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Who am I?

I seek to engage children and adults in learning through 21st Century Skills. 

I have a personal desire to learn and continually improve with a focus on the means.

I take serious care in decisions with careful anticipation of obstacles.

I search for reasons and causes, weighing all  factors that may affect a situation.

I deal with problems by facilitating teams to identify shortcomings and resolve them with consensus.

I work hard with stamina to persist in producing results.

Curricular Leadership

  • Lead staff on cross curricular integration of state standards to identify overlapping standards in ELA, Math, & Science
  • Lead staff in developing common formative assessments to evaluate student progress & unit completion
  • Lead District facilitator for analyzing and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, K-8
  • Designed McHenry District's Common Instructional Model (ITEACH-Ignite-Tell-Engage-Assess-Close-Honor)

Staff Development

District Leadership

Communication Committee Lead

  • Leading diverse team to selection of new website design and hosting company
  • Designed Request for Quotation for vendor information

Safe Water Lead

  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive water sampling process to determine safe drinking water at each school

Teacher Evaluation

  • Developed and Maintained the District Teachscape Administration for teacher evaluation.
  • Evaluate Teachers and other staff utilizing the Danielson 2011 Framework through the Teachscape Reflect Software
  • Demonstrated Reflect Live Software to the Consortium for Educational Change

District Summer School

  • On-site Administrator
  • Plan and prepare board report and registration communications
  • Coordinate staff and student placement for ELL, ESY, Blended Learning, and Enrichment Programs

Parent Leadership

  • Developing the #csmstigers hastag for tagging pictures and topics that are promoting and building the story of our school.
  • Developing Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts for engaging parents, students, & other community members.
  • Developing Parent Education Development presentations on topics such as:  “Routines for Children at Home”, "Growth Mindset", & "Effective Effort"
  • Building strong Parent/Teacher relationships with Curriculum Night Script & Sandburg Pride Orange Cards.
  • Co-Chair the district's Behavior Intervention Committee & Parent Educaiton

Student Leadership

  • Communicate with Student Lunch Leaders in a Google Classroom Discussion Group.
  • Use The Reid Technique when interviewing students.
  • Reduce the numbers of student tardies and maintaining a high Average Daily Attendance each year.
  • Reduce the number of classroom disruptions by training, supporting and collaborating with staff in effective classroom management & engagement strategies
  • Develop strong parent/student supports for re-entry of suspended students to reduce recidivism and increase behavior awareness.

Community Leadership

  • Mundelein STAND-UP Task Force to build a safe and sober community.
  • Mundelein After School Coalition provides alternate student activities cooperative efforts of Mundelein Police & Mundelein High School.
  • Lake County YES Coalition to strengthen the county’s efforts against underage drinking and drug use through analysis of IYS data  


Jan 2015Jul 2018

Ed. D.

Concordia University-Chicago

Educational Leadership Program.

My Dissertation Title is: Comparative Analysis of Competency Based versus Traditional Based Instruction and Assessment using Narrative Feedback Strategies

Tentative Oral Defense in April, 2017.

Work History


Andy Henrikson, Superintendent


Mark Pilut, Principal


Dan Swartz, Director of Teaching & Learning


Cynthia Heidorn, Former Superintendent


Dana Smith, Assistant Superintendent


Mike Roberts, Superintendent



Oct 2015Oct 2017

CPI trained

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Blue Card training

Apr 2012Present

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Facilitator

I trained existing staff and new hires througth the Gold Program


These are a few items that have resulted in my leadership through building-based leadership teams to address academic, social/emotional, and cultural competencies in our building and community.