Work History

Work History
Oct 2015 - Present

Director, K12 Services, State and District Partnerships

The College Board
  • Lead and develop key district and Board of Cooperative Educational Service partnerships to increase college readiness, access, and success of their students.
  • Coordinate between high level College Board member organization representative and internal program departments to facilitate achieving organizational goals and outcomes.
  • Collaborate with influential constituencies utilizing innovative webinars, data analysis workshops, action planning sessions, and “train the trainer” methods to effectively empower the external use of and benefit from College Board data, programs and services.
  • Manage strategic projects and programs designed to deliver college opportunity and success to students utilizing College Board programs and services.
  • Represent College Board across various state boards, agencies, and professional organizations.
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015

Associate Director, K12 Services, State and District Partnerships

The College Board
  • Grew and developed key district and community level partnerships to increase college readiness, access, and success of their students.
  • Liaised between College Board Members and internal program departments to facilitate achieving organizational goals and outcomes.
  • Collaborated with a diverse constituency utilizing innovative webinars, data analysis workshops, strategic planning sessions, and “train the trainer” methods to effectively empower the use of and benefit from College Board data, programs and services.
  • Managed key programs and projects designed to deliver college opportunity and success to students utilizing College Board programs and services. • Represent the College Board at larger conference and convening events.
Nov 2011 - Aug 2014

K-12 Educational Manager

The College Board
  • Managed educational relationships between the College Board and K-12 school districts on the local and state level.
  • Conducted/facilitated workshops, presentations, training, and best-practice sessions for K-12 districts.
  • Supported regional association and membership goals including council and forum activities.
  • Maintained a working knowledge of the College Board, its products, services, and benefits.
Jul 2011 - Nov 2011

Constituent Relations Manager

National College Access Network
  • Managed and coordinated services to college access programs including but not limited to communications (newsletter, website content and maintenance, press releases, etc.); professional development (conferences, member meetings, monthly membership calls, etc.)
  • Maintained the National College Access Program Directory
  • Liaised between members and the national organization.
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

Statewide Network Coordinator

National College Access Network
  • Coordinated the overall expansion and creation of statewide college access networks in five targeted states with low college-attainment rates.
  • Managed a $1.2 million re-granting process to the targeted states including RFP development, proposal review, and grant awards,
  • Managed annual site visits, site technical assistance, and the development of strategic partnerships that support the creation and expansion of statewide college access networks
Sep 2006 - Oct 2010

Educational Advisor

Johns Hopkins University

• Developed and managed college preparatory program for 75 assigned family caseloads with a yearly budget of $375,000 resulting in 100% college acceptance for program scholars• Networked with major universities, community based organizations, and vendors to identify unique opportunities for program scholars to access meaningful and compelling experiences resulting in increased partnerships and affiliations with stakeholders such as NACAC, ABAFAOILSS, the College Board, the Education Trust, and area colleges and universities• Visited assigned students at their placement school and coordinated locate support services; maintained documentation for each assigned student in caseload resulting in multiple support networks in place to ensure student success• Coordinated and managed residential programs, small group meetings and workshops in all aspects from concept to actualization resulting in 100% satisfactory rating for programs, workshops, and program follow up• Planned and implemented the Goldman Sachs Leadership Development Institute for NGVF Scholars and other GSF funded college access programs

Jul 2005 - Aug 2006

Assistant Coordinator, Academic Programs

Johns Hopkins University

• Coordinated assigned logistics for three summer sites supporting 1000 students and 150 staff and faculty resulting in successful summer program implementation at multiple sites• Revised science program curriculum for assigned biological science courses resulting in increased program effectiveness, implementation, and teacher satisfaction• Recruited for CTY at local, regional, and national conferences resulting in increased candidates for summer teaching and teaching assistant positions

2004 - 2005

Biology Teacher

Bel Air Middle School

• Designed and implemented life science lessons according to Maryland state and national standards resulting in increased proficiency on standardized tests• Collaboratively integrated technology, workplace readiness standards, and cross discipline concepts utilizing a variety of teaching strategies in a team teaching approach resulting in increased interaction among staff members and new initiatives (e.g. Rockfish habitat project)• Supervised growth and development of 150 7th graders at a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

2003 - 2004

Science Teacher

Round Valley Middle School

• Revised 7th grade Science Curriculum resulting in additional hands on experiments and activities being implemented across the curriculum• Designed and implemented science lessons for inclusion model New Jersey State Star School according to New Jersey state and national standards• Collaboratively incorporated technology, workplace standards, and cross discipline concepts utilizing a variety of teaching strategies• Supervised growth and development of 85 7th graders in a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

1999 - 2003

Biology Teacher

Newark Public Schools

• Supervised the academic growth and development of approximately 100 high school students resulting in academic achievement increases of a grade level or higher• Designed and implemented life and comprehensive science lessons according to New Jersey state and national standards resulting in effective lesson implementation and university partnership program with Kean University• Coordinated and executed group life science lab activities• Incorporated technology, workplace standards, and cross-discipline concepts in the course resulting in increased personal, academic, and workplace readiness skills

Sep 2001 - May 2002

Personal Development Coordinator

Essex County College

PART TIME POSITION

• Designed and delivered curriculum to foster personal growth of Upward Bound participants resulting in increased program satisfaction and participation• Engaged at-risk students using group facilitated discussion, individual metacognition, interpersonal reflection, and interactive activities resulting in more positive demeanor and academic success in public school programs• Supervised the personal and professional development of approximately 25 students in an in-depth manner throughout their freshman and sophomore years of high school

Jul 2001 - Aug 2001

Corps Member Advisor

Teach For America

• Developed and implemented rigorous training plan for an assigned group of new teaching staff (TFA Corps Members) resulting in sound pre-service training and skill building• Supervised and guided personal and professional development of the corps members in my team through group and independent meetings, troubleshooting and analysis sessions, and interactive workshops resulting in increased participant satisfaction and job fulfillment• Planned and facilitated workshops on incorporating technology into a curriculum resulting in increased technology infusion into Corps Member classrooms• Administrated on-site training of 15 teaching corps members in a New York City District 9 public school resulting in 100% of Corps Members becoming certified teachers

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Program Management

Workshop Development

Education and Training

College Counseling for Secondary School

Microsoft Office

Summary

• Effective Project and Program Management of Education and Nonprofit Programs• Inspiring Supervision of Faculty and Administrative Staff• Passionate and Dynamic Educator-Trainer-Presenter• Relevant Non Profit, Pedagogical, and Biology Curriculum Development• Effective Student, Academic, and Personal Adviser• Self-motivated Community Outreach Volunteer-Developer

Interest

Volunteer, College Summit - www.collegesummit.org

Volunteer, Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship - www.nfte.org

Certifications

Certifications

School, Family, and Community Collaboration

Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Johns Hopkins Supervisor

Johns Hopkins University

Biology Teacher

New Jersey Department of Education
Jul 2010 - Jun 2015

School Administrator I

Maryland State Department of Education