Oversaw district committee charged with analyzing student data and reallocating district resources. July 2017-Present.
Elementary School Principal
- St. Cloud, MN
- [email protected]
Leader with experience in education, organizational change, and equity. Deeply committed to improving the lives of ALL students through enriching and empower experiences. Always seeking to find the WHY in order to align decisions to organizational vision.
Currently work as the principal at John Clark Elementary School, a PBIS school within ROCORI Public Schools. Additional duties include research/assessment, RtI/MTSS, and multilingual learning/equity director for the ROCORI district.
Worked as a principal intern at at school of 700 students and a staff of 50. Fulfilled the duties of the assistant principal. Worked closely with principal to implement the vision and mission of the district at the school level.
Collaborated with teachers to implement inquiry and technology into their lessons. Provided job-embedded professional development in technology, math, reading, and science to teachers.
Co-taught a 2nd grade extended day/extended school year classroom. Conducted home visits with parents and students.
Provided small group and individual support in reading and math to support struggling readers. Participated in district-wide Title 1 audit.
Provided instruction as a classroom teacher at an English learner school. Provided staff development in current best practices and equity issues.
Created and instructed lessons developed to reach diverse learners in a multicultural classroom.
Courses in Educational Administration and Leadership leading to K-12 Principal and Superintendent licenses.
Courses in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.
Completed courses in English as a Second Language Education.
Courses in Curriculum and Instruction for elementary and middle school.
Equity in All our Schools presented at each ROCORI cabinet meeting to identify inequities in our system and to plan ways to eliminate those inequities, 2018-19 school year.
Self Regulation and Early Childhood Presentation for ROCORI kindergarten families, Spring 2018.
Impicit Bias Training for Madison Staff, Spring 2017.
District Discipline Policy School Board Presentation. Winter 2016
Summer Programming School Board Presentation, Fall 2016.
TIES Exceptional Teacher Award: St. Cloud Area Schools 2015.
What Can Marshmallows Teach Us About Our Students?: Presented current research, best practices, and action steps for building perseverance and grit in the classroom at at district-wide Choices Professional Development Day in St. Cloud, MN. Winter 2015..
Home Visits: Presented reflections, research, and actions steps to conduct home visits with students to build rapport and increase parental involvement to staff at Talahi Community School in St. Cloud, MN. Fall 2014.
Carlson, C., Court, S., & Rettig, M. (2014). Is the Pen Mightier than the Blog?: Comparing 3rd Graders' Response Journals to Paper and Pencil Response Journals Kansas Journal of Reading, 29, 10-17.
Is the Pen Mightier than the Blog?: Presented findings from action research, as well as, other current research on using blogs in the classroom to improve student writing at the Kansas Reading Association Annual Convention in Emporia, Kansas. Spring 2011.
Boys and Books: Presented findings from an independent study to a graduate course at Washburn University in Topeka, KS on examining the challenges of teaching literacy to males.
Courageous Conversations: Worked on a presentation team to facilitate staff meetings discussing equity and closing the achievement gap at Cordley Elementary School in Lawrence, KS. 2010-2012.