Summary

 Innovative, enthusiastic, highly successful educator with proven expertise in teaching, curriculum development, technology integration and program development/leadership. Strengths include developing creative curriculum, mentoring student teachers and first-year teachers, identifying needs of and differentiating for special education and gifted/talented students, and creating engaging learning environments for both students and teachers. Demonstrated ability to establish meaningful relationships with peers to promote a professional learning community school-wide. Additionally, brings strong background of leadership/management experience through 23 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Experience

Work History

Administrative/Leadership Experience

Principal Intern, Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX, 2014-2015

  • Participated as part of the Administrative PLC along with the Principal, Assistant Principals, Testing Coordinator and Lead Counselor. Discussed and resolved issues concerning multiple aspects of campus administration to include graduation plans, school meetings, school discipline, teacher development, etc.
  • Improved communication with parents and community by leveraging social media in addition to webpages, automatic calls and letters/flyers.
  • Led Quickstep sponsors and the Quickstep Coordinator for Hirschi. This program targets at-risk students and pairs them with teacher-mentors that follow them through their high school career. I advised teacher-mentors, intervened with un-cooperative teachers when necessary, and reported successes/progress to district personnel
  • Joined the district technology committee to spearhead the new Digital Classroom Technology Initiative. Assisted in assessing needs, drafting plans, and writing standards/goals. Piloted a digital classroom in 2015/2016
  • Attended Principals’ Leadership Academy, Region 9 Education Service Center, Wichita Falls, TX, July 2014

 Co-Chair Student Support Team, Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX, 2013-present

  • Led bi-weekly team meetings to support over 100 struggling students in grades 9-12.
  • Managed list of students to include demographic data, grades, test results, and interventions used
  • Successful team/teacher interventions reduced list from 100+ at the beginning of 2013-14 school year to 50 at the end of the year. Students will continue to be tracked until graduation.

 Site-Based Team Member, Hirschi High School, Wichita Falls, TX, 2013-present and 2006-2010

  • Reviewed and updated Campus Action Plan
  • Helped develop Campus Needs Assessment
  • Integrated teacher suggestions into procedures/policies for curriculum/professional development

 Data Management Administrator for Assessment and Curriculum (DMAC) Solutions, 2013-present

  • Extracted data into reports to aid administrators and teachers in the management of student test data, trained teachers and maintained faculty passwords

Related Experience

  • Campus Webmaster/Social Media Administrator, 2006-present
  • Campus Technology Trainer (CTT), 2008-2011 (program ended due to budget cuts)
  • Student Teacher Supervisor
  • New Teacher Mentor
  • IB Examiner 2013-present


Teacher: High School English/Debate/Computer Applications 

Aug 2006 - Present
Wichita Falls Independent School District

  • Successfully taught all grade levels (9-12), motivating students and differentiating instruction for students of all ability levels
  • Selected to participate in the Digital Classroom Pilot Program for the district; launched new platform
  • Selected to teach International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (DP) and PreDP classes (2010-present)
  • Developed new curriculum and integrated a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies to incease student engagement.
  • Helped develop Creative Writing curriculum to help struggling students pass standardized tests
  • Tracked and evaluated student progress in class by using a combination of student work samples and a variety formative and summative assessments
  • Maintained positive relationships with students and parents while holding students to high standards of achievement.
    • Leveraged the use of Google Classroom, teacher website, class Facebook page to increase communication with students and parents
  • Led Literary Criticism Academic UIL Team to three district Team championships (2012, 2013, 2016) and one individual district win (2014).

Education

Education

Principal Certification

2015
Lamar University

M.A. English

2012
Midwestern State University

M.Ed. Instructional technology

2006
University of Maryland University College

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

2005
Wayland Baptist University

B.S. Human Resource Development

1998
Mount Olive College

Certifications

Certifications

Texas Principal Certification

2015 - Present

Texas Teaching Certificate, Language Arts and Reading (8-12)

2006 - Present


Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification

2006 - Present


Texas Teaching Certificate, Technology Applications

2007 - Present

Texas Teaching Certificate, Speech/Debate

2008 - Present