Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Principal Licensure

          University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2001

Competency Based Teacher Education, Teacher Licensure

          Regis College at Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado, 1988

Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling and Parish Ministry

          Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado, 1978

Bachelor of Science in Religious Education and Sociology

          Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1975

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR EXPERIENCE

Teacher Coach and Mentor

Coached and mentored new teachers in best practices and content knowledge for literacy and math through job-embedded, professional development.  Results of work in the last two years were used in a federal research study to determine the effects of coaching on student achievement and teacher retention.     

          Aurora Public Schools, 2009 – 2016

Principal

Provided instructional leadership by setting expectations for best practice and supporting teachers to deepen their understandings of teaching and learning.  Analyzed achievement data, set goals for improvement, and planned on-going, professional development.  Aligned budgets and human resources to meet the needs of students. 

          Crawford Elementary School, Aurora Public Schools, 2004 – 2009

          Crawford Elementary School Assistant Principal, 2002 – 2004 

Elementary Classroom Teacher / Math Teacher Leader
Planned and delivered differentiated instruction in all areas of the general education curriculum.  Students included second language learners, students with special needs, and high performing students.  Supervised teacher candidates.  Coached teachers in pedagogy and content knowledge.

          Montview Elementary School, Aurora Public Schools, 1989 – 2002

Adjunct Professor

Organized and instructed biblical criticism, church history and theology classes for lay leaders.

          Denver Satellite, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1981 – 1985 

PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Minister

Organizes a home church model of ministry emphasizing shared leadership, hands-on mission, challenging dialogue, and radical hospitality.  Established church as Open and Affirming to all. 

          Fireside Christian Church, A Home Church For Metro Denver, 1993 – present

Acting Regional Minister

Provided pastoral and administrative leadership to churches in the five-state region.

          Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Central Rocky Mountain Region, 2014 

Interim Associate Regional Minister 

Designed and facilitated workshops in the areas of priority setting, small group dynamics, and conflict management.

          Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Central Rocky Mountain Region, 1981

Assistant Minister

Developed and implemented a youth program including study, pastoral care, and recreation.

          Aurora First Christian Church, Aurora, Colorado, 1976 – 1981

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Chairperson, Committee on Ministerial Standing

Organizes the ongoing nurture and certification process for theological education and seminary students.  Oversees credentialing for pastors and chaplains in the five-state region.  Works on developing the  Apprentice Track to Ordination for non-traditional ministerial candidates.

          Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Central Rocky Mountain Region, 2011 – present 

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Breakout Session Presenter

Co-presented with Aurora Public Schools leadership and Augenblick, Palaich and Associates the results of the federal, research study, “Impacts of the Retired Mentors for New Teachers program” published by Regional Educational Laboratory Central.

          Colorado Association of School Executives, Breckenridge, Colorado, 2017 

Assistant Principal Cohort Facilitator

Co-facilitated an induction class for assistant principals in Aurora Public Schools focusing on Colorado administrator leadership standards.

          Aurora Public Schools, 2008

Panel Discussion Participant

Presented personal experiences with Mondo Publishing professional learning to an audience of superintendents and district leaders focusing on reform initiatives that increase student achievement in reading.

          Mondo Publishing Leadership Conference, New York City, 2008

Workshop Presenter

Co-facilitated a workshop for school administrators on the Aurora Achievement Initiative and the power of systemic change through job-embedded professional development. 

          International Conference on Learning, Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2006

Dialogue Facilitator

Planned and co-facilitated Wednesday afternoon dialogues for teachers and teacher candidates in the areas of math instruction and intrinsic student motivation.

          Montview Elementary School, 1999 – 2002

Workshop Presenter
Jointly planned and presented a workshop for teachers and principals on the coaching model of staff development.

          Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1999

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

Colorado Association of School Executives

          Breckenridge, Colorado, 2017

Emerge Colorado:  Women Leaders for a Democratic Future

          Denver, Colorado 2017

Hope Leadership Training

          Indianapolis, Indiana, 2014

Mondo Publishing Leadership Conference

          New York City, 2008

International Conference on Learning

          Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2006

National Association For Bilingual Education

          New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

          Las Vegas, Nevada, 2002 and San Francisco, California, 1999

Mathematical Perspectives Kathy Richardson Math Leadership Retreat

          Bellingham, Washington, 1999

Enlightened Leadership

          Steven Vanoy, Aurora, Colorado, 1991

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Head Teller
Trained and supervised employees in all bank activities including teller transactions, vault balancing, and consumer loans.

          First Federal Savings Bank, Denver, Colorado, 1984 – 1988

Adjunct Professor
Organized and instructed biblical criticism, church history, and theology classes for lay leaders.

          Denver Satellite, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1981 – 1985

Interim Associate Regional Minister
Designed and facilitated workshops for churches in the areas of priority setting, small group dynamics, and conflict management.

          Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Central Rocky Mountain Region, Denver, Colorado, 1981

Assistant Minister
Developed and implemented a youth program including study, pastoral care, and recreation.

          Aurora First Christian Church, Aurora, Colorado, 1976 – 1981

LIFE EXPERIENCE

Foster Care Provider

Provided foster care for emotionally-disabled, adjudicated adolescents.

          Arapahoe County, Colorado, 1979 – 1982

Chaplain Intern

Established a program of pastoral care for adolescent patients.

          Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, Colorado, 1977