Adjunct Professor, Union Institute & University (Special Education/ESOL) 2010-Present Miami-Dade County Public Schools--2003-Present Curriculum Support Specialist Instructional Resource Specialist Elementary Teacher
As an educator I tend to have a combination of teaching styles; I consider myself to be a facilitator and delegator. As a facilitator I allow my students to focus on activities that are cultivating, emphasizes student-centered learning and there is more responsibility placed on the students to take the initiative for meeting the objectives of various learning tasks. On the other hand, as a delegator I tend to give a lot of control to my students and give them more responsibility for their learning. By giving my students choices they develop critical thinking skills and able to analyze real world problems. I serve as a consultant to the students. This works well with students who are independent learners or like to work in groups. Both teaching styles work best for me because when I often asked my students to work independently or in groups they tend to stay motivated and focused when working.
Over 100 honors and awards: Partial list: 2012 Florida Jaycee Outstanding Young Public Service Award recipient, Who's Who in Florida under 25 Years Old, The National Youth Achievement Award,Teach for All Award, Rookie Teacher of the Year Nominee, Teachers helping Teachers, City of North Miami Close-Up Achievement Award, United Teachers of Dade Award.
Union Institute & University Cincinnati, OH Doctoral in Higher Education December 2014 Emphasis on Social Justice Florida Atlantic University Davie, FL Specialist in Ed. Leadership December 2011 St. Thomas University Miami, FL MS in Exceptional Student Education/ESOL July 2004 Bachelor of Art in Organizational Leadership/Marketing May 2002
My career from youth volunteer, to student activist, to youth advocate to teacher and to CEO has been a straight trajectory rising in one direction; up! It was my constant presence at civic meetings and community events that captured the attention of community leaders as he emerged as a voice for all in North Miami, Florida and throughout Miami-Dade County. At age 22, I established Alix Desulme & Associates, Inc. (ADA), a marketing and public relations firm that is based in Miami, Florida since 2001. In a 2009 city-wide election, I was elected City Clerk for the City of North Miami. I became the first Black to serve in this capacity for the City of North Miami. I hold the distinction of being the youngest and the first Haitian-American elected City Clerk in the United States of America. As the Elected City Clerk for the City of North Miami I founded and actively secured support and funding from local politicians, businesses and school board members - NoMi Kids & Democracy, a program designed to teach students about citizenship, civic involvement, local government and our electoral process through experimentation. NoMi Kids & Democracy give students an opportunity in public schools to run for school-wide offices and campaign for election. This process culminates in students voting in REAL voting booths. NoMi Kids & Democracy also focuses on leadership - with several follow up workshops that focus on the development of leadership skills necessary to lead in school and in the real world.