Assistant Principal Goshen High School, Goshen Community Schools, July 2010-Present Engaged staff, students, and parents as an instructional leader of a school of 1800 students. Supported effective instruction through teacher evaluation and feedback with the TAP Program. Managed student discipline, attendance, and master schedule planning. Supervised custodial, cafeteria, and special education services. Coordinated the effective implementation of a 1:1 laptop program into instruction. Collaborated with staff, parents, and students to foster a positive school climate and revise policies for student laptop program. Dropout Recovery Coordinator Sunnyside Unified School District, 12/2009-June 2010 Developed and coordinated the implementation of an online high school environment and marketing campaign to bring students who have dropped out of school back into the school system. http://volver.susd12.org Academic Technology Integration Coordinator Sunnyside Unified School District, 1/2009-Present Coordinated the development and implementation of best practices in instructional technology in Sunnyside K-12 classrooms as an instructional leader and facilitated student online learning opportunities. Alternative-to-Suspension Coordinator (part-time) Pantano Alternative School, 2/2007-12/2008 (Vail USD) Supervised the development of programs for students who have been suspended for 60 days or more and have chosen to work in a supervised academic setting for the duration of the suspension. English Teacher Cienega High School, 7/2004-12/2008 (Vail USD) Senior English, Honors Senior English Junior English, Senior Exit Project, Science Fiction Literature, Creative Writing Workshop, Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition. English Teacher Kingman High School, North Campus, 8/2003-6/2004 (Kingman USD) Science Fiction Literature II, Grammar & Composition. English Teacher Academy of Charter Schools, 1/2001-Present (Adams 12 SD) American Literature & Composition, World Literature & Composition, English 9, Speech, English Skills, Writing Lab.
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2003 Teacher of the Year, Academy of Charter Schools 2007 Vail Pride Day Teacher of the Year Nominee, Cienega High School
Bachelor of Arts, English, Dec. 2000: Metropolitan State College of Denver Master of Education, Educational Leadership, May 2007: Northern Arizona University
Cienega High School, 7/2004-12/2008 • Completed administration duties in my role as on-site administrator for Vail’s Intersession Remediation Program during the fall of 2008. Functioned as dean of discipline, registrar, attendance clerk, school nurse, counselor, and security guard. • English 12 Team Leader during the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 school years • Named teacher who made the most impact upon the students of the class of 2006. • Co-coordinator of the Senior Exit Project for the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 academic years. • Showed leadership in the innovative use of technology, including o worked as one of Vail’s Teaching Technology Specialists o piloted new PowerSchool gradebook software for the District; o the use of iMovie to supplement the reading curriculum and recruit students for electives; o frequent use of PowerPoint; o using a digital projector to include the class as a whole in editing student writing; o creating and maintaining a classroom website to supplement the in-school experience, located at www.mrtonk.com; o recording audio and video of classroom lectures and discussions; o uploading classroom audio and video as podcasts accessible to students and parents; o using a classroom wiki as an online, collaborative research project; o introduced the use of a wiki to encourage collaborative planning between grade-level teachers • Coached teachers as part of the Vail School District’s cognitive coaching program. • Took part in various English curriculum workshops at the District level, including helping to determine the Essential Standards for writing, assisting in “unwrapping” Vail writing standards and reorganizing the benchmarks at the 11th & 12th grade levels. • Independently “unwrapped” the 7th & 8th grade reading and writing standards as part of a district project • Served on Site Council during the 2007-08 school year. • Selected the anthology used to replace the Senior English textbook in the spring of 2006. • Developed the curriculum necessary to implement Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition as a new course to Cienega. • Participated in the summer “On-Watch” activities in its inaugural summer in 2005 & in the summer of 2007. • Participated in the committee for the design and location of Vail’s new high school. • Participated in the district’s wellness & nutrition committee, charged with instituting the wellness portions of NCLB • Participated in the planning for Vail Pride Day through the Awards Ceremony committee Kingman High School, 2003-2004 • Redesigned the Science Fiction Literature course to reflect an updated curriculum, a heavier emphasis on the development of critical reading skills, and a standards-based exploration of major themes of the genre. • Taught a two-part professional development workshop for elementary teachers of Kingman Unified School District #20 in how to use the Six Traits of Effective Writing to guide writing instruction. Academy of Charter Schools, 2000-2003 • Voted 2003 Teacher of the Year by Academy Faculty, Voted 2003 High School Teacher of the Year by Academy students. • Emphasized the development of reading skills through the teaching, discussion and practice of reading strategies. Integrated the “Six Traits of Effective Reading” assessment & teaching model into the teaching of literature and reading skills. • Used the American Literature and World Literature classes to study the history of the United States and of the world through its literature and used this literature as a model for writing. • Created an innovative interdisciplinary unit in cooperation with the History department in which the American Literature students reviewed the literature of the Revolution and used that information and their own values to write a new national Constitution. Emphasis was on Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency and Word Choice. Each class created its own Constitution and then debated the merits of each in a day-long Constitutional Convention in the auditorium. I have done this for two years and solicited two Colorado State Senators to speak at the 2002 Convention. • Emphasized the development of writing skills using the Six Trait writing model and the teaching of writing as a process of creation and revision. • Coached the ACS Speech Team and sponsored the Junior High Drama Club. • Used Speech class as a vehicle for the Speech Team and taught the performance process as “Six Trait Thinking”. • Helped to introduce “for credit” summer English courses into the ACS curriculum. Summer courses were intensive and aimed at helping poorly performing students both gain the necessary skills for success and learn the course content in a meaningful way. • Created and maintained a teaching website for my students in each class. The website included assignment information, 2700 web resources, a chat room for online study groups (teacher is always present for an hour or so during the evening prior to exams), a discussion board, and many other resources. This website was located at www.mrtonk.org. • Received educational technology training under the Intel© Teach to the Future program as a Master Teacher in Instructional Technology during the summer of 2002. During the 2002-03 school year I trained the secondary staff at the Academy of Charter Schools in the use of appropriate classroom technology. • Participated in the Academy of Charter Schools School Accountability Committee, working to create and implement a school improvement plan for the District-School Improvement Team.