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State University Manager

St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States
February 02, 2018

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Blandin Leadership Program: Community Improvement Sub-Committee • Warroad

Chamber of Commerce • Warroad School Board: Chief Employment Negotiator •Warroad Public Schools: Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director • Roseau County Special Election, Bond Referendum: Chairperson • Minnesota Regional Center of Excellence: Facilitator of Regional Communities of Practice Leadership Institutes • Minnesota Department of Education: Celebration Schools Selection Committee, Student Learning Goals Lead Person, Student Engagement Lead Person • Saint Cloud State University Foundation: Board of Directors, Membership Sub-Committee • Saint Cloud State University Alumni Association: Board of Directors; President, Committee Chairperson, School of Education Liaison • St. Cloud Math and Science Academy: Board Chairperson • Saint Cloud Area United Way: Quality Out-of-School Time Opportunities Solutions Team • Saint Cloud Chamber of Commerce: Education Day Chairperson • Saint Cloud State University School of Education: Dean’s Advisory Board, Teacher Quality Enhancement Advisory Board • Minnesota Elementary Principals’ Association: Educational Advisory Committee, Legal Services Task Force, Presenter at Winter Institute, Chairperson, New Principals’ Workshop Presenter, Professional Secretaries Workshop Presenter • Central Minnesota Elementary Principals’ Association: President and Treasurer, Principal’s Book Read Chairperson, Educational Advisory Chairperson • Saint Cloud Public Schools Facilities Task Force: Co- Chair, Vertical Team Leader for Immersion and Physical Education Teams, Administrators’ Association President-Elect • Stearns County Human Services Advisory Board • Metropolitan Principals' Academy

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary




2608 Regal Road

Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301



To obtain an Instructor/Professor position in an academic setting where student capacity and achievement, high professional standards, accountability, and engagement are priorities.


Aspen Academy

District 4184, Savage, MN

Executive Director

July 2017 – December 2017

Warroad Public Schools

District 690, Warroad, MN


July 2015 – June 2017

Concordia University

Portland, Oregon

Adjunct Professor

2014 – 2018

Minnesota Department of


Evaluation Specialist

2014 – 2015

Big Lake Public Schools

District 727, Big Lake, MN


2013 – 2014

District 742

Saint Cloud, MN

Elementary Principal



Concordia University

Portland, Oregon

PhD in Organizational

Leadership and Resource


Expected Completion: 2019

St. Cloud State University

Sixth-Year Certification, Master’s Degree in

Elementary Administration, Master’s Degree in




2016: Blandin Leadership


2014: St. Cloud State Alumni

Board Appreciation of Service

2012: NAACP Leadership


2006: St. Cloud Times

Community Leader Award

2004: Leadership Minnesota

School of Excellence

1995: Leadership Minnesota

School of Excellence


• Experienced school Superintendent with extensive expertise in fiscal management, academic accountability, resource management and cultural change

• Experienced Finance Manager, facilitating the passage of bond referenda, developed and implemented budgetary compliance, protocols, and accountability

• Experienced Human Resource Manager responsible for all employee contracts, benefits, payroll and programs including ACA, FMLA and legislative compliance

• Certified Conflict Mediator, Minnesota Supreme Court Roster of Qualified Mediators, specializing in contract, relationship and work place mediation (membership # 6050)

• Skilled leader and consultant specializing in guiding organizations toward a common vision utilizing comprehensive programing, strategic planning and implementing initiatives to serve varied student populations and communities

• Driven professional who ethically and professionally analyzes data to implement and monitor necessary measures for change

• Experienced administrator with extensive exposure to international and multi-cultural funding, programming, and advocacy

• Successful school administrator and teacher of over thirty years; specializing in socioeconomic and ethnically diverse settings, Turn Around Schools, Language Immersion Programs, community engagement and improving student achievement

• Dedicated learner, focused on completing PhD in Organizational Leadership and Resource Management


Instruction and Assessment

• Facilitated the increase of Minnesota State Test Scores at all sites from 10 to 59 percent.

• Demonstrated the need and implemented a district Teacher and Employee Development and Evaluation plan and procedures.

• Developed and implemented a curriculum review cycle, and methodical procedures for reviewing instructional practice and resources

• Served the Minnesota Department of Education as the School Support Division’s Teacher Development and

Evaluation Specialist

• Facilitated Minnesota Continuous Improvement School Leadership training

• Educated Minnesota school districts on state and federal legislation and was responsible for compliance monitoring

• Collaborated with teachers to develop, provide evidence for, and implement assessments and interventions while analyzing data and to set appropriate goals and meet the needs of students in varied settings

• Provided district and state leadership in developing, monitoring, and evaluating curriculum, interventions, assessments, and instructional strategies and practices

• Provided state-wide professional development on the alignment of assessments, state standards and

intervention strategies

• Provided and implemented the vision for Vertical Team Leadership for Spanish and Chinese Immersion

programming, Physical Education and various grade level teams

• Experienced and competent in a variety of student and staff on-line management systems and technology used to enhance student learning and reporting

• Proponent and promoter of professional responsibility and pride in schools and communities


Community Engagement

• Blandin Leadership Team; Community Improvement


• Chamber of Commerce: Educational Presenter

• Certified Federal, State and County Election Judge

• Minnesota Department of Education; Celebration School Selection Committee

• Minnesota State Agencies; Combined Charities

Leadership Team

• Minnesota Legislative Sub-Committee for Teacher

Development/Evaluation and Q-Comp

• Collaborated with and developed partnerships between communities and schools in multiple settings

• Facilitated the engagement of community groups to assist in resource sharing and volunteerism for the

implementation of new and existing programs in the community and schools

• Successfully studied alternatives and implemented varied school programs such as Responsive Classroom, Multi- Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavioral Invention Support (PBIS) and in varied settings

• Collaborated with area Veterans and Law Enforcement Agencies to promote awareness and respect for Veterans and Service Personnel through the implementation of Veterans’ Memorials and First Responder classroom

venues for children and communities


• Utilized technology, print and verbal communication in a positive and productive manner: promoting the mission, core values and goals of the stakeholders to serve districts and schools

• Promoted educational accomplishments, innovations and relationships through various media venues and

opportunities including weekly newspaper, on-line and radio communications

• Created and distributed weekly communications to parents, staff and community members

• Collaborated with social services, law enforcement and mental health agencies to advocate for the individual needs of children and programs within our communities

• Coordinated and advocated for efforts for branding, messaging and communication, keeping consistency

across the entire organization

• Advocated and lobbied for education funding and

program changes with area lawmakers

• Prioritized and maintained workplace and staff-to-student relationships to promote the healthiest work and learning place possible


Acquisition and Management

• Facilitated passage of bond referendum and additional bonds to enhance facilities, operations and retirement opportunities

• Experienced in international tuition agreements, programming and advocacy

• Established Moody Credit Rating for Warroad Public Schools, sale of bonds, and monitor bond investments (in excess of 20 million dollars)

• Implemented policies, procedures and protocols leading to in excess of 1.9 million additional general fund dollars

• Established fundraising goals for Minnesota Department of Education Combined Charities Steering Committee

• Demonstrated financial responsibility in various leadership capacities, including district and building level budgets (in excess of 20 million dollars)

• Managed and successfully balanced the general fund, capital, professional development, Title One, Spanish Immersion Magnet school and related school budgets

• Secured additional funds and resources via multiple grants (up to $600,000 annually)

• Successfully fundraised (up to $300,000 annually) to assist with student enrichment through community

partnerships and facilitating efforts and secured resources to develop facilities at various sites

• Experienced as a contract negotiator; serving on district, community and state level negotiations committees

• Served on St. Cloud State Foundation Board that oversees multimillion dollar endowments and annual budget

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