Professional Journey

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Campus Supervision and Operations Leadership

Coppell High School; Coppell, Texas                                                        06/2014 – present

IB Administrator & Academic Deanresponsible for:

  • the Diploma Programme and high levels of achievement in the IB Program by partnering with IBDP Coordinator
  • collaboration with campus principal and other assistant principals to help foster innovative learning environments within International Baccalaureate® (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) classroom environments
  • all Language & Literacy (English Language Arts) educators by modeling innovative practices and improving educator performance to ensure student success

Campus Assistant Principalresponsible for:

  • freshman student services for 850+ freshman learners as the Freshman Principal
  • the creation and implementation of “Virtual Teaming” for at-risk learners, which reduced behavior issues, reduced attendance concerns, and increased academic achievement
  • on-going, passion-driven professional learning for a campus staff of 200+ educators
  • training and development of team leaders through the lens of instructional practices and learner achievement
  • the coordination of campus efforts for statewide TELPAS assessments
  • community relations and school-wide events, including Curriculum Night and The Learning Showcase
  • developing student leaders with campus principal, including Principal’s Advisory Committee & Student Leadership Retreat

Key Endeavors & Experiences:

  • Served on the Coppell ISD Long-range Planning Committee, Pinnacle 2020

 Leadership Experience & Professional Teaching

Coppell High School; Coppell, Texas                                                        06/2012 – 06/2014

Freshman Transition Program Coordinatorresponsible for:

  • the creation and development of Freshman Transition Program for a 3000-student high school geared to provide healthy academic and personal support structures for freshman learners
  • staff development and continued support for educators and upperclassmen involved in the process
  • the development of keystone sessions with a committee of educators
  • the on-going evaluation of program, learner needs, and educator support structures
  • communication with Principal and district administrators on data to support success of the initiative

Lead Educator & Curriculum Coordinator for Career & Technology Education Spanish Courses, responsible for:

  • the development of a meaningful curriculum to strengthen productive and receptive communication skills based on real-world applications – Academy (CTE) Spanish courses
  • the integration of International Baccalaureate® (IB) approaches to teaching in order to prepare students to enter the Diploma Programme
  • the presentation of learner achievement and data to support career-oriented approaches to teaching
  • the design of learning experiences to inspire creativity, collaboration, and innovation in a 1:1 iPad learning environment

Team Leader & Lower-level Spanish Liaison, responsible for:

  • the development of a meaningful curriculum for Pre-Advanced Placement lower-level Spanish classes that develops learners’ awareness and appreciation of contemporary and historical contexts in Spanish – Spanish I Pre-Advanced Placement courses; Spanish III Pre-Advanced Placement
  • the integration of Advanced Placement® (AP) approaches to teaching in order to prepare students for Advanced Placement courses in Spanish Language & Spanish Literature
  • the alignment of curriculum and types of assessments provided in lower-level Spanish classrooms
  • communication and curriculum support to feeder middle school campuses within the school district

Key Endeavors & Experiences:

  • Served on the Coppell High School Strategic Planning Committee
  • Served on travel site team and school board recommendation committee to develop an implementation plan for the district’s 1:1 iPad initiative
  • Served as the administrator on duty on campus and long-distance destinations to ensure learner safety
  • Recruited highly qualified educators at local and long-distance job fairs as district representative
  • Trained educators on meaningful and innovative integration of technology for all content areas

 

Coppell Middle School West; Coppell, Texas                                         06/2009 – 06/2012

Campus Mentor Program Coordinatorresponsible for:

  • the creation and development of High 5 Guys peer mentor program to support middle school learners academically, behaviorally, and socially
  • the development and on-going leadership training of 35 student mentors  each year
  • the design of scheduled events, interactions, and interventions for learners, educators, and parents
  • the on-going evaluation of program, learner needs, and educator support structures
  • communication with Principal and district administrators on data to support success of program and ensure lateral alignment with the high school campuses

Lead Spanish Educatorresponsible for:

  • the design of a rigorous Advanced Placement® preparatory curriculum to develop crucial academic skills and strategies necessary to communicate in authentic situations with Spanish speakers – Spanish I Pre-Advanced Placement
  • the integration of Advanced Placement® (AP) approaches to teaching in order to prepare students for Advanced Placement courses in Spanish Language & Spanish Literature
  • the alignment of learning experiences and assessments provided in middle school classrooms
  • communication with district coordinator and high school lower-level Spanish coordinator concerning campus Spanish classes

Key Endeavors & Experiences:

  • Co-chaired the development of the 2012-2013 Campus Improvement Plan and facilitated continuous improvement planning for upcoming school year
  • Served on the CISD Middle Schools Strategic Planning Committee to develop best practices and creative strategies to meet the needs of middle school learners
  • Served as a middle school liaison for the district-wide job fair committee to recruit highly qualified educators for our district
  • Created Spanish Club (consisting of over 100 active 8th grade members) to extend learning outside of the classroom

 

Apollo Junior High School; Richardson, Texas                                       12/2008 – 06/2009

Spanish Educatorresponsible for:

  • the design of lessons and activities to meet the multiple learning styles by crafting customized and individualized learner-centered experiences – Spanish IA and Spanish IB courses
  • the implementation of effective classroom management and discipline strategies that best served the learning community and best reflected my style of teaching
  • communication with foreign language department and other faculty members to maintain an aligned standards-based instruction


Apprentice & International Teaching Experience
 

McNeil High School; Austin, Texas                                                           01/2008 – 12/2008

Spanish Apprentice Teacher (apprenticeship)responsible for:

  • the design of learner-centered lessons and activities for lower-level and advanced Spanish learners – Spanish II; Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Literature
  • the application of best language teaching  and classroom management practices to support the instructional design
  • cooperating with foreign language department to ensure aligned standards

Cinco Ranch High School; Katy, Texas                                                    05/2008 – 08/2008

Summer School Spanish Co-Teacher (apprenticeship)responsible for:

  • the creation of learner-centered lessons and activities for repeat-for-credit learners – Spanish II
  • infusing best language teaching practices into the classroom to meet the diverse needs of all learners
  • collaboration with cooperating teacher to ensure an effective co-teach environment

Escuela Superior de Comercio Manuel Belgrano; Córdoba, Argentina          05/2007 – 08/2007

Spanish Language Arts & Literature Co-Teacher (apprenticeship), responsible for:

  • the design of learning experiences for secondary learners in Spanish Languages Arts and Literature for over 120 students
  • collaboration with cooperating teachers to create cross-cultural and engaging lesson in a co-teach environment
  • communication with department and administration to maintain an aligned instruction daily to ensure that we met the Argentine educational standards

The UTeach Educator Preparatory Program; Austin, Texas               08/2006 – 12/2008

Spanish Apprentice Teacher (apprenticeship)responsible for:

  • the completion of over 100 hours of instruction and over 200 hours of observation at four different campuses, including elementary, middle school, and high school levels – Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish IV, and Bilingual Education
  • the design of learner-centered over 100 hours of lessons and activities to engage all learners at all levels


Relevant International Experience

National Geographic Student Expeditions/Putney Student Travel                                      2010; 2011; 2012; 2014; 2015

Program Assistant for Spainresponsible for:

  • 24-hour care and supervision for 14 high school student travelers in large-city, international settings in Spain, including Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, and sounding towns
  • the design of program components during a 3-day period prior to student travelers’ arrival to Spain, which included program setup and developing age-appropriate exchanges with local youth
  • the design of pre-college learning experiences throughout the summer months to strengthen student’s academic development and appreciation of international exchanges

Program Coordinator for Spainresponsible for:

  • 24-hour care and supervision for 10 middle school student travelers in large-city, international settings in Spain, including Málaga, Granada, Cádiz, Córdoba, and surrounding towns
  • the design of program components during a 5-day period prior to student travelers’ arrival to Spain, which included program setup and developing age-appropriate exchanges with local youth
  • the design of cultural and academic learning experiences throughout the summer months to strengthen student’s cultural awareness and appreciation of international differences
  • communication with in-country contacts and Putney directors to ensure a successful learning experience
  • the management of a $35,000 travel and construction budget to ensure maximum efficiency and output

Program Coordinator for Perúresponsible for:

  • 24-hour care and supervision for 17 high school student travelers in a rural, international setting in Perú, including Ollantaytambo, Páchar, Cusco, Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), and Lima
  • the design of cultural and service-learning experiences throughout the summer months, including the creation of a greenhouse for a local school for over 50 local students and teachers
  • communication with in-country contacts and Putney directors to ensure a successful learning experience
  • the management of a $28,000 travel and construction budget to ensure maximum efficiency and output

Program Coordinator for Costa Ricaresponsible for:

  • 24-hour care and supervision for 13 high school student travelers in a rural, international setting in Costa Rica, including Las Mesas, San Isidro, Osa Peninsula, Manuel Antonio, and San José
  • the design of language learning and service-learning experiences throughout the summer months to engage the local community and develop language acquisition skills in an authentic context, including the creation of a corral for a local church
  • the design of program components during a 7-day period prior to student travelers’ arrival to Costa Rica, which included program setup, hiring staff members, coordinating housing, etc.
  • communication with in-country contacts and Putney directors to ensure a successful learning experience
  • the management of a $26,000 travel and construction budget to ensure maximum efficiency and output

Program Coordinator for Argentinaresponsible for:

  • 24-hour care and supervision for 17 high school student travelers in a rural, international setting in Argentina, including Valle Grade, Jujuy, Salta, Iguazú Falls (Misiones), and Buenos Aires
  • the design of cultural and service-learning experiences throughout the summer months, including the creation of classroom for a local school for over 100 local students
  • the design of program components during a 7-day period prior to student travelers’ arrival to Argentina, which included program setup, hiring staff members, coordinating housing, etc.
  • communication with in-country contacts and Putney directors weekly to ensure a successful learning experience
  • the management of a $31,000 travel and construction budget to ensure maximum efficiency and output