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Professional Profile

Currently seeking a principal position to aid the _______________District by building ____________________________________________________ . Experienced ___________principal and teacher dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students, families, and the community.  Consistently demonstrating an innovative and collaborative approach to raising student achievement while improving the school culture. Highly organized with a focus on utilizing technology and data to drive instructional practices.  Skilled communicator striving to ensure staff and students are supported, challenged, and given opportunities for growth. 

Strengths

•1:1 Technology Initiatives

•Data-Driven Decision Making

•Restorative Justice Practices
•Effective Conflict Resolution•Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design•Parent/Community Involvement
•Standards-Based Grading•Student-led/involved conferences•Strong Literacy Culture
•PBIS•RTI

Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Middle School Literacy Teacher (Grades 6-8)

Marathon Venture Academy, Marathon, WI
  • Led Response to Intervention for middle school reading.
  • Developed interdisciplinary curriculum for English language arts.
  • Developed a career-readiness portfolio plan for 8th-grade students
  • Led the Grading and Reporting Committee in steps toward standards-based grading
  • Coordinated community celebrations of learning
  • Led staff development on google classroom, apps, and iPad differentiation
  • Planned and taught lessons within a block schedule
  • Integrated and differentiated through the use of Study Island, Newsela, Google classroom, Reading Trainer and 1 to 1 iPad use
Jun 2015Jul 2015

Summer School Principal

Marathon School District, Marathon, WI
  • Coordinated summer school scheduling
  • Supervised summer school teachers
  • Prepared state reports
  • Revised handbooks and materials for the 2015-2016 school year
Aug 2011Jul 2013

Elementary Teacher (Grade 5)

Marathon Elementary School, Marathon, WI
  • Mapped reading curriculum aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Created learning targets built off of the CCSS
  • Student character initiatives as a member of the school’s Character and Culture Committee
  • Differentiated guided reading lessons taught based off of NWEA MAP scores
  • Implemented the Daily Five and Cafe
Aug 2010Jul 2011

Elementary and Middle School Teacher (Grades K-8)

Matinicus Island School
  • Taught distance learning lessons to student groups over Skype
  • Co-founded the Outer Island Teacher Learning Collaborative
  • Participated in a Professional Learning Community
Jun 2007Jun 2010

Principal and Athletic Director (Pre-K through 8)

Trinity Lutheran School, Nicollet, MN
  • Served on long-term strategic planning committee
  • Promoted, advised and developed plans for, and completion of a new educational facility
  • Led curriculum review of K-8 literacy curriculum
  • Scheduled sporting events
  • Coordinated school fundraisers
  • Prepared annual school budget
  • Communicated with parents through weekly newsletters
  • Taught English language arts and mathematics in grades 6-8
  • Documented curriculum using curriculum mapping software

Education

Sep 2013May 2015

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
Aug 2003May 2007

B.S. in Elementary Education

Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Minor in Social Studies

Certifications

Jul 2015Jun 2020

Professional Educator License

WI Department of Instruction
  • 1777 General Education (Grades 1-8)
  • 1734 Social Studies (Grades 1-8)
Jul 2015Jun 2020

Administrator License

WI Department of Instruction
  • 5051 Principal License (PreK-12)
  • 5010 Director of Instruction License (PreK-12)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)