• Byron Minnesota
Todd W.  Kieffer

Todd W.  Kieffer

K-12 Principal

Work History

Work History

Folwell Elementary Principal K-5

Aug 2008 - Jul 2015
Rochester Public Schools, MN
  • Led implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
    • Created Schedule for Grade Level/Specialist Teachers to Collaborate During the School Day.
  • Child Study Team Facilitator
  • Designed and Implemented School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Program
  • Organized and Conducted Monthly Spirit Assemblies
  • Teacher Leader Evaluation System (TLES) Study: Trained and Certified Annually to Utilize CLASS Teacher Observation Tool (3 Years) and the Val-Ed Administrator Evaluation Tool (2 Years)
  • Managed Building Twitter Account
  • Data Driven Dialogue Training: Research for Better Teaching, Inc. 
    • Predict - Go Visual - Observations - Inferences
    • Empowered Staff to Utilize Student Data to Drive Instruction 
      • Effective PLCs maintained annual state test student proficiency results significantly higher than district and state averages.
  • Courageous Conversations Training: Pacific Educational Group
  • Collaborated and Developed Plans for In-Transition Students
    • Students/Families who lack a regular nighttime residence
    • Developed Foods For Friends building program
    • Collaborated with district, city and county services to meet essential family needs.
      • Dental care and mental health services conducted at school
  • State (MCA) and Local (NWEA) Building Testing Coordinator
  • American Reading Company: Action 100 
  • Building 504 Coordinator
  • PTSA Partnership - Fundraising
    • Instructional Technology Tools for Classrooms ($80,000)
    • Additional Playground Area ($30,000)
  • Scheduling
    • Specialists-Para-Lunch/Recess-Computer Lab-Testing-Grade Level Guided Reading Blocks
  • District Technology Planning Committee (4 years)
  • District Testing and Assessment Committee (2 years)
  • District Textbook/Instructional Resources Review Committee (2years)
  • District Science Curriculum and Review Committee (1 year)

Elementary Principal K-5

Jul 2002 - Jun 2008
Pine Island Public Schools, MN
  • Section 504 Coordinator
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Implemented All Day Every Day Kindergarten
  • Response to Intervention: AIMSweb Assessment Tools
  • Conducted Anti-Bullying/School Wide Expectations Classroom Presentations
  • State (MCA) and Local (NWEA) Building Testing Coordinator
  • Conducted Teacher Evaluations: Charlotte Danielson Model
  • Developed Specialist Schedules for Elementary 
  • Developed Elementary Integration Plan
    • Diversity Training and Pen Pals with Rochester School
  • Participated in Initial Minnesota Principals' Academy Cohort, 2006-07
    • Facilitated To Regional Cohort in Rochester, 2007-08
  • Lee Jenkins Training: LtoJ Consulting Group
    • Do Not Give Students Permission to Forget

Elementary Principal K-6

Sep 2000 - Jul 2002
Hayfield Public Schools, MN
  • Elementary Curriculum Coordinator
  • Developed Title I Budget and Plan
  • Conducted Teacher Evaluations
  • Developed and Supported School Wide Discipline Practices
  • Section 504 Coordinator
  • Malcolm Baldrige Leadership Team
    • Continuous Improvement Facilitator: Zumbro Education District
  • Collaborated with Staff Regarding Accelerated Reader and STAR Data
  • Supervising Principal for Two Elementary Sites: Hayfield and Brownsdale

Teacher

Aug 1986 - Sep 2000
Colfax , WI (4) / Zumbrota-Mazeppa, MN  (1) / Hayfield, MN (9)
  • Taught 6th Grade in each district
  • Varsity Coaching Experience: Baseball, Football, Girls' Basketball, Golf

Education

Education

Education Specialist

Jun 1998 - Jun 2000
Winona State University

Educational Leadership

Jun 1994 - Jun 1998
Winona State University - Rochester

Bachelor of Science

Sep 1981 - May 1986
Winona State University

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