I have tutored students as young as 5 and students taking graduate level exams (GRE, California Teaching Credential, etc.). I am excellent at tutoring in ALL academic areas,
English Language Arts, Writing, Math, History, Science, etc.
My first steps are to get to know the student, their likes, dislikes and interview parents or (for adult learners) discuss challenges they may face. From this, I am able to provide a cumulative math and reading assessment. I like to observe the student taking the assessment and initiate a conversation about their thought process so I can learn about the modality they learn the best (visual, auditory, tactical, etc.).
We create a 6-week plan with goals and revisit our goals to gauge growth every week. Courage is the cornerstone of growth. A student needs to feel comfortable making mistakes, to build self-confidence, I work on several levels of student self-awareness to build belief. My yield of success with this has been amazing.
I have been in Educational Leadership for the last 12 years. As Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, I have trained teachers in lesson differentiation strategies, administering Common Core Instruction and teaching the "whole" student, building on the student's strengths and improving their areas of need.
Through my work with the State Trustee of Education, I have worked to reform and transform schools. Within my leadership schools and districts have often doubled growth. I understand the needs of ALL students, regardless of their ability level and am excellent at pinpointing their needs and working on them.
I have tutored students as young as 5 and students taking graduate level exams (GRE, California Teaching Credential, etc.)
Basic Math and ELA (grade level) pre-assessments and post-assessments will be provided by me FREE of charge.
For special projects (science fair, etc), I will purchase items needed for a $15-$30 surcharge.
Service-Driven Educational Leader, with more than fifteen years of experience planning, developing and
implementing school transformation. Eager to join an organization which honors equity, collaboration, and values fresh ideas in the pursuit of progress and innovation.
Leading Professional Learning Communities
School and District Operations management
Needs/Risk Assessment Development and
Positive Community Relations
Manage multiple workstreams, prioritize with
Project Planning using data analysis
Hands-on Instructional Leadership
Personnel Management, procurement
Creation and implementation of short and long
term strategic plans
Jesus Lepe, School Improvement Grant Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District (concealed information)
Paula Boling, Asst. Superintendent of HR, Franklin McKinley School District (concealed information)
Carrie JessieMaycie, Special Education Program Manager, Franklin McKinley School District, (concealed information)
Celisha Hutchins, School Psychologist Franklin McKinley School District (concealed information)
Kim Sheffield, Principal, Franklin McKinley School District (concealed information)
Principal, TK-8th Grade
San Jose, CA
Windmill Springs Elementary School/ Jun 2015 to Current
Yielding 10% overall academic growth (double the State and District average) has been a culminating effect
of a three year strategic plan which integrates building a culture of positive relationships and equity for all
while systematically establishing school-wide instructional practices
Directly supervising and evaluating operations staff, custodial, kitchen and paraprofessionals
Using high-yield strategies though Marzano and DuFour's research, we created a baseline of practice and
built a system for monitoring of formative data through the Results Orientated Cycle of Inquiry to drive
teacher professional learning communities
Our PBIS Program, Leader In Me, encourages autonomous student leadership through compassion. This
program has encouraged school innovation by students, positively affecting our school climate/culture
feedback on our LCFF surveys
Overseeing both mild and severe autism classrooms on campus, I work closely with the school team to
ensure goals align with SLP testing, baselines are accurate and deadlines are met
Director II Educational Services, Program Improvement and Human Resources
Monterey County: Alisal and Greenfield School Districts/ Jun 2010 to Jun 2014
Recruited, hired and supervised coaching, management, and tech innovation staff for Greenfield School
Co-authored, and oversaw all aspects of $4.6 million School Improvement Grant resulting in the highest
academic achievement gains in the state of California for the 2011-2012 school year (Mary Chapa Academy:
114 point API gain, El Camino Real Academy 83 point API gain, Vista Verde Middle School 53 point API gain)
Managed and supervised all Categorical Programs: Migrant Education, Early Childhood Education, Alisal
Family Resource Center, Nutrition Network, SES, 21st Century CLC and ASES centralization of After School
programs working closely with various community partners (Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, First 5, Head Start,
City Council, Business Development Department, Department of Agriculture)
Planned and implemented district-wide Technology, Common Core, SIPSA, Safety Plan, ADA tracking,
Benchmark Assessment and Explicit Direct Instruction training
Mentored the principal of Frank Paul Elementary School to develop an academic achievement plan. Frank
Paul Elementary "safe harbored" after 14 years of declining achievement and gained 52 API points (the
highest in Monterey County that year).
Principal, Elementary School Alum Rock School District
San Jose, Ca.
Arbuckle Elementary School, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District/ Jul 2008 to Jun 2010
Successfully led key projects which resulted in the featured San Jose Mercury News Article June 14th
2009"Latino test scores rise as South Bay schools tackle the achievement gap"
Planned and executed professional development for creating pacing guides, using interactive technology in
the classroom and imbedding SADAI/GLAD instructional strategies
Parents and community members were key participants in the school-wide effort to impress the importance
of increased literacy skills and comprehension
Prepared correspondences, contracts, grants, budgets and financial documents
Assistant Principal, Middle School Alum Rock School District
San Jose, Ca.
Lee Mathson Middle School/ Jul 2007 to Jun 2008
Organized articulation planning sessions with feeder elementary schools and local high schools to address
barriers to student success. We developed communication protocol (based on student assessment data)
Wrote Student/Parent Handbook, Substitute Teacher Guide, and State Testing Administration Protocol
Led and organized extracurricular activities, student supervision and discipline
Program Improvement Administrator Alum Rock School District
San Jose, Ca.
Hubbard Elementary School, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District/ Oct 2006 to Jul 2007
Worked closely with SAIT and DAIT providers to improve and create instructional and social opportunities for at-risk students, yielding in a 56 point API growth in one year
Conducted Curriculum implementation training for teachers in EL and SADAI strategies increased equity,
closing the achievement gap
Co-Authored 5 year School Improvement Plan, utilizing the 9 Essential Program Components
Teacher, Middle School: Math and LifeSkills
San Jose, CA
Berryessa Union Elementary School District/ Jul 2003 to Oct 2006
Taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Math Intervention and Life Skills
Provided organizational support through AVID program
Served on district advisory groups: DLAC, Curriculum and Textbook Adoption Committees
- - - Corporate Experience - - -
Order Management Representative, Trade-Ins
San Jose, CA
Cisco Systems/ Jul 1999 to Jun 2003
Customer Service Representative
San Jose, CA
Acclaim Technology and Allegrix ASP/ Aug 1997 to Jul 1999
Created Sun and Cisco server and workstation configurations for Clients
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
ACSA Personnel Management Academy Certification 2011
M.A: Educational Administration
San Jose State University 2007
-Multiple Subject Clear Teaching Credential with Math Supplementary Auth.
-Tier II Administrative Credential
B.A: Liberal Studies, Math Education
San Jose State University 2005
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Member of Amnesty International, Santa Clara Chapter
Executive Board Secretary, Local ACSA Charter
Member of Administrative Professional Development Planning Team
Instructional Rep., Santa Clara County Foster Youth
Trained in School Emergency Plan Development and Risk Assessment
CA Real Estate Exam Eligibility Requirements met
Certificate of Academic Excellence in Educational Leadership-SJSU
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