To contribute leadership, service and management experience in an area of higher education. Connect resources for students to engage in meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their lives and strengthen their communities.
Team Coach and Development Leader
Community Engagement Specialist
Federal Grant Writer
Goal-Oriented and data-driven
Initiated childhood obesity project called "Relay For the Arts," which resulted in 800 youth, parents, university athletic department and community leaders engaging in a school-wide jog-o-thon at E.S. Rose Park. Project raised $1,350 toward athletic and art supplies for local elementary students.
Spearheaded new female mentoring program which increased student retention and provided over $5,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors from low-performing schools.
Launched well-received Positive Youth Development (PYD) courses for all new-hires and staff to enhance adult and student relations.
Recruited, mentored and coached college work-study students to implement the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents, resulting in a 16% increase in productivity and student attendance to after-care program.
Received clear objectives from board members and communicated with frontline personnel to achieve understanding of annual goal and objective. Executed agency strategic plan to increase revenue from $230K in FY 2015 to $442K in FY 2016 year.
08/2008 to 10/2011Metro Nashville Public Schools
4th Grade Teacher at Carter Lawrence Elementary School.
Served as classroom teacher, office assistant and school data designee.
Taught grades Pre-K through 4th and prepared students for high stakes testing.
Served on school leadership and outreach committee to create assessments and identify resources to support school initiatives.
Worked closely with school principal, guidance counselor, school psychologist and secretary staff to review performance data and student reports.
Vault /Teller Operations Specialist, 01/2005 to 01/2007Bank of America - Nashville, TN
Increased responsibilities from Teller to Vault Operations Specialist in 2007.
Coached and trained 25 tellers to process transactions accurately, efficiently, and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Increased sales goals by 58% and named banking center "Most Valuable Player".
Managed consumer and corporate loan transactions.
Ensured banking center compliance with federal regulations including, but not limited to, USA PATRIOT Act, Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act.
Customer Service Representative III, 01/2004 to 01/2005Metro Water Service
Served as lead bi-lingual customer service representative.
Directed complex situations throughout the call center, and worked in unison with staff and upper management.
Assisted Spanish speaking clients and personnel in 5 customer service department areas.
Translated new employee manuals and department automated voice response (AVR) system from English to Spanish language.
Founder/Executive Director, 01/2002 to CurrentMoves and Grooves Inc
Spearheaded a successful non-profit arts agency to help alleviate issues among at-risk youth.
Implemented agency IT program for staff to access employee portal and student data online.
Created digital marketing material to promote student success and company achievement through web, print and social media outlets.
Contracted with local school district to provide art-based afterschool and summer programming within 11 district schools serving 230 youth annually.
Written and secured over $442K in grants in 2016 from government, state and private donor resources to further agency mission of high quality arts and education for all.
B.S. Degree:Business Administration/ Finance,2004Fisk University - Nashville, TNBusiness Administration/ Finance
MBA:Business Management,2007University Of Phoenix - Nashville, TNBusiness Management
M.Ed. Elementary Education :Curriculum & Instruction,2010Tennessee State University - Nashville, TNCurriculum & Instruction
Ed.D:Leadership & Professional Practice,2016Trevecca Nazarene University - Nashville, TNLeadership & Professional Practice
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Strong ability to work under pressure, enthusiastic, self-motivated, enjoys working within a team, performs well independently, excellent problem-solving ability and prefers working until the task is complete.