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Christine Catalano

Executive Director of Middle School and Advanced Studies, Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Summary

Innovative, results oriented instructional leader with 21 years of progressive leadership experience spanning every level from Pre-Kindergarten to High School. Goal oriented educator adept at using data to lead an exceptional instructional program. Experienced facilitator of professional learning.

Work experience

July 2016Present

Executive Director of Middle School and Advanced Studeies

Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Supervise the overall instructional program for grades 6-8; supervise all advanced studies programs; coordinate curriculum and instruction in all content areas; guide and monitor the school improvement planning process for all middle school; lead data analysis and program evaluation for all middle school and advanced studies programs; coordinate with district support staff to plan and provide professional learning opportunities for all 6-8 teachers, administrators, and advanced studies staff; and provide leadership in assuring that all state, local, and federal guidelines related to curriculum, instruction, personnel, and finance are met.

Sep 2011July 2016

Principal

Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Leader of all aspect of innovative high school program including curriculum, instruction, student life, staff development, school climate and digital learning. Administer and supervise innovative 1:1 laptop high school program. Facilitate process to create an effective Professional Learning Community. Create processes for Peer Instructional Rounds, Response to Intervention and successful program completion. Facilitate data collection, dissemination, analysis and action planning for continuous improvement. Data sets include Educator Effectiveness, End Of Course, GPA, PLAN/ACT, PSAT/SAT, benchmark, attendance, graduation rates and various other college readiness indicators.

Jul 2007Sep 2011

Assistant Principal

Southern Nash High School & Nashville Elementary School,  Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Oversaw all aspects of non certified staffing, facilities and transportation, leader of staff development and digital learning. Scope of position includes: Staff development and evaluation with a focus on the NC Professional Teaching Standards using MxWeb: Online Evaluation System Facilitate Professional Learning Communities using TPRI, DIBELS, ClassScape and EVASS to foster data driven instruction. Fiscal management (Federal, State & Local funds including textbooks, fieldtrips, and custodial). Coordinate testing program (EOG, Alternate Assessments, TPRI and DIBELS). Foster environment of safety built on clear, consistent expectations. Orchestrate student transportation program. Coordinate program initiatives and building level Leadership Team.

Aug 2000Jul 2007

Teacher

Nash Rocky Mount Schools

Talented and Gifted Program Facilitator: Co-taught with regular classroom teachers to address the needs of academically gifted and high ability students. Kindergarten Teacher: Frequent utilization of parent surveys to solicit information essential to enhancing planning and instruction; Designed and maintained class WebPage. Grade 1 Teacher: Integrated technology into all areas of instruction; Utilized digital camera technology to help students create multimedia products.

Aug 1995Jul 2000

Teacher

Halifax County Schools

Grade 4 and Grade 5 Teacher: Implemented School Renaissance reading and math program; Implemented an individualized reading program combining higher order thinking questions, parental reading logs, and online assessments. Exceptional Children Teacher: Addressed needs of nine students with a variety of exceptionalities; Documented I.E.P. progress using Infohandler. Grade 1 Teacher: Developed and implemented individualized family literacy program; received several grants to fund program. Grade 5 Inclusion Teacher: Experienced teaching children with a variety of exceptionalities in a full inclusion setting.

Education

Jun 2015Present

Educational Leadership, Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

East Carolina University
20032005

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

East Carolina University
19921994

Bachelor of Education (BEd)

SUNY Fredonia
19901992

Associate of Science (AS)

Jamestown Community College

Certifications

NC Standard Professional II, Academically Gifted (Grades K-12)

NC Standard Professional II License, Curriculum Instructional Specialist

NC Standard Professional II License, Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

NC Standard Professional II License, Principal (Grades K-12)

National Board Certified Teacher