As an educator I have demonstrated the ability to lead and be a team member, reduce disciplinary infractions, improve student academic and social success, effectively improve classroom management and build effective communications and relationships with the community.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Completed first phase of NISL for Principal Inspired Leadership training
Educational and Administrative experience including instruction and curriculum development
Grant management and fiscal budget/operational planning experience
Implemented a School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention System
-Served on a local community college’s Student/Faculty Discussion Panel seeking solutions for improved academics, course development, and student retention.
-Successfully managed all financial requirements for $300,000 in assigned afterschool program grants.
-Effectively managed district-wide PSSA testing guidelines and staff training. Improved student attendance at the secondary level through the use of internal and external social service agencies and incentives.
WOODLAND HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT, Woodland Hills Jr/Sr. High School, Churchill, PA September 2016 – Present
-Currently operating Woodland Hills School District’s Alternative Educational Program, (Rankin Promise), 2018 SY
-Administer professional development for teachers and support staff.
-Conduct walk-throughs and teacher evaluations.
-Manage discipline and alternative education for disruptive youth placement referrals.
-Conduct individual educational plan (IEP) meetings with parents, teachers, and staff.
WOODLAND HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT, Woodland Hills Jr/Sr. High, Churchill, PA Nov. 2015- September 2016
DEAN of STUDENTS
SOUTHWESTERN INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY, Canonsburg, PA January 2014 – July 2015
-Establishing a new Private Licensed School approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer Specialized Technology Diplomas in Welding, CNC Machining, and Mechatronics (Industrial Maintenance).
-Developed the Institution’s business plan and operating budget.
-Managed the budgeting/forecasting processes, expense controls, capital planning, and ensuring profitability.
-Ensured the management team takes timely and proper action relative to curriculum implementation, marketing activities, career services support, financial management, academic affairs and facility improvements.
-Guided employees and overseeing their work to ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures, ethical practices, and guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.
-Screened, interviewed and hired managerial level employees.
-Served as Local Ethics and Compliance Officer responsible for distributing standards, ensuring appropriate ethics and compliance communication and training, conducting, and monitoring and responding to audits.
-Supervised the college’s public relations program. Ensured the safety and security of the college’s employees, students, records, physical assets and facility.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pittsburgh, PA August 2011 – May 2013
-Ensured students exceed or are proficient in research methodology, time management, study skills, scheduling, documentation skills, writing and goal setting.
-Managed all classroom functions including but not limited to class preparation, instruction, attendance reporting, and mentoring.
-Established retention of adult students through counseling and academic support.
MERCY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEMS, Pittsburgh, PA September 2010 – January 2012
-Conducted crisis assessments along with providing individual and group counseling.
-Maintained policy compliance including but not limited to patient privacy.
-Proficient use of the Assessment Recording software to accurately document consumer information.
WILKINSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT, Wilkinsburg, PA September 2008 – May 2011
Director of Student Services
Behavior Intervention Specialist
Student Support Specialist
-Improved student attendance/tardiness by 10% through the coordination and provisions of social services.
-Administered district-wide guidelines for PSSA test preparations and test implementation.
-Supervised after-school and social services programming.
-Coordinated nourishment for students through the planned Summer Food Service Program.
-Reduced distractions and poor attendance in the Alternative School through counseling, mentoring and incentive programs.
STO-ROX SCHOOL DISTRICT, McKees Rock, PA August 2001 – September 2008
Dean of Student/Student Advocate
-Reduced disciplinary infractions by implementing Randy Sprick’s Safe and Civil School’s improvement model.
-Redefined the responsibilities as a Dean by building a team of teachers that worked as teams to improve student conduct, communications with parents, and student academic success.
-Administered discipline for infractions of student code of conduct according to the School Board’s regulations and policies. Worked with special education teachers to write realistic and effective behavior plans that would promote success and the esteem of special education students.
THE SUMMIT ACADEMY, Herman, PA May 1997 – July 2001
CLARION UNIVERSITY, Clarion, PA August 1986 – June 1988
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Student Assistant
RETAIL MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES 1988-1995
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA September 2006 – August 2009
M. Ed, Education Administration, Administrative Policies & Leadership
CLARION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Clarion, PA August 1982 – May 1987
B.S., Business Administration, Marketing & Management