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Summary

Bilingualism-Biculturalism / ESL, Bilingual and Dual Language Education/ Recruiting, developing and retaining highly effective teachers / Data-Driven, Goal-Oriented Professional Learning Communities/  At-Risk and Dropout Prevention / School-Wide Discipline Systems / Grant Writing / ADA monitoring and intervention / State and District Assessments

Work History

08/2013Present

Principal

Franklin Elementary
  • Led struggling campus from " Improvement Required" to" Top 25% in Texas in Academic Growth" in one year
  • Led school to one of the highest EVAAS indices in HISD
  • Successfully implemented a Dual Language Academy
  • Managed implementation, training and staff development in CHAMPS, SIOP, KEGAN strategies, Guided Reading, School-Wide Writing
08/201208/2013

Assistant Principal

Franklin Elementary
  • Spanish STAAR passing rate increased from 58% to 84%
  • Coached bilingual teachers to 29% growth on Tejas Lee standard
  • Implemented fair and consistent school-wide discipline systems.
  • Recruited and retained highly effective teachers
07/201107/2012

Assistant Principal

High School Ahead Academy
  • Achieved 90% passing rate at midyear allowing overage students to recover two academic years in one.
  • Worked with media outlets and Spanish and English television to promote developing credit recovery school for overage students. 
  • Coached and exited ineffective teachers.
  • Performed IP and PE documentation leading to successful file review.
07/201007/2011

Dean of Instruction

HISD Community Services
  • Oversaw instruction of all home bound, hospitalized and incarcerated students.
  • Supervised and appraised teaching staff at 15 different hospitals, housebound sites and state agencies.
  • Negotiated contracts leading to school-community collaborations to serve institutionalized students.
  • Oversaw federal and state compliance in ADA and Special Education
08/200508/2010

Lead Teacher/Technologist/CTC

Eastwood Academy HS
  • Planned school operations, staff development, and instructional scheduling
  • Provided professional development in online instruction and
    testing
  • Conducted data analysis using EVAAS to assist in maintaining
    Exemplary rating
  • Co-wrote $50,000 Achieve Texas Grant to build distance
    learning technology lab
08/199808/2003

Bilingual Elementary Teacher

Crespo Elementary
  • Responsible for classroom planning, instruction and assessment of 1st through 4th grade teachers. 

Education

19971998

M.A

University of Central Missouri

Teaching ESL

19881992

B.A

University of Arkansas

Psychology/Spanish