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Executive Summary

Visionary leader bringing over 30 years of experience in public education K-12 in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.   Recognized for talents leading district-wide strategic planning processes, curriculum audits, curriculum development,assessment systems, leadership development and professional development initiatives. Extensive experience in leading school and district reform efforts in rural, urban and suburban districts.  Devises and implements new programs and initiates successful processes to ensure fidelity of implementation and program evaluation. 

Compelling and persuasive visionary adept at using change theory to build a guiding coalition of leaders to make the vision of the organization a  reality.

Diversified experience in curriculum development involving comprehensive curriculum audits that include curriculum writing, instructional strategies/practices, assessments and program evaluation for all content areas in K-12 schools.

Broad knowledge of educational assessments including the development of district-wide assessment systems, implementation of assessment tools, development of assessments, and data analysis in K-12 schools.

Extensive experience in creating and leading high-quality professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators that cultivates collaborative relationships and partnerships.

Leader, motivator and coach combining leadership acumen with educational knowledge and experience to promote sustainable programs and improvements.

Educational Background


Doctor of Education

University of Delaware

Educational Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction


Master of Education

University of Delaware

Educational Leadership


Bachelor of Science

University of Delaware

Elementary and Special Education

Professional Experience




Responsible for partnering with organizations to strategically solve complex problems by collaboratively engaging all stakeholders.  Support organizations in the development of strategic plans and  implementation of initiatives that results in systematic improvements.


Assistant Superintendent

Avon Grove School District

Responsible for Curriculum & Instruction (K-12), Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Grant Writing and Oversight, supervision of Elementary/Secondary Education Programs,  Special Education, Student Services and Technology Services. 


Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

University of Delaware

Taught EDUC 810:  Models and Practices of Instructional Leadership


Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction (K-12)

Christina School District

Responsible for Curriculum & Instruction (K-12), Professional Development, Special Education, Leadership Development, Principal Supervision,  Federal/State Grants Writing and Oversight for 28 schools.


Director of Elementary Education

Christina School District

Supervision of elementary school principals,  school operations,   instructional programming and Title I Grant/Program for 18 schools.


Principal, Brader Elementary School

Christina School District

Elementary Principal of PreK through grade 4 school of approximately 1,000 students.  


Principal, Gilpin Manor Elementary School

Cecil County Public Schools

Elementary Principal of the K-5 elementary program and district-wide special education center housing children with special needs from birth through twenty-one years.


Assistant Principal, Gilpin Manor Elementary School

Cecil County Public Schools

Assistant Principal responsible for programs and operation of K-5 program.  Responsible for the supervision of the district-wide special education center (birth to 21 years) programs and staff.


Assistant Principal, Elk Neck Elementary School

Cecil County Public School District

Responsible for instructional program and operation in K-5 elementary school of approximately 800 students.


Special Education Teacher, Perryville Elementary School

Cecil County Public Schools

Special Education Teacher of Learning Disabled, Language Impaired and Hearing Impaired students ages 5-10.


Special Education Teacher, Turning Point Academy

Turning Point Academy

Special Education Teacher for young men on aftercare from Juvenile Services ages 12 through 21.  


Teacher, St. Peter's Cathedral

Diocese of Wilmington

Teacher of fifth and sixth grade students.

Nonprofit Experience

2006 - Present         Human Ecology Foundation (HEF), Board Member

Founding member of the Human Ecology Foundation.  Contributions include the development Human Ecology Scholarship Expectations & Guidelines and Human Ecology Course.


Administrator's Award of Excellence 2000-2001

Delaware School Library Media Association (DSLMA)



Integrated Learning: The School to Career Connection

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Presentation on the development and implementation of the District Career & College Plan K-12.


Sustaining Instruction Coaching to Improve Student Learning

Pennsylvania Title I Conference

Presentation on  the professional development plan in the Avon Grove School District that includes a distributive leadership model and instructional coaching program.


Doing a Curriculum Review to Getting "Real" Results Fast

Pennsylvania Title I Conference

Presentation on the curriculum review process and results conducted by the Mathematics Task Force in the Avon Grove School District.


Pennsylvania Collaborative Coaching Board (CCCB), (2012-2016)

Wilmington Urban League, (2005-2006)

Wilmington Hope Commission, (2005-2006)

Delaware Models of Excellence Committee, (2004-2006)


American Association for School Superintendents (AASA)

Association for Curriculum & Development (ASCD)

Learning Forward

International Reading Association (IRA)

American School Counselors Association (ASCA)

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

International Society for Technology Education (ISTE)


Andrew Hegedus, Ed. D.

Senior Research Manager, NWEA


Cynthia Holland, Ed. D. 

Principal, Avon Grove School District, Pennsylvania


Lisa L. Lucas, Ed. D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Early and Middle Grades Education, West Chester University


Sarah Hudgings

Literacy Coach, Avon Grove School District, Pennsylvania


Augustus Massaro, Ed. D

Superintendent Emeritus, Avon Grove School District, Pennsylvania


Joseph Wise, ED. D.

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Research Partners, Florida


Deborah Zych, Ed. D. 

Superintendent, Polytech School District, Delaware