Hi there 🙂 I’m Lis – with nearly 10 years experience in education, curriculum development, and as a founding member to three charter schools – I’ve learned a lot to help the achievement of other teachers and thousands of students. I’m looking to expand my impact and pivot to a career that uses my excellent response to data, solutions-oriented mindset as a Consultant in 2020. Read below about some of my experience, and reach out to me with opportunities.
Uncommon Schools, Boston, Massachusetts
Summer Academy Director – April 2019- Current
- Leading 3 campuses of students, 26 staff, teachers and 10 Summer Teaching Fellows in this summer’s Summer School, required for retention and promotion to the next grade.
- Responsible for the professional development and curriculum management of 16 subjects
Literacy Teacher – July 2016- Current
- Awarded Excellence In Teaching Award for strongest classroom instruction at Uncommon Schools
- MCAS data in 2019 –95% student growth percentile with 83% of students achieved advanced or proficient. That outscores the state, city and non-economically disadvantaged by double digits in every category, with the highest results in school history on any grade level in ELA.
- Quarterly Interim Assessment Data consistently top 3 within the network (MA, NJ, NY)
- Lead curriculum planner for 5th Grade ELA, adjusting daily materials to respond to student data daily
- Tutor small groups, pull-out groups with data-driven instruction to achieve measured growth
- Held position as Instructional Coach for two staff members in 2016-2017
Learning Specialist, ELL Coordinator, Literacy Department Coordinator – July 2013-July 2015
- Member of 5-8 Reading Uncommon Schools Network Working Group and developed and executed professional development to over 150 Uncommon teachers and leaders.
- 23% of students were on grade level in literacy at the beginning of the year, 98% by EOY
Summer Teaching Fellows Mentor – July 2017
Mentored a college junior through coaching and development of teaching middle school, providing daily coaching meetings, real-time feedback, video reviews and lesson plan internalization guidance
Democracy Prep Public Schools, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Founding Literacy Specialist and Kindergarten Teacher – July 2015 – July 2016
- Responsible for leading all founding kindergarten and sixth grade teachers in literacy content development in a new region for the network
- Review lesson plans, observe and coach for reading and writing for elementary and middle schools
- Create and execute professional developments on teaching taxonomies for the region
- In my capacity of Kindergarten lead teacher, students saw 292% growth on ELA and 289% on Math MAP exam, with 100% student passing STEP 3.
Summer School Director – June 2016
- Independently ran and coordinated the curriculum, execution and communication of the first summer school in the region
KIPP Delta Public Schools, Helena, Arkansas
Second Grade Teacher – October 2011 – July 2013
- Taught language arts to 72 students in a low-income community in rural Arkansas in a school with extended hours and extensive professional development.
- On the MAP test, my students made an average 88% fall to spring growth, the highest language results K-12 in the region and 16% higher than the district average. Students made an average of 1.5 years growth with 62% at grade level (14% higher than the district average and 32% higher than in the fall)
Teach for America, Cleveland, Mississippi
Corps Member Advisor – June 2013 – August 2013
- Advised a cohort of 16 incoming corps members through lesson plan review, classroom observation and training of a group of new teachers.
- Planned and executed professional development sessions to 40+ teachers on classroom management/culture and elementary literacy practices
Corps Member – July 2011 – July 2013
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, Los Angeles, CA – December 2014
Master of Arts in Teaching (Multiple Subject Elementary), Magna Cum Laude
Villanova University, Villanova, PA – May 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Minor: Environmental Studies
Awarded Who’s Who In American Colleges and Universities, Editor-in-Chief, The Villanovan Newspaper