Leadership Experience

Assistant Principal, Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville, NJ  2012-Present
Responsible for supervising the daily operations and long term planning for a high school of 1200 students and 120 faculty and staff

  • Involvement in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Observe and evaluate faculty in all content areas using the Danielson Model
    • Assist in creation of Student Growth Objective assessment and data analysis
    • Business and International Studies Academy Supervisor
    • Freshman/Sophomore Academy Leader Supervisor
    • Design and lead professional development for faculty and staff in the areas of:
      • Student engagement through the use of Total Participation Techniques
      • Bloom’s Taxonomy, New Bloom’s, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
      • Learning Objectives
      • PARCC Pearson testing website
      • Danielson Model for Teacher Evaluation
      • 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative
    • Coordinated Dual Credit American Sign Language courses with The College of New Jersey
    • Plan, Lead, and Implement Professional Development and Scheduling of PARCC Assessments
  • Committee and Community Involvement
    • Lead School Team in Day of Dialogue and Challenge Day
    • Lead School Improvement Panel and DEAC
    • Assisted in the creation of the new administrator evaluation tool
    • Lead Intervention and Referral Service Committee
    • Led Data Team for the purpose of NWEA data research and dissemination to full staff
    • Discussed PARCC assessments at Community Conversation and PARCC Parent Night
    • Coordinated with parent organizations for Project Graduation events
    • Organized Assistant Principal hiring committee to involve administration, teachers, and parents
  • Program Creation
    • Designed, implemented, and manage hybrid learning alternative program for struggling students
    • Created online credit program for at-risk and transfer students
    • Designing Summer School courses and staffing for enrichment and remediation options for in- and out-of-district students
  • Equity in Education
    • Lead School Team/District Team on the Central New Jersey Equity in Education Consortium
    • Day of Dialogue
      • Member of planning committee with Mercer County Superintendents
      • Implemented regular Courageous Conversations, Equity Statement creation, and Faculty PD
    • Creating a summer program to increase enrollment of students of color in honors level courses
  • Administrative Duties
    • Hire teachers, teaching assistants, coaches and served on hiring committee for the assistant principal
    • Mentor new administrators, supervisors, and teachers to the district
    • Responsible for discipline of one-third of the student population
    • Collaborate with parents to improve student academic performance and incorporate Character Education into the school culture

Principal, Pace Charter School of Hamilton, Hamilton, NJ  2011-2012
Responsible for all instructional and operational aspects of a K-3 school

  • Oversaw all curricular implementations, evaluations, and changes
  • Managed changed from traditional reports cards to a standards based report card
  • Oversaw all NJ ASK testing for 3rd grade students
  • Created and managed Google Apps for Education domain and accounts
  • Planned and led professional development for faculty and staff in student engagement, effective discipline and technology integration into the elementary classroom
  • Conducted all parent meetings for incoming kindergarten students, quarterly school-family nights, educational options for upper elementary school, and individual students

Assistant Principal, Sterling High School, Sterling, IL  2008-2010

  • College and Career Planning
    • Supervised school counselors in scheduling courses, assigning credit for transfer students, accepting and applying for dual credit courses, and running small group counseling sessions
    • Managed the Dual Credit Program in conjunction with Sauk Valley Community College
      • Created on-site testing and registration processes for students
    • Designed and implemented computerized course registration
  • Involvement in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Observed teaching staff and assistants in all content areas
    • Chaired Foreign Language, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Fine Arts Departments in creating common summative assessments and common grading scales
    • Planned and led professional development for faculty and support staff in the following areas: Differentiation, Social and Emotional Learning, and Common Assessments
    • Oversaw the Alternative School Program involving 80 in- and out-of-district students following day and night class schedules
  •  Scheduling
    • Created and implemented a web-based schedule for 1200 students
    • Implemented web-based scheduling with 8th grade students
    • Implemented “green” scheduling by putting all course books, scheduling paperwork and parent information online
  • Collaboration and Community Outreach
    • Committee member of the following District committees: Bilingual Committee, Data Team, School Improvement Team, Discipline Committee, and Essential Support Personnel Negotiation District Team
    • Coordinated Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with local organizations and community college
    • Collaborated with local GED programs for at-risk students