Experience

GUARDIAN AD LITEM VOLUNTEER | LEE COUNTY 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT| FT MYERS, FL| 2023 TO CURRENT

  • Representing Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children in court and the community
  • Responsible for gathering facts surrounding a child’s case, reviewing reports, finding out the child’s wants and desires, visiting a child’s home, school, or placement, and providing the court with an unbiased recommendation on what is required to serve the child’s best interests

SUPERINTENDENT | MILL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT | MILL VALLEY, CA| 2019 TO 2023

  • Pre-K-8 (ADA 2,704 students)
  • Managed 46 million dollar budget and over 350 employees
  • Managed $194 million dollar bond program
  • One of only 7 in the state of California to receive Aaa bond ratings from both Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s credit rating agency. Standard & Poor’s confirmed the District’s AAA bond rating, one of only 84 school districts in the nation.
  • 2021 ParentSquare Learning Network featured Speaker: Successful K-12 Strategies: Communicating Home When You Shift Learning Scenarios
  • 2020 ‘Superintendent to Watch’ by the National School Public Relations Association
  • Commenced first State of the Students, 2019

SUPERINTENDENT | LEMON GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT | LEMON GROVE, CA| 2017-2019

  • Pre-K-8 (ADA 4,017 students)
  • Manage 46 million dollar budget and over 600 employees
  • Reduced deficit spending by 3.3 million dollars
  • Adopted Common Core Curriculum for Language Arts
  • Reorganized Administration for Coherent Oversight
  • Commenced first City Council and Board of Trustees Joint Board Meeting
SUPERINTENDENT | GREENFIELD UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT | ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES | GREENFIELD, CA | 2014-2017
  • Pre-K-8 (ADA 3,510 students)
  • Managed 43 million dollar budget and over 500 employees
  • Increased achievement in both Language Arts and Mathematics for all students, in all subgroups, district-wide and raised achievement by 6% and 13% respectively
  • Implemented Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) and lowered suspensions and expulsions by 43%
GIFTED EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR/ GRANT MANAGER/ PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORK FACILITATOR | SUMMIT COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER|CUYAHOGA FALLS,OH  2012-2014
  • Pre-K-12 (ADA 72,000 students)
  • Provided ongoing high quality professional development for teachers and administrators through an integrated technology approach while partnering with a local university to provide continuing education credits
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADER/TEACHER | FINDLAY CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT |FINDLAY, OH | 2004-2011
  • Pre-K-12 (ADA 5,600 students)
  • Acting Principal on Special Assignment, one year
  • Developed a Response to Intervention approach to increase achievement from 26% to 84% in Intensive Reading Intervention Support
  • Intermediate and Secondary Teaching Experience, six years of teaching assignments in the following areas: regular education classroom teacher, specialist in gifted and talented education, reading interventionist, cluster group teacher for English as Second Language (ESL) learners and Students with Special Education Needs
  • Maintained 85-100% passage rates on state-wide assessments
  • Designated as Master Teacher, Ohio Department of Education
  • Named Bruce B. Hill Outstanding Educator for Findlay City School District 2010
  • Javits trained gifted education facilitator, Camp READ Summer Enrichment Instructor
TEACHER | SHAWNEE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT|SHAWNEE, OH | 2002-2004
  • Pre-K-12 (ADA 2,400 students)
  • Primary School Teacher
PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR AND INSTRUCTOR | UNVIERSITY OF TOLEDO | TOLEDO, OH | 2009-2013
  • Coordinated, designed, and administrated a camp for gifted children
  • Designed curriculum based on foremost gifted theories
  • Designed and published Action Research on teacher training and differentiation for gifted learners
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

University of Toledo, Gifted and Talented Advisory Board Member (UTGATE) Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), El Camino Real Education Alliance, CSUMB, Greenfield Collaborative Action Team, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC), President Elect, 2013-2014; Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, Trainer, 2013-2014; Summit Area Gifted Educators, (SAGE), Secretary, 2012-2014; National Association for Gifted Children, (NAGC), 2009-present; National Education Association, (NEA), 2002- 2014; Ohio Education Association, (OEA), 2002- 2014; Ohio Northern University Teacher Education Advisory Council, (TEAC), 2003- 2012

HONORS
  • Superintendents to Watch, National School Public Relations Association 2020
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports Brokers of Expertise Certification 2016
  • Master Teacher, State of Ohio, 2012
  • Bruce B. Hill Outstanding Educator, 2010
  • Golden Apple Semi-finalist, 2010, 2009
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2010-2013
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, 2009-13
  • Outstanding Senior in Early Childhood Studies Award, 2002
  • President of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, 2001-2002
AWARDED INTERNATIONAL GRANTS
  • Transatlantic Outreach Program Grant recipient- study tour of Germany, 2008
  • Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Grant recipient- study tour of Japan, 2007