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GOAL

To obtain an administrative, teaching,  or an ICT position in an international setting that appreciates student centred teaching, values, family, and community service.

PROFILE

  • High School Principal in Canada for 4+ years
  • Head of IT for 6 years at 3 international schools
  • 22 years of teaching from Pre-K to Grade 12
  • 11 years of overseas experience
  • Basketball Coach for 14 years (both MS & HS Boys and Girls)
  • Have taught 20+ different subjects
  • Canadian born (born December 2, 1968)
  • Certified to teach in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Teaching spouse: Dana Miller-Kitch (French, EAL, Middle School)
  • Born December 2, 1968
  • 194 cm; 100 kg (6'4"; 220 lbs)

WORK HISTORY

2012Present

Principal and Teacher (Yorkton, Canada)

DREAMBUILDERS HIGH SHCOOL

Core Competencies

  • Hiring, evaluating, and providing training to teachers and staff
  • Supervisory responsibilities following Danielson model
  • Initiated and led school improvement plans (shared vision)
  • Facilitated teacher professional goal setting plans
  • Academic testing of students
  • Attendance coordinator
  • Graduation planning and student support
  • School data evaluation
  • Responsible for finances and budgeting

Other Responsibilities

  • Registrar, Secretary, Guidance Counselor, Transportation Coordinator, Supervisor of  Work Transition Program, Grant Writing, Tech support
  • Board Co-Chair of Kidzone Daycare

Committees

Religious Liaison, Teacher Association Member, Provincial Graduation Rates team member, Collective Bargaining Committee

Training

  • Cognitive Coaching
  • Violent Threat Risk Assessment training 1 & 2

Teaching Load (Grade Level in Parenthesis)

Math (9-12), Social Studies, (9), Careers (9), Graphic Arts (11), Information Processing (10-12), Communication Media (10-12), Photography (12), Life Transitions (12), Creative Writing (11), Psychology (11, 12), Wellness (10)

Sep 20112012

El. & MS Classroom Teacher (Yorkton, Canada)

ST. ALPHONSUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Science (3, 5), P. E. (3,5), Math (5), Religion (5), Social Studies (3, 8)

  • Girls Middle School Basketball Asst. Coach
  • Staff tech support
20102011

Head of IT & ITGS Teacher (Kingston, Jamaica)

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF KINGSTON

Information Technology in a Global Society (IB Programme), ICT (10)

  • 1:1 Laptop program; staff training; PowerSchool management; managed Tech Team; switched to Google Apps as school email system; asset management; long-range planning; curriculum integration, review, and building; Web 2.0 applications
20062010

Elementary ICT Teacher (Santiago, Chile)

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NIDO DE AGUILAS

Information and Communication Technology Teacher (1-5)

  • ICT training and support, PowerSchool: staff training and object report building, tech training for parents, tech planning on behalf of ES, Tech Committee, re-wrote curriculum
  • MS Girls Basketball Head Coach, HS Boys Basketball Asst. Coach, HS Girls Basketball Asst. Coach, Open Lab at Lunchtime, Scratch Game Making Club
20032006

Head of IT/IT Teacher (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

THE OVERSEAS SCHOOL OF COLOMBO

Information Technology (Pre-school, 2-5, 8-10)

  • PYP, MYP (IB Programme)
  • HS Boys Basketball Head Coach, HS Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, The Eye Online Student Magazine, Open Lab at lunchtime, GameMaker After School Activity
2002Apr 2003

PE & Health Teacher (Swan River, Canada)

ECOLE SWAN RIVER SOUTH SCHOOL

Physical Education (1-4, 7, 8), Health (8)

  • School Web Page, MS Girls Basketball Head Coach, MS Boys Volleyball Head Coach, Intramurals
20012002

HS Humanities Teacher (Lahore, Pakistan)

LAHORE AMERICAN SCHOOL

World History (9/10), Global Issues/Community Service (10-12)

  • Student Council Advisor, MS Girls Basketball Head Coach, Peer Tutoring 
19992001

IT Teacher/Head of IT (Kuwait City, Kuwait)

AMERICAN CREATIVITY ACADEMY FOR BOYS

Head of Information Technology, Information Technology (3-10), Math (9,10)

  • MS Boys Basketball Head Coach, ECIS/MSA Accreditation Committee member
  • Wrote ICT curriculum
19981999

Computer Science/Science Teacher (Flin Flon, Canada)

HAPNOT COLLEGIATE

Science (9), Computer Programming (11/12), Canadian Law (12)

  • HS Boys Basketball Head Coach, Co-Drama Director, Graduation Speaker
19941998

High School Teacher (Pine Creek, Canada)

PINE CREEK FIRST NATION INDIAN DAY SCHOOL

Biology (11), Community Leadership (10), Computer Applications (10-12), Keyboarding (9), Math (9-11), Physical Education (9/10), Science (9/10)

  • School Newspaper, HS Boys & Girls Basketball Head Coach, Intramurals

EDUCATION

19871992

Bachelor of Arts

BRANDON UNIVERSITY

Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada