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Work experience

Nov 2014Present

Principal Piney Grove Middle School

Stokes County Schools
  • Lead curriculum and instruction
  • Recruit, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff
  • Manage school operations and budget
  • Assess student learning and employ best practices to meet student needs
  • Foster community relationships and support
  • Develop partnerships with businesses and organizations including Quality Improvement Grant with Stokes YMCA
Oct 2012Nov 2014

Principal Stokes Early College High School

Stokes County Schools
  • Coordinate and communicate with Forsyth Technical Community College and Stokes County Commissioners
  • Partner with North Carolina New Schools
  • Develop process for admissions and recruitment for incoming students
  • Initiated leadership and mentor programs for students
  • Increased student achievement, scholarships awarded, and graduated first class during my tenure
Jul 2010Oct 2012

Assistant Principal West Stokes High School

Stokes County Schools
  • Coordinate school wide testing and School Safety Team
  • Supervise school maintenance, buses, textbook ordering, and online grading system
  • Observe, evaluate, and supervise faculty and staff
  • Lead departmental and faculty meetings and trainings
  • Assist with school operations, budget, and course scheduling
  • Lead School Improvement Team and Participate C&I Countywide Team 
Jul 2006Jun 2010

Math and Science Teacher J. Sam Gentry Middle School

Surry County Schools
  • Implementation Team for PLC Leader
  • Implementation Team for McRel Educator Evaluation System
  • Implementation Team for One-to-One laptop
  • SmartBoard trainer for Surry County Schools
  • Member of the School Improvement Team
  • North Carolina  Middle School Teaching Team of the Year 2010
  • Grant Writer and Recipient 
  • Coach Basketball, Football, and Softball and CSI Club Sponsor
Aug 2005Jun 2006

Elementary Teacher Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Surry County Schools
  • Conducted all self-selected reading conferences
  • Member of Yearbook Committee, Social Committee
  • High Student Achievement on 5th grade Science EOG
  • Implemented education plans for EC, AIG, and ELL students
  • SIOP and Rosetta Stone training
Jun 1998Jun 2005

Head Custodian J. Sam Gentry Middle School

Surry County Schools
  • Responsible for all building and grounds maintenance
  • First Responder and member of School Crisis Team
  •  Bus Driver
  • Volunteer tutor for HOSTS program
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach of Football and Basketball
  • Member of Patriot Booster Club
  • Nominated and Selected for Surry County Prospective Teacher Scholarship 

Education

Aug 2014Present

Educational Administration Specialist, Ed.S.

Appalachian State University
Aug 2006May 2008

School Administration, MSA

Appalachian State Univeristy
Jan 2000Dec 2005

Elementary Education, BS

Appalachian State Univeristy
Jan 2000May 2004

General Education, AA

Surry Community College

Community Involvement 

  • First Baptist Church King
  • Cub Scout Leader Pack 415
  • Board Member Special Olympics Stokes County
  • NCASA/NCPAPA
  • Quality Improvement Grant Program Leader