principals within the Department of Education while four of them serve as leaders of
schools within the District.
• Assisted in the planning and development of various study group teams in order to support professional development and bring about instructional improvements, particularly around English as a Second Language acquisition and gifted education.
• Attended numerous professional development conferences at Harvard, Columbia, and St. John’s University and at various locations within the metropolitan area.
• Requested to deliver professional development workshops for school leaders, regional staff and other local instructional superintendents within the Department of Education and at Georgetown University.
• Improved instruction through the use of professional learning communities within each school.
• Facilitated a Best Practice in each school that focused on student work, primarily in the area of written expression.
• Guided school leaders in building capacity with their schools so that they worked with a sense of organization for effort and efficacy. These schools never experienced one issue with their budgets and or use of resources.
• Worked with Regional support staff in providing professional development to school leaders on aligning budgets to meet the instructional and diversified needs of schools.
• Spearheaded a national health and nutrition pilot program that now operates in many schools within the District.
• Developed a mentoring program that served to link and create working relationships between elementary, middle and high schools.
• Encouraged schools and professionals to share and visit each other as they became smarter about the work related to instruction and Best Practices.
• Gained the respect and admiration of all members of the Community Education Council within the District.