's Equity 2000 modules to s, superintendents, school board chairs, principals, teachers, counselors, and parents.
    Principal, 06/1997 to 05/1998
    Emergence CapitalSan Francisco, CA,
    • Manage the overall leadership, administration, curriculum development,staff trainings, and community outreach to ensure the delivery of appropriate services to the Pre-K-6 grade students.
    Principal, 1985 to 1997
    Emergence CapitalSan Francisco, CA,
    • Manage the overall leadership, administration, and curriculum development and ensuring delivery of services to these Pre-K-6 grade students.
    • Developed an effective community involvement model that was highlighted in a PBS Broadcast with John Marrow.
    • Successfully turned around the school in its academic performance and parental involvement.
    • Successfully implemented a School Development Team model that redesigned the school
    • School was identified by Dr.James Comer, Professor at Yale University as an outstanding Comer School.
    Principal, 1975 to 1985
    For Severely Emotionally Handicapped ChildrenCity, STATE,
    • Successfully implemented a mainstreamed, inclusive academic and counseling program for students, ages 5-18years identified as emotionally handicapped.
    Post Graduate: Professional Development Trainer , Expected in 1998 to University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
    M.A: Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching and Educational, Expected in 1975 to George Washington University - Washington, DC
    B.A: Special Education, Expected in 1968 to Indiana State University - Terre Haute, Indiana
    Post Graduate: Administration and Supervision, Expected in 1994 to George Washington University - Washington, DC
    Additional Information
    • Recipient Yale University's Patrick Daly Award for Excellence in Education
    • Recognized as one of the three elementary schools with the highest increase in student attendance
    • Designed a Testwiseness Program which showed increases in standardized test scores
    • Interviewed in Educator Monitor newspaper and on cable television on the development of the Teacher Consistency Program
    • Highlighted in the Principals Magazine for School Improvement
    • Program Featured on the John Marrow Report on Early Learning (PBS)
    • Featured in the National Association of Elementary Principals Urban Network: Profiles of Schools in Progress
    • Featured on the PBS Broadcast "Elementary Confusion"

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    School Attended

    • University of Pittsburgh
    • George Washington University
    • Indiana State University
    • George Washington University

    Job Titles Held:

    • Upward Bound Director
    • Professional Development Coordinator
    • Principal
    • Principal
    • Principal


    • Post Graduate
    • M.A
    • B.A
    • Post Graduate

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