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seeking to utilize advanced education, classroom experience, leadership skills, management capacity and communication ability in the position of superintendent of center line public schools.
ø m.s., educational administration and supervision.
ø b.s., elementary education.
ø upcoming leadership endorsement through mi-life.
ø numerous additional educational credentials (see below).
ø particular focus on student-centered instruction, individual education plans and educational administration.
ø expertise in curriculum development and lesson planning.
ø concentration in program development, parental/community involvement and instructional programming.
ø effective in all facets of classroom facilitation.
ø strong communications and presentation skills.
ø adept in system evaluation and improvement.
ø develop exceptional student/teacher relationships.
ø wide-ranging expertise communicating intangible concepts to varied audiences.
ø well-organized multi-tasker with strong detail orientation.
ø record of progression to positions of increasing responsibility and authority.
ø proficient in advanced software applications including ms office suite.
saginaw valley state university
masters degree in educational administration and supervision, 1992
bachelor of science in elementary education, 1982
mi-life (http://www.mi-life.org/about.htm) coursework with upcoming leadership endorsement.
program backed by the michigan department of education in partnership with michigan assoc. of school administrators, mi assoc. of school boards, mi assoc of secondary school principals, mi elementary and middle school principals assoc., mi assoc of non-public schools, mi assoc of public school academies, and mi institute for educational management and microsoft.
reading apprenticeship (secondary literacy) swift, (strategic writing instruction for teachers), secondary principals series, current issues, plc summit (professional learning communities) macomb leadership academy emerging leaders conference (michigan state university), critical issues academy (wayne state university), project read (madonna college) literacy intervention,
additional training: mlpp k-3 trainer of trainers, mlpp 4/5 trainer of trainers, macomb county literacy management team, teaching writing/conflict resolution, outcomes-based education, authentic assessment
in 2006 and 2008, chosen by one of center line high school's top ten graduates as most influential staff member in their school career. in 1999, named michigan's social studies teacher of the year. 1998 div/newsweek's outstanding teacher of the year for center line public schools. in 1993, nominated as metro parent's magazine outstanding teacher. golden key national honor society.
center line public schools 1988 - present
executive director of instruction, assessment and data analysis (2008-present)
promoted to coordinate with educational staff to map curriculum including best practice instruction and activities.
conduct in-depth analysis of meap data and disseminate to staff to determine areas of weakness/improvement.
successfully identify issues requiring additional focus/support.
orchestrate classroom modeling of writer's workshop while providing teacher feedback.
provide key support for ell team to determine needs, instructional sequence and planning for professional development for ell team and core teachers working with ell staff.
coordinate textbook procurement.
serve as pilot of two assessment systems (nwea and study island).
support special education director for administrative response to intervention team.
orchestrate additional training at macomb intermediate school district.
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work with secondary teams on school improvement.
contributor to macomb county intermediate school district school improvement plan.
designated to represent district at county curriculum and title meetings.
executive director of curriculum, assessment and school improvement (2007-2008)
advanced to facilitate k-12 groups in process of mapping curriculum utilizing content expectations and best instructional practices.
coordinated with secondary teams on school improvement.
represented district at maca (macomb county curriculum association) and title program meetings at the macomb intermediate school district.
principal, peck elementary school (2003-2007)
chosen for critical assignment in working closely with teachers to monitor instruction and student performance.
observed teachers and provided assessment/assistance.
administered unit budget.
collected/reviewed student writing samples to select author of the month for each classroom.
championed author and student of the month.
interfaced with parents to plan programs and identify academic/behavioral issues.
met with k-2 teachers three times annually to review mlpp scores and plan remediation of students in need.
directed unit staff including maintenance, custodial, secretarial, latch key and lunch staff.
coordinated with outside agencies including protective services, judson center and havenwick hospital.
planned with misd (macomb intermediate school district) for meaningful professional development.
applied for blue ribbon status leading to new initiatives like soar.
elementary learning consultant (2001-2003)
tasked to provide in servicing for all middle school teachers in mlpp (ten training sessions).
coordinated with elementary staff to develop curriculum.
evaluated text books for readability and coverage of standards/benchmarks.
attended literacy intervention team meetings at all sites to provide suggestions/support for programs based on mlpp data.
played key role in implementing assignments from assistant superintendent of curriculum.
prior to 2001, served in a variety of teaching roles covering second, third and fourth grade assignments at miller and peck elementary schools. these assignments built outstanding curriculum development, lesson planning, class facilitation, communications and educational management skill sets.
coordinator of multiple summer school programs including pre-k (literacy based), k-2 literacy, math-based
3-6 inquiry-based math and science and 7-8 remedial math.
instructed literacy enrichment camp and summer computer training.
sponsored job shadowing mentor for non-tenured teachers.
supervised multiple student teachers
serve on current five-year strategic planning team.
responsible for two of four initiatives (curriculum mapping and assessment).
have served on curriculum council on executive board and as building representative.
liaison to language arts development grades k-3.
served on center lines technology committee, school improvement team, public relations action team and elementary report card committee
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hiring agent name
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i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as superintendent of center line public schools and am submitting my resume for your review. in advance, i thank you for your time and consideration.
as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include an m.s., educational administration and supervision, a b.s., elementary education and upcoming leadership endorsement through mi-life and over 20 years experience in the center line system. to complement this background, i possess demonstrated expertise in student-centered instruction, individual education plans, educational administration, curriculum development and lesson planning as well as strong analytical, problem-solving and managerial capabilities. as an employee, you will find me to be an enthusiastic and disciplined team player, committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance.
i am confident that i could continue to be a valuable asset as superintendent and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future to further discuss how my areas of experience and expertise would be an ongoing contribution to our school district.
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