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School Principal

New Jersey
July 08, 2021

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Deniz Ismailoff

Bloomfield, NJ ***** 551-***-****

Assessment & Accreditation Academic Programming Student-centered Learning

Adaptable educational leader with 14 years of experience in school management, public policy strategy, and educating teachers and students in spirit, mind, and body. A strong advocate of creating a positive culture and climate in educational environments conducive to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, service, and holistic education. Exceptional leadership skills to build diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and respectful learning cultures focusing on quality and excellence for all stakeholders.


Doctor of Education, Educational Technology Leadership, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, Expected May 2023

Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Post-Masters, 4.0 GPA, Felician University, Rutherford, NJ, May 2020

International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi-Alpha Zeta Rho Chapter

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi (EAII)

Master of Education in Counseling, Academic & Professional, 3.7 GPA William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, 2018

Chi Sigma Iota (XEI)-Alpha Beta Chi Chapter-Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts in Early & Middle Childhood, 3.6 GPA Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, May 2007

Kappa Delta P, International Honor Society in Education

Mintco / Cum Laude


New Jersey Teacher Certificate

Professional School Counseling Certificate

Supervision Licensure

Principal Licensure

Professional Experience

iLearn Schools, Passaic and Paterson Campuses, NJ September 2011 to Present

Assistant Principal K-12, Curriculum Writer, Professional Developer, Testing Coordinator, Dean of Students, Director of Operations, Counselor, Mentor

Orchestrate standardized testing and assessments. As a Master Mentor Teacher, assist teachers in creating dynamic lessons, enhancing rigor, and managing behavior through School System Improvement Plan project sponsored by Rutgers University; guide classroom teachers and collaboratively reach SMART goals. Plan targeted professional development goals for individuals and groups. Facilitate professional development sessions on rigor, readers and writers’ workshops, balanced literacy workshops, differentiation, classroom management, and cognitive engagement. Evaluated and applied Title 1 metrics to request budget and purchases for educational programs and supplies.

Contributed to school safety and engagement through contributions to three organizations; supported Title I Committee, led Sunshine Club and Efficacy Committee, assisted School Safety Team.

Supported, assessed, and oversaw 50+ instructional staff using Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching for 320 students; assisted 20+ first-year teachers as Provisional Teacher Program Mentor and reached 98% retention rate.

As Counselor, mentored 20 students in reading and math to increase grade level proficiency; Implemented after school ELA and Math tutoring and attained 46% student participation rate; exceeded annual goals in math on standardized tests; increased growth on standardized reading and math tests by 5.5+ points.

First Avenue School, Newark, NJ September 2007 to June 2011

Second Grade Teacher

Designed lesson plans and special programs aligned with established curriculum; created assessments to identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen student learning. Guided high-achieving students and mentored middle and lower achieving students to improve reading and math skills. Enhanced instruction through technology and interactive lessons utilizing SMARTBoard tools. Trained in Children’s Literacy Initiative utilizing message time plus, literature circles, guided reading, balanced writers and readers workshop, and differentiated centers.

Taught inclusive classroom of 28 children with different needs and academic levels for four years.

Initiated successful teaching strategies for 150+ students from multicultural and diverse backgrounds; tutored 100+ students in Language Arts and Mathematics to boost academic success.

Participated workshops and staff development activities in Language Arts and Mathematics; earned 100+ professional development hours.

Training & Development

Marijuana Legalization and the Impact on Public Schools (NJPSAFEA)

Invest in Resilience: Help Students Thrive in the Year Ahead (Hazelden Publishing)

Technology and Special Education: Where Do We Go from Here? (NJCU Ed. Tech Dept.)

Developing Socially and Emotionally Healthy Students Online (NJPSAFEA)

Bringing SEL and Mental Health Back to School: Strengthening Districts Systems of Support Amidst the Impact of the Pandemic (Education Development Center)

Student Mental Health During a Pandemic: What We Have learned so Far (Frontline Education)

Gang Awareness Training (NJDOE)

District Test Coordinator Regional Training (NJDOE)

Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Assessment, Planning and Teaching (Heinemann)

Enhancing Professional Practices: The Danielson Framework for Teaching (NJPSAFEA)

Leading Schools That Promote Self-Efficacy (NJPSAFEA)

Three Things Administrators Can do Today to Get More Out of Their Teachers Tomorrow 2.0 (NJPSAFEA)

Succeeding as a Female Leader (NJPSAFEA)

The Principal/AP/VP’s Survival Guide (NJPSAFEA)

Social Media & Cyberbullying Issues in Schools (NJPSAFEA)

Professional & Community Involvement

American Counseling Association

Association of American Educators

William Paterson Alumni Association

Counselor, School Home Connection

Technical Proficiencies

Microsoft Office Suite, SMARTBoard Technologies

NJSLA Assessment, WIDA Testing, Linkit, Edulastic, Charlotte Danielson Framework

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