Principal, Newark, NJ— Collaborated frequently with superintendent and district leadership team on Turnaround plan for failing school. Successfully launched and implemented both academic and school culture improvement programs resulting in improved staff and student relations as reported by survey results. Creatively managed limited budget to develop and maintain key partnerships with local universities, community organizations and professional development providers. Increased college acceptance rate and workplace readiness placements by 40% through mentoring and tutoring. Increased pupil attendance by 15% through emphasis of the Attendance Matters campaign. Increased PTA membership by 400% by implementing programs such as Coffee with the Principal, PTA Breakfast, and Data for Dinner (a family informational program which provided details about school performance), school newsletters and vast utilization of social media.
Systematized, streamline work flows and work processes for daily school operations and ensured sustainable improvement processes remained in place to promote staff and student performance.