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Classroom management
Experienced classroom management skills with a diverse set of youth.
Program Management
Skilled in aligning programming to match mission and objectives of organization. Creates engaging, effective programming to increase participation  
Experience writing grants, as well as seeking out and recruiting donors to a program.

Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Executive Director

Kaleidoscope Place


  • Supervised approximately 45 employees through 3 different youth development programs.
  • Managed an annual average budget of $275,000, including fund-raising and expense management.
  • Designed and implemented program improvements to increase student achievement, promote engagement
  • Coordinate with local school districts to share data and assessments.
  • Manage relations with funding agencies, donors, non-profits, and  state agencies.
  • Implemented positive behavior management systems throughout all youth development programs.


  • Increased student attendance by over 100%.
  • Received program satisfaction scores of over 90% by parents and students.
  • Program staff awarded "Supervisor of the Year" award by city of Minneapolis Youth Employment program.
Jun 2010Sep 2010


Pillsbury United Communities


  • Planned and implemented academic lesson plans for K-8th grade students.
  • Coordinated with local museums and agencies to provide exceptional experiences for urban youth.
Jan 2010Jun 2010

Reserve Teacher

ISD 279 & ISD 284


  • Designed and adapted curriculum to meet unique student needs.
  • Provided writing support for students writing college applications.
Jun 2008Sep 2009

Youth Counselor

Hearthstone of Minnesota

  • Provided guidance and support to at-risk youth in a group-home setting.
  • Cooperated with teachers, counselors, and administrators to provide necessary educational opportunities to youth.
  • Coordinated care with Family Care Managers and Clinical Supervisor.
  • Advocated for youth in legal, educational, and work settings.
Aug 2006Aug 2007

Safe Place Coordinator

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

  • Developed and supervised after-school tutoring center for over 100 Ethiopian and Somali students in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
  • Screened, trained, and coordinated a group of approximately 30 volunteers from the neighborhood and area colleges.
  • Provided one to one support and resources for students looking to pursue post-secondary options.
  • Partnered with related projects and non-profits to provide extra-curricular opportunities to area students.


Jun 2008Dec 2012

Master of Science

College of St. Scholastica


YPQA External Assessor

Center for Youth Program Quality
Jan 2010Apr 2014

MN 5-12 Communication and Language Arts Teaching License

MN Department of Education