Notable Experience

  • 500+ hours serving as Substitute Principal or Assistant Principal
  • Presenter at SLATE Conference 2014 on Personalized Learning and Next Generation Learning
  • Presenter at Wisconsin Education Innovations Conference 2014 on Personalized Learning and Next Generation Learning
  • Coordinator of after school Lane Intermediate Community Learning Center
  • Developed and Implemented the Lane Intermediate School discipline policies and procedures in it's inaugural year

Work History

Work History
Sep 2015 - Present

Dean of Students/STEM Teacher

Lane Intermediate School
  • Serve as Acting Principal or Assistant Principal in their absence
  • Cover the half time Assistant Principal's duties each morning
  • Teach classes on STEM and Engineering in the afternoon
  • Coordinate after school Community Learning Center including staffing and budgeting responsibilities
  • Coordinate Restorative Practices program, leading a number of activities including Restorative Circles
  • Observe and coach teachers
  • Serve on core PBIS team as leader of the data sub-committee
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015

Dean of Students/Technology Integrator

Lane Intermediate School
  • Serve as Acting Principal in the Principal's absence
  • Develop and administer disciplinary procedures
  • Implement Check In-Check Out program with students and analyze data to improve student behaviors
  • Coach teachers on the Lane Intermediate School Behavior Policies and Procedures document
  • Defined and executed school lunch procedures to create a safer lunch environment
  • Manage the school's 1:1 iPad inventory
  • Lead tours of Lane Intermediate School for CESA 1 visitors
  • Created Lane Intermediate Student Recruitment Video
  • Serve as Cooperating Teacher for a Teaching Intern
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015

Teacher

Lane Intermediate School
  • Leader of 6th grade NxGL Team
  • Taught in a Personalized Learning Environment
  • Utilized 1:1 iPads in a variety of transformational ways
  • Taught teacher Professional Development at the Wisconsin Education Innovations Conference
  • Presented on Personalized Learning at the SLATE Conference
  • Recorded a CESA 1 Webinar on the topic of Deeper Learning
  • Member of the PBIS Team
  • Conducted Teacher Interviews



Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Teacher

Lincoln Intermediate School
  • Leader of the district’s first Intermediate NxGL team
  • Served on the Instructional Leadership Symposium Team
  • Served as a Substitute Principal and/or Dean of Students
  • Attended district Mileposts initial training. Provided subsequent training to the Lincoln staff
  • Received “Star Power Recognition” from the Superintendent for leadership of 7th grade NxGL team
  • Assisted 8th grade Lincoln Team with NxGL implementation
  • Assisted West Allis Central team with NxGL implementation
  • Served as cooperating teacher for Marquette University field student
  • Coordinated all aspects of the after school PASS program
  • Served on the Capturing Kids Hearts Implementation Team 
  • Conducted teacher interviews
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011

Teacher

Lloyd Barbee Montessori School
  • Served as Instructional Technology Leader
  • Served as High Scope Lead Teacher
  • Served as a member of the school’s Learning Team
  • Use hands on, inquiry based approach to all subjects
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Teacher

James Fenimore Cooper School
  • Designed and implemented inquiry based science curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students
  • Designed and implemented 8th grade reading curriculum with emphasis on cooperative learning
  • Organized middle school science fair

Skills

Skills

Relationship Building

Relationship building is the foundation of my leadership practice and philosophy.  Beginning with my extensive training in the Capturing Kids Hearts philosophy,  transitioning through my graduate studies at Cardinal Stritch University, and continuing with my current focus of Restorative Practices,  I have developed a deep level of respect for the value of relationship building with all school stakeholders.  The level of respect I've earned from the colleagues around me clearly demonstrates my proficiency with this skill.

Restorative Practices

My experience coordinating student discipline has led me to the path of Restorative Practices as a way to improve the overall school community.  At Lane Intermediate School we are currently conducting Restorative Circles for behavior interventions, using a behavior matrix to schedule restorative projects, and finding alternative ways to respond to negative behaviors that help grow the school community.  I am deeply involved and passionate about his work.  ``

Instructional Technology

It is my firm belief that Instructional Technology does and will play a pivotal role in the future of education.  Implementing a 1:1 initiative both as a teacher and as an administrator has given me the experience to see that process through two distinct lenses.  I believe I am uniquely equipped to facilitate the effective use of technology at the building level, as well as helping staff to use it in their individual classrooms.  

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