School Principal (Middle/High School) Resume
|Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training
|Desired Job Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
||Date Posted: 3/8/2008
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 06/01/2008
|Desired Wage: 95-100000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
I am a senior administrator with over twenty years of demonstrated expertise in developing strategies to drive academic improvement at all levels of educational development. Over many years I have demonstrated a strong capability and competency in governing schools and other organizations, counseling, as well as used critical thinking and problem solving skills. I am confident in developing innovative programs and strategies that drive operational effectiveness, increase parental and community partnerships, and creating a nurturing and safe school environment dedicated to achieve excellence. As a communicator, I have effectively worked with people at all organizational levels in support of the long term directives
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHEMENTS
NEW ORLEANS RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2006 -Present
District’s Cluster School Facility Manager
Principal Sarah T. Reed Senior High School
• Performs all management activities required to maintain an effective operations including supporting decision concerning personnel, management, budget preparation and control, RFP controls and perpetration of various reports
• Managing short and long term planning for all facilities in my charge, including construction, maintenance, equipment, IT, audio/visual and safety equipment. As part of my position I must have regularly communication sessions with contractors, subcontractors, consultants and planners concerning the level of service being given.
• Developing major bid control operations and RFPs
• I complete the necessary reports to determine the level of budgeting to support each project.
• Led forty- nine teachers, 700 students, and other personnel to re-establish school after Hurricane Katrina in one of the largest high schools in New Orleans (275,000 square feet). Selected and recruited talent to fill open positions in a depressed labor market.
• Drove academic improvement and according to the district’s high stakes assessment, Sarah T. Reed High School led the district higher assessment scores, graduated a higher percent of seniors and given less disciplinary actions to students
• Met target budget of 1.5 million dollars related to district improvement plan. Worked to develop plan with a team of more then twenty stakeholders that included parents, teachers, students and community members at-large.
• Served as the sole administrator for most of the school year and managed all efforts to secure and maintain equipment and supplies.
• With the help of or NBA and New Orleans professional basketball team Hornets I and other stakeholders requested and receiving over $250,000 dollars in cash and direct services to secure funding to refurbish our high school gymnasium.
• Established a center for parents to increase awareness regarding educational goals, and provided a supportive environment for parents and teachers to improve their relationships. Parents also gained the opportunity to bond with other parents facing issues regarding raising teens.
• Developed plans for the 2007-2008 school year and partnered with two higher learning institutions (Delgado College, & Nunez Community College) to establish a parent university to be located at the high school. University plans to offer classes and programs like GED course work and Clinical Nursing Assistant training.
• Championed a faith based community men’s group to mentor and develop disadvantaged males. Mentoring included short and long-term goal setting and assisting youth with making better life choices.
• Established a dual education program with Nunez Community College for students to earn credit for college courses while completing their high school education.
SABBATICAL 2005- 2006
(Explored opportunities in the field of education in New Orleans during and after the aftermath of Katrina. Allocated some time to refurbish and remodel homes.)
BALLOU HIGH SCHOOL, Washington D.C. 2004-2005
• Oversaw 98 teachers, 1400 students, and other staff personnel and managed all aspects of the 366,000 square foot facility.
• Coordinated the design and planning of 10.5 million dollar grant from Toyota Corporation to fund school improvement over the next ten years. Grant dollars also earmarked for a night school program for students desiring a career in automotive technology.
• Partnered with the Washington Post, Washington Redskins, ABC and other organizations to rise over $80,000 dollars to provide expense support for the Ballou Marching Band to participate in the National High School Band Competition. The band came in second place and received a request from the White House to perform at the inaugural parade.
• Assisted with the development of a school based health clinic by partnering with the Southeast Community Hospital. The clinic offered services from general health examinations, pregnancy prevention, and treating STD’s.
• Established partnership with a faith-based organization to create a Parent Center. Gained support from the organization to donate $50,000 to implement the program. Program increased awareness regarding educational goals, and provided a supportive environment for parents and teachers to improve their relationships. Parents also gained the opportunity to bond with other parents facing issues regarding raising teens.
• Led school to achieve higher than expected scores on high stakes assessments.
BRADFORD HIGH SCHOOL, Bradford PA. 2001-2004
Oversaw 82 teachers, 1200 students, and other staff personnel.
Co hosted a talk show program to address local school issues and to promote parental and community awareness. Results were increased parent participation and radio program was well received in the community.
• Programs were very successful with $100,000 raised to support sports program annually.
• Worked to foster relationships with the community by creating a speakers bureau. Met and
spoke to various community organizations 2-3 times per month to increase awareness about school strategies and goals.
• Led the development of the first program in the state for World War II veterans to complete
requirements for a high school diploma. Program was based off of a student’s community service
SABBATICAL (personal- time off for family) November 2000-September 2001
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (Vocational School) July 1991-October 2000 Richmond Technical Center, Richmond, VA. 800 Students; 36 Teachers; 15 other personnel
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL (High School) July 1990-June 1991
Culpeper County Public School, Culpeper, VA. 975 Students; 52 Teachers; 15 other personnel
PRINCIPAL (Elementary/Middle School) August 1986-May 1989
Wellston School District, Wellston, MO. 720 Students; 34 Teachers; 10 other personnel
ENTREPRENEUR (President/Owner) August 1982-August 1983
Storage Erection Assembly Inc; Gross Sales 2.5 million; 5 to 150 employees
PRINCIPAL (Elementary School) August 1981-June 1982
Crowley County Schools, Ordway, CO. 450 Students; 30 Teachers; 12 other personnel
DIR. OF COMMUNITY SCHOOL /TEACHER September 1976-June 1977
St. Vrains School District, Longmont, CO. 2,000 Students; 120 Teachers; 7 other personnel
COUNSELOR (Middle School) September 1989-June 1990 Spotsylvania County Public Schools, Spotsylvania, VA
COUNSELOR (Middle School) September 1983-June 1986
Ritenour School District, Overland, MO.
COUNSELOR (High School) September 1978-June1981
Cherry Creek School District, Englewood, CO.
SABBATICAL (personal-traveling the world) September 1977-June 1978
PHYSICAL ED TEACHER (Elementary School)September 1976-June 1977
St. Vrains School District, Longmont, CO.
SABBATICAL (Completing master’s program) September 1975-June 1976
PHYSICAL ED TEACHER (Elementary School) September 1971-June 1975
Poudre R-I School District, Fort Collins, CO.
1: The University of Sarasota
Sarasota, Fl. Dr. of Education
2: Brigham Young Unieversity
Provo, Ut. Master of Education
School Adm/Community Ed
3: Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colo. BS in PE and
National Association of Secondary School Principals
American Association of School Administrators
TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
University of Colorado
• Taxes and Investment training
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
• Unions and school law
University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO.
• The reading methodologies
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
• The art of hiring and training talented personnel
New Orleans School District, New Orleans, LA.
• Michael Fullan Enterprise Training - Leading for learning training workshop for principal
• Michael Fullan Enterprise Training – Principles of
Available upon request.
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