My Educational Background
Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ.
M.A. in Educational Leadership, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA.
M.Ed. in International Teaching, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA.
B.A. in Liberal Studies, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA.
My Professional Background
2010 – present: Chief Instructional Officer (2012-present) and Principal (2010-2012), Beaufort County School District, South Carolina, USA. 22,000+ students, 32 schools. As Principal, led the opening of a new public middle school of 1000+ students. Received awards for Closing the Achievement Gap, Overall Student Achievement and the SC EdTech Technology Innovation Award. During my leadership student achievement has reached all time highs; including our highest AP, IB, SAT, ACT, Graduation Rates and State Report Card ratings in district history as well as renewed accreditation and IB authorization.
2005-2010: Middle School Principal, American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. An American/International day school of 2400+ students, PreK-12. Recruited International teaching staff K-12 and led all aspects of the middle school program including: curriculum, instruction, assessment, student services, budget, facilities, professional development, and home-school communication.
1998-2005: Secondary Principal (4yrs ’01-‘05); Teacher (3yrs ’98-’01), American School of Brasilia, Brazil. K-12 school, 550+ students. As principal, recruited International teaching staff K-12, responsible for all aspects of the grade 6-12 educational program; taught middle school mathematics on five-teacher team within a block schedule, and team planned interdisciplinary units of study. Head boys’ basketball coach.
1994-1998 Teacher, Palo Verde Christian School, Tucson, Arizona. High school and middle school mathematics, science, and physical education; Head boys’ and girls’ basketball coach.
Additional Related Experience
2014-present: Consultant with Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI).
2014-present: Editorial Review Board Member with the Association of American School Administrators (AASA) Journal of Scholarship & Practice.
2009-present: Adjunct Professor, Framingham State University, USA. Graduate Program for International Educators, Course Taught: Advanced Teaching Strategies; Curriculum Theory and Practice; Research and Evaluation.
1995-1998: Director, Crusader Basketball Camps and Clinics, USA. Staff of 8, 1000+ students. Speaker at American Basketball Academy, Head coach USA West All-Star teams in international basketball tournaments in Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
My Ability to Lead
Everyone is motivated by something. Some driving force or “right button” sparks action in us all. For me, that driving force is a belief in the potential power of schools to positively impact the lives of children. I no longer teach students each day. However, I do impact learning daily by my decisions, and I take that responsibility very seriously. Each year I seek to sustain the accomplishments of the past year, while pressing toward the challenges ahead.
My Personal Information
My wife, Alisa, and I are blessed with two wonderful daughters, Lizzie and Emma. Lizzie is in 11th grade this year, and Emma is in 9th grade. Our daughters were both born in Brasilia, Brazil and thus have dual citizenship. As well as both being excellent students, they are respectful, responsible, and well-mannered young ladies. They are active in Student Government as well as Yearbook, National Honor Society and other school activities. Both Lizzie and Emma enjoy playing volleyball and have played on their school teams as well as competitive club volleyball.
Alisa has taught ESOL, Literacy Intervention, Learning Support, and other subject areas at the elementary and secondary levels. She led Girl Scouts USA in Mexico and has been active in service organizations in Brazil, Mexico, and the USA. Alisa currently serves full-time as a district ESOL Instructional Coach. Alisa is the head JV volleyball coach for her high school and coaches for USA Volleyball with the Low Country Volleyball Club.
20+ year veteran educator
Demonstrated track record of success and dedication to students
Integrity, values-based, energetic leadership
Excellent references and globally connected
Intellectual and Personal Development
Parent and student access to grades and information 24/7
Portfolio and e-portfolio evidence-based assessment systems
Standards-based assessment and grading
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Recording and Reporting Alignment
Technology for 21st Century learning
Project based and Interdisciplinary units
Rubicon Atlas & Curriculum Mapping
Understanding by Design
Assessment Manual & Essential Agreements
Alcohol & Drug Awareness Programs
Inspiring and Empowering
Mentoring programs and Advisor/Advisee programs
Peer mediation & Peer tutoring
Interscholastic and intramural sports
Motivational guest speakers & assembly program
Student led organizations, clubs and activities
Positive, Active Global Citizens
Field trips and School Without Walls experiences
Model United Nations
Student work showcases and learning fairs
International friendship & Multicultural celebrations
Career fairs work-based learning experiences