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Greg Asciutto

English Department Chair - Garinger High School - CMS Schools

Professional Experience

July 2018Present

Founding Board Member

EdNC - EdAmbassadors
  • Serve as founding advisory board member of EdAmbassadors, a project of EdNC, a nonpartisan think tank working to expand educational opportunities for all children in North Carolina, increase their academic attainment, and improve the performance of the state’s public schools.
  • Shaped multimedia platform for educator-driven networks to share skills, experiences, stories, and perspectives about policies and practices impacting students
  • Develop brand identity to reach and engage stakeholders across political, nonprofit, private, and public sectors in 100 counties 
  • Connect educators in rural and urban settings to enhance, deepen, and diversify a collective statewide voice for educators

July 2017Present

English Department Chair

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - Charlotte, NC
  • Oversee English department operations for 1,800 + students by managing a team of 15 licensed staff members
  • Write vocabulary curriculum for 65,000+ students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (High School Secondary English Language Arts) 
  • Led team that ranked  1/31 district , 4/481 statewide in academic growth, as measured by NC  Department of Public Instruction for 2017-2018
  • Support novice teachers via coaching and curriculum development 
  • Developed and successfully implemented vertical alignment plan among grade levels, ensuring expectational consistency and linear growth for students year-to-year
  • Horizontally aligned English curriculum for interdepartmental collaboration 
    June 2014Present

    English Language Instructor

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools - Charlotte, NC
    • Differentiate instruction to meet needs of 90+ students (ELL/EC/General Ed) per semester as classroom teacher
    • Write curriculum responsible for tripling one-year reading fluency growth (400+ students)
    • Design and lead intimate restorative justice courses for the emotional and social rehabilitation of formerly incarcerated males 
    • Direct after-school and summer credit recovery programs for greatest drop-out risks
    • Organize nonresidential freshman summer camps (curriculum/staffing)
    • Create and execute public relations campaigns to promote school mission 
    • Lead students as faculty advisor of Latin American Student Association
    • Selected among 1,300+ eligible teachers districtwide  to represent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as a 2018 Teacher of the Year (Beacon Learning Community)
    January 2016Present

    Housing and Employment Resource Center Volunteer

    Men's Shelter of Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
    • Secure housing and employment for homeless men of Charlotte residing at state’s largest shelter
    • Teach résumé building, personal branding, and basic computer skills to 20+ men weekly
    • Create differentiated plans to meet needs of men suffering from both chronic and short-term homelessness
    • Oversee résumé-design collaboration between high school students and shelter clients 
    • Implemented shelter-wide file-sharing protocol to streamline job application process
    20102014

    Media Relations Assistant

    USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism - Los Angeles, CA
    • Worked in assistant staff writer/media relations capacity to promote USC Annenberg brand
    • Assisted in the management and quality control of school website using Sitecore CMS
    • Wrote and edited releases on the school blog "Inside Annenberg" using Wordpress CMS
    • Created bimonthly online newsletter "CommLine" using Constant Contact marketing tools 
    • Assisted in the planning, coordination and staffing of professional events
    • Tracked and analyzed global coverage of brand-related activity using Meltwater Group services
    • Conducted social brand monitoring using Radian6 of Salesforce Marketing Cloud
    • Wrote features on USC Annenberg faculty and school initiatives
    • Collaborated with University PR teams to promote brand content
    • Assisted in the management of the brand's Flickr and Youtube accounts
    09/201312/2013

    City Reporter

    Santa Monica Daily Press - Santa Monica, CA
    • Reported on topics of community interest for local daily with readership of 40,000+
    • Wrote briefs, articles and features on a diverse range of subjects: city politics; school board measures; local business initiatives
    • Published nine A1 bylines; 64 total bylines
    02/201306/2013

    Asia-Pacific Beat Reporter

    Pacific Media Centre - Auckland, NZ
    • Wrote original investigative pieces and special reports for leading Asia-Pacific digital news outlet
    • Covered political, economic and social issues in Pacific Island nations (Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand)
    • Notable topics of investigation included underage prostitution, press freedom and interregional economics  
    09/201103/2013

    Staff Reporter

    Neon Tommy - Los Angeles, CA
    • Reported on news and entertainment for nation’s most-viewed student-run digital publication
    • Specialized in coverage of international news with an emphasis upon Latin America
    • Published 50+ bylines as reporter and content aggregator
    08/200606/2010

    Freelance Reporter

    Stanly News and Press - Albemarle, NC

    Four years experience with county newspaper (10,000+ circulation). Worked solely as a sports writer for three years with a focus on high school sports. Began writing human interest pieces in 2009 as part of a community service project, primarily covering the impact of standout students upon their communities.

    Education

    20102014

    Bachelor of Arts, Print and Digital Journalism

    University of Southern California
    • Received degree with highest honors from USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    • Obtained Spanish Minor with highest honors from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
    • Completed international study programs with the University of Havana (2012) and Auckland University of Technology (2013)
    • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.95 cumulative GPA)