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Randi Shrider

School Administrator/High School Counselor/Teacher

Objective

To acquire a challenging leadership position in an environment where I can best utilize my skills and education, in which I am given the opportunity to play a direct role in the unlimited growth and success of a solid organization. 

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

May 2006May 2008

Bachelors of Science

University of Montana Western, Dillon

K-8 Teaching Certificate

Jan 2004Jun 2006

Associate of Science, Elementary Education

Salish Kootenai College, Pablo

Certifications

20152023

Special Services Certificate

State of Alaska

K-12 Counselor

20122023

Administrative Certificate

State of Alaska
K-12 Principal
2008 2023

Professional Teacher Certificate

State of Alaska
K-8 Elementary

Work Experience

Jul 2013June 2019

Assistant Principal/Advisory Teacher/Counselor

Raven Homeschool Wasilla, Anchorage, Eagle River Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk School District

In my role with Raven I worked closely with administrators as well as advisory staff to assist all students with their academic, social and personal performance to be both successful during high school as well as after. Many of my responsibilities related to my previous job involved the implementation of school cultures, discipline and oversight of day-day operations for the Eagle River office location specifically. Since 2013, I have supported at-risk students and families as teacher, administrator and counselor.

Additional duties include:

  • Extensive experience in the use of several operating systems, including; connections with local community relations, employee supervision, monthly paperwork, weekly reports and maintaining academic records
  • Assistance with students and staff in selecting curriculum and oversight of local programs and events
  • Work with at-risk students, development of workshops geared towards success
  • Participation in numerous teaching situations for students with diverse learning needs
  • Demonstration of success in several leadership and administration duties
  • Successfully managed multiple Raven offices for developing staff/parent/student workshops
  • Selected to collaborate and assist in developing the school renewal plan for accreditation in  2016
  • Strong management and leadership experience managing multiple job titles
  • Selected regularly to assist in numerous administrative tasks (Handbooks/Policies/School Data Reports)
  • Communicate regularly with parents, students and staff to engage them in all programs and interest groups via in-person, web, individual, and e-newsletter communication
  • Providing accurate information on programs, assist in coordinating schedules/delivery of workshops and help with in-service topics
  • 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) with support staff
  • Conduct monthly parent/student conferences
  • Oversee  OdysseyWare and OdysseyWare Academy as site administrator

Honors and Certificates of Completion:

Certified as an ALICE Instructor (YKSD)

Member of Alaska School Counselor Association

Member of Alaska's Society for Technology in Education

Member of Raven's Comprehensive Support and Improvement plan team (YKSD)

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

Member of the Teacher Evaluation Committee for YKSD and Raven Homeschool

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:

  • Participation in local organizations
  • Oversight of direct services within community and school
  • Oversight and evaluation of school budget for all programs and activities
  • Preparation of monthly budget reports/time sheets
  • Monitor student achievement data
  • Use data to make instructional decisions
  • Working knowledge of instructional technology
  • Develop and implement school improvement plan
  • Conduct weekly staff meetings/in-service
  • 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 Relationship's 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.


School Leadership Experience

 2009-Present

Supported academically at-risk students and families through weekly progress reports

Supervised and delivered professional development sessions with staff and parents monthly

Led instructional rounds to identify best practices for increasing student success with staff and parents

Supervised and assisted in hiring local liaisons, administrative assistants, support staff and teachers

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, interdisciplinary work and collegial leadership

Compiled comprehensive data on students for over 1400+ students regularly (5+years)

Facilitated small group reflection and discussion monthly for increasing student success, attendance and graduation rates

Attended local school and parent advisory meetings to talk with parents and staff about the development and implementation of new policies and school model

Examined school-wide data on test scores and developed several plans to increase overall scores with staff and parents

Planned and implemented several financial aid nights for students and parents

Worked with other departments to develop and create new teacher and counselor evaluations for staff

Point of contact with administration to evaluate departmental plans and concerns regarding drop out rates and student success

References

Cristina Welker

Director of Special Education Services                                Yukon-Koyukuk School District                         [email protected]

Andrea Cottrell

Director of Distance Education                                               Yukon-Koyukuk School District                        [email protected]

Kim Bergey

Assistant Principal                                                                       Yukon-Koyukuk School District                         [email protected]