Educational Administrator


Educational Administrator

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Accomplished proactive education leader with thirteen years of demonstrated administrative success in leading faculty and students within culturally diverse school communities. Solid background in data analysis curriculum development and staff training in support of Common Core Learning Standards and recent instructional shifts. Expertise in the development and implementation of school improvement initiatives best teaching practices and curriculum enhancements that impact the accomplishment of school-wide strategic planning goals. Key strengths include strong leadership skills the wisdom to guide the student population and the integrity necessary to work collaboratively with district administrators and the community. Lifetime commitment to quality educational programs that emphasize an accelerated learning environment and support the personal development of students in reaching their academic potential. Accomplishments: * Restructured testing procedures for students requiring accommodations established Accommodations Lab to ensure all students received IEP mandated modifications. * Successfully introduced staff to Comprehensive Educational Plan and facilitated professional development. * Established various community based programs including STEP Program, Junior Achievement, Girls Inc. and Girl Scouts of America. * Successfully led school's transition out of "Receivership" status. * Achieved substantial improvements in ELA and Math Assessment scores through intensive professional development on best practices and implementation of data driven instruction. Committees: * School Leadership Committee, Chair * Community Engagement Team, Chair * Principal Mentoring Program * Curriculum Council * AIS Planning Committee * Parent-Teacher Association DR. MICHELE A. DARBY Page Two AMITYVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT, Amityville, NY September 2007 - June 2014 Principal - Edmund W. Miles Middle School 2011 - 14 Provided instructional leadership and direction to this middle school serving over 650 students, grades 7-9: oversaw staff of 110 administrative, certified and non-certified staff, and building support personnel. * Screened and interviewed potential candidates for both certified and non-certified staff positions worked in collaboration with appointed Hiring Committee in hiring new staff. * Restructured academic curriculum to reflect most current Common Core Learning Standards implemented a teaching model incorporating vertical and horizontal curriculum alignments and interdisciplinary teaching teams on all grade levels. Accomplishments: * Served as Principal Ambassador for the New York State Network Team Training Institute instrumental in the roll-out of Common Core Curriculum to building staff on all grade levels and academic content. * Developed and implemented School Safety Plan and Evacuation Plan. * Established Smart Scholars Program in collaboration with Farmingdale State College, offering students the opportunity to earn up to 20 college credits * Initiated Courageous Conversation Program partnered with Long Island University at C.W. Post to create a Skype- based program enabling students to discuss regional issues with students in South Africa. * Developed and implemented Saturday and Summer ELA Academies to provide additional AIS services to students (Level 1, 2 & 3), grades 3-8. * Instituted the Sheltered Instructional Observation Protocol (SIOP) instructional model for ESL and mainstream teachers. * Successfully established character development program across the grade levels resulting in improved student attendance and reduced behavior referrals. Committees: * Hiring Committee * School Leadership Team * School Data Team, Chair * DASA Coordinator Assistant Principal - Edmund W. Miles Middle School 2007 - 11 NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, New York, NY September 2002 - June 2007 Assistant Principal - IS 223 2003 - 07 Key accomplishments included: * Wrote school - wide grant to secure federal funds through the Magnet Schools Assistance Program. * Instrumental in the restructuring of large middle school into 3 smaller learning communities. * Collaborated with regional administrative staff to implement computer-based Title IID grant coordinated professional development for staff. Dean of Discipline - IS 109 2002 - 03