Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Math & Science Teacher

Renaissance Charter School at Coral Springs
  • Team teach 5th grade for approximately 48 students

  • Teach Math and Science lessons for two sessions of students
  • Develop interactive and engaging centers to meet the needs of the diverse learners in the classroom
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

Elementary School Principal

Charter School of Excellence
  •    Developed and maintained a school atmosphere conductive to learning and student achievement by providing leadership involving the school in quality initiatives including but not limited to Highly Effective Schools
  •    Instructional Leader of the School responsible for implementation of the academic program as it involved transition to Common Core and Differentiated Instruction, ESOL program, ESE program, Student Assessment, School Improvement Plan, Title 1/SAI tutoring and more. This involved bring the Tamarac CSE letter grades up from a D to a C and a C to a B
  •    Build School Community as it relates to creating opportunities for access and success for all stakeholders. This included parent trainings via Title One, Food and Toy Drives for CSE families, Student Scholarships and more. Additionally, this initiative increased the school enrollment by approximately 90 students
  •     Advanced teachers’ performance by creating a professional learning community that met monthly to mentor, train, analyze both student and teacher performance. Conducted professional development trainings and mentor relationships  
  •     Partnered with CSE Management to ensure compliance of local and state guidelines
Apr 2011 - Jun 2012

Elementary School Principal

Florida Intercultural Academy
  •    Served as the School Leader, reported directly to the Board President/School Founder, made all decisions regarding school program including staffing, enrollment, curriculum, fund raising, before/after school programing, cafeteria and more
  •    As Leader of the School accountable for implementing the academic program, headed ESOL and ESE programs, director of Student Assessment, Title 1 and more
  •    Worked directly with Broward County Public School Charter Support Department to guaranty compliance with local and state guidelines
Jun 2003 - Dec 2010

Preschool Director/Elementary/Middle School Principal

Fort Lauderdale Christian School
  •    Oversee all aspects of personnel management, including but not limited to hiring, training, and evaluating teachers and staff. Manage all aspects of the Teacher In-Service Program, including but not limited to planning, scheduling, and teaching
  •    Preside over all aspects of the Pre-Kindergarten/Elementary and Middle School Program, including but not limited to the academic calendar, curriculum review/revision, ESE program, specials/elective classes, supply orders, budgeting, and duty schedules
  •    Plan and execute all aspects of the Elementary and Middle School student academic programs, including but not limited to standardized testing, student competitions, and Science Demonstrations
  •    Enhance the Pre-Kindergarten/Elementary Program and Middle School with extra-curricular programs, including but not limited to Red Ribbon Week, National TV-Turn Off Week, Track and Field Day, and International Day Celebrations
  •    Coordinate and implement all aspects of the Pre-Kindergarten/Elementary and Middle School student performances, including but not limited to Music, Grandparents Day, Chapel, and Awards Programs
  •    Handle all aspects of the student and parent relations, including but not limited to discipline issues and concerns, athletic involvement, service projects, student government, and trips
  •    Direct all components of the Pre-Kindergarten/Elementary and Middle School before and after school child care program and summer program, including but not limited to staffing, budgeting, and planning
  •    Began and continue to sustain all aspects of the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program, including but not limited to filing paperwork, attending conferences, maintaining records, and reporting student attendance
  •    Deal with all aspects of Accreditation at FLCS, including but not limited to maintaining curriculum guides, updating scope and sequence manual, heading up accreditation teams, assuring standards are being met, and going on accreditation visits at other schools
  •    Created and regularly update Early Childhood Handbook and Elementary Student Handbook
  •    Maintain Faculty Handbook and the Crisis Management Handbook. Schedule and execute Fire Drills, Lockdown Drills, and Tornado Drills
Jun 2001 - Jun 2003

Early Childhood Coordinator

FORT LAUDERDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
  • Performed Developmental Assessments using Brigance Early Childhood Screen and/or Gesell Developmental Observation
  • Budgeted and ordered Early Childhood instructional supplies
  • Maintained all elements of the Early Childhood curriculum
  • Disciplinarian for Early Childhood Department
  • Supervised Early Childhood teachers and teacher assistants
Jun 1997 - Jun 2001

Teacher

FORT LAUDERDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

SIXTH GRADE MATH, SOCIAL STUDIES, RELIGON TEACHER

     - Team taught 40 students in a semi-self-contained classroom

     - Developed a “Hands-On” component to the Sixth Grade Program

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

     - Team Leader for Kindergarten Program

     - Taught Kindergarten classes of approximately 20 students

     - Maintained curriculum

     - Oversaw Kindergarten teachers and teacher assistants

Oct 1991 - Jun 1997

Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

FORT LAUDERDALE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
  • Assisted Kindergarten teacher with all facets of the managing the classroom, including but not limited to lesson preparation, classroom discipline, and program realization

Education

Education

B.A

Florida Atlantic University

M.Ed

Calvin College

Program Enhancement Through Special Events

Thoughts on Teaching

One of the most important attributes of a successful teacher is the ability to manage the classroom.  This is essential if you expect to actually teach the students anything. Classroom management is not just about having well behaved students. It is about building an appropriate relationship with the students. This relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. Additionally, for this relationship to be successful the educator must be able to understand the learning needs of the student. This involves knowing how they learn and what their learning strengths and weaknesses look like and how to build on them. Additionally, it is imperative that you are skilled at both writing and executing lesson plans that meet the varied instructional needs of your learners.  

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2014 - Jun 2019

Professional Educator's Certificate #793630

Florida Department of Education
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP / (ALL LEVELS) ELEMENTARY EDUCATION / (GRADES 1-6) PRIMARY EDUCATION / (GRADES K-3) ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) / ENDORSEMENT