Summary

A principal, teacher, and policy maker, Timothy Romano has led an extensive career in the field of education. In his first professional position, he worked for Arin Intermediate Unit 28, in Shelocta, Pennsylvania, as a Special Education Teacher, as well as a Boys’ Basketball and Football Coach. In this role, Mr. Romano gained his first experience with implementing programs and policy as he developed Individual Education Plans, specialized for students with varying levels of disabilities. After four years at the Arin Intermediate Unit 28, Timothy Romano moved to Virginia and spent a year working for the Norfolk Public Schools, in a similar position. In 1989, he began his career with Virginia Beach City Public Schools where he would work for a decade as a special education teacher and Administrative Dean. He dealt with youth in various grades in the district, including the elementary, middle, and high school levels. During his 10-year tenure with Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Timothy Romano also served as an Assistant Principal. He led faculty meetings and implemented and developed policy. He worked on a wide variety of tasks, ranging from everyday operations, to managing others, to serving on school committees. In 1999, Timothy Romano acquired his first employment as a Middle School Principal for the Frederick County Public Schools in Winchester, Virginia. In this position, he maintained a master schedule and oversaw all school operations. He also coordinated award programs and outlined goals for the school, teachers, and students. The following year, Timothy Romano served again as a Middle School Principal, this time in Pulaski, Virginia. His duties involved a blend of administrative, managerial, educational, and financial work. In 2001, Timothy Romano relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he became a Middle School ESE Teacher/Specialist/Administrator. He has also served as a District Exceptional Student Education Coordinator in Naples, Florida and Principal, in Sarasota, Florida. He is currently serving as Principal at a public therapeutic day school that provides services to students at all grade levels with emotional and intellectual disabilities. In addition to working full-time, he is also pursuing his Ph.D. from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, specializing in Educational Leadership and Special Education.

Work History

Work History

Special Education Teacher, Boys’ Basketball Coach, Boys’ Football Coach

Arin Intermediate Unite 28

Developed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with multiple disabilities.Taught Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies to students with multiple disabilitiesImplemented behavior modification techniques to meet individual and class expectations.Taught social skills to re-mediate problem behaviors for successful inclusion.Directed students with disabilities on how to create, develop, and disseminate a school-wide newspaper.Served as a boys’ basketball coach.Served as a boys’ football coach.

District Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Coordinator

Collier County Public Schools

District ESE coordinator responsible for exceptional student education programs in all middle schools in a Florida public school system.Responsibilities included:Conferring and collaborating with principals and support personnel to identify research-based strategies and assist with the professional development to improve student performance.Assisting principals and teachers with analyzing data related to continuous improvement of student achievement.Supporting schools, school leaders, parents, and the community in the development of programs and allocation of resources.Assisted in internal program reviews and evaluations, and pre-audit preparation for state monitoring.Assisted with maintenance of a current central/automated data file of all exceptional students.Coordination of district and school level staff development.Developed, coordinated, and implemented the district’s Extended School Year (ESY) program.Provided director with accurate exceptional student education child count data, FTE projections, verification, and case management required by federal and state legislation.Assisted the director in determining program growth as established through FTE/Matrix of Services analysis, staffing patterns and needs assessments.Reviewed and monitored Individualized Education Plans with teachers.Assisted with the coordination of mediations/due process hearings.Assisted teachers with parent conferences and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings.Supervised classroom instruction and work collaboratively with para-educators, teachers, and building level administrators to improve instruction.Provided information through training and staff development to teachers and administrators.Assisted Child Study Teams.Collaborated with School Psychologists on recommendations for instructional approaches.Coordinated services that take place as a part of the Teacher Resource Center.Developed, created, and disseminated a monthly newsletter to all special education teachers and building level administrators.Attended monthly meetings of the regional Directors of Special Education.Served as a member of the Parent Advisory Committee.Created, maintained, and updated the Special Education Manual.Served as a liaison between local universities and the school system.Served as a mentor for new special education teachers. Provide new special education teachers with orientation, on-going training, and follow-up.Assisted the Director of Special Education in writing grants.Served as chairperson for special education eligibility and manifestation determination review meetings.

Director

ALTERNATIVES UNLIMITED, INC. – DROP BACK IN ACADEMY
Jan 2009 - 2010

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

LYNN UNIVERSITY

Prepared, instructed, and graded all class coursework.Assigned final grades.Maintained regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students.Prepared a syllabus for each course.Instructed assigned classes.Graded all quizzes, tests, and written assignments.Assigned final grades.Cooperated in course planning and development.Appropriately integrated computer software and technology-based instruction.Maintained a safe and effective classroom environment.

Jan 2009 - Jan 2009

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

ST. LUCIE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Provided recommendations to the principal regarding curriculum improvement. Supervised the implementation of the school’s exceptional student education programs. Assisted in the gathering, analyzing, and interpreting of data related to student performance. Assisted in coordinating the School Improvement Program. Assisted with the supervision of personnel, including the orientation of new employees. Assisted the Principal with developing duty rosters and personnel assignments. Assisted in the coordination of the school’s professional development program. Assisted teachers with developing individual professional development plans and activities. Assisted the principal with daily operation of the school. Assisted in the supervision of the maintenance and care of the physical plant. Assisted in supervising school transportation services. Assisted in monitoring student attendance. Assisted with student supervision and discipline. Conferred with students, parents, and teachers to resolve problems and facilitate learning. Modeled and maintained high standards for professional conduct. Served on school advisory committees.  Supervised curricular and extracurricular activities. Used appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment.  Set high standards for self, others, and the school. Conducted faculty meetings. Provided leadership in developing and implementing the goals and priorities of the District and school.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE

Interacted and collaborated successfully with local school districts.Recognized and to responded to students from culturally diverse backgrounds.Made students active partners in the teaching/learning process.Proven experience with Microsoft Office and Windows applications to include successful application of new teaching technologies as well as for the accommodation of alternative learning styles and the successful conduct of distance learning (interactive TV) classes. Provided substantial input into program development.  Knowledgeable of the certification requirements of the Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Retention and Professional Development of the Florida Department of Education.Coordinated the placement for field and clinical experience for teacher education students.Observed and evaluate student structured field experience placements and internships.Developed and deliver tutorial workshop trainings.Supervised tutoring sessions in teaching laboratories.Instructed upper division courses, including the grading all class coursework, assigning final grades, and maintaining regularly scheduled office hours to meet with students. Developed curriculum for the bachelor’s level Exceptional Student Education teacher preparation program.Prepared syllabi for assigned courses.Participated in Departmental budget preparation and in course planning and development.Assisted with Departmental projects and programs.  Integrated computer software and technology-based instruction.Maintained a safe and effective classroom environment.Participated in department, division, and general faculty meetings, applicable college committee activities, and other forms of college service.

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Principal

SARASOTA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Elementary school principal, earning a Florida School Grade of ‘B’ in FY 05-06 and FY 06-07 and making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in FY 05-06. Responsibilities included: Aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the district goals and state standards. Assisted teachers in identifying instruction goals related to student needs. Implemented grade level professional learning communities. Possess extensive knowledge of school law and special education. Administration and supervision of special education services. Possess extensive knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the school division. Supervised the maintenance of accurate school records and accounting procedures for all school funds and the preparation of school reports to include developing and tracking budgets. Compiled annual Capital Improvement Plan and the Master Schedule. Implemented Safe School measures – included installation of security desk, manned by community volunteers.Administration/development of the School Improvement Plan.Developed many business and corporate sponsorships.Developed and implemented Remediation Grants.Developed and utilized grant funds for staff members’ professional development.Recognition of staff for going the extra mile through implementing the “I Make a Difference” peer supported award program.Developed and maintained a school wide calendar, master schedule and the scheduling of classes.Developed an innovative, technologically advanced web page to include calendars, student and faculty awards, general information, and the first remediation practice exams.Developed a highly effective remediation program to enhance standardized test scores, which resulted in a positive net change in all sub areas of the test as compared to the previous year.Provided collaborative leadership and critical reflective practice.Conveyed passion for learning and commitment to academic excellence for all.Provided for a safe and positive environment in which learning was of prime importance.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

Middle School ESE Teacher/Specialist/Administrator

Pinellas County Schools

Planned and conferred with the classroom teacher of students with disabilities concerning any learning, behavioral, social, or personal problems affecting the students.Developed and conducting professional development activities regarding techniques for re-mediating behavioral, social or personal problems of students and learning strategies.Assisted teachers with the development of individualized education, behavioral, and transition plans.Provided case management for students with disabilities.Provided training for paraprofessionals.Coordinated and conducted individual education sessions with parents and students.Assisted parents in locating and obtaining community resources.Updated and maintained information concerning parent training.Assisted in developing and maintaining home-school relations. Assisted in the development and implementation of reporting systems to parents.Completed reports for appropriate local and state educational agencies.Conducted meetings and participated as a team member in referring those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.Served as an on-site interim assistant principal.Assisted the school principal with the daily operations of the school.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Principal

PULASKI COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the district goals and state standards. Assisted teachers in identifying instruction goals related to student needs. Implemented grade level professional learning communities. Possess extensive knowledge of school law and special education. Administration and supervision of special education services. Possess extensive knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the school division. Supervised the maintenance of accurate school records and accounting procedures for all school funds and the preparation of school reports to include developing and tracking budgets. Compiled annual Capital Improvement Plan and the Master Schedule. Implemented Safe School measures – included installation of security desk, manned by community volunteers Administration/development of the School Improvement Plan. Developed many business and corporate sponsorships. Developed and implemented Remediation Grants. Developed and utilized grant funds for current staff members’ professional development. Recognition of staff for going the extra mile through implementing the “I Make a Difference” peer supported award program Developed and maintained a school wide calendar, master schedule and the scheduling of classes. Developed an innovative, technologically advanced web page to include calendars, student and faculty awards, general information, and the first remediation practice exams. Developed a highly effective remediation program. Provided collaborative leadership and critical reflective practice. Conveyed passion for learning and commitment to academic excellence for all. Provided for a safe and positive environment in which learning is of prime importance.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

Principal

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIIC SCHOOLS

Recognition of staff for going the extra mile through implementing the “I Make a Difference” peer supported award program.Developed and maintained a school wide calendar, master schedule and the scheduling of classes.Developed an innovative, technologically advanced web page to include calendars, student and faculty awards, general information, and the first remediation practice exams.Developed a highly effective remediation program.Developed many business and corporate sponsorships.Developed and implemented Remediation Grants Provided collaborative leadership and critical reflective practice. Conveyed passion for learning and commitment to academic excellence for all. Provided a safe and positive environment in which learning is of prime importance. Aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment to the district goals and state standards. Assisted teachers in identifying instruction goals related to student needs. Implemented grade level professional learning communities. Possess extensive knowledge of school law and special education. Administration and supervision of special education services. Possess extensive knowledge of policies and procedures relevant to the school division. Compiled annual Capital Improvement Plan and the Master Schedule. Administration/development of the School Improvement Plan. Implemented Safe School measures – included installation of security desk, manned by community volunteers Developed and utilized grant funds for current staff members’ professional development. Supervised the maintenance of accurate school records and accounting procedures for all school funds and the preparation of school reports to include developing and tracking budgets.

Jan 1989 - Jan 1999

Assistant Principal

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

12 month assistant principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.Responsibilities included:Assisted with the development, implementation and evaluation of the instructional program, including the use of technology.Provided recommendations to the principal regarding curriculum improvement.Supervised textbook and equipment selection, acquisition and inventory.Assisted in developing the master schedule and assignment of all students and staff.Assisted in the administration of the testing program.Supervised the implementation of the school’s exceptional student education programs.Assisted in the gathering, analyzing, and interpreting of data related to student performance.Assisted in coordinating the School Accreditation Program and School Improvement Program.Assisted with the supervision of personnel, including the orientation of new employees.Assisted the Principal with developing duty rosters and personnel assignments.Assisted in the coordination of the school’s professional development program.Assisted teachers with developing individual professional development plans and activities.Assisted in monitoring and assisting substitute teachers.Assisted the principal with daily operation of the school.Assisted in the supervision of the maintenance and care of the physical plant.Assisted in developing and monitoring the school budget.Assisted in supervising school transportation services.Assisted in monitoring student attendance.Ensured that the school’s discipline policy was consistently and fairly administered.Assisted with student supervision and discipline.Assisted in interpreting and implementing the Pupil Progression Plan.Assisted in developing, implementing, and evaluating the school’s guidance program.Conferred with students, parents, and teachers to resolve problems and facilitate learning.Modeled and maintained high standards for professional conduct.Served on school advisory committees. Supervised curricular and extracurricular activities.Used appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment. Set high standards for self, others, and the school.Conducted faculty meetings.Provided leadership in developing and implementing the goals and priorities of the District and school.

Jan 1988 - Jan 1989

Special Education Teacher, Boys’ Basketball Coach, Boys’ Soccer Coach

Norfolk City Public Schools

Developed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with multiple disabilities.Taught Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies to students with multiple disabilitiesImplemented behavior modification techniques to meet individual and class expectations.Taught social skills to re-mediate problem behaviors for successful inclusion.Directed students with disabilities on how to create, develop, and disseminate a school-wide newspaper.Served as a boys’ basketball coach.Served as a boys’ soccer coach.

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - Present

Ph.D.

Barry University
Jan 1990 - Dec 1992

M.S

George Washington University

G.P.A 3.91

Jan 1980 - May 1984

B.S

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jan 1980 - Jun 1982

AA

Suffolk County Community College
Jan 1980 - Jan 1982

A.A.

Suffolk County Community College