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Summary

Business Manager with 15+ years of supervision in the fields of education and management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Leadership skills focusing on training, team building, customer service, and employee development. Proven ability to research, create, and implement successful ideas and projects for growth and learning. Professional, flexible, creative, and service oriented.

Professional Experience

Oct 20122015

Manager

Sheetz

• 3+ years leading and managing a fast paced, high energy, service focused convenience restaurant
• Strong leadership and managerial skills through team building and employee recognition
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising for a store with $12 million in yearly sales
• Completed and delivered employee evaluations and disciplinary actions
• Created weekly schedules for 30+ employees and management team 
• Organized and led weekly manager meetings and monthly employee meetings
• Ability to lead, relate to, understand, manage, and motivate a diverse workforce                                          Certified in ServSafe, HACCP, and TIPS Food and Alcohol Safety Courses                                            Created weekly schedules for 30+ employees and management team in a 24-7-365 business cycle      

Oct 20122015

Manager

Sheetz
Manager 3+ years leading and managing a fast paced, high energy, service focused convenience restaurant Strong leadership and managerial skills through team building and employee recognition Excellent verbal and written communication skills Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, and supervising for a store with $12 million in yearly sales Completed and delivered employee evaluations and disciplinary actions Certified in ServSafe, HACCP, and TIPS Food and Alcohol Safety Courses Created weekly schedules for 30+ employees and management team in a 24-7-365 business cycle
Aug 2001Aug 2012

History Teacher

Bellefonte Area High School, Grades 9-12

 • Created the first AP US History class in 2008 resulting in exceptional student success 
 • Incorporated the use of technology through presentations, web usage, and research based projects
 • Provided outside-the-box ideas and opportunities for students through projects and assessment
 • Authored and published a forty-page Research Paper Handbook in 2002 specifically designed for            students in US History - the handbook was adopted by the district as the standard for research             
 • Organized and led field trips to local and national museums and historic sites for 150 + students
 • Contacted and coordinated guest speakers including a US Secret Service Special Agent, D-Day                    Veteran, 509th Bomber Pilot, and US Navy SEAL Special Ops Team Leader                                          
 • Nominated twice for Disney Teacher of the Year and six times for Who's Who Among America's                  Teachers between 2002 and 2010                                                  

Aug 2001Aug 2001

History Teacher

High School
History Teacher Bellefonte Area, Grades-Aug 2012 Created the first AP US History class at the high school in 2008 resulting in exceptional student success Incorporated the use of technology through presentations, web usage, and research based projects Provided outside-the-box ideas and opportunities for students through projects and assessment Authored and published a forty-page Research Paper Handbook in 2002 specifically designed for students in US History-the handbook was adopted by the district as the standard for research
Jun 1985Oct 1990

Restaurant Manager

State College, PA

 • Manager of a fast paced, delivery restaurant chain serving Penn State and the surrounding community
 • Responsible for hiring, scheduling, and day-to-day operations of a food delivery restaurant 
 • One of three management team members responsible for finding new locations, physical set up of          restaurants, marketing, and supply chain management

Jun 1985Oct 1990

Restaurant Manager

State College, PA
Restaurant Manager Responsible for hiring, scheduling, and day-to-day operations of a food delivery restaurant franchise Worked directly with CEO to establish franchises in North Carolina and Florida One of three management team members responsible for finding locations, physical set up of restaurants, marketing, and supply chain management

Education

2013

MASTERS

May 2010

Masters

Masters of History - Lock Haven University 

• Researched, wrote, and defended a 62 page thesis comparing  US government preparedness efforts   during the Cold War with our lack of preparedness in the age of terrorism 

2010

MASTERS

Lock Haven University
Aug 2000

Bachelors of Arts

BA American History - Penn State University

• Studied under renowned historians Dr. Gary Gallagher, Dr. Robert Maddox, and Dr. Carol Reardon

2000

B.A

American History-Penn State University
Dec 1999

Bachelors of Science

BS Secondary Education - Penn State University 

• Graduated in Social Studies Option

1999

B.Sc