Solutions-focused Executive-Level Professional Development Specialist with M.A. in Educational Leadership & Administration eager to offer 10 years experience in Academic Team Building, Training, Performance Improvement, and Strategic Analysis / Planning within multiple scholastic environments toward optimizing a progressive employer s success.
Integral leader who excels at ensuring high-quality HR-based decision-making for the most underserved populations, including using experience and passion for recruitment, development, and retention of superior staff to improve student performance.
Out-of-the-box thinker who recruits strong teams to encourage diversity, low turnover rates, and exceptional school loyalty.
Excellent communicator who plans, prioritizes, and manages educational tasks to enhance staff productivity and efficiency.
Ambitious self-starter who fosters cooperative educational environments by conducting targeted group meetings and delivering core training to facilitate valuable team building, improve communication measures, and promote useful staff feedback.
School Start-Up Operations Curriculum Management Academic Collaborations Enrollment Processes
Educational Staff Recruitment Professional Development Performance Improvement Educational Consulting
Team / Morale Building Strategies Short- / Long-Range Planning Targeted Evaluation Initiatives Strategic Research / Analysis
Spearheaded a performance management committee in the development of Friendship Public Charter School s new instructional framework, including leading a task force for targeted evaluation and capability building efforts.
Created and managed a development portal PDWorks for course management, growth planning, and professional resources, along with interfacing among district leadership to develop, implement, evaluate, and revise a Friendship Academic Design.
Achieved average gains over 13 percentile points in standardized test scores throughout tenure with Friendship Edison Collegiate Academy, including directing all facets of reading and mathematics curriculum coordination and instruction.
Pioneered a teacher cohort program to provide differentiated professional development and support for education staff.
Spearheaded culture of achievement and recognition of student success as a Learning Environment Coordinator, including implementing popular awards ceremonies, a Hall of Fame, inspirational displays, and motivational announcements.
Recognized for job performance excellence as Lead Teacher for increased parental involvement rates, along with founding a 9th grade Girlz II Pearlz mentoring group which provided guidance, self-esteem development, and positive peer interaction.
Generated high-quality public relations by appearing on local radio stations to communicate vision of school, including attaining selection by Regional Recruitment Manager to mentor new Recruitment Coordinators at annual training conference.
Chosen by principal as only teacher to have classroom observed by Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education.
Nominated by principal for Disney s American Teacher Award for instructional excellence and innovation.
Director of Professional Development Programs
Apply dynamic leadership talents toward creating and implementing comprehensive data-driven development plans for 9 community schools employing 600+ staff, including directing a solutions-focused team of instructional performance coaches in accurately differentiating and individualizing professional development for teachers through a structured coaching model.
Collaborate with school leaders to plan school-based professional development programs and devise structures for fostering a productive learning community at each campus, along with providing opportunities to improve teacher quality such as external professional development and conferences, graduate-level coursework, and PRAXIS test preparation.
Evaluate program effectiveness and initiate modifications based on staff satisfaction and performance, and student achievement.
Direct all departmental logistics, including event planning and coordination, contracts, vendors, and financial resources.
Academy Director / Assistant Principal (2003 C 2005)
Built and sustained superior academic achievement for 1,100+ students via strategic decision-making, curriculum supervision, behavior management, and staff recruitment, along with providing a supportive, productive learning environment at all times.
Developed instructional and professional performance for 100+ staff members via strong collaboration, training / development, frequent observations, and evaluation practices.
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Learning Environment Coordinator (2002 C 2003)
Optimized learning processes by initiating a plan to improve instruction, classroom management, and physical environment.
Recruitment Coordinator (2000 C 2002)
Strategically steered recruitment efforts by creating and executing plans to increase enrollment and attract qualified staff, including managing open houses, internal / external job fairs, teacher socials, and marathon interview days, among others.
Maximized organizational efficiency by designing and maintaining a high-volume applicant database for 300+ candidates.
Lead Teacher (2000 C 2002)
Led a 3-member core teaching team in maintaining a rigorous academic experience for 150 9th grade students, including delivering professional development to guarantee continued staff growth, and creating in-house academic and behavioral management plans which encompassed student incentives and activities to encourage parental involvement.
U.S. History Teacher (2000 C 2002)
Presented innovative curriculums by employing differentiated instruction, technology integration, hands-on activities, and cooperative learning to attain significant increases in student performance in accordance with school standards and guidelines.
Served as Interim Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator during staff transition and suggested key modifications to improve processes, along with taking on additional leadership roles based on exemplary performance.
Utilize broad scope of industry and educational services knowledge to serve as Curriculum Developer and create graduate-level courses for teacher residency programs in partnership with Lesley University, including participating in highly selective recruitment processes for the 1st class of resident teachers.
Served as a Review Team Member and achieved selection by the district to represent the Friendship Public Charter Schools by providing instructional and leadership expertise on a visiting team, including participating in a comprehensive program review of the school s progress toward accreditation goals based on observations, interviews, and review of key artifacts.
Demonstrated sharp analytical abilities toward evaluating and completing reports on the school s K-12 academic programs, governance and leadership, and social studies curricula.
Created a professional development session on Bloom s Taxonomy in the Contemporary Classroom in Unlocking the Mind: Transformative Teaching that Promotes Higher Order Thought Processes for dealing with changing demographics, abilities, and motivation.
Provided strategies for fostering a H.O.T (Higher Order Thinking) Zone using 6 indicators making connections, probing questions, modeling process skills, independent practice, cooperative learning, and performance-based assessment.
Received continuous high evaluation ratings and positive feedback from teachers and administrators.
Selected as a member of a pilot diagnostic team led by the Vice President of Achievement for Edison Schools to provide expertise in pedagogy, including authoring a detailed diagnostic report on strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations for improvement of teach quality and instruction for submission to school, county education board, and South Carolina Board of Implementation.
Additional Consulting Roles Held Prior to 2004 Provided Upon Request
M.A., Educational Leadership & Administration George Washington University
B.A., History (Certificates in African-American Studies and the Study of Women & Gender) Princeton University
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I am currently seeking a challenging [ Insert Job Title ] role, and am submitting my resume for your review.
As a top-performing Executive-Level Professional Development Specialist, I am excited to build a rewarding career with your organization, and am confident that my broad range of job skills and academic credentials can help to achieve your key objectives. I can offer 10 years of solid, combined experience in Educational Staff Recruitment, Team / Morale Building, Performance Improvement, Short- / Long-Range Planning, and Policy Development, and am well-versed in all facets of Educational Consulting, Curriculum Management, Strategic Research / Analysis, and Academic Collaborations among diverse instructional teams.
To complement my background, please note that I hold an M.A. in Educational Leadership & Administration from George Washington University and a B.A. in History with Certificates in African-American Studies and the Study of Women & Gender from Princeton University.
Currently, as Director of Professional Development Programs for Friendship Public Charter Schools, I apply my dynamic leadership talents toward creating and implementing comprehensive development plans for 9 community schools employing 600+ staff, including directing a solutions-focused team of instructional performance coaches in accurately differentiating and individualizing professional development for teachers through a structured coaching model. Within this role, I collaborate with school leaders to provide opportunities to improve teacher quality via external professional development and conferences, graduate-level coursework, and PRAXIS test preparation.
During this time, I spearheaded a performance management committee in the school s new framework and led a task force for targeted evaluation and capability building efforts. I also created and managed a development portal PDWorks for course management, growth planning, and professional resources, along with interfacing among district leadership to develop, implement, evaluate and revise the Friendship Academic Design. As this is just a sampling of my job history, please kindly refer to my enclosed resume for additional experience and professional accomplishments.
You will find me to be a solutions-driven leader who can contribute superior attention-to-detail and sharp analytical abilities toward directing high-quality HR-based decision-making, including recruiting strong teams to encourage diversity, low turnover rates, and exceptional school loyalty. In addition, I can plan, delegate, and manage multiple academic development tasks within deadline-oriented environments while streamlining processes to increase productivity and efficiency. For the sum of these reasons, I believe I will prove to be an incredible asset to your school.
I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you in advance for your consideration.
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