A proactive leader, I build communities of parents, students, teachers, and administrators who joyfully engage in educational discourse, face challenges, and provide a positive learning environment. Two decades of educational experience have taught me that excellence lies within the school itself, and it takes dedicated leadership to develop an authentic curriculum, taught by pedagogically sound teachers, to inquisitive and invested learners, who are supported by active and informed parents. I know curriculum, model best practices in teaching, understand the developmental needs of the elementary child, and communicate effectively. I will bring out the excellence that exists in your school.
"Communications Speaks". Teaching Children Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. August, 2010.
Professional Development Coordinator—Facilitated a six-month professional development assessment course for entire faculty. Managed a yearlong math literacy course to deepen math teachers’ content knowledge.
Family Instructor—Designed & implemented family math breakfasts. Featured in St. Louis Magazine, 3/10.
Instructional Coach—Supervised a 3rd grade teacher via pre-observation planning, filming, collaborative assessment of lessons, reflection, & goal setting.
Coordinator—Established a twice-weekly after-school math program for grades K-6. Coached several winning teams at citywide Equations tournaments.
Mentor—Advised & nurtured grade level teaching partners & new faculty members.
Curriculum Revision Facilitator—Led PreK-6thgrade teachers in revising their curriculums to reflect their expertise and NCTM, state, & Common Core standards. Worked with PreK-6th grade teachers to create standards-based progress reports. Collaborated with teachers to compose a mission statement for the teaching of mathematics.
2011 - Present
4th grade teacher. Equity and Social Justice committee. ISACS self-study math committee. Team teaching.
Dec 1997 - 2011
Classroom teacher for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades. Created & implemented curricula for diverse learners. Math Committee, chair. Professional Development & Teacher Evaluation team. ISACS self-study school climate chair, Head's council. After-school Equations coach.
1993 - 1994
Master Teacher for multi-aged classroom of 6,7, & 8 year olds. Individualized learning programs for each student. Mentored associate teacher.
1990 - 1993
Classroom teacher for 1st and 2nd grades. Outcome-based education. Developed thematic units of study. Students At-Risk committee. Outstanding first year teacher, nominee.