Leadership Experience

Assistant Principal

Lawrence High School, Lawrenceville, NJ (Sept 2019 – Present)

  • Instructional Leadership
    • Monitor & support implementation of building-wide pan-curricular literacy initiative
    • Provide timely, meaningful, and actionable feedback to professional staff via walkthroughs & formal observations
    • Supervise curriculum, instruction, and budgeting for Theater, Business, and Family & Consumer Sciences departments
    • Developed new master schedule and facilitated transition from rotating drop schedule to A/B block-style schedule
    • Coordinate on-site alternative school & credit recovery options designed to maximize student success
  • Culture & Climate Leadership
    • Support safe and equitable learning & working environment for community of 1,100+ students and 100+ faculty/staff
    • Led development and implementation of student mentoring program
    • Hosted monthly student recognition ceremonies in both in-person and online formats
    • Led revision of student dress code to minimize potential for bias in interpretation and enforcement
    • Act as administrative liaison to building student mental health/wellness committee and building/district DEI committees
  • Systems Leadership
    • Coordinate, implement, and monitor NJGPA, NJSLA, and Start Strong testing for multiple grade levels
    • Collaborate with teachers, supervisors, and central office staff on ad hoc hiring committees
    • Plan and implement safety & security drills and training in accordance with state code
  • Professional & Community Leadership
    • Collaborate with principal, assistant principals, instructional supervisors, and central office staff on LHS Cabinet team
    • Serve as third reader/committee member on doctoral dissertation committee for Rider University
    • Serve on external review panel for NJEA Teacher Leader Academy for NJDOE Teacher Leader endorsement

Supervisor of Educational Technology & Related Arts

Lawrence Township Public Schools, Lawrenceville, NJ  (Sept 2014 – Aug 2019)

  • Instructional Leadership
    • Supervised 39 librarians & teachers across multiple disciplines in grades K-12: Technology, Library, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Art, Music, & Drama
    • Conducted teacher evaluations according to Danielson Framework for Teaching
    • Assisted teachers in development, analysis, and reporting of Student Growth Objectives
    • Facilitated transition to standards-based grade reporting for LIS Art, Music, Technology, & Library Skills classes
    • Collaborated with teaching staff on development of new curriculum and updates to existing curriculum
    • Expanded high school course offerings in Music, Business, and Family & Consumer Sciences
    • Established a coherent K-12 pathway of computer science instruction, including introductory and AP courses at LHS
    • Ensured continuity of programming in Music department by establishing Jazz Band program at LMS
  • Professional & Community Leadership
    • Established Arts Advisory Council, collaborative goal-setting body aimed at K-12 arts program development
    • Collaborated with teaching staff on departmental hiring committees
    • Served on district Green Team to obtain Sustainable Jersey for Schools Bronze certification for all district schools
    • Wrote and delivered keynote address at 2014 LTPS Community Conversation for Strategic Planning
    • Mentored intern in graduate-level administrator certification program
    • Coordinated relevant, differentiated professional development opportunities for supervisees
    • Established relationships with local organizations to provide professional learning opportunities to LTPS staff
  • Fiscal Leadership
    • Constructed annual budgets for seven departments in consultation with supervisees
    • Managed planning and purchasing for departmental budgets in excess of $100,000
    • Obtained $75,000+ in grants to augment district fine & performing arts and technology programs