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Human Resources Manager

Oxford Charter Township, Michigan, United States
October 08, 2016

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**** *********** ***; Fairfield, CA 94533

707-***-**** 707-***-****

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right” Henry Ford CAREER OBJECTIVE

To make a valuable contribution to the growth of the Human Resources Department of a progressive organization by using my administrative experience, educational expertise and my commitment to hard work to make a positive and lasting impact EMPLOYMENT

(2014-Present) Principal, Center Elementary School; The Travis Unified School District; Fairfield, CA 94533

(2013-2014) Director of Human Resources; The Kent School District; Kent, WA 98030

(2012-2013) Director of Certificated Personnel; The Elk Grove Unified School District; Elk Grove, CA 95624

(2007-2012) Employee Relations Administrator, Human Resources; The Scottsdale Unified School District; Scottsdale, AZ 85018

(2005-2007) Principal, Navajo Elementary School; The Scottsdale Unified School District; Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(1991-2005) Principal, Jack L. Kuban School; The Murphy Elementary School District; Phoenix, AZ 85009

(1984-1991) Eighth, Seventh, Sixth, Fifth Grade Teacher, William R. Sullivan School; The Murphy Elementary School District; Phoenix, AZ 85009 EDUCATION

Educational Specialist Degree, Computer Applications, September 1990, The Nova Southeastern University, Phoenix, AZ

Masters of Science Degree, Educational Leadership, June 1989, The Nova Southeastern University, Phoenix, AZ

Elementary Methods Certification Coursework, June 1988, The Ottawa University; Phoenix, AZ

Bachelor of Science Degree, Secondary Education, Social Studies, June 1984, The Clarion University, Clarion, PA

High School Diploma, June 1979, The Clearfield Area High School District, Clearfield, PA


California Administrative Credential 1/26/2012 1/26/2017 Washington Residency Administrator 7/13/2013 7/13/2015 Arizona Standard Education, K-12 1/19/2007 1/23/2019 Arizona Principal 1/19/2007 1/23/2019


Scored overall highest in the Murphy District in the state mandated IOWA Test of Basic Skills/Stanford 9 Tests

(1991-1999 and 2001-2004)

Scored highest in the Murphy District and above the state average on the ASAP and AIMS Tests (1991-1995 and 2004)

Established Kuban School’s Student Discipline

Program and Teacher Code of Conduct which was a

model for the Murphy School District (1992)

Implemented site-based management by assisting in the creation of the Kuban School Decision Making Team a model for the state (1993)

Aiding former President Clinton’s Americorps in

refurbishing deplorable housing (1993)

Incorporated a Reading Specialist Position out of Title 1 which became a model for the district (1993)

Helped with the Murphy School District bond Initiative raising several million dollars for school improvements

(1993 and 1998)

Implemented Total Quality Management techniques into Site Council Meetings (1994)

Honored for hosting the National Guard’s Supporting People in Neighborhoods (SPIN) program (1994)

Maintained a ‘Performing Plus School’ status and made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two years in a row


Assisted with the Valley Interfaith Project which

successfully empowered parents (1995)

Successfully campaigned for the Murphy District to pass an override (March 1995)

Qualified for the Urban Systemic Initiative Grant

providing math & science training (1996)

Selected for a visit by the National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) and recognized for

having outstanding bilingual programs (1996)

Implemented school uniforms (1996-1997)

Quoted as “one small success” in the February issue of Arizona Magazine for extraordinary academic

improvements (1997)

Selected for visitation and honored by the National Science Foundation for science programs related to the Phoenix USI (1997)

Was featured on the cover of March issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids (1997)

Successfully led Kuban School to the Arizona Education Foundation’s prestigious accreditation as a top ten Arizona School (1997)

Selected ‘Who’s Who’ Among Outstanding Corporate

Executives for leading Kuban’s dramatic academic

turnaround (1998)

Successfully led Kuban School to the Arizona Education Foundation’s prestigious status as an A+ Arizona

School, one of only four in the state (1998)

Featured in News Channel 3’s Hurrah for Arizona for being selected one of the top four elementary schools in the state (1998)

Recognized in the Mayor’s Education Partnership

Honor Roll published by the City of Phoenix Youth and Education Commission (1999)

Lauded in the New Times for making major academic

strides in spite of Kuban’s at-risk learning environment


Visited by the Attorney General, Janet Napolitano to honor Kuban’s peer mediation program (1999)

Selected for visitation by Education Networks for

Kuban’s exemplary bilingual programs, teachers, and instructional assistants (2000)

Recipient of the Above & Beyond Award from the

Rodel Foundation for distinguished excellence in

pioneering the Math Achievement Club (2003)

Praised “a model for inner-city elementary schools” by the Valley Leadership Council and selected for a visit


Selected for site visit by Arizona Governor, the

honorable Janet Napolitano, to promote school-wide and state-wide literacy (2005)

Contacted by Superintendent Horne’s office to inquire into Kuban’s strategies leading to overall school

improvement (2005-2006)

Selected for a visit by former Supreme Court Justice, the honorable Sandra Day O’Conner, to promote our

Volunteer Reading program, which is the largest in the Scottsdale Unified School District (2007)

Increased the percentage of students meeting or

exceeding standards on the CA Smarter Balanced

Assessments by 18% in ELA and 16% in Math (2016)


Successfully implemented Scottsdale Unified School District’s Employee Commendation Procedure

Successfully implemented Scottsdale Unified School District’s Public Concern Procedure

Introduced the Scottsdale’s new Principals’ Evaluation tool which is aligned to the ISLLC Standards

Responsible for the implementation of the Smart Find Express substitute calling system

Assisted in the implementation of WinOcular employment application and verification process

Involved in the implementation of Visions Enterprise employee information and tracking system

Directly involved in the implementation of the iVisions employee personal action request system

Incorporated a uniform and consistent employee Corrective Action Procedure

Facilitated the classified negotiations through the Classified Meet and Confer Team

Facilitated the Classified Liaison Committee

Helped develop the Human Resource Manual as a quick resource for all 32 schools

Helped Facilitate the New Evaluation systems for all 3 employee groups

Introduced and facilitated much of the Principal Mentor Program

Created and facilitated the Scottsdale Unified School District’s Employee Recognition program

Involved in streamlining our Professional Development data in My Learning Plan

Investigated and helped facilitate Human Resources paperless record-keeping process

Assisted in the creation of a tiered salary schedule for principals, assistant principals and psychologists TRAINING TAKEN

Sexual Harassment Training 2016 ASPAA Personnel Academy 2012 HIPAA Privacy & Data Security Training 2011 Structured English Immersion Training 2010 Creating Professional Learning Communities 2009 Core Leadership Coaching Network 2009 McREL Training 2009 ASU Entrepreneurship Course 2008 Classroom Walk Through 2006 Qualified Evaluator Training 2005 Thinking Maps 2005 Voyager University Reading 2003 Dale Carnegie Core Competencies 2001 Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentation 2000 Dale Carnegie Course 1999 The Motorola Executive Leadership Institute 1998 Balanced Literacy 1997 Strengthening Language Arts Instruction 1994 Total Quality Management (TQM) 1994 Berlitz Spanish Course 1992 Reading Is Fundamental Training (RIF 1991 Clinical Supervision 1990 Study Skills Strategy Course 1987 Essential Elements of Instruction 1986 TRAINING PROVIDED

Human Resources Supervisory Academy 2009-2012 Aspiring Principals’ Workshop 2007-2011 Dale Carnegie Course 2001-2010 TRANSCRIPTS & CREDENTIAL FILES

Unofficial Transcripts available immediately electronically; Official Transcripts are available upon request Graduate Credential File Nova Southeastern University Placement Center; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 Under Grad Credential File Clarion University Placement Center; Clarion University; Clarion, PA 16127 RESPONSIBILITIES IN HUMAN RESOURCES

Serving in the role of Director of Human Resources for the Kent School District I was responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and maintaining the employment of our nearly 4,000 certificated and classified employees.

I worked with principals to ensure that they adhere to our evaluation timelines for our teaching staff, and I monitored evaluations and met with provisional teachers who were struggling with their performance.

As Director of Certificated Employees in the Elk Grove School District I assisted our 100+ principals and department supervisors with corrective action for misconduct, and I maintained meticulous records of misbehavior for all certificated and administrative personnel. I also assisted in our Uniform Complaint Procedures for all our 61 schools. I handled grievances, and I worked very closely with all the employee associations. I meet with the presidents of the associations on a regular basis, and assisted with negotiations. I also was responsible for training principals on the POET Evaluation Tool. As the Employee Relations Administrator for the Scottsdale Unified School District, I was the primary person responsible for employee issues, concerns and complaints. I have handled investigations for classified, certified and administrative employees. It was my primary job to make sure that the district follows our policies and procedures when dealing with employees.

I was responsible for the district’s Teacher Recognition Program and our Teacher Retirement Luncheon, and I facilitated both of these events. I worked very closely with our principals to assist them in evaluations, staffing, and transfers. I mentored all new principals, and I helped to establish the Scottsdale District’s Principal Mentor Program.

I also was responsible for updating the principals’ evaluation system, which contains a comprehensive rubric and correlates with the ISLLC Standards. I was involved with the updates of both the teacher evaluation instrument and the classified evaluation instrument.

I facilitated the Classified Meet and Confer process and the District’s Classified Liaison Committee. I was responsible for the Employee Recognition Program and Scottsdale Honors Its Own an employee recognition program that I helped to develop. I have provided a variety of training classes for assisting supervisors in addressing employee issues such as evaluations and improvement plans, misconduct and corrective action, employee assistance, “fit for duty,” workplace harassment, mediations, staff ethics, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Finally, I have had extensive training in building employee relations, and I am a former Dale Carnegie Course trainer with 10 years’ experience in implementing the Dale Carnegie Human Relations Principles. Along with my 30 years’ experience in education 23 years’ experience in administration and 7 years’ experience as a classroom teacher I believe that it is my extensive training in Dale Carnegie that sets me apart from other applicants. My extensive training in Dale Carnegie will be invaluable to me in my continued work in Human Resources. ORGANIZATIONS

Member Arizona School Administrators Association (ASAA) Member Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) Member National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Member National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Member First United Presbyterian Church REFERENCES

Dr. Christopher Hulett, Chief Business Officer, Mare Island Technology Academy; 2 Positive Place ; Vallejo CA 94589; 602-***-****

Mrs. Sue Brothers, Assistant Superintendent, Travis Unified School District; 2751 DeRonde Drive; Fairfield, CA 94533; 707-***-**** Mrs. Marissa Huitt, Director of Special Education, Travis Unified School District; 2751 DeRonde Drive; Fairfield, CA 94533; 707-***-**** Mrs. Saun Rushford, Intervention Specialist, Center Elementary School; 3101 Markeley Lane; Fairfield, CA 94533; 707-***-****

Mr. Vince Ruiz, Coordinator of Student Services, Travis Unified School District; 2751 DeRonde Drive; Fairfield, CA 94533; 707-***-**** Mr. Mark Pennington, Principal, Scandia Elementary School; 100 Broadway Street, Travis Airforce Base; Fairfield, CA 94533; 530-***-**** Dr. Jeff Thomas, Director of Human Resources, Belleview School District; 12111 NE 1st Street; Bellevue, WA 98005; 480-***-****

Mr. Daniel Cooper; Retired Principal, Scottsdale Unified School District; 3811 North 44th Street; Phoenix, AZ 85018; 480-***-****

Dr. Robert I. Donofrio; Former Superintendent, Murphy School District & Current Executive Director, University-School Partnerships; ASU Main Campus; P.O. Box 870211; Tempe, AZ 85287; 480-***-****


I believe that the role of Human Resources is to be a service-oriented department, providing exceptional customer service to all its stakeholders, to help the organization to flourish.


Age 55 Height 6’0” Weight 175 lbs. Birth date January 23, 1961 Place of Birth Indiana, Pennsylvania School Email School Website HOBBIES

I am conversational in Spanish. I enjoy baseball, football, basketball, and exercising. I enjoy reading, writing, and music, I enjoy traveling, site seeing, and the great outdoors. AVAILABILITY

Available for Employment February 1, 2017

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