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Mission Statement:

A highly enthusiastic and forward thinking educator/administrator specialized in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings.  Makes data driven decisions and possesses outstanding communication skills, coupled with a high level of professionalism and willfulness in collaborating with fellow faculty, staff, students and administration.

Core Qualifications and strengths:

  • Strong Leadership/Mentoring Skills
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving Techniques
  • Curriculum Planning/Implementation
  • Classroom Management Techniques/Classroom Presence
  • Technological Fluency (Outlook, SIS, SAS, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer)
  • Knowledge in Student Disciplining Techniques
  • Familiar With and Use of Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Motivated To See Student Success!


University of Scranton

May 2014

Masters of Science in Education

Major: Educational Administration

Shippensburg University

Aug 2003Dec 2007

Bachelors of Science in Education

Major: Political Science                Minor(s): Economics, History

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School

May 2003


Professional Experience:

Shamokin Area School District

Aug 2008Present

Teacher, 7th/8th Grade Mathematics

  • Successfully aligned course curriculum to the Core Standards in Mathematics.
  • Bench-marked student growth performance each academic quarter. 
  • Administered a successfully proactive classroom management plan with appropriate remediation techniques.
  • Actively participated in staff meetings and developed a working communication model with parents and students.
  • Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • Adapted classroom instruction and assessments by using visual aids, structured lists, and real world examples to optimize student performance at a Title 1 school with nearly a 70% free/reduced lunch student demographic.
  • Continuously reflected on past practices to improve student instruction.
  • Established a positive rapport with students, parents and administrators to create a climate for success.
  • Established and maintained good record keeping and provided constructive student feedback. 


  • Graduate with Distinction (Magna Cum Laude – 2007)
  • NCATE Accredited / Board Certified (Social Studies/Math– PDE – 2007/09)
  • 9 Consecutive Semesters on Shippensburg University Dean’s List (2003 – 2007) 
  • Member of the Collegiate All American Scholar Program (2004 – 2005)
  • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honors Society – 2007)
  • Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (Honors Society in Economics – 2007)
  • Member of Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society – 2007)
  • Member of the National Council for the Social Studies (2006)
  • Shamokin Area School District Award of Excellence in Teaching (2013)

Certifications and Professional Development:

  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification - Social Studies (7-12)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification - Mathematics (7-9)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification - Educational Administration
  • Creation of Online Data-Basing for Student Surveying (SAES)
  • Creation of a Senior Level Graduation Guide (SAHS)
  • A.P.L. Training For Effective Classroom Management (5 Sessions)
  • Training and Practice in Learning Focused Methodology of Teaching (UDA)
  • Training and Practice in Danielson's Framework for Effective Teaching
  • General Working Knowledge of Student Disciplinary Codes of Conduct
  • Understanding of I.E.P. and 504 Plans and Their Purpose in Special Education
  • Working Knowledge of the New Teacher Evaluation System (PDE)
  • Professional Experience in the Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC)(CSIU)

Community Involvement:

  • *Collegiate: S.U. Student Services Inc. Executive Board Secretary (2005 – 2007)
  • *Collegiate: Budget and Finance Committee Chairman (2005 – 2006)
  • *Collegiate: Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman (2004 – 2005)
  • *Collegiate: Student Association Treasurer (2005 – 2006)
  • Mentoring Teacher – Shamokin Area School District (2012-Present)
  • Assistant JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Coach (2010)
  • Assistant Middle School Football Coach (2011-2013)
  • Chess Club Mentor (2012-Present)
  • Member of the Free and Accepted Masons Organization (2013-Present)


The following items are live webpages and documents I am using or have used during my tenure in the Shamokin Area School District.  Some documents pertain to administrative duties I performed while interning, whereas others deal with classroom management and organization, analytic responsibilities, and parent/student communication.   



Dr. Jody Harpster

Interim President                           Shippensburg University             

Mr. Chris Venna

Principal (High School)                 Shamokin Area SD                         

Mrs. Ruby Michetti

Curriculum Coordinator               Shamokin Area SD                         

Mrs. Mary Teresa Komara

Principal (Elementary)                   Shamokin Area SD                         

Mr. William Callahan

Principal (Middle School)             Southern Columbia Area SD      

Mrs. Sandy Rossnock

Mathematics Teacher                   Shamokin Area SD