Educational leader with strong curriculum, instructional, development, and management skills. Knowledgeable in current educational practices, measures of performance, and the Common Core State Standards. Achieved success through establishing a vision, assessing potential, training and motivating staff/ volunteers. Ability to lead and work effectively with cross- functional teams. Key strengths include employing strategic leadership and management, maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of K-12 public education, utilizing a proactive approach to creative problem solving, creating and maintaining partnerships, conducting needs assessment, presenting before decision-makers, working with various stakeholders, overseeing daily operations to ensure goal attainment, and establishing collaborative relationships.
Expert in literacy instruction for elementary-aged students Curriculum designer, specialized in IB
• UNC Graduate Scholarship (2013-2014) • Virginia Gobbel Fellowship (2012) • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to South Africa (2010-2011) • Dr. Ken Bower Award (2010) • Kappa Delta Ph (2007) • Americorp Scholarship (2002) • Margaret Walton Scholarship (1999)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) University of Cape Town • Masters in International Relations College of Charleston • Masters in Elementary Education Clemson University • Bachelors in Psychology
Dr. Sutherland received her B.S. degree from Clemson University, Masters from the College of Charleston, and Masters in International Relations from the University of Cape Town. She is the past President and Founder of the College of Charleston Graduate Student Education Association, past Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at the College of Charleston, member of Kappa Delta Phi, and alumnae of Delta Gamma Sorority. In 2015, Dr. Sutherland finished working on her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She now is teaching Design (MYP) in Brussels, Belgium and coordinating the technology for the school, K-12.