Wayne State University
Doctor of Education, College of Education, May 2012
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2000-2002
Education Specialist, College of Education
Administration and Supervision
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1997-1999
Master of Arts in Teaching, College of Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1991-1995
Bachelor of Arts, College of Literature, Science, Arts
Professional Education Certification:
• Elementary, All Subjects, K-5
• Self-Contained, K-8
• English (BA), 6-8
• Elementary & Secondary, K-12
HONORS AND AWARDS
2011 Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year , Donald Trump, Jr.
School Administration Industry
2011-present Mosaica Education, Inc.
Howard Road Academy PCS, Washington, DC
Director of Accountability
• Support the Board of Trustees, Chief Administrative Officer, and Business Manager in all department areas for compliance including organizational planning, curriculum, instruction, and assesment, human resources, finance, operations, and enrollment.
• Design internal monitoring processes to support the LEA in meeting its compliance requirements with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and the Public Charter School Board.
• Manage the development of curriculum materials to support the Common Core State Standards alignment for ELA and Math.
• Develop, monitor, and evaluate the comprehensive assessment system for the LEA.
Support a school philosophy that values continuous learning for adults tied into student learning and other school goals by designing, implementing, and evaluating professional development for the LEA.
• Coordinate professional development training targeting curricular needs
• Support all efforts to provide opportunities for the community to be involved in student and school success through the development of parent workshops and communiqué to the public.
• Seek grants and sponsors to support school programs.
• Serve as a liaison for local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
? Special Education Department – Corrective Action and Compliance
? Leading 10-Year Review with the DC Public Charter School Board for the LEA
? PCSB Compliance
? OSSE Compliance
2009-2011 Mosaica Education, Inc.
Howard Road Academy PCS, Washington, DC
Head of School/Principal – Main Campus (MEI) Columbus Arts & Technology Academy, Columbus, OH
Chief Administrative Officer/Principal (MEI)
Head of School/Principal
• Function as School Principal providing district level support to the CAO, overseeing instructional and business operations for 550 students and 80 staff members on 1 of 3 campuses at a PK-8 charter school.
• At district level, responsibilities also include School Improvement, Curriculum & Instruction Development, Professional Development, Oversight of Maintenance and Security Operations for the LEA, Annual Reporting, Office of State Superintendent of Education and Public Charter School Board Compliance.
• Carrying out the duties delegated by the Board of Trustees and Regional Vice-President in absence of the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Director of Compliance for 820 students and 160 staff members.
? Significant growth in ELA and Math for the 2010-2011 Academic School Year (Performance Growth Framework)
? Led school in Title I Audit.
? Chair of the District School Improvement Plan Committee
? Chair of the District Reading Committee
? Writer of Federal Grant Fund Applications
? Chair of Middle States Accreditation Mid-Point Review
? Common Core State Standards Transition Plan Development
? Special Education Corrective Action
? Advisement to Board of Trustees – Strategic Planning
? Chair of Program Development Review and Charter Review
? New Curriculum Adoptions
? Staff Professional Development
Chief Administrative Officer/Principal
Function as Superintendent / School Principal, overseeing instructional and business operations for 400 students and 45 staff members of a K-8 charter school.
• Develop, implement, and maintain educational programs and services focused on school improvement and student achievement; enforce rules, regulations, and provisions of the law.
• Create and implement school policies and administrative procedures to support programs and objectives; communicate policies and procedures with district employees.
• Perform long-range strategic planning, establish objectives, and determine appropriate use of district facilities by analyzing population trends and cultural needs.
• Prepare and oversee annual budget; manage financial, business, property, personnel, school population, and scholastic records of school; prepare and submit recommendations to the board of education.
• Recruit, interview, hire, supervise, and counsel administrative, teaching, and non-teaching personnel, terminating as necessary; develop and conduct orientation, training, and professional development.
• Function as liaison; establish and maintain relationships with parents, businesses, community groups, school districts, state and federal education departments, and colleges / universities.
? Led school from Academic Emergency to Continuous Improvement, 2010
? Led school to achieve Value-Added status with the Ohio Department of Education, 2009.
? Corrective Action Plan for Special Education Services that removed school from probationary status
? Consistently receive overall Excellent / Good ratings from parent surveys.
? Development of Title I, Special Education, Counseling, and Curriculum Departments
? Corrective Action Plan for school Title I Services
? State of Ohio, Christian and Home School Basketball League Championship, 2010
2006-2009 Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
• Served as sole on-site Administrator of an early childhood educational program for 200 preschool / kindergarten students; served as Assistant Principal at main campus serving an additional 400 elementary / secondary students.
• Oversaw budgeting, curriculum & instruction, human resources, school / community relations, grant submissions, event planning, and staff development.
• Served as School Improvement Team Coordinator and led 60-member staff through the continuous school improvement process; maintained enrollment growth and retention.
• Managed $750,000 Title I / 31a budget; prepared / submitted proposals and won multiple educational grants.
• Interviewed and evaluated staff; coordinated and conducted professional development programs.
• Developed and enforced operational best practices; led staff meetings, parent conferences, testing and assessment, and selection of curriculum and instructional materials.
? Steered main campus (Grades 3-8) to achieve adequate yearly progress, and received AYP status from the state.
? Won Early Reading Grant in partnership with Wayne State University; won MetLife Grant for parent involvement.
? Hosted successful Open House event to enroll pre-K / K students in largest school district in Michigan.
1995-1997 36th District Court, Detroit, MI
Judge Mary Waterstone
Domestic Violence Education Program Administrator
• Assisted with the development and implementation of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
• Managed program, supervised interns, and consulted with court administration.
• Created statistical databases and generated reports to win the $500,000 Skillman Foundation grant.
• 2004-2006 Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
Office of Literacy
District Instructional Specialist (12 Schools)
• Spearheaded training, support, and improvements in Language Arts instruction and curriculum for staff, administrators, and students of 12 elementary and middle schools in a district serving 8,000 students.
• Conducted building and district professional development seminars; provided teachers with research-based instructional strategies, and modeled their use in the Literacy program.
• Assisted teachers with implementation of direct / indirect instruction and diagnostic prescriptive teaching methods that included classroom intervention plans for students and used assessments to monitor and guide instruction.
• Administered district and state standardized assessments.
• Wrote, revised, edited, and selected summer learning academy materials.
? Increased state test scores by establishing partnerships and supporting school principals and staff.
? Improved student achievement by conducting a state standardized test item analysis, and aligning curriculum and instruction according to findings.
? Served on District Textbook Selection Committee
• 2001-2004 Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
• 1997-2001 Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
2004- 2009 Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
English and World Languages Department
` Adjunct Faculty
• Planned, lectured, assessed, and facilitated discussion for English-speaking and ESL students in Basic Reading, Basic Writing, Developmental College Reading, and College Success classes.
• Improved written and oral communication skills of students to equip them for success in various career fields, including education, engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and culinary arts.
? Increased reading levels of ESL students by three or more grade levels.
? Developed organizational skills for college preparedness.
2004-2005 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Phi Delta Kappa International
2006-2008 Michigan Reading Journal
Editorial Review Board
2006-2008 Detroit Job Corps, Detroit, MI
(Alternative Education Program for Youth)
2011-Present Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Stork’s Nest Foundation, Grant Writer
2007 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Central Office Administration
2005 Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
Assistant Principals’ Academy
2002 Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Elementary/Middle School Principal
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Association of Elementary School Principals
University of Michigan Alumni Association
Wayne State University Alumni Association
U.S. Department of Education
European Council of International Schools
• Political Campaign Management
• Strategic Planning
• Public Speaking
• Grant Writing
• Ohio Council of Community Schools, Columbus, OH
• Professional Learning Communities, Phoenix, AZ
• Office of State Superintendent of Education, Washington, DC
• Public Charter School Board, Washington, DC
• National Charter School Conference, Atlanta, GA