Student-focused Administrator eager to contribute expertise toward actively supporting the academic community in delivering quality education and optimizing individual and group performance.
Ø Strong administrative background with the ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously with specialized knowledge of effective student discipline practices, team building, new teacher training and retention, teacher evaluation and development, parent involvement techniques as well as extensive safety and crisis planning experience.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of the education sector due to advanced training regarding school administration and organizational efficiency practices.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard operational protocols.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong process knowledge and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies.
Ø Strategically plan, coordinate and supervise remodeling and construction projects, with strong focus on maximizing resources while controlling costs and meeting district needs.
Ø Mentor newly hired teachers to ensure uniformity of processes and to decrease attrition.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving efficiency best practices and productivity.
Ø Embrace organizational initiatives and lead process integration efforts throughout various departments.
Ø Develop and implement numerous protocols and policies with the purpose of identifying and resolving relevant issues in a proactive manner.
Ø Work to standardize cross-departmental protocols between various departments in order to break down silo mentality and increase knowledge sharing.
Ø Skilled at managing multiple projects and leading teams in cross-functional, concerted efforts to increase organizational productivity.
Ø Stay abreast of most up-to-date research and data in order to offer most viable recommendations to administrative staff.
Ø Resolve issues quickly through careful data analysis including technical and functional information.
n M.S. C Education: School Administration and Supervision, Niagara University
n B.A. C Elementary Education: English, Niagara University
n Certifications C School District Administrator; School Administration & Supervision; and Pre K-6 (NY)
n Diploma: Professional Administration, Niagara University
n Education Specialist C Administration / Curriculum Coordinator, Fort Hays State University
n Coauthored: Article on School Partnerships
n Niagara Medal Recipient
Executive Principal, Cortland Junior Senior High School (7-12) 2007-Present
- Oversight of 1,300 students and 155 staff members
Major Accomplishments included;
Implemented strategic plans that realized unprecedented student achievement in the 7th and 8th grade assessments in ELA and Math.
Showed significant improvements in overall graduation rates, number of Regents diplomas, and number of Advanced Regents diplomas.
Presented clear communication to staff and provided associates with leadership and vision regarding future solvency and successes of the high school.
Eliminated counter-productive staff and student behaviors through execution of stringent communication policies.
Reorganized administrative team according to specific alignment and assignments and instituted process to hold house principals accountable for direct reports.
Utilized student achievement data and staff data in focused and open manner to increase information sharing and resource management.
Developed and executed five commitments for student success and motivated staff meet needs of student population.
Work closely with staff and conduct numerous open table discussions to ensure needs are met.
Visited specific global classes numerous times, providing feedback and direction for teachers.
Instituted extensive modifications to school schedule which resulted in significant increase (60%) in student attendance.
Implemented SOPs for staff and created expectations in order to maintain and foster safe and positive learning environment.
Created monthly PCC (positive climate committee) with staff to foster better learning environment and have increased membership from 10 to 33.
Participated in National
Conference (2009) pertaining to Model Schools.
Assistant Principal, Ithaca City School District 2006-2007
Major Accomplishments included;
Led 9th grade PLC team to increase student outcomes.
Improved quality of education through development of teacher expertise, action research, reflections on practice, support of community of learners, and implementation of key principles.
Coordinated transportation, maintained oversight of safety, co-coordinated ISS program, and conducted disciplinary actions as required.
Met regularly with leadership team, new teachers, district administrators, SCAT, and principals.
Increased overall school safety by developing crisis plans and training team of 8 officers to make informed decisions based on PLC initiatives. Revised, updated, and completed new safety manual.
Improved learning environment by implementing initiative to clear halls and training supervisors.
Developed Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Committee to create template strategy to empower staff to make daily decisions to increase student learning opportunities.
Lead the 9th grade team in reducing the number of referrals for the first 4 months by 50%.
In 9th grade English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and World Languages, students overall GPA increased significantly over last years GPA.
Teacher on Special Assignment, Niagara Falls District Office 2005-2006
Major Accomplishments included;
Significantly increased Terra Nova test registration to five-year high by changing scheduling and notification process.
Designed and implemented Teacher s Professional Development course with Niagara University.
Aligned objectives with NY Learns to revise Math, Social Studies, and Physical Education curricula.
Increased student participation in Kids Voting USA through partnership with Buffalo Sabres.
Provided leadership for committees including Terra Nova Test Administration, America s Choice Language Arts Reform, District Acceleration Program, and Administration Preparation Program.
Teacher on Special Assignment, Niagara Street Elementary 2004-2005
Major Accomplishments included;
Analyzed data and developed performance targets to identify improvement areas for ELA exam.
Improved grade level plans by meeting with teachers and identifying performance targets.
Implemented design of America s Choice reading and writing program by modeling lessons for staff.
- Assistant Principal, Orleans / Niagara Boces Summer School
- Administrative Intern to the Principal, Colonial Village Elementary
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