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Summary

Visionary and entrepreneurial senior executive bringing over 20 years of experience in both primary and secondary United States education systems with a strong track record of innovation and establishing operational optimization and fiscal efficiency. Recognized for talents in strategy development and providing corporate vision. Skilled in developing, leading, and managing business improvement and growth; team building; change management; organizational expansion; and B2B2C education and technology-related sales and development

  • Educational Technology Expert: Distinguished for an innovative mindset, creative problem solving, and a bottom-line orientation in the US Pre-K through 12 education sector

  • Impressive History of Visionary Leadership: Respected for helping organizations innovate, thrive, and grow. Known for optimizing resources to achieve core mission by earning the confidence of key stakeholders and establishing a positive and enthusiastic corporate culture. Verifiable success in building world-class teams; managing complex, global initiatives; effecting real and sustainable change and growth; driving successful risk management initiatives; improving health and stability of operations; increasing organizational visibility; and exceeding financial goals in all economic climates

  • Charismatic, High-Performing Executive: Offers extensive record of leadership doing what others said could not be done in multi-unit, service-driven environments. As Superintendent of Schools in Northern New Jersey, increased services and student achievement while decreasing overall spending, resulting in multimillion dollar annual budget surplus as well as generated enterprise revenue through strategic local, state, federal and business partnerships and grant writing

  • A High-Visibility Brand Builder of World-Class Organizations: Able to turn quality product/brand/organization into an industry leader through extensive networking and public relations; thought-leadership; research and internal development; and persuasive communication and presentations that engender trust

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Planning & Vision
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Budgets & Financial Managment
  • Team Building
  • Human Capital Management
  • Staff Training
  • Operations & Administration
  • Resource Optimization
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Compliance & Governance
  • Educational Technology
  • Innovation
  • Professional Networking
  • Raising Capital
  • Market Insights
  • Trends Research
  • Product Design & Developmnent
  • Sales Development
  • Negotiations & Contracts
  • Board Relations & Leadership
  • US Pre-K through 12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Special Education
  • Education Policy & Law
  • Authentic Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Client Outreach
  • Brand-building
  • SEO
  • Marketing & Advertising

Executive Experience

2013Present

Founder / Chief Education Officer

Valemont Learning Consultants

Provide expert advice, leadership coaching, and project management services to Pre-K through 12 and higher education institutions as well as to the education and technology sector research, venture capital, M&A, and private equity industries

20112013

Superintendent of Schools

Fort Lee Board of Education

Executive leader for of a Pre-K through 12 New Jersey school district with approximately 3,800 students, six schools, over 400 staff members, and a budget of more than $55 million

20102013

State Chair of Technology

New Jersey Association of School Administrators

Provided state-wide leadership in educational technology for all 21 counties in New Jersey. Collaborated with the New Jersey Department of Education and all school district leaders statewide to promote technological innovations in all New Jersey schools that led to enhanced pedagogical practices for developing 21st century learners and advancing fiscally responsible, thorough, and efficient school district operations. Represented all NJ school districts and superintendents at the state and national level

20102011

Assistant Superintendent of Schools / Interim Superintendent of Schools 

Fort Lee Board of Education

Senior executive in charge of daily operations for a Pre-K through 12 school district with approximately 3,800 students, six schools, over 400 staff members, and a budget of more than $55 million

20072010

Superintendent of Schools

Hamburg Board of Education

Executive leader for a Pre-K through 8 school district with one facility, approximately 300 students, 55 staff members, and a budget of more than $5 million. More than 25 percent of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

Education

Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership (ABD)

Nova Southeastern University

Master of Arts, Educational Leadership

New Jersey City University

Master of Arts, Teaching

Nova Southestern University

Bachelor of Arts, Literature

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Certifications

Standard NJ School Administrator Certification

Standard NJ Principal/Supervisor Certification

Standard NJ Supervisor Certification

Standard NJ Certification in English, P-12 

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Professional Publications

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