Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Principal

White Bear Lake Area Schools

Led implement ion of Response to Intervention

Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS)

Guide Professional Learning Communities

Teacher Evaluation Committee

Collaboration and Connection to Purpose and Strategies

Build Relationships with Students, Staff, and Community Members

Jul 2012 - Present

Principal

Rochester Public Schools
  • Led implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) 
  • Led implementation and development of a Tiered Instructional Model (RtI)
  • School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies 
  • Common Core Standards driving Instruction and Tiered Level Grouping
  • Federal Teacher Leader Evaluation System (TLES) Study using the CLASS teacher observation tool and the Val-Ed administrator evaluation tool
  • Developed and Implemented weekly IMAGINE Youth Summits
  • Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
  •  Early Childhood Special Education Program
  • Head Start Program
Jul 2009 - Jun 2012

Assistant Principal

Rochester Public Schools
  • Reduced truancies by 87% in one year
  • Discipline in a nurturing and fair manner
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
  • Scheduling
  • Implementation of Interventions (Academic and Behavioral)
  • Developed and facilitated weekly IMAGINE Youth Summits School Wide
  • Staff Development
  • Implement start-up of Setting Three Program at Middle School Level
  • Co-Mentored community task force on Anti-Gang initiatives
  • Principal Evaluation Team - Developed Principal Performance Rubric
  • District Equity Leadership Team
Jul 2006 - Jul 2009

Coordinator of Staff Development

Rochester Public Schools
  • District Extended Cabinet 
  • New Teacher Orientation and Induction
  • Professional Growth Academy
  • Chair, Rochester Education Summit
  • Program Development and Facilitator of Collaborative Leadership Fellows Program
  • Board of Directors for Rochester Area Math Science Partnership
  • Baldrige Evaluator, Strategic Planning and Site Improvement Planning with Site Leadership Teams, District Leadership Team and the School Board
  • District Equity Leadership Team
  • Courageous Conversations about Race
Jun 2003 - Jan 2006

Education Consultant/Curriculum Developer/Facilitator

Charthouse International Learning
  • Authored FISH! For Schools curriculum and staff development to improve school culture and climate
  • Strategic Planning
  • Developed and Facilitated FISH! For Schools conferences nationwide
  • Developed Needs Analysis and School Improvement Consulting with Urban and Rural Schools Nationwide
  • Presenter: National Staff Development Council Conference
  • Presenter, Alabama Staff Development Conference
  • Presenter, Tennessee Association of Independent Schools
  • Presenter,  Minnesota Education Association Conference
  • Presenter, Fairfax County Association of Elementary School Principals (Virginia)
Jul 2002 - Jun 2003

Clinical Supervisor, Graduate Induction Program

Rochester Public Schools

  • Clinical supervisor to graduate residents
  • Taught graduate level classes
  • Evaluation and mentorship
  • Program development
Jul 1995 - Jun 2002

Teacher

Rochester Public Schools
  • Taught grades Kindergarten, 7th, and 9-12th
  • Curriculum planning
  • Student Engagement; Assessment
  • Program Development
  • Site Staff Development Chair

Education

Education
Oct 2006 - Jan 2008

ED. SPECIALIST

Capella University

Charthouse International

Presentations/Facilitation

  • National Staff Development Council Conference
  • Alabama Staff Development Conference
  • Tennessee Association of Independent Schools
  • Minnesota Education Association Conference
  • Fairfax County Association of Elementary School Principals (Virginia)
  • Facilitator, National and Onsite Staff Development at Schools Nationwide including schools in LAUSD, NYC, and Long Beach
  • Sumner, Washington Leadership Institute
  • Alabama Department of Education - Facilitator
  • Strategic Planning - Rochester Public Schools Leadership Team

Interest

Spending time with my boys, SUP paddle boarding, traveling, reading, learning, community service, sailing, cycling, hiking, yoga, strength training, cultivating friendships.

Community Partnerships

  • Olmsted County Human Rights Commission - Commissioner (2 years/Present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Winona State University, Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Course (2013)
  • Collaborative Leadership Fellows Program - Development Team, Facilitator (2 years)
  • Rochester Education Summit - Co-Chair and Program Director (2 years)
  • Rochester Area Math Science Partnership - Board Member (3 years)
  • Minnesota Council for Quality - Certified Baldrige Evaluator (2 years)
  • IMAGINE! Youth Summits - Developer, Faciliator (ongoing)
  • Justice and Opportunity for Youth (JOY) - Board Member (2 years/Present)