Growth-driven, innovative, and performance-focused educator with comprehensive experience in student counseling and mentoring, educational leadership, and course training in higher education setting. Armed with strong background in working with students from all backgrounds and at all levels; implementing educational standards and classroom policies; creating educational materials, and evaluating students’ progress based on set rubrics. Visionary leader, adept at setting goals and establishing policies that promote school’s culture and vision; and developing competitive faculty toward higher level of performance and growth.
Student Population Administration
Educational Program Facilitation
Continuous School Improvement
Strategic Planning and Implementation School Curriculum and Activities Development
Rapid Conflict Resolution
Course Materials Development
Counseling and Mentorship
Cross-functional Leadership and Collaboration
January 2010 Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, Adelphi University – Long Island, NY
May 2003 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Long Island University – Brooklyn, NY
NEW VISTAS ACADEMY – BROOKLYN, NY
April 2014–December 2019 Educational Consultant/Academic Coach
Determined core curriculum issues throughout the school to advice students and families regarding their appropriate school and college choices.
Effectively counseled and mentored high school students.
Conceptualized and implemented the following diverse programs and initiatives:
- Teacher’s training program and education manuals for teachers and administrators throughout the organization;
- Online training for faculty and school administrators on new technology and common core state standards;
- Online academic advertisement and college counseling to high school students, helping them plan and reach their goals; and
- Online curriculum in Moodle and student English Language Learners (ELL) English Practice Program.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY – NEW YORK, NY
June 2014- August 2014 Director of Education ▪ English as a Second Language (ESL) Center Manager (Summer position)
Conducted academic meetings on pre-course training every morning; ESL classes for students; and weekly in-house training and professional development session for teachers to improve their ESL lessons delivery.
Led a 14-member staff and 120 students, as well as college’s representative.
Efficiently handled school’s finances, such as reconciliation of expenditure within agreed budgets; evaluation of classroom loading and leisure costs; administration of petty cash; and supervision of center banking arrangement.
Dealt with the international transfers of students to the St. Giles Program.
Monitored strict adherence to set standards of food quality and cleanliness.
Provided counseling and mentorship to high school in the college enrollment process.
AMERICAN BEAUTY ACADEMY – WHEATON, MD
August 2012–March 2014 Director of Education
Organized student retention activities, including student absence reporting, orientation, and academic advising.
Managed entire facets of the daily academic operations in line with the budgetary constraints and operating margins improvement.
Supervised faculty members by ensuring their employment retention outcomes; addressing administrative issues and course schedules; and providing training on all designated curriculum and institution assessment initiatives.
Fulfilled HR functions, including staff recruitment, training, and performance evaluation.
Took charge of curriculum development and evaluation; regular student academic progress (SAP) advisement; report on current student pollution, retention, and leave of absences (LOA); and faculty development plans and assessments.
NEW VISTAS ACADEMY – BROOKLYN, NY
September 2009–June 2012 Assistant Principal, K-12
Participated in hardware and software program evaluation; personnel recruitment; and school grants development.
Rendered education to ESL students and English language learners, while conducting professional development engagements for teachers and staff, and training on new educational technology and classroom observation report.
Facilitated numerous extracurricular and afterschool activities, including annual talent shows, poetry contests, fundraisers, and science fairs.
Efficiently managed school’s newsletter and staff and student handbooks, as well as the academy’s budget and building maintenance.
HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE – JERSEY CITY, NJ
August 2019–Present Adjunct Professor
Provide hands-on education to students on public speaking.
MANHATTAN COLLEGE – NEW YORK, NY
December 2017–December 2019 Undergraduate Adjunct Professor
Educated students on Introduction to English Composition; and Psychology of Leadership and Motivation Course
Created goal-setting strategies and course curriculum for students, including syllabi, homework assignments, lesson plans, handouts, and additional instructional materials.
Mentored and motivated undergraduate students in pursuing academic and personal excellence throughout the semester.
TOURO COLLEGE – BROOKLYN, NY
August 2016–December 2019 Graduate Adjunct Professor
Taught master’s students on hybrid course of 1-6 general and special education practicum.
Facilitated diverse activities to fully support students’ education:
- Comprehensive mentorship and counseling;
- Candidate’s development assessment based on Danielson’s framework for teaching;
- Online field experience, practicum, and student-teaching practice on Blackboard and Canvas;
- Effective feedback on ways to enhance classroom performance;
- Lesson planning and teaching techniques and online discussions with students; and
- Visitation to 16 teachers in each semester for classroom and coaching observation.
BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BRONX, NY
June 2016–December 2018 English as a Second Language (ESL) Adjunct Instructor
Conducted one-on-one teaching approach to improve students’ proficiency in literacy.
Developed all levels of ESL lessons through effective activities on speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
Assumed full responsibility in meeting goals for grant and programs; monitoring student progress; and organizing students’ examination and oral presentations.
NORTHERN MANHATTAN COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS – NEW YORK, NY
March 2014–November 2015 English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) and Civic Instructor
Assessed the needs of student through regular guidance and programmatic quality; and equipped them for placement of Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems.
Rendered hands-on support to the program director and executive director with program development and evaluation.
Met advanced levels of student learning through continuous curriculum development.
LATIN MEDIAL INTERNATIONAL – WHEATON, MD
August 2012–January 2014 English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
Kept abreast of the latest technology to integrate curriculum and classroom instruction.
Provided learnings to all student levels, while utilizing effective materials and techniques in line with ESL curriculum.
TOWSON UNIVERSITY – TOWSON, MD
August 2012–January 2014 Adjunct Professor, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Couse
Conducted students’ self-reflection on science teaching and steps toward improvement.
Effectively taught students in arranging concepts in a logical and understandable sequence; planning instructional activities; and applying active learning methods and instructional strategies to meet course objectives.
BARBIZON, USA – WHITE PLAINS, NY
January 2009–May 2012 Modeling Adjunct Instructor
Keenly assessed student performance on their modeling, acting, and professional development.
Instructed learners regarding effective strategies of self-improvement, wardrobe coordination, and cosmetic application.
Earlier Position Held
NEW VISTAS ACADEMY – BROOKLYN, NY
August 2002–August 2009 Elementary School Teacher, 4th and 5th Grade
March 2019 Canvas Software Training
January 2015 Harassment, Bullying, Cyber Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools
June 2009 Certification of Completion in Bullying Prevention
June 2008 Certification of Completion in Violence Prevention and Intervention
January 2015–Present New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL)
January 2014–Present Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Microsoft Office Suite ▪ Moodle ▪ Blackboard ▪ Chalk and Wire ▪ Canvas