Illustrate significant accomplishments and experience relevant to obtaining a management position in the field of education.

2014 – Present

Turnaround For Children, Washington DC

Instructional Coach

Design, plan, and facilitate professional development opportunities for teachers in two District of Columbia Public Schools

Assess teacher progress and determine relevant next steps to push teacher practice to ensure academic and socioemotional success for all students

July 2013 -
August 2014

Rocketship Education, Washington DC

Director of Community Development

Develop deep relationships with community members, leaders, and partners to ensure successful partnership upon opening of Rocketship DC schools

Maintain relationships with Public Charter School Board as well as develop successful partnerships with District of Columbia Public Schools

July 2011 -
July 2013

Metro TeenAIDS, Washington DC

Director of School Services

Oversee and manage HIV and STD prevention and reproductive health education programs in public and charter schools

Develop and maintain relationships with DC Public and Charter school staff and administration as well as schools, and community partners

Ensure accurate and consistent data collection and use data to assist with grant proposal and status report writing

Supervise and lead team of 20 people as well as manage a $1 million department budget

July 2009 -
June 2011

DC Preparatory Academy, Washington DC

Dean of Student Support, DC Prep Academy-Edgewood Elementary Campus

Serve as the primary point person for all student discipline issues and lead administrator over attendance, parent and community engagement, and college prep at school of nearly 400 students

Identify, plan, and implement strategies to address barriers to learning including, attendance concerns, behavior issues and social adjustment;

Participate in and deliver professional development and training on issues related to student support services;

July 2004 -
July 2009

District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Program Coordinator, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Design and initiate programs to promote academic progress, college awareness, and readiness of approximately 150 DC GEAR UP students in conjunction with school administration, counselors, and teachers

Lead, design, and implement college retention program for the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Graduated largest class in recent history at T. Roosevelt High School (DC) and assisted students with obtaining over $2 million in financial aid funds

January 2008 -
August 2008

Teach For America, Los Angeles CA

School Director, Teach For America Los Angeles Summer Institute 2008

Manage and develop a team of eight staff members to maximize their effectiveness and to ensure student achievement at two school sites

Oversee the daily administration of two summer school programs with the assistance of full-time school administrators

Partner with two district principals and faculty advisors to ensure that Teach For America model effectively served their students

August 2003 -
June 2004

Teach For America, Emeryville, CA

Program Director

Develop proactive relationships with corps members to diagnose their professional needs and ensure they will be open to receiving feedback

Ensure that corps members set ambitious goals for their students’ academic growth and utilize the appropriate diagnostic tools to benchmark and track their students’ progress

Maximize Teach For America’s relationship with school districts and schools by building officials’ understanding and support for the program

August 2001 -
June 2003

Compton Unified School District , Compton, CA

Fourth Grade Teacher/Grade Level Chair

Plan, organize, and teach curriculum for 30+ students

Create and manage a healthy environment for all students

Facilitate discussion among grade level teachers concerning curriculum

Serve as a liaison to the administration and grade level administration

August 2001 -
May 2003

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Master of Arts in Elementary Education

August 1997 -
May 2001

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

DC Bar Pro Bono Program, Washington DC

Understanding the Fundamentals of Nonprofit Organizations, 2013

Uncommon Schools Training, Albany NY

“Teach Like A Champion” Professional Development, May 2010

Institute of Education Leadership, Washington DC

Education Policy Fellowship Program, October 2005-June 2006

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships Conferences

National Conference, July 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Academic Achievement and Student Success, February 2005

National Dropout Prevention Network, San Antonio, TX

18th Annual National Conference, October 2006

Facilitator, Teach For America African American Corps Member Summit

July 2014

Community Service and Student Involvement Chair, UNC Black Alumni Club

June 2011-August 2012

Membership Chair, UNC DC Black Alumni Club

August 2007-January 2009

Alumni Representative, Carolina Alumni Admissions Program

August 2006-present

Programs Chair, UNC DC Black Alumni Club

February 2005-February 2006

Mentor, Youth Leadership Development, Pi Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc


Mentor/Partner, College Bound Inc

September 2010-present

Athletic Academic Advisor, Roosevelt High School

August 2006-June 2008

Representative, DC Ward 4 Neighborhood Core Services Team

July 2004-July 2005

Brother/Member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals


Customer Service Award, DC State Education Office

2005, 2007

Innovative Programming Award, DC State Education Office


J. Maryon Saunders Award, UNC Chancellor’s Award


Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award, UNC Black Alumni Reunion


James M. Johnston Scholar, UNC at Chapel Hill