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Work History

Aug 2008Present

Duty Administrator

Westtown School
  • Led the Upper School community for an evening on a weekly basis and during several weekends throughout the school year
  • Directed & managed a duty crew (of 12 faculty members & 6 student leaders) stationed in their various assigned locations across campus
  • Managed attendance, including short-term & long-term departures from & returns to campus by students
  • Managed emergencies, including fire alarms & student crises requiring health care & psychological support
  • Communicated with students, parents, the Health Center, Security, the Technology Department, the Upper School Office, and school administrators on an as needed basis
Aug 2008Jun 2012

Assistant Dean of Students

Westtown School
  • Collaborated with the Dean of Students to coordinate & support the community life, disciplinary, residential life, & student leadership programs for a 400-person student body
  • Managed the demerit system to monitor minor disciplinary infractions for students
  • Spearheaded Student Council’s effort to design a new K-12 Mobile Device Policy
  • Dormitory Heads Committee, member
  • Discipline Council, member
  • Student Council, Faculty Advisor
Aug 2011Present

Class Advisor

Westtown School
  • Supervised, guided, & supported tenth grade Class Officers in their work with peers in their own grade
  • Counseled the Class Officers on class concerns, issues, events, & fundraisers
  • Communicated class events & fundraisers to Parents Council Grade Clerks
Sep 2008Present

Board Secretary

Philadelphia Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC)
  • Consulted to develop programming that promotes & enriches diversity in Philadelphia area independent schools
  • Recorded, distributed, & catalogued the minutes of each Board meeting
  • Created an organized framework to capture & catalogue events & Board meetings
Jun 2012Aug 2013

Site Director

Center for Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Led, managed, & supervised all aspects of the CTY summer program for 300 students at the Easton, Pennsylvania site (hosted at Lafayette College)
  • Set the appropriate tone for the CTY community
  • Instituted appreciation & understanding of the CTY program philosophy, policy, & procedure among the staff
  • Collaborated with the instructional staff, the office and administrative personnel, & the residential staff to work in harmony with each other
  • Supervised & assessed all members of the 10-14 member administrative staff
Jun 2011Aug 2011

Site Director

Center for Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Led, managed, & supervised all aspects of the CTY summer program for 200-300 students at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania site (hosted at Moravian College)
  • Set the appropriate tone for the CTY community
  • Instituted appreciation & understanding of the CTY program philosophy, policy, & procedure among the staff
  • Collaborated with the instructional staff, the office and administrative personnel, & the residential staff to work in harmony with each other
  • Supervised & assessed all members of the 10-14 member administrative staff
    Jun 2003Aug 2010

    Site Director

    Center for Talented Youth (Johns Hopkins University)
    • Led, managed, & supervised all aspects of the CTY summer program for 200 students at the Santa Cruz, California site (hosted at the University of California at Santa Cruz)
    • Set the appropriate tone for the CTY community
    • Instituted appreciation & understanding of the CTY program philosophy, policy, & procedure among the staff
    • Collaborated with the instructional staff, the office and administrative personnel, & the residential staff to work in harmony with each other
    • Supervised & assessed all members of the 10 member administrative staff
    Aug 2012Jun 2014

    Technology Specialist

    Westtown School
    • Supported faculty members where they were in technology experience
    • Trained faculty members to set up & maintain a page in the Moodle Learning Management System
    • Assisted faculty members in their set up of technology tools (g., Dropbox) to support their work
    • Trained faculty members on technology tools (g., Dropbox, Evernote, Twitter)
    • Consulted on the Technology Committee, which approved the school’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), Social Media Policy, & Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as well as recommended the school’s new Canvas Learning Management System & the faculty’s laptop-tablet device
    Aug 2008Present

    Science Teacher

    Westtown School
    • Taught 2-4 sections of Biology 1 (introductory survey course), Biology 2 (elective course), Chemistry 1 (introductory survey course), Environmental Issues, and/or Environmental Science
    • Initiated the process to reshape & convert the second-year science course sequence into a series of semester-based classes focused on current topics & topics of interest to adolescents
    • Implemented laboratory investigations that incorporate hypothesis formulation & data analysis
    • Initiated the process to convert the half-credit, discussion-oriented Environmental Issues course into a full credit, lab-oriented Environmental Science course
    • Completed Flinn Scientific’s High School Laboratory Safety Course [January 2013] and Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Label Elements & Safety Data Sheets Training [August 2013]
    • Supported & guided a small group of students as their faculty advisor
    Sep 2008Jun 2009

    Health Teacher

    Westtown School
    • Taught 2 sections of Health & Life Skills course to freshmen
    Sep 2004Jun 2008

    Biology Teacher

    Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
    • Taught 3-4 sections of Introductory Biology (survey course to freshmen & sophomores) and/or Environmental Science (survey course to juniors & seniors)
    • Supported & guided a small group of students (in the 10th, 11th & 12th grades) as their faculty advisor
    Aug 1997Jun 2004

    Dormitory Head

    Shady Side Academy
    • Supervised a girls’ dormitory, including the faculty dormitory assistants & the student prefects
    • Managed disciplinary issues with the advice of the Director of Residential Life & the Deans of Students
    Aug 1996Jun 2004

    Assistant Head Form Advisor

    Shady Side Academy
    • Supervised & counseled tenth grade advisors in their work with their advisees
    • Served on the Advisory Committee (of Head Form Advisors & Assistant Head Form Advisors) chaired by Shady Side Academy’s Director of the Advisory Program
    Aug 1994Jun 2004

    Biology Teacher

    Shady Side Academy
    • Taught 3-4 sections of Biology (introductory survey course), Advanced Biology (advanced survey course), and/or Chemistry (introductory survey course)
    • Supported & guided a small group of students (in the 9th or 10th grade) as their faculty advisor

    Skills

    Secondary Education
    Leadership
    Diversity & Multiculturalism
    Coaching
    Educational Technology
    Professional Learning Communities
    Professional Networking
    Residential Life
    Technology Integration
    Web 2.0

    Education

    Certifications

    Dec 2013Dec 2018

    Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Act (Pennsylvania Act 126) Training

    SafeSchools Training
    Mar 2013Present

    Getting Things Done Mastering Workflow Seminar

    David Allen Company
    Oct 2012Present

    Power Searching with Google

    Google Search Education
    Aug 2013Present

    Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Label Elements & Safety Data Sheets Training

    Flinn Scientific
    Jun 2014Present

    Google for Education Basics

    Google for Education
    Jan 2013Jan 2016

    High School Laboratory Safety Course

    Flinn Scientific
    Aug 2013Aug 2015

    Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator

    American Red Cross

    Portfolio

    Branding Statement

    Forward-thinking educator with extensive skills and experience to lead and to develop community life, curricular, diversity, educational technology, and/or professional development programs as a member of an independent school administrative team

    Westtown School Peer Coaching Program, Co-Clerk

    July 2013 to present

    Interests

    • calligraphy
    • crossword puzzles
    • kakuro
    • puzzles
    • reading
    • sudoku
    • 21st century education

    Friends Council on Education Publications & Outreach Work Group

    September 2014 to present, Clerk

    September 2012 to present, member

    • Examined & provided detailed feedback to Friends Council on Education staff on prospective publications (print and/or electronic) for appropriateness, quality of writing, meeting of audience need, & ways to strength or improve
    • Wrote & submitted articles to educational & Quaker journals
    • Served as an ambassador of Friends Council on Education programs & publications within the Friends school & independent school communities
    • Advised on the Friends Council web site, on its online forum, & on the use of technology to publish Friends Council literature & enhance communications with & between schools

    Westtown School Senior Projects Committee, Co-Clerk

    September 2013 to present

    Westtown School Faculty of Color Network, Clerk

    September 2014 to present

    • Created a support & resource group of faculty of color with the support of Westtown’s Principals Group & Multicultural Board
    • Collaborated with the Principals Group to increase the recruitment, hiring, & retention of faculty of color
    • Collaborated with the Mentoring Program co-clerks to strengthen the support of faculty of color new to the school

    Westtown School Student Leader Election Coordinator

    January 2010 to present

    • Orchestrated & managed the 2-month selection process of 58 student leaders from ~130 applicants
    • Catalogued the position descriptions & application forms for 8 different student leader positions
    • Created an online nomination system for student leader positions
    • Catalogued the election results in the event of a subsequent vacancy

    Friends Council on Education Institute for Engaging Leadership in Friends Schools

    2015 to 2017

    • Develop the capacity & skills for the distinctive practices of Friends school governance
    • Develop the practice in Quaker pedagogy & decision-making processes as well as the peculiar art of sustaining the Quaker value-based ethos of a Friends school
    • Conduct an action research project in a Friends schools
    • Work one-on-one with a head of a Friends schools as a leadership partner

    Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board

    June 2015 to May 2017

    • Give advice on classroom activities and offer input on professional development materials & content for Teaching Tolerance magazine
    • Evaluate story ideas & lessons, comment on published articles, and review projects in development