- “Council President’s Dad Honors Democracy”—published article in the Miami Herald (2006)
- Cutler Ridge Middle School Recognition of Excellence (2006)
- Cutler Ridge Middle School New Teacher Nomination (2005)
Program Budgeting & Finance; Intermediate Spanish skills; Children's Trust Data Tracker; PowerSchool and Gradebook; Microsoft Office; SPSS software (data analysis); and iWorks
Extensive community involvement includes mentoring, event planning and coordination, development, training, and education: Town of Cutler Bay Educational Compact Advisory Committee Secretary, Alonzo Mourning Charities (Honey Shine) Program Volunteer, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Religious Instructor, Heroes Unite Program Volunteer, Grant Foundation Center Grant Writing Instructor, and Joint Alumni Coalition of Miami-Dade Development Volunteer.
Education Advocate with strong leadership and management skills applicable to education and nonprofit Organizations. Consistently challenged through solicited promotions of increased responsibility, participating on various teams and committees several times within a short time. Excellent organizational and logistical skills with proven event planning and fundraising experience, leading to superior service. Proven leadership through training employees and AmeriCorps volunteers, and conducting formal presentations to all levels of staff and management. Outstanding academic credentials in International Public Service, focusing on addressing the challenging needs within low socioeconomic communities and schools.
Cross-Sector AnalysisDecember 2007
DePaul Institute of Science and Technology, Angamaly, India
We examined the contemporary role of the nonprofit, governmental, and proprietary sectors in the context of development management in India. The course provided an experiential basis for understanding the challenges of managing grassroots public service organizations from a cross-cultural perspective.
International Political EconomyJune 2008
DePaul University, Beijin, China
We explored complex issues of development in one of the world’s largest and rapidly changing countries. The focus of inquiry is the effect of external relations on China’s development in both urban and rural settings. We gained a better understanding of economic development and policy-making processes from two perspectives, government and non-government.
Sept 2013 - Present
Southwest Miami Senior High School
Provides High School students with remediation in literacy.
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School
Interim Instructor of twelfth grade Government, Economics students, as well as AP Human Geography. Amnesty International - Doral Chapter and Model UN Sponsor.
Instructed twelfth grade students with interactive and rigorous lessons. In addition, I managed the first team of Model UN participants who competed in FIMUN 2011. Moreover, as the Amnesty International Sponsor, I assisted students in running successful campaigns on Discrimination, Women Rights, and Political Corruption Issues, while increasing student membership and involvement.
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010
North Dade Middle School
Interim Instructor of sixth grade Geography and seventh grade Civics
Instructed sixth and seventh grade students in Geography and Civics with interactive and rigorous lessons.
Aug 2004 - Jun 2007
Cutler Ridge Middle School
Instructor, Team Leader, Student Government Sponsor, Test Prep Tutor, Curriculum Council, Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee (EESAC)
Instructed sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students with interactive and rigorous lessons, and created a curriculum that increased standardized Reading Test scores on an average of two levels. In addition, I managed a team of grade level teachers to help coordinate cooperative learning across the content areas and assisted with the revision of the school-wide strategic plan which initiated teaching a Reading Strategy a month school-wide. Moreover, as Student Government Sponsor, I coordinated a successful employee and student United Way campaign - exceeding our student goal every year, planned and organized engaging school wide social events, and trained and managed productive student and parent volunteers.
As a Program Manager, I provide direction in City Year's efforts to develop, strengthen, and implement effective operational systems in order to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. As a member of the Management team, I am responsible for spearheading key planning, administrative, and organizational development efforts within Miami Dade County Public Schools. In addition, I directed AmeriCorps team's infrastructure including: finance and budgeting, grant compliance, human resources, professional development, technology, and facilities. Additionally, I provide support and facilitate strong communication between the City Year Miami AmeriCorps teams, School Administration and City Year Miami's Senior Management Team. The position also oversees and implements special projects, including program development efforts, as assigned.
As an Administrative Director, I provided direction in AM Charities’ efforts to develop, strengthen, and implement effective operational systems in order to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. As a member of the Senior Management team, I was responsible for spearheading key planning, administrative, and organizational development efforts. As leader of the Administration team, I directed the core agency infrastructure including: finance, grant compliance, human resources, professional development, technology, insurance, and facilities. Additionally, I provided support and facilitate strong communication between the AM Charities' Administrative team, the Board of Directors and CEO. The position also oversaw and implements special projects, including program development efforts, as assigned.
Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of the Giving Back Green program. In addition, I participated in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives, along with problem solving. Moreover, I was responsible, and accountable, for specific program projects: developing community partnerships, recruiting and training volunteers, and minor marketing through social networks.
Instructor of ninth and tenth grade students, Student Government Sponsor, Humanities Curriculum Council, History Tutor
Instructed ninth and tenth grade students with a self-created interactive and rigorous curriculum for Modern American and World History, and planned engaging field studies, which increased the educational standards the students were accustomed to. In addition, as the Student Government Sponsor, I assisted the students with creating a formal constitution, by-laws, a trade-name, a financial account, and credibility with the administration and community. Through Student Government, I was able to plan and organize memorable school-wide social events and effective fundraising to contribute towards College Tour funding, as well as train students to be productive volunteers and leaders.
DePaul's International Public Service degree program combines management training with practical skills to develop the next generation of leaders in nonprofit and government sectors. Students were challenged to think critically about current issues, to analyze policies that shape government and international relations. In addition, writing skills and effective management were emphasized. Students advance their careers as leaders in service to nonprofit and government sectors through the accumulation and expansion of knowledge and skills through the curriculum.