Co-Founder and President at Neighborhood United, Bronx, NY
March 2020 — Present
Successfully led the founding and tactical growth of a start-up nonprofit through developing social solutions, intentional student recruitment and overseeing effective case management of 100+ students.
Cultivate holistic approaches to mentoring, coaching and reducing the opportunity gap through the creation of engaging art, coding & basketball programming.
Engage in multiple community partnerships that demonstrate a strong aptitude for organizational development, effective communication and strategic planning.
Develop grant proposals and fundraising strategies that have helped to raise funding for new and continuing programs.
Manage and supervise development of all staff members by conducting weekly team meetings, providing external professional development opportunities and comprehensive bi-annual review process.
Middle School Science Director at Brilla College Prep Middle School, Bronx, NY
August 2021 — Present
Manage the quality and execution of the science curriculum with a strong emphasis on addressing differentiation, aligning curriculum with state standards and incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy into instruction
Help teachers execute data-driven instruction for over 300 students through the use of engaging and refined lessons and well-aligned formative assessments which led to 30% increase in student mastery
Support and coach, as needed, school-based science content leaders to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Develop, facilitate and/or coordinate professional development related to deepening teacher and leader content knowledge within and across schools
Design, schedule, and facilitate regular school leader meetings and development including, but not limited to- content meetings, student data analysis, school observations and debriefs, daily test preparation debriefs
Grade Team Lead at Brilla College Prep Middle School , Bronx, NY
July 2019 — July 2021
Lead Instructional Team meetings to support teachers with implementing best teacher management practices increasing their BOY and MOY review scores.
Facilitate restructured weekly Grade Level meetings to foster team collaboration, analyze student data and action plan and organize team leading to increased workplace sustainability.
Support with student behaviors by implementing restorative practices, de-escalating student interactions and coordinating with all appropriate stakeholders on sustainable academic and behavioral interventions.
Ensured increased student placement into specialized high schools and high-school enrichment programs by holding parent meetings, guiding families through the application process and preparing students for exams/interviews.
Master Science Teacher at Brilla College Prep Middle School, Bronx, NY
July 2018 — July 2021
Execute data-driven instruction for 84-90 students annually
Review/adapt 5 units of science lessons to engage all scholars in cognitive learning
Implement curriculum development sessions for all middle school science teachers
in network to revamp lessons making them more rigorous and accessible.
Provide observation opportunities for team members seeking professional development
Communicate effectively with all 84-90 families annually to enhance school-family partnerships, provide updates on scholar progress and supply adequate at-home resources for students not reaching benchmarks.
Elementary School Science Teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools, Bronx, NY
October 2016 — May 2018
Developed strategic action plan that drove all 100+ students to mastery (85+%) on the 2017 and 2018 New York State 4th Grade Science Exam.
Created and executed lesson plans for 6 units of instruction that met the needs of all students including 12:1:1 classrooms.
Created and designed science homework, at-home resources and interim assessments with a focus on NGSS standards and transferable skills used across 2 network schools.
Served as an encouraging mentor to all of my students in advisory block discussing character and relevant and present life issues.
Communicated effectively with all families through a mix of in-person meetings and phone conversations to develop parent partnerships and provide updates on scholar progress
Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, New York City
Biology Major; Psychology. Minor
Intro to Restorative Practices & Circles
Cardinal of the Year at Brilla College Prep Middle School
Employee of the Year award earned through staff wide voting process of all past employee of the month winners.
Brilla Employee of the Month at Brilla College Prep Middle School
Graduated Cum Laude at City College of New York
Dean’s List at City College of New York
2011 — 2014
References available upon request