Summary

Serving in a dual capacity as an administrator and teacher, is instrumental to my continued development both inside and outside of the classroom.  While I am able to see various aspects of an ever evolving classroom, I serve in a capacity which allows me to implement innovative ideas and techniques to serve students and families.  Furthermore, during my time as an academic/test coordinator, I had an opportunity to gain much insight into student achievement while working closely with other stakeholders. My experience from working with seasoned, dedicated professionals in education over the past sixteen years continues to ultimately be quite beneficial as I work to assist students as they overcome challenges and strive to reach their full potential.

Objective

Seeking an opportunity to serve as a catalyst for instruction and promote a climate which enables all students to learn and adequately prepares them to contribute in their community.

Committees and Appointments

  • Administrative Team
  • Contributing Writer Elisia Magazine
  • Editor Holy Teen Magazine
  • Attendance Committee Member
  • Campus Instructional Leadership Team Member
  • Campus TELPAS Coordinator
  • Co-Chair of Grade Placement Committee
  • Co-Founder of the Peer Leadership Team
  • Early Start Coordinator (Summer 2010 & 2011)
  • Foundations Committee Member
  • Founder of CPR Team (Cultivating Positive Relationships)
  • Master Teacher for Dallas ISD
  • OHI Member
  • Staff Development Coordinator/Facilitator
  • Student Support Team
  • TAKS Academy Test Coordinator (Summer 2010-10 schools)
  • TAKS Academy Principal (June 2011)
  • Elisia Magazine Writer
  • Supervisor/Appraiser/Hiring Committee

Work History

Work History
Jun 2012 - Present

Dean of Instruction/Instructor (Pre-K4- 12th)

Turning Point Christian Academy
  • Assist with hiring staff
  • Use data to determine student placement
  • Coordinate school calendar including school performances, field trips, extra-curricular activities, fundraisers, end of the year activities, professional development, and school-wide testing
  • Provide administrative support in all areas including budget, curriculum, initiatives, and parent involvement
  • Serve as a school guidance counselor, high school senior advisor, student council sponsor, & instructional specialist
  • Member of the Parent Action Committee 
  • Maintain a spirit of excellence in the classroom and outside of the classroom by assisting with discipline and ensuing a productive environment
  • Responsible for creating and assisting with the implementation of rules, policy, and procedures for faculty, families, and students 
Mar 2014 - Present

Contributing Writer

Elisia Magazine
  • Contributing writer for a bi-monthly magazine 
  • Write for a common theme or purpose
  • Participate in community events to promote "healthy living"
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012

Academic/Test Coordinator

T.W. Browne Middle School

Duties of the Campus Academic Coordinator Include the Following:

  • Use data to profile students and distribute the information to teachers and administrators for instruction
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring Saturday school, after-school and in-school tutoring, TAKS camps, and extended instructional activities
  • Coordinate with technology specialist on all instructional programs, initiatives, and school-wide data driven research programs
  • Provide support to associate principal (dean of instruction) with all instructional programs, initiatives, and departmental meetings (PLCs)
  • Create, plan, and schedule activities for professional development with administrators and monitor implementation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the School Improvement Plan
  • Responsible for reviewing Campus Improvement Plan
  • Monitor the progress of recommendations made by internal/external CIT (Campus Intervention Team)
  • Collaborate with administrators on daily operational procedures regarding instruction, discipline, finances, safety, and staffing needs
  • Plan for rigourous instruction, set campus goals, and implement and monitor campus-wide academic programs with administrators and CILT members
  • Maintain a culture and climate for learning by assisting with discipline
  • Implement policies and procedures regarding disruptive/insubordinate students

Duties of Testing Coordinator Include the Following:

  • Attend all district meetings regarding testing and ensure campus administrators are made aware of local, state, and national timelines, policies, and procedures 
  • Coordinate, order materials, provide training, and maintain confidentiality and security for all statewide assessments and locally determined assessment
  • Responsible for coordinating, planning, and communicating TELPAS guidelines, expectations, and testing procedures among campus faculty
  • Maintain assessment reports in an orderly user friendly manner
  • Provide data for all assessments as requested by principal and campus administrators
  • Coordinate all meetings with teachers/staff regarding testing procedures, regulations and expectations
  • Implement procedures for profiling and reporting data pertaining to common assessments
  • Coordinate the distribution of study guide materials
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

TAKS Academy Principal (Manager)

T.W. Browne Middle School
  • Coordinated student schedules with data clerk for students from 4 different schools
  • Ensured accurate maintenance of attendance records
  • Implemented appropriate procedures to maintain school safety and security
  • Reviewed and approved summer school payroll
  • Recruited and hired staff for the TAKS Academy
  • Oversaw daily instructional practices and operational procedures
Aug 2001 - Aug 2008

ESL Teacher/Campus Instructional Leadership Team

T.W. Browne Middle School

ESL Teacher/Department Chair

  • Implemented lesson plans for Intermediate, Advanced, and Transitional/Post-Transitional English Language Learners (ELLs)
  • Facilitated department meetings, shared research-based practices, and organized demonstration lessons with other instructors and departments
  • Provided ELLs strategies and instructional tools to other departments as needed
  • Maintained accountable talk about the academic needs of ESL students with campus administrators, instructional coaches, area specialist, and district coordinators
  • Planned, coordinated, and administered appropriate assessment for ELLsMaintained accountable talk about the academic needs of ESL students with campus administrators, instructional coaches, area specialists, and district coordinators
  • Ensured correct placement of all English Language Learners and discussed the progress and academic needs of students with general education, special education teachers, campus administrators, specialists, and LPAC members
  • Monitored and planned instruction for students who have met exit requirements for the English as a Second Language Program
Aug 2000 - Aug 2001

Duncanville ISD

Duncanville Ninth Grade Center

Ninth Grade English Teacher

  • Provided individualized tutoring to "at risk" students after school
  • Created lessons to meet the needs of students with different learning styles (differentiated instruction)
  • Conferenced with students' parents and counselors about their educational goals and graduation requirements
Aug 1998 - Jul 2000

7th and 8th Grade English Teacher

DeSoto East Jr. High

English Teacher

  • Vertical and horizontal teaming
  • Implemented lesson plans for diverse learning styles
  • Sponsor for NJHS (National Junior Honor Society)
  • Incorporated tools from New Jersey WRiting Project for the entire English Department
  • Coordinated and conducted a school-wide writing project

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010

Master's in Education Administration

Concordia University Texas
  • Member of Phi Lambda Theta
  • ILD Certification
  • PDAS Certification 
  • Principal Certification
Aug 1993 - May 1998

Bachelor of Science in Education

Baylor University
  • Secondary English Certification (6-12)
  • ESL Endorsement and Certification (6-12)

References

References

Chemille Benton

Director of Turning Point Christian Academy

(972) 230-1838

Feleceia Benton

Editor-in Chief of Elisia Magazine and Principal for Zoe Communications

(682)2344095

Dr. Deardra Hayes-Whigham

Administrator for Dallas Independent School District

(972) 925-4015

Lois King

Specialist for Dallas Independent School District

(972) 794-7968

Phillip Randall

Former Principal of T.W. Browne Middle School 2010-2011

(469) 693-6651

DeAnna Williams

Board of Directors, Turning Point Christian Academy

(972) 765-7138

Cedric Barrett

Former Principal of T.W. Browne 2003-2010

(214)535-4471