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Summary

Visionary Leader, Bridge Builder and Licensed Educator with a Masters Degree coupled with 13 years experience instructing elementary students, securing resources, and implementing effective programs.

Education

20132015

Certificate in Educational Administration

University of Phoenix- Phoenix, AZ
20082010

M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction

Arizona State University- Tempe, AZ
20002004

B.A Elementary Education

Ottawa University

Highlighted Achievements

  • Increased Catholic School student enrollment  by 50% in a primarily low income area.
  • Created and Implemented a Blended Learning Program that incorporated 1:1 devices for students.
  • Created, implemented and secured funding for a technology vision and plan.  
  • Created a set of student expectations integrated with our Holy Cross Philosophy and Pillars to enhance our school culture.  
  • Increased Catholic School Preschool Enrollment by 60 students in a secluded area.  
  • Implemented Catechesis of the Good Shepard Program.
  • Created a teacher evaluation program for early childhood teachers which incorporated the Catholic Identity Standards.
  • Created and implemented a reading intervention program that is now used throughout K-6 at the school. The program consists of 20 minute rotations of intensive intervention on a specific skill.
  • Contributed to a significant increase in student performances
  • Chaired the school wide curriculum map team.
  • Created classroom assessments in order to evaluate student growth
  • Assisted administration with creating a student intervention team.
  • 1st Grade students reached and exceeded the literacy benchmarks set for them. 

Work History

June 2016Present

Principal

St. Agnes Catholic School-Phoenix, AZ
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates and develops a competent faculty and staff in accordance with Diocesan and State standards.
  • Promotes the image of the school by establishing positive public relations within and outside the school community. Works towards enhancing the school's Catholic identity within the school and greater community.
  • Responsible for major fundraisers and the development and marketing of the school. 
Dec 2014Present

Student Teacher Supervisor

Grand Canyon University- Phoenix, AZ
  •   Establish and maintain a professional working relationship with the cooperating school and/or district.
  • Maintain effective communication with the Cooperating Teacher and Office of Field Experience.
  • Act as a resource person to the Teacher Candidate by providing additional sources of information and by being available through phone or mandatory weekly email personal contact, and cooperatively deriving workable solutions if difficulties arise.
  • Provide information on the development and implementation of future professional plans. Encourage responsibility and creativity in the student teaching experience. Keep adequate records on the Teacher Candidate and Provide knowledge about evaluation procedures.
Jun 2013Present

Interim Principal (Nov 2014-Sept. 2015), Assistant Principal (June 2013-Present)

St. John Vianney Catholic School- Goodyear, AZ
  • Hires, supervises, evaluates and develops a competent faculty and staff in accordance with Diocesan and State standards.
  • Promotes the image of the school by establishing positive public relations within and outside the school community. Works towards enhancing the school's Catholic identity within the school and greater community.
  • Responsible for major fundraisers and the development and marketing of the school. 
Jul 2011Jun 2013

Preschool and Kindergarten Director

Our Lady of Joy Catholic School- Carefree, AZ
  •  Planned, evaluated, and adjusted the on-site instructional programs to adhere to the diocesan curriculum standards and to the students' needs.
  •  Created an environment that encouraged teachers to facilitate child-centered learning. . Worked cooperatively to ensure that the Preschool is a vital part of the total parish community. 
  • Prepared, monitored, and reviewed the annual school budget. Promotes the image of the school by establishing positive public relations within and outside the school community.
  • Worked towards enhancing the school's Catholic identity within the school and greater community.
Nov 2010May 2011

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Child and Family Resources- Phoenix, AZ
  • Conducted mental health consultation services with a variety of early care and education providers, including preschool teachers, directors, home-based and center-based child care providers.
  • Collaborated with early care and education providers to enhance their understanding of and capacity to meet the behavioral/emotional/mental health needs of the children (ages birth to five years) and families they serve.
  • Provided center and home care observations and recommendations regarding social-emotional environment to assist in identifying children in need of special assistance for behavioral, emotional, or developmental concerns
  • Provided consultation and observation of specific children and develops written intervention strategies utilizing a team approach to assist staff in positive behavior management and promoting optimal social-emotional development.
  • Trained and used several observation tools to assist teacher in classroom.
  • Created and conducted professional development for staff, directors, and community. 
Mar 2008Nov 2010

5th grade and 1st grade Teacher

Arizona Charter Academy- Surprise, AZ
  • Utilized multiple assessments in compliance with district and state requirements to inform instruction.
  • Used innovative methods and materials to produce effective learning experiences including cooperative learning, thematic instruction and differentiation.
Jun 2007Aug 2008

Developmental Specialist and Support Coordinator

United Cerebral Palsy-Phoenix, AZ
  • Assessed and identified children birth to three years of age who presented developmental delays. 
  • Worked as part of a team, meeting every week on possible strategies in order to better serve each child. 
  • Assessed children with the DAYC and the HELP, reviewed and determined what services were necessary. 
  • Advanced the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities.
  • Ensured compliances with AZEIP, Arizona Early Intervention Program, policies and procedures. 
  • Worked with School Districts in order to transfer Early Intervention services to the School District.
Oct 2005Jun 2007

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher

Marley Park Elementary-Surprise, AZ
  • Created daily lesson plans in order to reach desired objectives set forward by standards.
  • Used District Assessments in order to gauge my students' achievements and analyze what interventions needed to be implemented.
Aug 2003Jul 2005

2nd and 8th grade teacher

St. John Vianney Catholic School- Goodyear, AZ
  • Created daily lesson plans in order to reach desired objectives set forth by standards.  
  • Used assessment data to measure growth.
May 2001Oct 2003

Youth Minister

St. John Vianney Catholic Church- Goodyear, AZ
  • Led a High School youth group that consisted of approximately 100 members. Developed and executed several retreats which required months of preparation and leadership teams directed by myself.
  • Worked cohesively with the parish staff and pastor in order to achieve staff and parish goals including, fundraisers, projects, and holiday celebrations. 

Professional Presentations

Mission Driven Enrollment with Affordability,  NCEA Convention 2015

What is Blended Learning?, Diocese of Phoenix

Making Catholic Education Affordable, Diocese of Phoenix

School Culture and Philosophy, Diocese of Phoenix

Implementing Catholic Identity Standards, Diocese of Phoenix

Implementing a 1:1 iPad program, Shea Foundation

Increasing Latino Enrollment, Diocese of Phoenix Development Directors

iPad Basics, Diocese of Phoenix

Increasing Achievement with Literacy Centers, Diocese of Phoenix


Professional and Community Service

AZ First things First Southwest Maricopa Regional Council Board Member

Diocese of Phoenix Staff Development Council

WCEA Accreditation Team

WCEA Accreditation Team Chair

Night of Hope Committee, Diocese of Phoenix

NCEA National Advisory Council