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Objective

I currently work as a High School Counselor with a public Home School program in the state of Alaska. I would like to continue my placement in my current location with Raven Home School.

Organizational Skills

7+ Years Experience

Ability to complete and process duties as a principal and teach in a multi-age classroom setting in rural Alaska.

  • Use data to make instructional decisions.
  • Manage and organize the direction of staff meetings as site principal/teacher.
  • Build positive community relations.                                                                                            
  • Organize after school events.
  • Ensure recreation and cultural programs are implemented and planned.
  • Mentor young adults to work collaboratively.
  • Coordinate 4-H Youth Development Program within the school.
  • Assist with planning and developing Individual Educational Plans (IEP's) with Special Education Director Educator on site.
  • Organize parent/student conferences.
  • Monitor student achievement data.
  • Schedule activities and volunteers to visit within the school.
  • Record information on and provide reports concerning student achievement scores.
  • Evaluation of and supervision of staff within the school.
  • Work with local Community School Committee (CSC).
  • Maintaining a positive professional demeanor when working with students, staff, parents, and community.
  • Comply with and carry out the school discipline policy.
  • Supervising the preparation of local purchase orders.
  • Preparing and monitoring the preparation of local site budgets and monitoring fixed asset inventory.
  • Work with district administration to ensure that board policy is adhered to at the site level.

References

Andrea Cottrell

Director/Principal, Raven Correspondence, Yukon-Koyukuk School District,(907) 644-8590, acottrell@yksd.com

Gina Hrinko

Assistant Superintendent, Yukon-Koyukuk School District, (907)374-9419, ghrinko@yksd.com

Cristina Welker

Sped/Counselor Director             Koyukuk School District                   (907) 374-9430, cwelker@yksd.com

Nicole Lundstrom

Loss Control Assistant, Mat Su Borough School District, (907) 746-9213, nicole.lundstrom@matsuk12@.us

Management Skills

 3-6 Years Experience

As Principal/Teacher and as an Advisory Teacher with Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD) I am able to build on my past administrative skills. In the last 6 years, my duties have involved the management of the following areas: campus testing coordinator, monthly office reports, weekly staff meetings, meeting with parents in regards to students behavior and academics. I have extensive experience in the use of Automated School Financial Management (alio), Classbright, Brightways, OdysseyWare, OdysseyWare Academy.

Work History

Oct 2015Jun 2017

K-12 Counselor

Raven Home School

I currently work as a High School Counselor for a home school program.

Jul 2013Oct 2015

Advisory Teacher

Wasilla Alaska, Raven Correspondence School, Yukon-Koyukuk School District

As an advisory teacher my primary focus is to plan and implement Individual Learning Plans (ILP's) with parents, staff and students. I  review and implement Individual Education Plans (IEP's) with therapists, special education director, principal and parents. I assist in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, community relations, employee supervision, monthly paperwork, and supervision of homeschooling families and students. I have extensive experience in the use of Classbright, Brightways, alio, OdysseyWare, OdysseyWare Academy and school management used to implement policies for compliant and non-compliant families.

Additional duties include:

  • Creating positive learning environments for parents and students in the development of workshops in the office.
  • Monitoring and assessing student achievement.
  • Offering instructional guidance with parents about student's Individual Learning Plans (ILP's).
  • Conduct monthly parent/student conferences.
  • Oversee  OdysseyWare and OdysseyWare Academy as site administrator for the Raven Correspondence School.
  • Have working knowledge of instructional technology as the site tech for the Wasilla office.

Honors and Certificates of Completion:

Member of the Assessment Literacy team within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD).

Member of the Teacher Evaluation Committee for YKSD and Raven Correspondence.

Aug 2012Jul 2013

Principal/Teacher

Allakaket School, Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk School District

As a principal/teacher, my primary responsibilities were related to implementing school culture, discipline, meeting with parents and staff, classroom observations as well as oversight of all staff in the building.

Additional duties include:

  • Monitor student achievement data.
  • Use data to make instructional decisions.
  • Working knowledge of instructional technology.
  • Develop and implement school improvement plan.
  • Conduct staff meetings.
  • Review and create lesson plans weekly.
  •  Implement and carry out board policy and district procedures.
  • Perform a variety of complex administrative duties involved in K-12 school operations including; instruction, maintenance, school planning, transportation, and food services. 

Honors and Certificates of Completion:

Attended and completed training with Alaska Innovative School Leaders Academy (AISLA) during the summer institute in Anchorage, Alaska.

Attended and completed training with Alaska Administrator Coaching Project (AACP) with Jim Gillis and Susan Garton.

Aug 2009Jul 2012

Elementary/Early Childhood Teacher

Minto School, Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk School District

As a primary teacher in Minto, Alaska, my responsibilities include, but are not limited to; planning and teaching reading, math, spelling, grammar, handwriting as well as science, social studies, and development of fine motor skills and large motor skills.

Additional duties include:

  • To oversee and aid para-professionals working with children.
  • Propose, implement and organize after school programs within the school.
  • Plan and implement Individual Education Plans (IEP's) with therapists, special education director, principal and parents.
  • Create and implement lesson plans.

Honors and Certificates of Completion:

  • Attended and completed training for the Early Childhood Networking Forum in "Special Needs and Special Relationships' in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Attended and completed training for Performance Excellence in All Kids (PEAK) training in Vail, Colorado.
  • Attended and completed training for K-6 Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) training in Kenai, Alaska.
  • Attended and completed training with Alaska Innovative School Leaders Academy (AISLA) during the summer institute in Anchorage, Alaska.
Aug 2008Jul 2009

Early Childhood Coordinator

Dixon Elementary

As an early childhood teacher/coordinator in Dixon, my duties involve; facilitating day-to-day operations, monthly paperwork, planning and teaching reading, math, spelling, grammar, handwriting as well as science, social studies, and development of fine motor skills and large motor skills among younger children.

Additional duties include:

  • Oversee and aid para-professionals working with children as well as child-care staff in the care of infants from 0-5 years of age.
  • Plan and implement Individual Education Plans (IEP's) with therapists, special education director, principal and parents .
  • Attended and completed professional development training within the district.
  • Adhere to board policies through implementing new curriculum.


Education

Aug 2015May 2017

K-12 School Counselor

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Type C Certificate

Aug 2010May 2012

Masters, Educational Leadership

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Type B Certificate

Oct 2011Dec 2012

Alaska Studies

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage

Type A Certificate

May 2006May 2008

Bachelors of Science

University of Montana Western, Dillon
Jan 2004Jun 2006

Associate of Science, Elementary Education

Salish Kootenai College, Pablo
Aug 2003Jan 2004

General Coursework

Univeristy of Mary, Bismarck

Certifications

May 2008Oct 2018

Professional Teacher Certificate

State of Alaska
K-8 Elementary
May 2012Present

Alaska Type B, Administrative Certificate

State of Alaska
K-12 Principal
May 2006Present

Early Childhood Certificate

State of Montana
0-5 years

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