To Whom It May Concern:
I have a unique skill set which, given the opportunity, would greatly enhance the Catholic educated students. As alumnae from St.Ambrose University, I am uniquely qualified to share my education and experience.
After a fulfilling career in various roles in Township High School District 214, I will be looking for new opportunities in education effective July 2018.
For the past 5 years, I have been in charge of the Young Adult Education Program (night school) for Township High School District #214. I have worn numerous hats in this position; I have acted as the Principal, Counselor, Registrar, Dean of Students, and Data Processor. I have hired teachers, interpreted transcripts, created courses for students, developed data to interpret the effectiveness of the program, and revamped the program so it was more effective for student success. I have built courses in the student information system our district uses (Infinite Campus). I have become very adept at learning many of the features of Infinite Campus. All of this experience has prepared me for new and challenging roles for the future.
Prior to my role as the Director of the Young Adult Education Program for Township High School District #214, I taught students with learning and behavior issues for 5 years at both Rolling Meadows High School and The Academy at Forest View. I also served as the Dean of Students at Rolling Meadows High School for 17 years. During my tenure at Rolling Meadows High School, I was involved in numerous committees. I was the Chair of the Anti-Bullying and Diversity Committees. I also was the Title IX Coordinator for the high school. I created numerous strategies to deal with inappropriate behavior along with accessing the effectiveness of them.
All years of education are critical, but one’s high school years help shape self-confidence and a sense of who you are for the future. I was given this opportunity and attention when I was in high school at St.Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The teachers I had, made a point to push me academically. They made it a point to get to know me as an individual. I was blessed to have teachers who cared. I have prided myself on this same mindset while working with high school age students for the past 27 years. It has been my dream to carry it on in a new and challenging Catholic setting now that I will be retiring from Township High School District #214.
I would like you and other decision-makers to know of my availability and experience in education. To highlight my background: I have Masters Degrees in Educational Administration and Special Education, have served as Dean of Students, Director of the Young Adult Education Program, taught social studies and special education and began my career as police officer.
I can be reached at 847-533-5898.
Thank you for the consideration.
My goal was to create programs to measure and improve student attendance and behavioral issues, provide a safe campus environment, and educate and lead administrators, service support, and teachers to recognize and respond when students or situations needed intervention.
Teacher Aug.1991 – July 2013
Rolling Meadows High School/Forest View Alternative School Rolling Meadows, IL
Social Studies Certification