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Lares, Puerto Rico, 00669, United States
May 27, 2010

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Grisselle Soto Vélez

Apt I-* Condominio Chateau San Juan

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

Cell: 787-***-**** Email:


Position reference: Workshop leader, trainner

Executive Summary

• Management Analysis: Mayor managerial qualifications included: budgeting, training, safety, people management, operational design and structure, objectives settings and deployment, performed talent selection, property management, and educational services/workshops for teachers, public relationships, complaints management, and administrative services. Created working structures and distributed workforce. Coordinated and provided adequate services and resources to student, parents, teachers, contractors and civilians.

• Manpower: First line supervisor of 2,200 art teachers. Provided direct supervision, coaching in art programs implementation, assessed programs functions and recommends improvements. Provided workshops and developed training curriculums in arts.

• Educational Experience: 19 years of experience as an educator. 15 years of experience in the PR Department of Education executing, planning and teaching in the educational system. Used management tools for problem solving, process improvement, creative decision making and innovation. Experience performing On-line courses, Training and Development Curriculums, Instructional Best Practices, Standardized Testing and Scoring, Learner Assessment, Experiential/On-the-Job Trainings, and established training deterrents kinds of instructional strategies that include integration of the arts, technological skills and knowledge development, deep discussion concepts

• Public Relationships: Attended system complaints from internal and external customers and civilians through different offices: Complaints Department, Ethic Office, Internal Audit Office, Legal Division, and Public Service Commission. Participated in diverse TV and Radio programs representing the DE in art educational activities and matters.

• Student management systems: Experience and knowledge in: teaching, student cards, student’s attendance, school student information systems (SSI), developing educational programs, and established student services.

• Educational Services: Coordinated services needed for teachers and students: transportation, health services, educational materials/supplies, and food services.

• Executive Services: Weekly meetings with DE Directors, DE Sub-secretaries and Secretary to inform Art Department status. Developed action plans according with DE objectives and new educational standards. Kept constant communication with DE management via email and phone.

• Skills: Computer literate, dynamic, energetic, well organized, planning skills, self-starter, task and people oriented with good interpersonal relation skills. Workshop leader of joung and adults in social and educational activities.

Professional Experience

Art Education Program Director 2009 – present

Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, PR

Supervisor: Marinés López, Hours per week: 40

• Responsible of Art Education Academic Curriculum.

• Develop online curses on Moodle Platform and instructional modules for online instruction.

• Offer art education courses to bachelors.

• Assist the Dean in filling positions.

• Managed materials and supplies inventories

• Coordinate seminars and workshops.

Program Director 2002 – 2008

Department of Education, PR,

Supervisors: Dr. Cesar Rey

Dr. Waldo Torres

• Managed manpower incrementing strategies according to new plans and art program re-structured phase. Prepared personnel requisitions and assisted during filling positions.

• Implemented educational public policies regarding art teaching in public schools.

• Reviewed programs strengths, re-structured and re-organized the Educational Program trough new Curriculum Master Program according to budget and monthly forecasts.

• Reviewed, approved, supported and coordinated new technologies implementation and curriculum for art teaching in public schools.

• Prepared, reviewed and validated Excellence Standards and Grade Levels Expectations.

• Directed educational projects up to $8MM budget in federal grants for new Education Projects.

• Performed property and supplies management and kept forms updated.

• Prepared program strength assessments, quality improvements, supplies status, and training and workshops analysis.

• Managed record management programs, supplies programs, and files operation.

• Addressed and monitored teachers, contractors and civilians actions trough the corresponding departments.

• Submitted and supervised educational travel to the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts in Education Program of 200 hundred teachers to strengthener their knowledge in aesthetic education standard.

Academic Standards Music Professor 2008

DECEP, UPR-Rio Piedras

Supervisor: Dr. Carlos Rosado, Hours per week: 6

CENiT Project Manager 2001-2002

Department of Education, Hator Rey, PR

Supervisor: Dr. Cesar Rey Hours per week: 60

• Prepared and offered seminars and workshops in new software’s, technologies for English, Math, Science, Spanish and Social Studies in 33 schools around Puerto Rico Department of Education.

• Evaluated and supervised material, supplies and multimedia equipment purchasing.

• Directed and coordinated the introduction of new technologies to educational curriculums through innovative strategies.

• Managed federal funds (up to 2MM) to direct projects for technology integration into educational programs.

• Introduce the online modality of studies through Black Board Platform.

Graphic Design and Basic Drawing Professor

Online Courses counselor 1998-2000


Supervisor: Félix Zapata Hours per week: 40

Professional Seminars and Licenses

• Department of Education Teacher Certification

• Microsoft Office Certification

• Linguistic Certification, UPR-Rio Piedras


Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 1998

Master Degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication

Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan Puerto Rico 1991

BA in Fine Arts (Minor in Art Education and Graphic Arts)

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