Higher Education Masters student with expertise in: training/instruction, project management, university operations, creative problem-solving, coordinating special events, and computer proficient.
Nov 2006 - Mar 2008
• Provided executive-level support to the Associate Director for Housing Operations.
• Planned appropriate use of the Associate Director's time coordinating multiple meetings, preparing presentations, handling email correspondence and generating reports. • Streamlined department-wide accounting practices, with annual cost savings of $12k.• Initiated and managed a historical refurbishment project and created additional meeting space.• Interviewed and trained 2 new-hire Administrative Associates.• Wrote 100-page resource manual on administrative duties and university policies. • Event-planned lecture seminars, training, and recognition programs for small and department-wide staff (10-200 people).
Nov 2004 - Mar 2006
Education Committee Member
• Advised council members on education issues impacting the community.• Event-planned pre-school and college preparation workshops for local families.• Hosted student and teacher recognition ceremonies attended by city and county officials.• Reviewed annual operating budget and allocated funds appropriately.
Jan 2002 - Jun 2004
7th Grade Language Arts Instructor
• Taught inclusion, at-risk and honors students from diverse economic/ethnic backgrounds.• Educated students to enhance reading comprehension, composition and test-taking strategies.• Presented cross-curricular theme units to 7th grade Math, Science and Social Studies department to further engage students to learning. • Selected to chair on a steering committee to evaluate and redesign school-wide discipline policy.• Mentored first-year teachers on innovative pedagogical and classroom management practices. • Coached after-school improvisation team that placed top 3rd of schools in county competition.