Principal Resume

Work Experience

Queen of Apostles School, Alexandria, VA (2011 to 2013)
Principal

  • Formulated and furthered school-wide goals to fulfill accreditation requirements and the needs of the school
  • Improved school morale significantly and community trust through an active presence in the school, interaction with committees and articulating clear goals and providing progress updates
  • Oversaw redesign of websites to enhance communication and marketability of the school
  • Introduced use of web based Constant Contact for efficient weekly communication to the school community
  • Hired IT company to redesign and update computer lab for enhancement of student and faculty use
  • Worked closely with Parent Teacher Organization to propose and secure funding of technology, safety updates and curriculum initiatives
  • Analyzed and revised school budget on a monthly basis; participated in numerous budget consultation meetings
  • Revised safety procedures; formed a safety team to research and re-write school-wide crisis plans
  • Revised school discipline policies and sustained faculty collaboration around this issue, resulting in significant decline of bullying issues
  • Led monthly meetings with school board and parent teacher organization to increase awareness of school needs and plans to address those needs
  • Communicated key information and expectations to faculty and staff via weekly electronic condensed notes
  • Oversaw development director to create and evaluate marketing goals and address ways to increase enrollment and retention
  • Planned concise monthly faculty meetings to include professional development in educational technology, curriculum discussions, and evaluation of test scores
  • Interfaced with public school district for professional development, district meetings and access to federally funded services
  • Interviewed, hired and oriented over 10 new employees
  • Attended parent meetings with faculty to address student and parent concerns; provided effective guidance to faculty pre and post conferences
  • Mentored teachers new to the school and met regularly to formulate and discuss goals
  • Led school tours for all prospective families to provide personal contact and a welcoming atmosphere

St. Veronica School, Chantilly, VA (2009 to 2011)
Assistant Principal

  • Promoted from teacher to assistant principal to design programs for the needs of the school
  • Designed numerous faculty presentations for professional development in curriculum and technology
  • Created and led a teacher mentorship program for new faculty
  • Researched, designed and implemented a faculty peer observation program for faculty professional growth
  • Planned and led extensive teacher training in preparation for new curriculum implementation
  • Initiated and oversaw student mentorship for middle school students
  • Supervised and evaluated teachers in grades K-8
  • Participated in the hiring process and budget planning
  • Addressed discipline issues in grades K-8 and followed up with faculty and parents
  • Completed second master’s degree in school supervision while working full-time

St. Veronica School, Chantilly, VA (2004 to 2009)
Second Grade Teacher

  • Built reputation for strong classroom management, faculty collaboration and became a lead teacher
  • Maintained high standardized test scores well above the national average
  • Piloted use of new technology in the classroom with extensive use of the ActivBoard and internet programs
  • Collaborated among grade levels for cross curricular instruction and teacher professional development
  • Participated for two years in reading and language arts textbook review committee under the guidance of the assistant superintendent
  • Participated, by invitation, in the Arlington Academy for three years; trained in online curriculum mapping, curriculum development, assessment and teacher mentorship
  • Planned and led numerous faculty meetings to acquire school accreditation and to train faculty in online curriculum mapping
  • Implemented Student Assistance Teams to aid teachers with struggling students
  • Faculty representative selected to be on a principal search committee

St. Luke School, McLean, VA (2000 to 2003)
Teacher

  • Researched and adapted a multi-grade comprehensive language arts curriculum
  • Trained teacher aide in small group instruction methods and use of new language arts curriculum
  • Initiated the use of Student Assistance Teams with colleagues to support struggling students

Education

Masters of Education in Teaching Licensure preK – Duquesne University

Masters of Education in School Leadership – Christendom College

Bachelor of Liberal Arts – Christendom College

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