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Dana Lewis

Freelance Business Plan Writer & Business Writer

Location:Delaware, Maryland, United States
Phone: 302-898-4126
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Dana Lewis
Bear, DE
Career Highlights:

- First Place Winner in The Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence
- Charter School Senior Board Member 2009-2012
- Talk Show Host/ Producer of Comcast Cable Television Show “A Better Way Talk Show”
- Our Way Behavioral Health Magazine – Lead Contributing Writer and Editor
- Executive School Administrator 1999-Present
- Director for the “Let’s Move Initiative” Fitness Campaign


University of Phoenix 2012-Present
Master’s Degree: Human Resource Management

University of Phoenix 2000-2005
Bachelor’s of Science Business Management

Ashworth University 2005- July 2006
Associates Degree Early Childcare Education

Work Experience:
Transformations Skills and Development Center 2013-Present
CEO/Executive School Administrator
- Designed, developed and implemented camp needs, programs, and activities.
- Responsible for successfully hiring, training, motivating and recruiting of diverse personnel.
- Community liaison for various government agencies, schools, banks and businesses.
- Evaluate curricula, teaching methods and programs to determine effectiveness and efficiency for grades K-12.
- Directed fiscal budgeting, payroll, and accounting.
- Performed fundraising & grant writing.
- Exhibiting exceptional customer service to the community, vendors, parents, families, business contacts, staff and students.
- Responsible for lease negotiations, securing financing for building or outfitting projects, overseeing construction, compliance and design of school buildings, property management, working with zoning and other government agencies and maintenance and successfully working with co-property managers.

The Learning Link Academy and School of The Performing Arts 1997-2013
CEO/Executive School Administrator
- Supervision of over 20+ staff, teachers, construction personnel, and interns.
- Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, assistant administrators and support staff at schools, public agencies, and institutions.
- Teach and develop curriculum, classes, and courses for students, general staff, teachers, parents, government agencies, and universities.
- Ensure that school activities and buildings comply with Federal, State, and Local regulatory agencies.
- Responsible for successfully hiring, training, motivating, and recruiting of all personnel.
- Director of fiscal budgeting and accounting.
- Determine allocation of funds for staff, supplies, materials, and equipment.
- Community liaison for various government agencies, schools, and businesses
- Designed, developed and implemented camp needs, programs, and activities.

Senior Admissions Officer
- Analyzed prospective students’ applications for eligibility
- Interviewed students to understand their individualized goals and backgrounds
- Provided advice to students on appropriate programs offered by the school
- Provided assistance with recruitment activities and admission publications
- Assisted students with completing enrollment documents
- Arranged orientation programs and educational workshops
- Responded to new students inquiries via phone and email
- Traveled to educational fairs to recruit prospective students
- Implemented diversity and inclusion programs

Property Manager/Leasing Agent-Luxury Homes 2000-2014

- Exhibiting superior customer service skills to attract, satisfy, and retain lessee’s
- Responsible for advertising – tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of advertising
- Staying current on relevant market issues and competitive information.
- Immediately addressing tenants issues and ensuring their resolution
- Managing income and expenses to maximize operational budget; review and approve property expenses; authorizes expenditures.
- Financial responsibilities include maximizing revenue, collection of budgeted income, and maximizing gross rent.

The State of Delaware Licensed Education 2000-2011
And Curriculum Development Trainer

- Public speaking for educational seminars, presentations pertaining to health, fitness, and overall emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness of students, families, and communities.
- Public and Cooperate speaking and development of training materials for the education community, non-profit organizations, elementary students, high school students, colleges and universities.
- Conduct, develop, critique and grade classes/coursework, seminars, workshops and demonstrations in various areas of education, discipline, child development, classroom management, etc.
- Provide instruction to teach topics and skills to students, government agencies, school personnel and administrative staff.
- Confer with teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, educational assessments, and development.

Certifications and Accomplishments:

- Executive School Administrator’s Certification

- Curriculum and Development Certification

- After School Coordinator Certification

- Training and Development Specialist/Certification

- State of Delaware Medication Certificate

- Completed First Aid/CPR/Adult & Child Certificate

- Ordained Pastor

- Inspirational and Accomplished Speaker

- Knowledge of labor, EEOC, DOC, POC

- Knowledge of Division of Labor, Employment and Training, Health and Human Services

- Knowledge of Federal, State, County, and other government compliances