I currently lead teams of both gifted and elementary math teachers to coordinate curriculum and instruction in those areas. I also serve my colleagues as president of our local administrator association.
As my previous district developed a new science curriculum, it was important to promote an inquiry-based approach to instruction. I did this as Science Lead Teacher through the development and implementation of a professional development program, including planning and leading staff development workshops.
I honed my mediation skills as the Local Education Association representative at IEP meetings, balancing the interests of the district with the needs of the student.
I successfully administered a four-week remedial summer program in reading and mathematics for four years. The program was used as a model by a neighboring district when they began developing their own similar program.
My school received a Science: It’s Elementary grant from the state of Pennsylvania in 2007. I was selected to administer and supervise the implementation of that grant, including coordinating staff development, acting as liaison between the district and the state, and developing plans for applying grant guidelines to district curriculum goals.