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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  

Education

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

References

Andy Henrikson, Superintendent

847-999-8448 ahenrikson@d75.org

Mark Pilut, Principal

847-421-2903 mpilut@d75.org

Dan Swartz, Director of Teaching & Learning

847-338-3608 dswartz@d75.org

Cynthia Heidorn, Former Superintendent

630-564-7652 cynthia.heidorn@gmail.com

Dana Smith, Assistant Superintendent

773-851-4727 dasmith@wcusd200.org

Mike Roberts, Superintendent

815-759-5514 robertsmike@dist156.org

Certifications

Oct 2015Oct 2017

CPI trained

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Blue Card training

Apr 2012Present

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Facilitator

Franklin-Covey
I trained existing staff and new hires througth the Gold Program

Portfolio

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.