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 History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

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 2015 - Jul 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 2011 - Jul 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 2010 - Jul 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 2007 - Jun 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

Education
Sep 2013 - May 2015

M.A. in Educational Leadership

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

B.S. in Elementary Education

Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Minor in Social Studies

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2015 - Jun 2020

Professional Educator License

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