Christian Kish

Christian Kish

Interest

Playing music

Exercise

Golf

Reading

Objective

To attain a position as an assistant principal in a secondary school setting.

Summary

Highly-motivated, energetic, and organized educator with a passion for teaching and learning.Experienced teacher and instructional coach with desire to help others succeed.Voracious learner who enjoys new challenges.Values academic rigor, building relationships, and instructional relevance as the best ways to yield positive results in students.Promotes differentiation in professional development and in classroom instruction.Possesses creative mind that sees the big picture.Innovative thinker with a vision for results.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Instructional Coach/Testing and Remediation Coordinator

Roanoke County Schools - Hidden Valley Middle School

Provided detailed performance data to all core teachers, indicating areas of strength and weakness

Constructed reports utilizing formative assessment data and SOL SPBQ data

Monitored academic progress of at-risk students and students in AYP subgroups

Created and updated AYP projections based on SOL longitudinal data and formative assessment performance

Regularly met with Math and English teachers to discuss student achievement and instructional interventions

Organized school-wide remedation efforts in Math and Reading and individual remediation for at-risk students

Provided professional development in use of Interactive Achievement and preparation for block scheduling

Organized all standardized testing

Regularly met with instructional leadership team to evaluate school goals

Regularly met with Central Office personnel to communicate school progress and problems

Liaisoned with T-TAC in building instructional capacity in preparation for transition to block schedule

Aug 2001 - Jun 2009

Teacher and Coach

Roanoke County Schools - Hidden Valley Middle School

Instructional experience in US History I and II, Geography, Civics and Economics, 11th Grade US History, English, and Journalism

Built curriculum emphasizing essential knowledge and skills, real-world connections, differentiated instruction, interactive activities, simulations, critical thinking, writing, cultural awareness, and technology

Four time Golden Apple Award nominee for excellence in teaching

Instructional team leader

Coached basketball at the middle and high school levels

Coached softball at the high school level

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Present

Master of Arts

Virginia Tech

- will graduate with honors

- passed SLLA exam in January 2011

- internships in various education settings

Aug 1997 - May 2001

Bachelor of Arts

Liberty University

- graduated with honors

- recipient of 2000-2001 Teacher Education Award for excellence in student teaching

Certifications

Certifications

Administration and Supervision License

VA Department of Education

SLLA Exam

Educational Testing Service