Mar 05, 2018

Daniel Williams

  • Education
  • Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Education: Elementary Education: Middle/High School Education: University/College

Personal Summary

 

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.

Sincerely,

Dan Williams

 

 

Work Experience

Director, Young Adult Education Program
Aug 2013 - Mar 2018 Township High School District #214
  • Assist students who have dropped out of traditional day school or are behind on credits to graduate and receive their high school diploma
  • Developed and implemented strategies to place students in the correct classes reviewing transcripts and interpreting statistical data as applied to enrollment management and behavioral trends
  • Successful track record of increasing and maintaining student graduation rates with creative programs, motivation for students and teachers, and disciplinary program development, if needed
  • Lead, inspire, and manage 19 professionals
  • Increased number and breadth of course offerings by innovatively utilizing staff and facility resources
  • Implemented more responsive attendance, grade reporting, and monitoring systems that identified early intervention
  • Established a series of college and career nights and every year participation from students, colleges, and companies increases
Dean of Students
Aug 1994 - Jul 2011 Township High School District #214

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.

  • Developed and implemented attendance accounting program: tardy table, check-in-check out, escort system, among others
  • Counseled students, teachers, administrators, and parents to identify, clarify, and understand attendance problems and behavioral issues
  • Collaborated closely with Student Services to provide creative support services to students with disciplinary problems
  • Created and implemented building safety and security programs
  • Developed and delivered several community awareness programs on gang, drug, and vandalism activity and prevention strategies
  • Spear-headed RMHS PBIS programs
  • Help develop district policies on cell phones and hats
  • Evaluated paraprofessionals goals
  • First Dean in District #214 to evaluate Special Education teachers
  • Evaluated behavioral and attendance trends through the use of statistical analysis
  • Created non-punitive discipline consequences such as loss of privileges, restitution, reduction of suspension in lieu of self help programs
  • Attended and participated in IEP meetings helping create FBA and BIP’s
  • Presented to the Board of Education in Expulsion matters
  • Coached boys and girls basketball at RMHS and Buffalo Grove H.S. (21 years experience)
  • Coached girls softball at RMHS

 

Teacher
Aug 1991 - Jul 2013 Township High School District #214

Teacher                                                                                                                        Aug.1991 – July 2013           

Rolling Meadows High School/Forest View Alternative School                                                 Rolling Meadows, IL
                                      

  • Taught special education/ L.D. & B.D. American History and World History classes
  • Team taught World History, Sociology, and Multi-Cultural Issues classes
  • Taught Social Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Taught Sociology to Jr./Sr. students

Education

Master of Science – Educational Administration
Aug 1994 - May 1996 Dominican University 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305
Master of Science-Special Education
Aug 1989 - May 1991 Dominican University 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305
Criminal Justice
Aug 1976 - May 1980 St.Ambrose University

Endorsements

Social Studies Certification