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Michigan Department of Education

2010-11 Section 1003(g) School Improvement Grants

Preferred External Educational Services Provider Application 1

Electronic Application Process

Applicants are required to complete and submit the application, including all required attachments to:

[emailprotected]

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed in the order in which they are submitted.

Applicants must respond to each question/item in each section of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants must respond to each question/item in each section of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Technical support will be available Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All information included in the application package must be accurate. All information that is submitted is subject to verification. All applications are subject to public inspection and/or photocopying.

Contact Information

All questions related to the preferred provider application process should be directed to:

Anne Hansen

Consultant Office of Education Improvement & Innovation

OR

Tammy Hatfield Consultant

Office of Education Improvement & Innovation

Telephone: (517) 373-8480 or (517) 335-4733

Email: [emailprotected]

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Under the Final Requirements for School Improvements Grants, as defined under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title I, Part A. Section

1003(g) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as amended in January 2010, one of the criteria that the MDE (SEA) must consider when an LEA applies for a SIG grant is the extent to which the LEA has taken action to ―recruit, screen, and select

external providers…‖. To assist LEA’s in this process, the MDE is requesting information/applications from entities wishing to be considered for placement on a preferred provider list that will be made available to LEA’s on the MDE website. If an

LEA selects a provider that is not on the list, the provider will have to go through the application review process before engaging in the turnaround intervention at the LEA. Applications will be reviewed on their merits and not on a competitive basis. Please

note that the application and accompanying attachments will be accessible online to LEA’s seeking to contract for educational services.

Preferred external providers will be required to participate in a state-run training program that specifies performance expectations and familiarizes providers with state legislation and regulations. External providers will be monitored and

evaluated regularly and those who are not getting results will be removed from the preferred provider list.

All decisions made by the MDE are final. There is no appeal process.

Please note that being placed on the Preferred Provider List does not guarantee that a provider will be selected by an LEA to provide services.

Two or more qualified reviewers will rate the application using the scoring rubric

developed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Applications will only be reviewed if:

1. All portions of the application are complete;

2. All application materials, including attachments, are submitted electronically

prior to the due date;

Applications will only be approved if:

1. The above conditions are met for review;

2. The total application score meets a minimum of 70 points

EXTERNAL PROVIDERS: BACKGROUND & APPROVAL PROCESS

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Exemplar Total Points Possible

1. Description of comprehensive improvement services

25

2. Use of scientific educational research 15

3. Job embedded professional development 15

4. Experience with state and federal requirements 15

5. Sustainability Plan 15

6. Staff Qualifications 15

Total Points Possible 100

Minimum Points Required for Approval 70

Note: Applicants may apply to become preferred providers in all or some of the program delivery areas listed in Section B. If applicant does not wish to become a provider in a program area, that should be noted on the

application.

If an applicant is applying to be a preferred provider in less than the five areas listed, they must have a review score not less than the following in each area for which they apply:

Section 1 15 points

Section 2 10 points Section 3 10 points

Section 4 10 points Section 5 10 points Section 6 10 points Section 6 must be completed by all applicants.

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The Application is divided into four sections.

Section A contains basic provider information. Section B requests information related to six exemplars (program delivery

information and staff qualifications). Responses in Section B must be in narrative form. You may include figures (e.g., tables, charts, graphs) to support your

narrative, but such items will be counted toward applicable page/word limits. Section C contains the Assurances. Please read each statement carefully. By

submitting your application, you certify your agreement with all statements therein.

Section D Attachments

APPLICATION OVERVIEW

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Please enter the requested information in the spaces provided. Be sure to read all

notes, as they provide important information.

Instructions: Complete each section in full.

1. Federal EIN, Tax ID or

Social Security Number 2. Legal Name of Entity

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG)

3. Name of Entity as you would like it to appear on the Approved List

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG)

4. Entity Type: 5. Check the category that best describes your entity:

For-profit

Non-profit

Business

Community-Based

Organization

Educational Service Agency

(e.g., RESA or ISD)

Institution of Higher Education

School District

Other

(specify):

6. Applicant Contact Information Name of Contact Andrew Henry

Phone (517) 455 - 7368

Fax

Street Address 2310 Science Parkway

City Okemos

State MI

Zip 48864

E-Mail

[emailprotected]

Website

http://www.redcedarsolutionsgroup.com

7. Local Contact Information (if different than information listed above)

Name of Contact

Phone

Fax

Street Address

City

State

Zip

E-Mail

Website

8. Service Area

List the intermediate school district and each individual district in which you agree to provide services.

Enter ―Statewide‖ ONLY if you agree to provide services to any district in the State of Michigan.

Statewide

Intermediate School District(s):

Name(s) of District(s):

SECTION A: BASIC PROVIDER INFORMATION

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9. Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Are you or any member of your organization currently employed in any capacity by any public school

district or public school academy (charter school) in Michigan, or do you serve in a decision making

capacity for any public school district or public school academy in Michigan (i.e. school board member)?

Yes No

What school district are you employed by or serve:

In what capacity are you employed or do you serve (position title):

Schools or school districts are encouraged to apply to become preferred providers. However, the school

or school district may not become a preferred provider in its own district. This restriction does not apply

to Intermediate School Districts or Regional Educational Service Authorities.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once approved, providers must operate within the

information identified in this application.

Changes in application information may be requested in writing to MDE. The request must include the rationale for the changes. All changes must receive written approval from MDE prior to implementation and will be determined on a

case-by-case basis. This includes, but is not limited to, information changes in the following categories:

Change in service area Change in services to be offered

Change in method of offering services

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Instructions: Section B responses must be in narrative form. Provide data/documentation of previous achievements where applicable. All responses must comply with stated page limits. Figures such as tables, charts and graphs can

be included in the narrative, but such information will be counted toward page limits. Text and figures beyond the stated page limit will not be considered and

should not be submitted with the application. All references must be cited.

Exemplar 1: Description of Comprehensive Improvement Services

(25 points possible)

Describe how comprehensive improvement services that result in dramatic, documented and sustainable improvement in underperforming urban secondary

schools will be delivered to LEA’s that contract for your services. Comprehensive services include, but are not limited to the following:

Support systems to ensure student and teacher success and sustain improvement

Content and delivery systems and mechanisms proven to result in dramatic and sustained improvement linked to student achievement

Job embedded professional development at leadership, teacher and support

levels to increase internal capacity for improvement and sustainability linked to student achievement

Comprehensive short cycle and summative assessment systems to measure performance and goal attainment linked to the building school improvement plan.

SECTION B: PROGRAM DELIVERY AND STAFF QUALIFICATION NARRATIVES

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Exemplar 1 Narrative Limit: 4 pages (insert narrative here)

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) has individually and jointly collaborated on a number of successful

projects and is committed to providing data coaching and data-driven decision making services that can

enhance classroom instruction and support increased student achievement.

RCSG Data Coaches have been working as data coaches with the Title 1 Accountability Grant’s High

Priority Schools Initiative as a part of the Statewide System of Support (SSoS). RCSG Data Coaches have

played a pivotal role thus far in the execution of this grant, highlights of their accomplishment are as

follows:

Data Coaching Experience. Red Cedar Solutions Group Data Coaches collectively serve the majority of

the schools currently receiving data coaching services.

• Data-Driven Decision Making Training. Red Cedar Solutions Group Data Coaches played a key role in the training of Cohort 2 schools including those from Wayne RESA and Detroit Public Schools.

• Enhanced Data Analytics. To complement the dynamic inquiries available from Data 4 Student Success (Data 4 SS), data coaches from Red Cedar Solutions Group created the following new reports and services, all of which are in high demand by Title I schools.

O MME Standard Analysis Tool O Trend Analysis O Summary Gap Analysis O GLCE Frequency Report O Monitoring the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI).

• Professional Development. RCSG Data Coaches have provided high-quality professional development, received positive feedback, and prompted Title I, as well as non-Title I schools, to request the services of Red Cedar Data Coaches for future professional development opportunities. These opportunities include:

O Training of WRESA Process Mentors and school teams in data analysis, school improvement, and completing the study/analyze form.

O Training of WRESA's Process Mentors and Instructional Coaches in the use of data warehousing, data inquiry tools and data-driven dialogue to gather and analyze data.

• RCSG Data Coaches have received several accolades recognizing their contributions and recommending their continued participation in the grant as a leaders in the both the capacity of data coaching as well as the training of data coaches (See Appendix A for Letters of Support).

As a partner with the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) in

the delivery of the Data Coaching Services component of the Statewide System of Support Combined

Technical Assistance Grant activities, Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) is committed to providing all

participating School Improvement Grant (SIG) Schools high-quality, customized data-support services

leveraged by Data for Student Success (Data 4 SS) and tailored to the particular needs of each school.

Additionally, the RCSG Data Coaches will deliver customized building-level services to schools under the

direction of the Regional Support Coordinators (RSCs) and School Leadership teams.

The services outlined are structured around a Data Analysis Methodology that is informed by the

data inquiries found in Data 4 SS and the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Continuous

School Improvement Process Model. This methodology (See Appendix B) will provide school teams

with the data analysis framework for understanding critical instructional and organizational issues that

contribute to lower than optimal student performance, specific areas of need in Language Arts and Math,

school improvement planning, and monitoring the implementation with fidelity process of the evidence-

based intervention. The methodology also provides the basis for RCSG Data Coaches to create

customized data summaries for each school that are submitted via the CMT system. These summaries are

designed to help inform the understanding of educators and administrators at all levels, including the

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school, the MDE, Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, and Intermediate School

Districts/Regional Educational Support Agencies (ISDs/RESAs). To that end, RCSG Data Coaches have

developed a Data Use Readiness Assessment (DURA) that is designed to measure the extent to which a

school is currently using data effectively to inform the school improvement process.

In order to successfully develop and deliver customized data workshops for participating SIG Schools,

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) Data Coaches will draw upon their experiences from the co-planning

efforts with Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (WRESA) for the Continuous Improvement

Symposium in April 2010 and the School Improvement and Data-Driven Dialogue Training in July 2010

(see Letters of Support – Appendix A). In addition, RCSG Data Coaches will employ the use of a Data

Use Readiness Assessment (DURA), a needs analysis measure developed by RCSG Data Coaches that is

designed to describe a school’s individual and organizational capacity to use data effectively. The DURA

will help inform decisions in the following areas:

Presenting all professional development topics relevant to data analysis, including, but not limited to Data 4 SS training, revising and aligning school improvement plans to data analysis results, completing the School Data Profile report, using data to research and select an evidence-based intervention, and using data to monitor the implementation fidelity of the EBI.

As RCSG Data Coaches worked with Title I High Priority Schools over the past year, it became apparent

that each school, particularly high schools, required a different approach to analyzing data, and the limited

data inquiry options available in Data 4 SS and lack of associated professional development meant more

clearly needed to be developed. Therefore, RCSG Data Coaches have been engaged in developing data-

focused professional development modules that not only leverage the Data 4SS Data Inquiry Tool and are

built around the core components of Data4SS, but also extend beyond the scope of the Data 4 SS

professional development offerings to meet the diverse needs of Title I High Priority Schools. RCSG Data

Coaches are committed to preparing and delivering building-level data training and services for

participating SIG schools. The RCSG Data Coaches will provide customized building-level data

coaching services to SIG Schools, meeting the following objectives:

• RCSG Data Coaches will introduce school teams to a customized data analysis methodology that is specific to the level of schooling (Elementary and Middle School or High School).

• RCSG Data Coaches will advocate for a gradual release of responsibility to the school teams, helping to integrate the concepts introduced in the customized building-level trainings into school processes.

As a result of the building-level intensive trainings, the following outcomes will be met:

• SIG school teams will be able to understand, utilize and apply a customized data analysis methodology that is specific to the level of schooling (Elementary and Middle School or High School).

• SIG school teams will be able to integrate the concepts introduced in the customized building-level trainings into school processes and thus sustain the benefits of the data analysis training and methodology.

The development, delivery and implementation of the building-level trainings will be accomplished

by delivering the following:

• RCSG Data Coaches will collaborate with the school Process Mentor Team, and/or the school administration and utilize the prepared customized data report and School Data Profile and School Data Analysis to assess and determine the area of greatest challenge for school improvement and deliver training accordingly.

• RCSG Data Coaches will provide follow-up services as needed to ensure school teams will be able to sustain these data practices in using their own data analysis tools, continuous school improvement, and implementing and monitoring evidence-based interventions.

• RCSG Data Coaches have developed the following modules that will be provided in the scope of the Data Coaching Services:

o Elementary/Middle School or High School Data Analysis Methodology (see Appendix B)

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This module is designed to provide an overview of the data analysis process, from an Elementary and Middle School or High School perspective, inform instruction, school improvement planning, and monitoring of the evidence-based intervention. The methodology is structured on basic inquiries in Data 4 SS, but makes its departure from the tool as school teams are introduced to an overview of the potential of GLCE or HSCE Unwrapping, Revising and Refining the School Improvement Plan, Investigating Student Work, Developing a Continuous Formative Assessment Plan and Monitoring an Evidence-based Intervention.

o Monitoring an Evidence-based Intervention is based on the DO phase of the Michigan Department of Education’s Continuous School Improvement Cycle, and provides school teams with a systematic and customized approach for determining whether the Evidence-Based Intervention is being implemented with fidelity. This module uses a logic model framework to guide the work and introduces school teams to the concept of data triangulation, where three related, but separately collected and analyzed sources of data are utilized (i.e. State student achievement data, observation data, and local assessment data) to ensure that all components of the intervention are being implemented as intended in the original application.

o Implementation Process is designed to ensure that school improvement initiatives are being implemented systematically and efficiently. This module utilizes the research and associated framework of Implementation Science in its core content, and provokes school teams to think critically about their own initiative management process.

o Developing a Formative Assessment Plan assists school teams in creating and implementing a formative assessment plan to map student progress, as well as to monitor implementation of the evidence-based intervention.

o GLCE or HSCE Unwrapping provides school teams with the training needed to be able to determine essential concepts and skills implicit in grade level content expectations or high school content expectations.

o Investigation of Student Work uses a protocol developed by RCSG Data Coaches designed to facilitate an examination of student understanding of concepts and evidence of skills specific to content expectations, as well as reveal instructional and curricular strengths and weaknesses.

o Students Near Proficiency utilizes Data 4 SS’s inquiry under the same name to determine how students near the cut score on the MEAP performed on each strand and which strand appears to be the most challenging for an individual, or subgroup of students.

o Data Driven Dialogue provides a research supported rationale for working interdependently and provides a framework and protocol for disaggregating and synthesizing data.

• RCSG Data Coaches are also committed to assisting school teams in the use of their current data tool(s) (Class A, Data Director, IGOR, AIMSWeb, etc.) and generating a comparative analysis with data generated by these tool(s) with state-level data generated in Data 4SS. The overall benefit of this process is to utilize a school's current data tools and build capacity at the building-level to leverage existing systems and tools for teachers.

RCSG Data Coaches will be responsible for developing customized data reports for participating SIG

Schools.

RCSG Data Coaches will prepare the following reports:

• Summary Gap Analysis: (MEAP Assessment Elementary and Middle School only) This report displays in tabular format the following data:

• Subgroup level performance in Reading and Mathematics over time

• GLCE State Gap Percent and GLCEs of Greatest Challenge for current year of data. In graph format: Building-level performance in Reading and Mathematics as compared to State

Average and AYP targets over time.

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• Standard Gap Analysis: (MME Assessment High School only) This report displays the Standard of Greatest Challenge over two years.

• Study Analyze Report: This report displays the baseline data in narrative and tabular formats.

• Summary Trend Analysis Report: This report displays the following longitudinal data in narrative, tabular and graph format to alert school teams to trends and patterns in the data.

• Building-level performance in Reading and Mathematics as compared to State Average and AYP targets over time.

• Grade and subgroup-level performance in Reading and Mathematics over time.

• Comparative Item Analysis (MEAP only) displaying GLCEs of greatest challenge across content area for two or more years.

• MME Standard Analysis (MME only) displaying standard of greatest challenge across content area for two or more years.

• Local Data Analysis Report: This report will display local data assessment(s) such as Scantron Performance Series Tests, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA), AIMSWeb Curriculum-based Measurement (CBM), and other local formative assessments, in an effort to measure student progress and monitor the evidence-based intervention implementation with fidelity.

In developing the customized data reports, the following outcomes will be met.

• School teams will be able to identify, from seeing visual and tabular displays of data in the customized data reports, the trends and patterns, as well as areas of high need, in their student achievement data and will be better informed as to the progress of their students’ performance, relevant to building, grade level, subgroup, item and individual unit of analysis.

• The building-level administration and teacher leadership team will have baseline, formative and longitudinal data analysis available to better understand a school’s current student academic performance, state of data use, or progress toward stated school improvement goals and objectives.

Red Cedar Solutions Group proposes to provide data coaching services to assist SIG schools with

continuous school improvement planning and the completion of the School Data Profile. SIG schools

typically do not have systems in place to effectively use data to inform their school improvement planning.

Additionally the data mining and analysis that make up the School Data Profile and the School Data

Analysis in the Comprehensive Needs Assessment are typically viewed as events rather than a process

associated with school improvement. This lack of systems and structured response relative to the intended

outcome of the comprehensive needs assessment results in ineffective data analysis. The consequences of

ineffective data analysis can impact the research and selection and the implementation of evidence-based

interventions, as well as cause a failure to achieve real school reform (Killian and Bellamy, 2000).

• RCSG Data Coaches will use the Michigan Department of Education’s Model of Process Cycle for School Improvement (Gather, Study, Plan and Do), with an emphasis on the Gather and Study processes.

• Customized building-level services will be more focused and targeted to the needs of the SIG School.

• A greater understanding of the school improvement process and its fundamental purpose will emerge in participating SIG Schools.

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Exemplar 2: Use of Scientific Educational Research (15 points possible)

Describe how scientific educational research and evidence based practices will be used as the basis for all content and delivery systems and services provided to the

LEA. The applicant should provide detailed data that supports successful performance

in utilizing research and evidence-based practices in the delivery of systems and services, especially as applied to secondary school settings.

Cite and reference available research studies (as appropriate) and provide data that indicate the practices used have a positive impact on the academic achievement of students in the subjects and grade levels in which you intend to

provide services.

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Exemplar 2 Narrative Limit: 3 pages (insert narrative here)

Data Coaching is a key component in Michigan’s Statewide System of Support for HP schools. Data is

also a focus in the SIG application for schools in the bottom 5%. ―The purpose of data coaching is to

ensure that student achievement data drives instructional decisions at the classroom and school level.‖

(Killion and Harrison, 2006). The use of data, data driven dialogue, and data coaching can be found in the

writings and research of most of the educational leaders today.

Data Driven Dialogue professional development will teach schools how to use their data to inform their

decision-making and focus their efforts on continuous improvement:

On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (2005) brings the ideas

and recommendations of many of these leaders into one resource for educators working to help their

students achieve at ever-higher levels. Each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework

and specific, practical strategies for developing professional learning communities. The authors are:

Roland Barth, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Barbara Eason-Watkins, Michael

Fullan, Lawrence Lezotte, Douglas Reeves, Jonathon Saphier, Mike Schmoker, Dennis Sparks, and

Rick Stiggins. These educational leaders and authors have agreed that on many of the best strategies

for raising student achievement and support the premise that students would be better served if

educators: Embrace learning rather than teaching as their schools mission; Work collaboratively to

help all students learn; Use formative assessments and focus on results to foster continuous

improvement; Assume individual responsibility to take steps to create such schools.

Data Coaches work with school administrators, leadership teams, and PLCs within schools. They

facilitate Data Driven Decision Making and help teachers focus on student work to inform instruction.

They also work with teams and teachers to develop, assess, and analyze both formative and summative

assessments to improve instruction and student achievement. This process is supported by Rick Stiggins

as found in On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (2005):

―as a result of this teamwork-based learning experience, teachers can continue to collaborate in the

development and use of both assessments OF and FOR learning. To the extent that we team to (1)

analyze, understand, and deconstruct standards, (2) transform them into high-quality classroom

assessments, and (3) share and interpret results together, we benefit from the union of our wisdom

about how to help our students continue to grow as learners."

Teaching building principals, school leadership teams, teachers, and support staff a methodology for

disaggregating and synthesizing data to inform critical decisions relative to curriculum, instruction, and

assessment are the focus of chapter three in Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based

Coaches (2006):

Staff development that improves the learning of all students utilizes disaggregated student data to

determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous improvement.

Data Driven Dialogue and Data Coaching: Prepares disaggregated data from multiple sources for

teacher use, Teaches data access and organization, Teaches analysis and interpretation of data

from multiple sources, Engages teachers in data analysis and interpretation to determine student

and teacher needs, Designs professional learning that improves student achievement based on

disaggregated data, Ensures continuous analysis of school and classroom data to refine

improvement strategies. (Killion and Harrison, 2006, p. 175-176)

Data Coaches work with school staff to develop expertise in the use of data and build the capacity

within the staff for sustainability over time by helping teams and teachers to use data effectively and

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understand the process of using data to inform instruction.

―With increased accountability, American schools and the people who work in them are being

asked to do something new – to engage in systematic, continuous improvement in the quality of

the educational experiences of students and to subject themselves to the discipline of measuring

their success by the metric of students’ academic performance. Most people who currently work in

public schools weren’t hired to do this work, nor have they been adequately prepared to do it

either by their professional education or their prior experience in schools.‖ (Richard F. Elmore,

2004 as quoted in Mike Schmoker's Results Now, 2006)

―Data coaches help teachers use data most effectively and to facilitate their understanding of data.

Teachers benefit from opportunities to work together to analyze data and to make decisions about

how to use data. In this role, coaches help teams of teachers and/or individual teachers to

examine data, understand their students’ strengths and weaknesses, and identify instructional

strategies, structures, programs, or curriculum to address identified needs.‖ (Killion and Harrison,

2006).

Red Cedar Solutions Group wrote and delivered professional development to Michigan's High Priority

Schools in the area of implementing and monitoring Evidence-Based Interventions. This professional

development was focused on increasing individual responsibility and interdependency among school

staff:

The shift from accountability to responsibility means that teachers and school leaders make the

shift from depending on others to do the analysis, to becoming proactive data users and analysts

themselves (Love, 2002)

Successful collaborative teams take time to clarify these working agreements. They also take time

to reflect upon their work and their ways of working (Garmston and Wellman, 1999).

The transition from teaching-focused to learning-focused instruction is underway in many quarters.

Learning-focused instruction places learners and their needs at the center of the equation. The

intention of this approach is to bring learners to important content and not content to

disinterested recipients. For many practitioners this shift requires an expanded repertoire and

expanded ways of thinking about learning and instruction. (Saphier and Gower, 1997; Lipton and

Wellman, 2000; Tomlinson, 2001)

Joyce and Showers (1995, p. 112) found that when presentation of theory, demonstration, low-risk

practice were combined with coaching and other forms of follow-up support, such as study groups,

teachers’ use of the new instructional strategies increased dramatically.

Table 1.1 Effect sizes for training outcomes by training components

Knowledge Skill Transfer of training

Information .63 .35 .00

Presentation of theory .15 .50 .00

Demonstration 1.65 .26 .00

Theory + demonstration .66 .86 .00

Theory + demonstration + practice .72 .00

Theory + demonstration + practice + feedback 1.31 1.18 .39

Theory + demonstration + practice + feedback + coaching 2.71 1.25 1.68

Red Cedar Solutions Group understands that helping elementary, middle and high school teams learn a

data analysis methodology and be able to focus on their strands, standards, focal points, and content

expectations of greatest challenge will create focus, collegiality, interdependency, and greater content-

specific coaching opportunities:

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In a subsequent study, Joyce and Showers(1996) found that teachers who participated in coaching

relationships more frequently practiced and applied new instructional skills.

―we formally investigated the hypothesis that coaching, following initial training, would result in

much greater transfer than would training alone. We confirmed this hypothesis‖ (Joyce and

Showers, 1996).

Two small-scale studies of coaching by other researchers produced similar results. Teachers in

primary grades were more effective in their use of questions and in facilitating interaction among

students (Kohler & Crilley, 1997). Teacher collegiality and ability to reflect increased as a result of

coaching (Garmston, Linder, & Whitaker, 2003)

More examples were found in middle school reform efforts funded by the Edna McConnell Clark

Foundation. Galm and Perry (2004) summarize the findings from work in Clark schools in Corpus

Christi, Texas, and Long Beach and San Diego, Calif. Content-specific instructional coaches were

deployed to low-performing schools in each of these districts with large populations of

underserved students. In each district, over three years, student achievement increased. ―At three

of the traditionally lowest-performing middle schools in San Diego, Calif., for example, standardized

test scores are up significantly. Two of the three schools more than doubled the state=set targeted

increase in test scores between 2002 and 2003. Five middle schools in Corpus Christi, Texas, that

participated in the initiative each increased the percentage of students passing the Texas

Assessment of Academic Skills by 3% to 15% between 2001 and 2002. In 2003, students exceeded

expectations for performance in the first year of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills by

2% to 40%. Between 22% and 35% of students in the cohort group at these schools increased their

reading comprehension test scores more than three grade levels in three years. … In the third

district, Long Beach, Calif., … schools that used coaches along with other initiatives showed

improvement‖ (p. 1-2) (Killion and Harrison, 2006, p. 15)

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform (2004) has studied coaching for a number of years. In a

recent publication about instructional coaching, the Institute claims that ―coaching provides such s

upports through an array of activities designed to build collective leadership and continuously

improve teacher instructional capacity and student learning. These activities, ideally, coalesce in

ways that create internal accountability due to the embedded nature of the work and people

engaged in it. (Killion and Harrison, 2006, p. 21)

Staff development that improves the learning of all students utilizes disaggregated student data to

determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous improvement.

Data Driven Dialogue and Data Coaching: Prepares disaggregated data from multiple sources for t

eacher use, Teaches data access and organization, Teaches analysis and interpretation of data from

multiple sources, Engages teachers in data analysis and interpretation to determine student and

teacher needs, Designs professional learning that improves student achievement based on

disaggregated data, Ensures continuous analysis of school and classroom data to refine

improvement strategies. (Killion and Harrison, 2006, p. 175-176) For resources that contributed

to this research see Appendix C.

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(15 points possible)

Describe how a job-embedded professional development plan will be put in place to

support principals, school leadership teams, teachers, and support staff.

The applicant should provide detailed data that supports successful performance

in developing job-embedded professional development plans for: o principals

o school leadership teams o teachers o support staff

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Exemplar 3 Narrative Limit: 2 pages (insert narrative here).

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) is an active partner of Michigan’s Statewide System of Support

(SSoS). RCSG has experience working with school administrators, school leadership teams, teachers,

and other support staff who are serving the schools. In accordance and alignment of the SSoS goals,

RCSG works with school administrators and school leaders to provide applicable and practical

professional development based on the needs of the school. Data coaches work with individuals to

develop and build expertise and capacity with staff within the building. Data and reports are shared in a

manner to enhance understanding and knowledge of staff.

RCSG is a seasoned Educational Services Organization that has extensive experience in providing

professional development for:

Principals, School Leadership Teams, Teachers:

Red Cedar Solutions Group collaborated with MAISA and Calhoun Intermediate School District to

provide Data Driven Decision Making training for school principals, school leadership teams and

teachers through regional data workshops. The workshops were attended by 45 principals and over 150

staff. In addition Red Cedar Solutions Group provided professional development to principals and their

school teams in more than 40 schools. The professional development relative to school principals,

school leadership teams, and teachers included:

Elementary/Middle School or High School Data Analysis Methodology (see Appendix B) This module is designed to provide an overview of the data analysis process, from an Elementary and Middle School or High School perspective, inform instruction, school improvement planning, and monitoring of the evidence-based intervention. The methodology is structured on basic inquiries in Data 4 SS, but makes its departure from the tool as school teams are introduced to an overview of the potential of GLCE or HSCE Unwrapping, Revising and Refining the School Improvement Plan, Investigating Student Work, Developing a Continuous Formative Assessment Plan and Monitoring an Evidence-based Intervention. Data-Driven Decision Making Training. This module provided school principals with Data 4 SS training that included disaggregating aggregate state achievement data by building, grade level, and subgroup; examining strand or standard level performance including grade level content expectation and high school content expectation level performance; cohort proficiency; and conducting a "students near proficiency" inquiry that allows users to view student strand and standard performance relative to the MEAP or MME cutoff score. Enhanced Data Analytics. Data coaches from Red Cedar Solutions Group significantly expanded the capacity of Data 4 Student Success (Data 4 SS), by creating the following reports and services, all of which are in high demand by high priority schools. These analytics were presented to building level principals, school teams, teachers, and support staff along with the expertise to recreate them O MME Standard Analysis Tool

O Trend Analysis

O Summary Gap Analysis

O GLCE Frequency Report

O Monitoring the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI).

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Summary Gap Analysis and Content Expectation Unwrapping. Participants learned their grade level content expectation of greatest challenge by learning to utilize the D 4 SS data inquiry tool and record the data. They followed up this activity by unwrapping the key concepts and skills in the content expectations of interest and applying those concepts and skills to Bloom's Taxonomy. Monitoring an Evidence-based Intervention is based on the DO phase of the Michigan Department of Education’s Continuous School Improvement Cycle, and provides school teams with a systematic and customized approach for determining whether the Evidence-Based Intervention is being implemented with fidelity. This module uses a logic model framework to guide the work and introduces school teams to the concept of data triangulation, where three related, but separately collected and analyzed sources of data are utilized (i.e. State student achievement data, observation data, and local assessment data) to ensure that all components of the intervention are being implemented as intended in the original application. Implementation Process is designed to ensure that school improvement initiatives are being implemented systematically and efficiently. This module utilizes Implementation Research principles in its core content, and provokes school teams to think critically about their own initiative management process. Developing a Formative Assessment Plan assists school teams in creating and implementing a formative assessment plan to map student progress, as well as to monitor implementation of the evidence-based intervention.

RCSG is a seasoned Educational Services Organization that has extensive experience in providing

professional development for:

Support staff:

Creating, Supporting, and Reproducing Analytics. Red Cedar Solutions Group has

professional development that is customized to meet the individual needs of schools relative to support

staff that can provide timely data to school principals, teachers, and school leadership teams. This has

included individualized Data 4 SS training, individualized Summary Gap Analysis training,

individualized Trend Analysis training, individualized MME Standard Analysis training, and

individualized EBI Implementation and Monitoring training.

During the initial engagement with a school, a Data Use Readiness Assessment (DURA) will be given to

the school to assess the extent to which a school's staff members currently use of data to make decisions.

From this assessment a plan will be developed with the school leadership to deliver the appropriate

professional development. The objective is to teach the school how to use data to inform their school

improvement plan, research and select an EBI, and implement and monitor the EBI.

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Exemplar 4: Experience with State and Federal Requirements

(15 points possible)

Describe your experience with State and Federal Requirements, especially as it

relates to the following:

Aligning model(s) to be implemented with the School Improvement Framework

The Michigan Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Individual School/District Improvement Plans, North Central Association (NCA)

o Response demonstrates alignment of the above mentioned elements, AKA ―One Common Voice - One Plan.‖

Understanding of Title 1 ( differences between Targeted Assistance and

School-wide) State assessments — Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) and

the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) Michigan High School Content Expectations (HSCEs)

Michigan Merit Curriculum Michigan Curriculum Framework

Section 504 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) is an active partner of Michigan’s Statewide System of Support

(SSoS). RCSG has experience providing data coaching services to HP schools which are aligned with the

School Improvement Framework and designed to help complete the Michigan Comprehensive Needs

Assessment. To this end, RCSG is committed to working with the administrator, school leaders, and

other SSoS support providers who are serving the schools such as the Principal Leadership Coach and

Process Mentors. In accordance and alignment of the SSoS goals, RCSG works with the administrators

and school leaders to provide applicable and practical professional development based on the needs of the

school. Data coaches work with individuals to develop and build expertise and capacity within the school

staff. Data and reports are shared in a manner to enhance understanding and knowledge of staff.

As RCSG Data Coaches have played a pivotal role thus far in the execution of this grant, highlights of

their accomplishments from the first one and a half years are as follows:

• Data Coaching. Red Cedar Solutions Group Data Coaches collectively serve the majority of schools currently receiving data coaching services.

• Data-Driven Decision Making Training. Red Cedar Solutions Group Data Coaches played a key role in the training of Cohort 2 schools including those from Wayne RESA and Detroit Public Schools.

• Enhanced Data Analytics. Data coaches from Red Cedar Solutions Group significantly expanded the capacity of Data 4 Student Success (Data 4 SS), by creating the following reports and services, all of which are in high demand by Title I schools.

O MEAP / MME Standard Analysis Tool

O Trend Analysis

O Summary Gap Analysis

O GLCE Frequency Report

O Monitoring the implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBI).

• Professional Development. RCSG Data Coaches have provided high-quality professional development, received positive feedback, and prompted Title I, as well as non-Title I schools, to request the services of Red Cedar Data Coaches for future professional development opportunities. These opportunities include:

O Training of WRESA Process Mentors and school teams in data analysis, school improvement, and completing the study/analyze form.

O Training of WRESA's Process Mentors and Instructional Coaches in the use of data warehousing, data inquiry tools and data-driven dialogue to gather and analyze data.

Red Cedar Solutions Group is a seasoned Educational Services Organization that has extensive

experience in providing:

Support to schools in the use of Michigan’s school improvement process (SIP).

Services to high priority schools through Michigan’s Statewide System of Support (SOSS).

Support to schools in analyzing data and completing the Comprehensive Needs Assessment.

In-service training to coaches, teachers and administrators in the analysis of data as part of the continuous school improvement process.

Web-based tools that allow educators access to the real-time data needed to construct and implement dynamic school improvement plans.

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RCSG has individually and jointly collaborated on a number of successful projects and is committed to

providing data-driven decision making services that can enhance classroom instruction and support

increased student achievement.

As a partner with the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) in

the delivery of the Data Coaching Services component of the Statewide System of Support Combined

Technical Assistance Grant activities, Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) provided all participating Title

I High Priority Schools high-quality, customized data-support services leveraged from Data for Student

Success (Data 4 SS) and tailored to the particular needs of each school. These services begin with several

two-day regional Data 4 SS workshops (both high school and elementary/middle school specific) attended

by school. Additionally, the RCSG Data Coaches delivered customized building-level services to schools

based on input from school principals, school leadership teams, teachers, and support staff.

The services outlined are structured around a Data Analysis Methodology that make up the data

inquiries found in Data 4 SS and the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Continuous School

Improvement Process Model. These services include work with the Michigan Educational Assessment

Program (MEAP) and the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). The data analysis is based on the Michigan

Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) and the Michigan High School Content Expectations

(HSCE’s). This methodology (See Appendix B) will provide school teams with the data analysis

framework for understanding critical instructional and organizational issues that contribute to lower than

optimal student performance, specific areas of need in Language Arts and Math, school improvement

planning, and monitoring for fidelity, the implementation of evidence-based interventions. The

methodology also provides the basis for RCSG Data Coaches’ customized data summaries, which,

through the submission of, are designed to inform MDE, Michigan Association of Intermediate School

Administrators’, Intermediate School District’s/Regional Educational Support Agency’s (ISD/RESA)

understanding of a school’s baseline performance. To that end, RCSG Data Coaches have developed a

Data Use Readiness Assessment (DURA) that is designed to measure whether a school is currently using

data effectively to inform the school improvement process. When schools identify areas of need and

investigate evidence based intervention, the process is aligned and involves the Michigan Merit

Curriculum and the Michigan Curriculum Framework. Data Coaches also encourage and help schools to

develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation system for their continuous school improvement

process.

Red Cedar Solutions Group has experience working with various State and Federal requirements through its work with:

MEAP and MME Data

Gap Analysis Reports

Data for Student Success (D4SS)

SSOS Case Management Tool (CMT)

Regional Data Initiative (RDI) a consortium of Data Warehouses in Michigan

Michigan Education Data Portal (MEDP)

Development of the Online Annual Education Report (AER), Michigan Education Performance Report (MEPR) for MDE

Michigan Student Longitudinal Data System (MSLDS)

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Exemplar 5: Sustainability Plan

(15 points possible)

Describe how a sustainability plan will be put in place for the building to become

self-sufficient at the end of the 3-year grant period.

The applicant should demonstrate significant knowledge and experience in

developing sustainability plans.

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Exemplar 5 Narrative Limit: 2 pages (insert narrative here)

Red Cedar Solutions Group (RCSG) is an active partner of Michigan’s Statewide System of Support

(SSoS). RCSG has provided data coaching services to High Priority Schools. To this end, RCSG is

committed to working with the school principal, school leadership teams, teachers, and support staff who

are serving the schools like the Principal Leadership Coach and Process Mentors. In accordance and

alignment of the SSoS goals, RCSG works with the administrators and school leaders to provide

applicable and practical professional development based on the needs of the school. Data coaches work

with individuals to develop and build expertise and capacity with staff within the building. Data and

reports are shared in a manner to enhance understanding and knowledge of staff.

RCSG Data Coaches will prepare the following reports and train school principals, school leadership

teams, teachers, and support staff to reproduce them when new data become available. These reports are

derived from D4SS project and are aligned with the MDE commitment to support these tools in the long

term through the MEDP. These reports include:

Summary Gap Analysis: (MEAP Assessment Elementary and Middle School only) This report displays in tabular format the following data:

Subgroup level performance in Reading and Mathematics over time

GLCE State Gap Percent and GLCEs of Greatest Challenge for current year of data.

In graph format: Building-level performance in Reading and Mathematics as compared to State

Average and AYP targets over time.

Standard Gap Analysis: (MME Assessment High School only) This report displays the Standard of Greatest Challenge over two years.

Study Analyze Report: This report displays the baseline data in narrative and tabular formats.

Summary Trend Analysis Report: This report displays the following longitudinal data in narrative, tabular and graph format to alert school teams to trends and patterns in the data.

Building-level performance in Reading and Mathematics as compared to State Average and AYP targets over time.

Grade and subgroup-level performance in Reading and Mathematics over time.

Comparative Item Analysis (MEAP only) displaying GLCEs of greatest challenge across content area for two or more years.

MME Standard Analysis (MME only) displaying standard of greatest challenge across content area for two or more years.

Local Data Analysis Report: This report will display local data assessment(s) such as Scantron Performance Series Tests, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), Developmental Reading Assessments (DRA), AIMSWeb Curriculum-based Measurement (CBM), and other local formative assessments, in an effort to measure student progress and monitor the evidence-based intervention implementation with fidelity.

RCSG coaches are committed to working with staff to teach and build expertise and capacity within the

building. The goal of Michigan’s SSoS and RCSG data coaches is to provide gradual release of

responsibility with a building by showing, demonstrating, and observing the shared leadership of a

building overtime. It is the goal of RCSG data coaches to work themselves out of a school by developing

the expertise and capacity of the staff within a two-year period to provide sustainability with knowledge

and understanding.

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Red Cedar Solutions Group is committed to building capacity among school principals, school leadership

teams, teachers, and support staff through job-embedded professional development and gradual release of

responsibility. This commitment is research-based and draws from work specific to data coaching and

instructional coaching:

Staff development that improves the learning of all students utilizes disaggregated student data to

determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous improvement. Data

Driven Dialogue and Data Coaching: Prepares disaggregated data from multiple sources for teacher use,

Teaches data access and organization, Teaches analysis and interpretation of data from multiple sources,

Engages teachers in data analysis and interpretation to determine student and teacher needs, Designs

professional learning that improves student achievement based on disaggregated data, Ensures continuous

analysis of school and classroom data to refine improvement strategies. (Killion and Harrison, 2006, p.

175-176)

Data Coaches work with school staff to develop expertise in the use of data and build capacity of

staff for sustainability over time by helping teams and teachers to use data effectively and help understand

the process of using data to inform instruction. ―With increased accountability, American schools and the

people who work in them are being asked to do something new – to engage in systematic, continuous

improvement in the quality of the educational experiences of students and to subject themselves to the

discipline of measuring their success by the metric of students’ academic performance. Most people who

currently work in public schools weren’t hired to do this work, nor have they been adequately prepared to

do it either by their professional education or their prior experience in schools.‖ (Richard F. Elmore,

2004)

―Data coaches help teachers use data most effectively and to facilitate their understanding of data.

Teachers benefit from opportunities to work together to analyze data and to make decisions about how to

use data. In this role, coaches help teams of teachers and/or individual teachers to examine data,

understand their students’ strengths and weaknesses, and identify instructional strategies, structures,

programs, or curriculum to address identified needs.‖ (Killion and Harrison, 2006).

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Exemplar 6: Staff Qualifications

(15 points possible)

Provide names and a brief summary of qualifications for the primary staff who will

be involved in providing services to LEA’s. Provide criteria for selection of additional staff that are projected to be working with LEA’s. Include vitae of primary staff.

Staff qualifications and vitae should match with areas that the applicant wishes to serve. Staff should have extensive experience in implementation of all

applicable areas.

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Exemplar 6 Narrative Limit: 1 page plus vitae for personnel (insert narrative and vitae here)

Red Cedar Solutions Group has hired 8 data coaches (see resumes Appendix D) to the Data Coaching

Team to support a projected increase in data service needs of SIG and HP schools.

• Chris Brown - has over a decade of experience in public education both in traditional and charter

school settings as a mathematics and social studies teacher. He has nearly two years' experience as a

data coach working with Michigan's Title I High Priority Schools serving 22 schools from

Charlevoix County to Wayne County.

• William Coale, Ph.D. – retired superintendent, Western School District located in Jackson County (2005-2009). Dr. Coale is a former technology director for Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools and is currently an Adjunct professor of Education, Spring Arbor (Free Methodist) University. Dr. Coale is a licensed Renewal Coach trained by Dr. Douglas Reeves and Dr. Elle Allison and is a frequent presenter at MEMSPA, MASA, and MASSP.

• Lee Craft, Ph. D. – retired superintendent, W.J. Maxey Boy’s Training School. Dr. Craft has been serving as a process mentor for WRESA’s High Priority School Initiative since 2008. Dr. Craft has attended Data-Driven Decision Making Training and has worked closely with Red Cedar Solutions Group data coaches.

• Arlene Dwight-Gibson, Ed.D. – Dr. Dwight-Gibson is an experienced principal (River Rouge Middle College High School Academy) and has worked for Detroit Public Schools in a number of capacities including Director of Career and Technical Education, Assistant to the Executive Director, and Curriculum Leader. Dr. Dwight-Gibson is currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College.

• Chris Rugh - has 20 years of experience in public education. His experiences include ELA teacher, director of alternative education, assistant principal, athletic director, middle school principal, high school principal, data coach, and education consultant.

• Mark Rankin – has served as a teacher, middle school principal, dean of education and human services, instructional specialist, and education specialist.

• Kenis Wallevand – has nearly 20 years of traditional and charter school experience as an elementary teacher, reading specialist, intervention supervisor, literacy coach, and MEAP coordinator with extensive professional learning community and school improvement experience.

• John Petitto – Recently retired, Mr. Petitto has over 20 years of experience as a school administrator with Avondale Schools, MI. His experience includes the position of President of the Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association, Director of Student Services and Labor Relations, and Special Projects Coordinator. Mr. Petitto brings a wealth of knowledge of the many systems that operate in a school and in a school district.

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The applicant entity:

1. will follow all applicable legislation and guidance governing the Section

1003(g) school improvement grants.

2. will follow all applicable Federal, state, and local health, safety, employment, and civil rights laws at all times.

3. will comply with the MDE Standards for Monitoring Section 1003(g) School Improvement Grants Preferred External Education Services Providers.

4. agrees to make all documents available to the MDE or LEA for

inspection/monitoring purposes, and participate in site visits at the request of

the MDE, the district, or facilitators/monitors for the SIG grant.

5. agrees to notify MDE and applicable district(s), in writing, of any change in the contact information provided in this application within ten business days.

6. ensures that it will provide written notification to MDE, when external preferred provider services will no longer be provided, thirty days prior to

termination of services. 7. assures that they have accurately and completely described services they will

provide to the LEA.

8. assures they will comply with SEA and LEA requirements and procedures.

SECTION C: ASSURANCES

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Licensure: Applicants must attach a copy of their business license or formal

documentation of legal status with respect to conducting business in Michigan (e.g., certificate of incorporation, proof of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt

status). Schools, school districts, and ISDs/RESAs may substitute documents that include address/contact information and the appropriate building or district code as found in the Educational Entity Master (EEM).

Insurance: Applicants must provide a proof of their liability insurance or a

quote from an insurance agency that reflects the intent to obtain general and/or professional liability insurance coverage.

Appendix A: Letters of Support

Appendix B: Methodology

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Resume’s

SECTION D: ATTACHMENTS

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Licensure

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Proof of Liability Insurance

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Appendix A:

Letters of Support

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October 7, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

Please accept this as unqualified support for Red Cedar Solutions Group in securing the work

related to data coaching for the Statewide System of Support for the 2010-2011 grant cycle.

The work done this past year in the Title 1 Accountability Grant Schools in the WRESA region

has been exemplary. Working in partnership with the Process Mentors, the data coaches have

taken the schools in our region from an awareness level to a level where data is instrumental in

core instruction, selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions, and the role

played by the content coaches assigned to support the schools.

For the sake of the schools, teachers, and students we serve, I hope that this work is allowed to

continue.

Darlene Schoolmaster

MAISA Regional Support Coordinator, WRESA

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Mae C. Jemison Academy

David Harris, Jr., Principal

16400 Tireman

Detroit, MI 48228

October 11, 2010

To Whom It May Concern,

This letter serves as my personal recommendation for Chris Brown. I have had the

opportunity to experience the important contributions that Mr. Brown has provided in his

service as a data coach for Red Cedar Solutions Group. I found him to be consistently

pleasant in coaching others, tackling his assignments with dedication, and communicating

effectively the benefits of the program while building strong relationships between data

coaches, regional support coordinators, process mentors, teachers and administrators.

I am confident that Mr. Brown will continue to provide outstanding service that will

have a positive impact on any organization that is in need of an effective, supportive and

analytical person of integrity.

Mr. Brown comes highly recommended to provide optimal service.

If you need any additional information you may contact me at (313) 584-5525.

Sincerely,

David Harris, Jr.

David Harris, Jr., Principal

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SHIRLEY A. LUSBY

LUSBY CONSULTING LLC

18114 WARRINGTON DRIVE

DETROIT, MI 48221

313.862.1233

(CELL) 313.715.5449

[emailprotected]

It is with great pleasure that I submit this letter of recommendation in support

of the services that have been provided by Red Cedar Solutions Group. I have

worked with this organization in my capacity as Process Mentor with the

Wayne RESA High Priority Schools Initiative during the 2009-2010 school

year.

Specifically, schools that I support have received the services of Data Coach,

Chris Brown. Chris has provided professional development in the use of

the Data4SS program to workshop participants from Jamieson Elementary

School, Mae C. Jemison K-8 Academy, and the Coleman A. Young Elementary

School. Teachers were taught how the use the Data Inquiry Tools to retrieve

information relative to school improvement data.

For the current school year, schools have requested that his services

be continued. He has already provided additional support by providing

information on Trend Analyses for reading and mathematics. These

documents will be extremely important as schools begin implementation of

the 2010-2011 School Improvement Plans.

All of my contacts with the Red Cedar Solutions Group have been positive.

Each staff member has been cooperative and has worked collaboratively with

school teams and with special Wayne RESA committees to formulate plans for

using Data-Driven Dialogues to inform instruction.

It is my sincere hope that this partnership can be continued into the present

school year and beyond.

Sincerely,

Shirley A. Lusby, Process Mentor

Wayne RESA High Priority Schools Initiative

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2236 Oakman Boulevard

Detroit, Michigan 48238

Phone (313) 671-9170

[emailprotected]

October 8, 2010

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this letter to recognize the important contributions Red Cedar Solutions Group have

made to support Michigan's High Priority Schools Initiative as a part of the Statewide System of

Support. I endorse Red Cedar in their future efforts to serve schools. I have participated in or

received services from Red Cedar Solutions Group that include:

Data Coaching services and support provided by Chris Brown for two Detroit Public Schools

Data-Driven Decision Making training from Red Cedar Solutions Group coaches

Enhanced data analytics that expanded the capabilities of the data inquiry tool, Data 4

Student Success and created an MME standard analysis tool, a data trend analysis report,

and a system for monitoring the installation and implementation of evidence-based

interventions

Strong collaboration between MAISA Data Coaches, regional support coordinators, and

process mentors to support local school improvement teams and leaders

Training for WRESA's process mentors, coaches and school improvement teams in the use

of data warehousing and data inquiry tools to gather and analyze data and

Training for WRESA's process mentors, coaches and school improvement teams in the use

of data-driven dialogue.

In recognizing Red Cedar Solutions Group for their outstanding efforts, it is my recommendation

that

Red Cedar Solutions Group data coaches play a lead role in the training of data coaches and

continue to support regional support coordinators, process mentors, coaches, and school teams in

their school improvement and data analysis efforts.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Bevelyn Mitchell

Wayne RESA Process Mentor

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October 9, 2010

Chris,

As our Data Coach for the Covenant House Academies (Formerly known as the Covenant House

Life Skill Centers) over the past year or so, we have really been able to develop School

Improvement

Plans that are aligned to the specific academic needs of the students we serve. Your leadership

and

and assistance with developing formative assessments for the academies was really a true

reflection of

your commitment and dedication to servicing the needs of the High Priority Schools. As the

Curriculum

Director for the Covenant House Academies, I am recommending that we continue with you,

Chris Rugh,

as the Data Coach for the Covenant House Academies under the High Priority Schools Initiative.

Looking forward to working with you for the 2010-2011 school year.

Antoinette Cunningham

Curriculum Director

Covenant House Academies

248.688.6949

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To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this letter to recognize the important contributions Red Cedar Solutions

Group have made to support Michigan’s high priority schools receiving services from the

statewide system of support and support of their future efforts to serve the schools.

A major contribution from Red Cedar Solutions have been training in data-driven

decision making. Our school has benefited from this training and now all our decisions

within the School Improvement Team are based on analyzing data.

The Data Coaches have also taught our school how to properly gather data and analyze

data in a more efficient and accurate way so our school objectives can be properly

implemented and measured for success.

Red Cedar Solutions Group has made a major impact within our School Improvement

Team and district. Therefore, it is my recommendation that Red Cedar Solutions Group

continue to support regional support contributors in the area of high priority schools I

thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Raymond J. Alvarado

Principal

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5668 Baker Street Detroit, MI 48209

District Office: 313.297.8720 FAX: 313.297.8730

Covenanthousemi.org/academies

October 15, 2010

To Whom It May Concern,

I worked with Chris Rugh during the 2009-2010 school year, while I was teaching at Detroit

Academy

of Arts and Sciences. At that time, our school received assistance from Wayne County Resa and

Red

Cedar Solutions Group to make necessary improvements in our state testing scores. Chris Rugh

worked

with me on an individual basis and our school improvement team as a whole. He taught me and

our

team to use the Data 4 Success program to disaggregate MEAP data and to determine

weaknesses in

our instructional program. We were also able to identify individual students that were at risk of

under

performing. Chris was extremely positive and supportive. I learned a great deal about data

analysis and

improving curriculum and instruction in a short period of time. His help was invaluable to our

school, for

it helped us understand how to identify our weaknesses and improve our students’ achievement

levels.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 808.212.3515 or

[emailprotected].

Sincerely,

Renee Dochenetz

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October 4, 2010

Chris

The role you played in working with the Detroit Schools has been invaluable. Our collaborative

efforts have significantly increased their implementation of a coherent school improvement plan.

They

have come to realize the use of data to drive instructional decisions. The staff from the 4 high

schools

has recognized you as a collaborator in the process and trusts your recommendations. I have felt

that

your involvement has been a significant catalyst in the movement of the schools

Sincerely,

Tom Dolan

Process Mentor

Wayne RESA

[emailprotected]

734-635-1721

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Hi Chris,

I'd just like for you to know how valuable the work is that you, your fellow data coaches and Red

Cedar

Solutions Group has been for school personnel and coaches. It isn't an understatement for me to

say

that the data coaches have made the work of the content coaches more targeted, effective and

overall

more successful. The data coaches are an essential team member as buildings work to make their

school

improvement plans meaningful and relevant. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.

Kelly

Kelly Green

Consultant, Wayne RESA

High Priority Schools/Instructional Services

[emailprotected]

(734) 334-1407

(248) 505-0140 – cell

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October 14, 2010

Dear Chris

Thank you for your assistance in researching the data for both of my schools and preparing

A Data Analyze Document that thoroughly explains your findings.

Your presentation of this document to building leadership teams has been extremely

valuable. In fact, the providing of this document along with your power point delivery, has

provided School Teams with a blueprint for improving instruction and student learning.

You are an excellent Data Coach. You are very knowledgeable, and you work well with all

Levels of building staff.

Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to working with you on future

Projects concerning Data Analysis and providing Professional Development to school staffs

On this topic.

Jennifer Shelton

Process Mentor

Wayne RESA

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Appendix B:

Methodology

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Data Coaching Support

Elementary/Middle School

Objectives: To support school leadership and instructional staff in building a data summary/ study analyze reports.

To support school leadership and instructional staff in choosing an evidence-based intervention (EBI) informed by data analysis.

To support school leadership and instructional staff in correlating school improvement goals with the DDDM process.

To provide data coaching support for the monitoring and evaluation of the EBI for effectiveness.

To build the capacity of the school leadership team to continue the data work with their staff.

Date Completed

Action Steps Person(s)

Responsible Evidence/Deliverable

Conduct the MEAP School, Grade Level and Subgroup Proficiency Analysis

School Leadership Team (SLT), Data Coaches

School, Grade Level and Subgroups current year and trend analysis report

Conduct Comparative Item Analysis grade level MEAP data in Data4SS.

School Leadership Team (SLT), Data Coaches

Grade-level Comparative Item Analysis Report GLCES of greatest challenge

Unwrapping the G.L.C.E.s training (Math and/or Reading) – content area strand or focal point

Instructional Staff, Data Coaches

Completed “Unwrapping G.L.C.E.s Skills and Knowledge Template”

Students Near Proficiency Analysis Training

Instructional Staff, Data Coaches

Students Near Proficiency template identifying students at-risk of non-proficiency

Conduct Examining Student Work training for Professional Learning Community teams

Instructional Staff, Data Coaches

Completed Examining Student work templates identifying instructional and curricular causes for gap

Prepare and validate Data Summary and Study Analyze Reports

SLT, Process Mentors, Data Coaches

Completed Data Summary and Study Analyze Report

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Revise and refine School Improvement Goals and develop S.M.A.R.T. goals

SLT, Process Mentors, Data Coaches

Revised school improvement plan, S.M.A.R.T. goals

Evaluate Evidence-Based Intervention – Compare previous two years’ local assessments (baseline data) with current year

SLT, Process Mentors Instructional Coaches, Data Coaches

Completed Trend Analysis for local assessments

Develop continuous school improvement plan using state and local assessments

SLT, Process Mentors Instructional Coaches, Data Coaches

Completed assessment plan

MEAP

School,

Grade

Level and

Subgroup

Proficiency

Analysis

Unwrap

GLCEs of

Greatest

Challenge

Examining

Student

Work

Training for

PLCs

Prepare

and

Validate

Data

Summary

Revise and

Refine School

Improvement

Plan Develop

SMART goals

Monitor and

Evaluate

Evidence-

Based

Intervention

Develop

Continuous

School

Assessment

Plan

Conduct

Comparativ

e Item

Analysis

Grade Level

MEAP

Students

Near

Proficiency

Analysis

Data Coaching Support Process for Elementary/

Middle Schools

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Data Coaching Support: High School

Objectives: To support school leadership and instructional staff in building a data summary/package of evidence.

To support school leadership and instructional staff in choosing an evidence-based intervention (EBI) informed by data analysis.

To support school leadership and instructional staff in correlating school improvement goals with the DDDM process.

To provide data coaching support for monitoring and evaluating the EBI for effectiveness.

To build the capacity of the school leadership team to continue the data work with their staff.

Date Completed

Action Steps Person(s)

Responsible Evidence/Deliverable

Conduct the MME School and Subgroup

Proficiency Analysis

School Leadership Team

(SLT), Data Coaches

School and Subgroups current year and

trend analysis report

Conduct Comparative Item Analysis on 8th

grade MEAP for Current (graduating class

who will take the MME next) 11th

graders

data in Data4SS.

School Leadership Team

(SLT), Data Coaches

8th

Grade Comparative Item Analysis

Report GLCES of greatest challenge

Unwrapping the G.L.C.E.s training (Math

and/or Reading) – 1 content area ―weighted‖

strand

Instructional Staff, Data

Coaches

Completed ―Unwrapping G.L.C.E.s Skills

and Knowledge Template‖

Standard Analysis training – MME – Content

area standard – 2 years of data (i.e., 2008-

2009, 2007-2008)

Instructional Staff, Data

Coaches

Completed ―Side-by-side comparison

Standard of greatest need‖ template

Identify H.S.C.E.s within standard of greatest

need and correlate with G.L.C.E.s of greatest

need (to be completed during DDDM

training)

Instructional Staff, Data

Coaches

Completed template listing the H.S.C.E.s

of greatest need side-by-side comparison

with G.L.C.E.s

Access State Match Supplement document,

locate the H.S.C.E.s of greatest need for

Explore, PLAN and ACT Assessments –

Correlate with College Readiness Standards

and Identify skills and knowledge assessed

Instructional Staff, Data

Coaches

Completed Unwrapping the

H.S.C.E.s/CRS Skills and Knowledge

Template

Conduct Examining Student Work training

for Professional Learning Community teams

Instructional Staff, Data

Coaches

Completed Examining Student work

templates identifying instructional and

curricular causes for gap

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Prepare and validate Data Summary and

Study Analyze Report

Process Mentors, Data

Coaches

Completed Data Summary and Study

Analyze Report

Revise and refine School Improvement Goals

and develop S.M.A.R.T. goals

SLT, Process Mentors,

Data Coaches

Revised school improvement plan,

S.M.A.R.T. goals

Develop continuous school assessment plan

using state and local assessments

SLT, Instructional

Coaches, Data Coaches

Completed assessment plan

Evaluate Evidence-Based Intervention –

Compare previous year’s Explore, PLAN and

ACT and/or SCAS, Scantron PST, etc. with

current year

SLT, Instructional

Coaches, Data Coaches

Completed Trend Analysis Report of local

assessments

Data Coaching Support Methodology for High

Schools

MME

School and

Subgroup

Proficiency

Analysis

Comparativ

e Item

Analysis 8th

Grade

MEAP

Unwrap

GLCEs of

Greatest

Challenge

for Current

11th

graders

MME

Standard

Analysis

Standard

of

Greatest

Challenge

Identify

HSCEs

within

Standard

and

Correlate

with

GLCEs

Identify

HSCEs in

State Match

report.

Correlate

with ACT,

PLAN and

Examining

Student

Work

Training for

PLCs

Prepare

and

Validate

Data

Summary

Revise and

Refine School

Improvement

Plan Develop

SMART goals

Monitor and

Evaluate

Evidence-

Based

Intervention

Develop

Continuous

School

Assessment

Plan

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Appendix C:

Resources

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(Resources)

Chappuis, J. (2009). Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

City, E. A., Elmore, R. F., Fiarman, S. E., & Teitel, L. (2009). Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2006). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

Galm, R. &. (2004). Coaching Moves Beyond the Gym. Journal of Staff Development , 25 (2), 1-4.

Garet, M., Porter, A., Desimone, L., Birman, B., & Yoon, K. (2001). What Makes Professional Development Effective? Results from a National Sampl of Teachers. American Educational Research Journal , 38 (4), 915-945.

Garmston, R., Linder, C., & Whitaker, J. (1993). Reflections on Cognitive Coaching. Educational Leadership , 51 (2), 57-61.

Hattie, J. (2009). Visible Learning: A Synthesis of OVer 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. New York, NY: Routledge.

Joyce, B., & Showers, B. (1995). Student achievement through Staff Development: Fundamentals of School Renewal. White Plains, NY: Longman.

Joyce, B., & Showers, B. (1996). The Evolution of Peer Coaching. Educational Leadership , 53 (6), 12-16.

Killion, J., & Bellamy, G. T. (2000). On the Job: Data Analysts Focus School Improvement Efforts. Journal of Staff Development , 21 (1).

Killion, J., & Harrison, C. (2006). Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-based Coaches. Oxford, OH: National Staff Development Council.

Knight, J. (2007). Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Kohler, F., & Crilley, K. (1997). Effects of peer coaching on teacher and student outcomes. Journal of Educational Research , 90 (4), 240-251.

Love, N., Stiles, K., Mundry, S., & DiRanna, K. (2008). The Data Coaches Guide to Improving Learning for All Students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Nave, B., Miech, E., & Mosteller, F. (2000). A Lapse in Standards: Linking Standards-Based Reform with Student Achievement. Phi Delta Kappan , 82 (2), 128-132.

Neufeld, B., & Roper, D. (2003). Coaching: A Strategy for developing instructional capacity - Promises and practicalities. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute Program on Education.

Newman, King, & Rigdon. (1997). Accountability and School Performance. Harvard Education Review , 67, 41-74.

Sanders, W. L., & Rivers, J. C. (1996). Cumulative and Residual Effects of Teachers on Future Student Achievement. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Value-Added Research and Assessment Center.

Saphier, J., Haley-Speca, M. A., & Gower, R. (2008). The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills. Acton, MA: Research for Better Teaching, Inc.

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Schmoker, M. (2006). Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Schmoker, M. (1996). Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Stiggins, R. (2005). Assessment FOR Learning: Building a Culture of Confident Learners. In R. DuFour, R. Eaker, & R. DuFour (Eds.), On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (pp. 65-83). Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service.

Taylor, B., Pearson, D., Clark, K., & Walpole, S. (2000). Beating the Odds in Teaching All Students to Read: Lessons from Effective Schools and Accomplished Teachers. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA).

Tomlinson, C. (2001). How to Differentiate instruction in mixed-ability classrooms (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association foir Supervision and Curriuclum Development.

Wellman, B., & Lipton, L. (2004). Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator's Guide to Collaborative Inquiry. Sherman, CT: MiraVia, LLC.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Appendix D:

Vita’s / Resume’s

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CHRISTOPHER J. BROWN 208 N. Bowen St. • Jackson, MI 49202 • [emailprotected]

Cellular (517) 206-8329

Self Assessment

Energetic, resourceful, organized professional with a sincere interest in students’ cognitive and social growth. Interested in all areas of education, actively involved in data driven decision-making, curriculum development, character education, and leadership. Teaching and leadership style combines a strong passion for education and learning with a fun and safe environment to create a positive learning experience. Intrinsically motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, which allows effective collaboration with all levels of staff members and fosters quality relationships with students, staff, and community members. Key strengths include:

Differentiating Instruction Integrating Technology into the Classroom

Assessment for Learning Multiple Intelligence Awareness

Data 4 Student Success Trainer Student Evaluation

Communication and Teamwork

Curriculum Mapping using GLCEs

Education & Certification

State of Michigan Administrators License, Pending

Masters in Education (2009), Major: Educational Administration -Walden University

Bachelor of Arts (2002), Major: Elementary Education – Saginaw Valley State University

Associate of Arts (1999), Major: Elementary Education – Delta College

State of Michigan Provisional Certificate (2003), Elementary K-5 All Subjects (K-8 Self CC)

State of Michigan Provisional Certificate (2003), Mathematics (EX) 6-8

State of Michigan Provisional Certificate (2003), Social Studies (RX) 6-8

Consulting Experience

Red Cedar Solutions Group-Okemos, MI 8/2009-Present

mailto:[emailprotected]

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Teaching Experience Michigan Virtual University – East Lansing, MI 4/2009 – 8/2009 Hamadeh Education Services - Dearborn Heights, MI 2/2009 - 7/2009 Charlotte Middle School - Charlotte, MI 7/2006 - 9/2008 Concord Middle School - Concord, MI 9/2003 - 7/2006 Mary Patterson Elementary - St Charles, MI 4/2002 - 5/20

Responsibilities As a Consultant

Data coach for High Priority Schools initiative

Facilitator for High Priority Schools Launch

Data 4 Student Success Trainer

Deliver professional development opportunities to school level teams

Perform Data Coach duties and responsibilities for Title I Accountability Grant working with Michigan Department of Education High Priority Phase 1 and 2 Schools.

Design, develop and implement professional development modules in data analysis training for Title I school improvement teams, Process Mentors, and Instructional Coaches.

Perform detailed trend analysis of student achievement data to inform School Improvement Objectives in Title I High Priority Phase 1 and Phase 2 schools.

Prepare Study/Analyze reports for submission to Regional Support Coordinators and MAISA officials.

Develop data analysis tools in Microsoft EXCEL for use in Title I data coaching work

Prepare and present presentations for Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators.

As a Teacher

Experiences in 3rd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade as well as High school Algebra and Geometry

Utilized running records and DRA Assessments

Used technology in the classroom to enhance student learning

Integrated Classroom Performance System into curriculum

Completed an approved curriculum assessment map for of 6th grade Math as member of the Curriculum Mapping Team

Used pre-assessment data to plan curriculum and post-assessment data to ascertain effectiveness of curriculum

Presented at 2006 MEAP workshop: Strategies for teaching special populations

Conferred with parents regarding student progress and communicate via email and newsletters

Helped increase percentage of students proficient for the MEAP over 20 percent in 2 years

Developed website to help communicate effectively with parents and provide homework assistance

Coordinated and taught a reading class based on mathematical concepts

Developed and implemented 6th grade Math curriculum aligned with Grade Level Content Expectations

Utilized Data Director for curriculum development

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As a Middle School Head Football Coach

Worked with middle school coaching staff to provide direction towards program goals and planning of practices

Collaborated with varsity coaching staff to develop middle school program goals

Assisted varsity coaches with planning and implementing of practices As an Assistant Junior Varsity Baseball Coach

Assisted head coach with planning and implementing practices

Coached outfielders in proper technique and skills

Assisted head coach with evaluation of player progress towards personal and team goals As a School Teaching Team Member

Member of NCA Mission Statement Committee

Member of 6th Grade Math Committee

Member of Student Handbook Committee As a Presenter

Michigan Department of Education's Office of Assessment and Accountability

Professional Development & Community Activities

Recent Courses and Workshops • Instructional Coaching Series • The Connected Mathematics Users’ conference • SAMPI lesson observation method • ISW observation and lesson planning • Standards based grading Community Activities • Middle School Football Coach (2 years) • Assistant Junior Varsity Baseball Coach (1 year) • Timer for middle school track meets (2 years)

Professional Memberships

MEA 2003-2009 NEA 2003-2009 6-10 Math/Science Project 2004-2006

Presentations

Michigan Department of Education's Office of Assessment and Accountability

February 2007 High Priority Schools Launch September 2009-March 2010

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Professional References

Michael Lance Director of Assessment and Evaluation Hamadeh Educational Services, Inc 313-565-0507 Ext 19 [emailprotected] Home 15607 Northville Forest Dr Apt R209 Plymouth, MI 48170 313-523-0660 Patricia Sowle Principal St Charles Thurston Middle School 989-865-8227 [emailprotected] Home 11225 Swan Creek Rd Saginaw, MI 48609 989-245-7817 Beth Brophy Consultant Calhoun ISD 1711 G Drive North Marshall, MI 49068 (W) 269-789-2456 (C) 269-274-3864

mailto:[emailprotected]

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William L. Coale, Ph.D.

11740 San Pablo Avenue, #306

El Cerrito, CA 94530

(510) 778.9117

[emailprotected]

EDUCATION

2000-2005 Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Oakland University;

2002-2003 Doctoral Assistant, Oakland University, Department of Curriculum, Instruction,

and Leadership; research assistant to Dr. William Keane

1995-1996 Education Specialist (Curriculum/Leadership), Wayne State University

1987-1989 Master of Music, Oakland University

1973-1979 Bachelor of Music Education, University of Michigan

CERTIFICATION

Licensed Renewal Coach, Michigan Secondary Administrative Certificate;

Michigan Elementary Administrative Certificate; Michigan Continuing Certificate,

Music Education K-12, All Subjects Grades 7-8; surpass all NCA criteria for central

office administrator and superintendent certification.

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

More than ever, today’s leaders need to be ethical, honest, intelligent, dedicated,

energetic, courageous, compassionate, inspiring, visionary, technologically literate,

and creative in order to effectively meet the myriad issues they face. I have worked

diligently throughout my career to become a well rounded professional educator,

and I very much enjoyed the challenges of the superintendency in this exciting new

century.

EMPLOYMENT

2009-present Coale Education Group, Inc. Senior Consultant, Licensed Renewal Coach

2007-present Adjunct Professor of Education, Spring Arbor (Free Methodist) University

2005-2009 Superintendent of Schools, Western School District

2004-2005 Executive Director for Administrative Services, Center Line Public Schools

1997-2004 Principal (3yr.), Director of Technology (4 yr.), Mt. Morris Cons. Schools

1983-1997 Teacher, Holly Area Schools (High School/Middle School)

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1996-1997 Administrative Intern (asst. principal), Holly Area Schools (Middle School)

1996, 1997 Summer School Director, Holly Area Schools (Middle School)

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS Mentoring and Coaching for New Superintendents, MASA conference presentation, 09/2010

Numerous Op/Ed education publications in major Michigan newspapers, 2010

Featured guest on Jack Ebling’s Lansing (MI) radio show on a number of occasions

Op/Ed ―Compulsory Education to Age 18 legislation sends mixed messages‖ 12/26/2009

Southgate (MI) News Herald

Op/Ed ―Coordinated School Districts before Consolidated School Districts‖ 11/26/2009 Oakland

(MI) Press

Op/Ed ―Speaking Up for the Silent Majority in the MEA‖, Oakland (MI) Press 8/13/2009

Op/Ed ―Teacher health care needs an overhaul‖, Crain’s Detroit Business 8/3/2009

Article, ―Student Community Service Programs‖, Center for Educational Networking (2008)

Contributor/Researcher: ―The Educational Service Agency‖ (book) by Keane/Stephens (2005)

Invited presenter, MASA Conference (October, 2007)

Focus group participant/contributor: ―Exploring E-Learning Reforms for Michigan—The New

Education (R)evolution‖; report by former MI State Superintendent Tom Watkins

Featured guest (two appearances) on the ―Bart Hawley Show‖ TV interview program

Presenter, Spring Arbor University (2006-2008) ―Application and Interview Tips‖

Presenter, Marshall Music Company (2006-2008) ―Making Your First Year Successful‖

―The School Administrator‖ MASA, published submission (October, 2007)

―The School Administrator‖ MASA, published submission (December, 2007)

Invited Presenter, MEMSPA State Conference (1997-2000, 2005)

Presenter, Oakland University Research Symposium (2005)

Doctoral Dissertation: The Role Of The Elementary School Principal In Technology

Adoption: Implications From The Michigan Teacher Technology Initiative (TTI) Program

Invited Presenter, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration

(NCPEA) national conference (Sedona, AZ, August, 2003)

Invited Presenter, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) Summer Leadership Institute (August, 2003)

Invited Presenter, MEMSPA State Conference (October, 2003)

Collaborator, Technology in Education Alliance for Michigan (TEAM) white paper ―Michigan’s Educational Technology Future: Leadership Actions (March, 2002), presented

to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tom Watkins and the Michigan Legislature

Collaborator, MEMSPA publication, ―An Invitation to Leadership‖ (2000)

Collaborator, Technology in Education Alliance for Michigan (TEAM) white paper, ―Educational Technology Professional Development‖ (2003)

Presenter, MEMSPA State Conventions (1998-2001)

Presenter, MEMSPA New and Aspiring Principals Conference (1998, 1999, 2001)

Lecturer, Saginaw Valley State University (2001) ―Effective Communication Strategies‖

Presenter, Camp Kett Principals’ Retreat (Summer, 2000)

Technology Presenter/Trainer, MEMSPA Region 12 (March, 2000)

Technology Trainer, Linden Community Schools (1999-2000)

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Technology Training Sessions, MEMSPA Region 10 (1999-2000)

Presenter, NAESP National Convention (San Francisco, 1999, New Orleans, 2000)

Collaborator, ―TIPS: Thinking Skills in the Music Classroom‖, published by the Music

Educators National Conference, 1991

Presenter, MEMSPA Region 10, Principal Technology Skills, 1999

Presenter/panelist, Midwest Conference on School Music

HONORS /AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS MEMSPA President’s Award for Exemplary Service, (2003)

MEMSPA Regional Honors Recipient (2000)

Distinguished Service Award, Michigan Association of School Boards

Holly Junior Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award

UM Regents-Alumni Scholar

Bravender Math and Science Award Recipient

National Merit Letter of Commendation recipient

Elected to a local Michigan board of education at age 18 (1972)

Elected to a second board of education term (1976)

Youngest school board president in the state of Michigan (1976)

Holly Board of Education (1972-78); President/Secretary/Trustee

North Central Association visiting evaluation team member

Former president, Genesee County Radio Club, Inc.

Former president, Flint Theater Organ Club

Officer, Holly Education Association (Secretary/PAC Chair/Grievance Chair)

Public Information Officer, American Radio Relay League

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/ACTIVITIES Worked with esteemed educational researcher Dr. Douglas Reeves and his colleague Dr. Elle

Allison to obtain licensure as a Renewal Coach

Executive Board Member/Superintendent Representative, Michigan School Public Relations

Association (MSPRA)

Founding member, PIECES (Persistent Interventions and Enrichment Creating Educational

Success), a Hurst Foundation grant-funded Professional Learning Community partnership of the

Western School District, Spring Arbor University, and the Reading/Writing Connection

Participant, START (Superintendents Talking and Reflecting Together), 2006

Participant, START Plus, 2007-2008

Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute, 2007

Michigan Negotiators Association (MNA)

Officer, Macomb Human Resource Professionals Association (MHRP) (2005-2006)

American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)

Board of Directors, MAISL Joint Risk Management Trust (2004-2006)

MASB/MASA/MEMSPA/MASSP Aspiring Superintendents’ Conference (2004)

Michigan Leadership Institute SUPES Academy (2002)

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

Michigan Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (MEMSPA)

Phi Delta Kappa

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NAESP national delegate (1999, 2000)

MEMSPA State delegate (1999,2000)

Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Michigan Association for Computers Users in Learning (MACUL)

President, MEMSPA Region 10 (2001-2002)

Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA)

MEMSPA representative to the Technology in Education Alliance for Michigan (TEAM)

action group and Michigan Department of Education ―Partnerships for Success‖ task force

President-Elect, MEMSPA Region 10 (2000-2001)

Creator and moderator of the MEMSPA statewide ListServ

Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) Distance Learning, Instructional Technology

Curriculum, and Technology Support committee member

Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association Region 10 Webmaster

MEMSPA representative to ETAG (Educational Technology Action Group), which

reported directly to the State Superintendent of Instruction on technology issues

Glasser Basic Intensive Week Training (1998)

MEMSPA Professional Development Commission (PDC) member (1998-2002)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

National Education Association (NEA) (1979-1997)

Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA)

Music Educators’ National Conference (MENC)

Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) (1972-78)

National School Board Association (NSBA) (1972-78)

MEA Bargaining/Public Relations Conferences/Advanced Labor Relations Practicum

American Federation of Musicians

INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES Board of Directors, NorCal Theatre Organ Society (2010)

Concert organist

Member, Jackson CEO Roundtable

Board of Directors, Jackson Symphony Orchestra (2007)

Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, American Red Cross, South Central Michigan Chapter

Co-Chairman, Capital Campaign, S. Central Michigan Chapter, American Red Cross

Member, Rotary International, Jackson Noon Chapter

Midwest Flood Relief Amateur Radio Net Participant (disaster communications) for the

Genesee-Lapeer Chapter of the American Red Cross (1998)

Volunteer, Genesee-Lapeer Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Extra-class amateur radio operator and member, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

American Radio Relay League-accredited Volunteer Examiner.

Hobbies include home remodeling, music, reading (biographies/non-fiction), golf, amateur

(ham) radio, domestic and international travel (13 foreign countries to date), languages.

Featured announcer/narrator for the Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Genesee Wind Symphony,

and Oakland University Wind Ensemble

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PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Mr. Craig Raehtz, Dir. of Curriculum

Western School District

1400 S. Dearing Road

Parma, MI 49269

(W) 517-841-8100

(H) 517-750-3020

[emailprotected]

Dr. David Richards, Superintendent

Fraser Public Schools

34270 Garfield Road

Fraser, MI 48026

(W) 586-879-2301

(H) 586-421-4514

[emailprotected]

Mr. Stephen Wang (―wong‖)

Asst. Superintendent (retired)

Mt. Morris Cons. Schools

Mt. Morris, MI 48458

(H) 810-687-4872

(C) 810-730-6521

[emailprotected]

Dr. William Keane, Interim Dean

College of Education/Human Serv.

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 48309

(W) 248-370-4204

(H) 248-543-6746

[emailprotected]

[emailprotected]

Dr. John Graves

Superintendent, (retired)

Jackson County ISD

6700 Browns Lake Road

Jackson, MI 49201

(H) 517-817-0354

Mr. Randall Cook

Superintendent,

Springport Public Schools

Box 100

Springport, MI 49284

(W) 517-857-3495

(H) 517-534-4767

[emailprotected]

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Home

9011 Kingston Court

Pinckney, MI 48169

(H) 734.878.4627

(C) 517.304.2445

EDUCATION

1981 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration

Dissertation Title: ―Perceptions of Teachers regarding Their present, Potential, and Ideal

Professional Development‖

Chairs: Curtis VanVoorhies and Hy Kornblugh

1971 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Arts in Special Education

Area of Emphasis: The development and implementation of special education

programming for students and teachers.

1969 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Advanced Degree Work in education with a focus on obtaining a teaching certificate in

psychology, biology, and chemistry.

1967 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Science

Concentration in pre-med and psychology

CAREER INTERESTS

Leadership Development, Organizational Development, School law, Collective Negotiations, Curriculum

Development, Focus Groups, Diversity, Education Service Delivery and Opportunity, School Improvement,

Accountability Models, and Personal and Professional Development.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Developed an Environmental Biology Component on the urban biosphere for Crestwood High school

Composed and articulated a diagnostic regimen for the Diagnostic Intake Program at Maxey Training School

Expanded and further developed a paper driven diagnostic protocol to identify reading difficulties in adjudicated

adolescent youth

Adapted the reading diagnostic protocol to computer a computer generated testing protocol entitled Reading Diagnostic

and Placement Program. Marketed product in the academic arena

Initiated North Central Association accreditation process for Maxey, which allowed students to pursue an articulated

program of credits for a diploma rather than GED preparation

Initiated and monitored curriculum development to assure uniform courses throughout all Bureau of Juvenile Justice

facilities

Brought supplementary tools, Skillsbank, NovaNET, and Fast Forward to all facilities to support the need for

individualized instruction to a functionally diverse population of adolescents

A charter member of the BJJ/Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) design team that designed a system of aftercare

programs for youth exiting the facilities. Established a BJJ/MRS blended school social worker position to facilitate the

community transition process

Served on the team of educators that developed the education component of the Juvenile Justice Online System

(JJOLT), including direct work with the programmer in developing the class scheduler

Participated as a member of a state site in the NCREL Engauge project for evaluating the involvement of technology in

the institutional deliver of services to students

Ongoing chairperson of the Maxey School Improvement Team and a member of the BJJ School Improvement Team

Member of the Learning Disabilities Policy group for the State of Michigan

Lee H. Craft [emailprotected]

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Member of the Wayne County Directors of Technology at Wayne RESA

HONORS, APPOINTMENTS, AND AWARDS

2004 Statewide presenter for the Bureau of Juvenile Justice and Michigan Rehabilitation Services Joint

Operating Agreement.

Responsible for the integration of NovaNET into the Bureau of Juvenile Justice Curriculum, St

Louis, MO

1991 Presenter at annual Title I conference in Kansas City, MO

1973 National Science Foundation grant awardee

1973 Nominated to participate in Environmental biology course work/development sponsored by the

National Science Foundation, University of Michigan, Dearborn

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present Mentor, High Priority School Initiative, Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency,

Wayne, MI

2002 – 9/2008 Superintendent/Director of Education, W. J. Maxey Boys’ Training School

Whitmore Lake, MI

1999 – 2002 Principal, Green Oak and Huron Centers, W. J. Maxey Boys’ Training School

Whitmore Lake, MI

1995 – 1999 Computer Literacy Director, Green Oak Center, W. J. Maxey Boys’ Training School

Whitmore Lake, MI

1978 – 1995 Title 1 Reading Lab Director, Huron Center, W. J. Maxey Boys’ Training School

Whitmore Lake, MI

1975 – 1978 Intake Diagnostician, Intake center, W. J. Maxey Boys’ Training School

Whitmore Lake, MI

1970 – 1975 Teacher and Athletic Coach, Crestwood School District

PUBLICATIONS

“The Effect of Striate Cortex Removal on Color Discrimination in Rats.” Psychological Record, 1966.

“Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Their Present, Potential, and Ideal Professional Development.”, Dissertation, December

1981

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee, Inc.

Learning Disabilities Policy Group

Past Member, Livingston County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors

Past Chairperson of Board of Directors, ―Mutiny Girls Basketball Organization‖ of Pinckney, Michigan

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POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Craft, L, Ruzika, M, Peterson, S (June, 1991). Creating a Title I Reading Lab for Adjudicated Youth. Presentation at the

Annual Title I Conference, Kansas City, MO

Craft, L, Miller, J, Blair, O., Implementing the Joint Operating Agreement Between BJJ and MRS. (January—May,

2003). Workshops presented in Whitmore Lake, Grand Rapids, Houghton Lake, Michigan to Community

Service Workers, MRS Counselors, and County Directors.

Craft, L. The Use of NovaNET with Adjudicated Youth in Michigan. (May, 2005), St. Louis, MO

Craft, L, Fancher, M., Derezinski, T., Bell, C., McNulty, D., Martin, L., McWilliams, M., Lospennato, R., School To Prison

Pipeline, State Bar of Michigan Annual Conference, September 2008, Dearborn, MI

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND DEVELOPMENT

Fall 1998 Grant-Writing Seminar, Adrian ISD. Learned about the process of applying for and writing

grants; wrote a mock grant.

Spring 2002 Courses in Netware and Groupwise Administration, New Horizons, Livonia and Southfield,

MI

SKILLS

Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Windows, Internet, Netware and Groupwise Administration.

Have constructed two homes for personal use, serving as general contractor.

References

Derek Hitchco*ck, Campus Director, WJ Maxey Training School,

PO Box 349, 9036 E. M-36

Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

(734) 449-3004

Barbara MacKenzie, Director Lutheran Child and Family Services of Michigan

15160 8 Mile Rd.

Oak Park, MI 48237

(248) 968-0100 x327

Professor Joe Coyner, EMU-Flint

1401 East Court Street, Mott Memorial Building

Flint, MI 48503

(810) 762-0303

PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL REFERENCE

Glenn Bivins, State Director, Charles E. Chamberlain Federal Building, USDOL/BAT - Room 207

315 West Allegan St

Lansing, MI

Phone: 517/377-1746

Fax: 517/377-1515

Email: [emailprotected]

mailto:[emailprotected]

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Arlene Dwight-Gibson

26794 Senator Blvd. Southfield, MI 48034 (248) 350-9470 [emailprotected]

Professional Objective

To assume a responsible and challenging administrative position which will enable me to demonstrate

professionalism, initiative, adaptability and the willingness to assume substantially increased responsibilities to

commensurate my extensive experience.

Professional Profile

Convey enjoyment and enthusiasm for administration/teaching and serve as a positive role model in the

school environment.

Ability to work with diverse constituencies and maintain a positive attitude.

Team player with district’s stakeholders (Staff, administrators, parents, and business -community).

Skilled problem-solver with proven leadership qualities.

Demonstrated capability multi-tasking and meeting deadlines with professionalism, diplomacy, and tact.

Adept at researching, organizing, reporting, and presenting information.

Participate in staff development activities, continuing education courses, and professional organizations to

keep abreast of current teaching and administrative methods.

Educational Credentials

Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Instruction/Career Technical Education, 2009

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Administrative Educational Specialist, 1998

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

MA, Secondary Education, 1989

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

BS, Marketing Education, 1986

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Certifications

Administration Certificate

Secondary Continuing Teaching Certificate

Vocational Education Certification

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Professional Experience 2009-Present Principal, River Rouge Middle College High School Academy

1986-2009 Detroit Public Schools (DPS), Detroit, MI

Director, Office of Career Technical Education (2005-2009)

Assistant Principal, Northwestern High School (2005-2005)

Assistant to the Executive Director, DPS Central Office (2004)

Assistant Director, Randolph Career Technical Center (2003-2004)

Curriculum Leader, Randolph Career Technical Center (2000-2003)

Program Manager, Randolph Career Technical Center (1986-2000)

Professional Experience Cont… 2009-Present Adjunct Instructor, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI

2005-Present Adjunct Instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1997-2003 Adjunct Instructor, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

1997-1999 Adjunct Instructor, Davenport University, Detroit, MI

1986 (Summer) Cosmetic Counter Manager, Marshall Fields, Southfield, MI

1983-1986 Sales Consultant/Store Authorizer, Miller and Rhoads, Portsmouth, VA

1977-1983 Store Manager, Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Portsmouth, VA

Experience Overview Academic Standards/Practices and Student Centered Learning

Assure that the district’s CTE delivery system is based upon goals and objectives in accordance with state

guidelines

Encourage provision of job placement services for CTE students

Provide leadership and technical assistance to staff regarding use of materials, services, and programs that

achieve gender equity and promote nontraditional enrollments.

Insure that CTE curriculum is representative of labor market needs

Responsible for achieving educational goals with the primary focus on student achievement

Supervise instruction and curriculum development

Reviewed and monitored academic achievement data

Assisted in facilitating re-entry placement of non-traditional students in a variety of intervention, alternative,

and/or twilight programs

Monitored student recruitment, attendance and retention

Facilitated the integration of academics into career technical education curriculum and programs

Managed a $30,000 ―Open-to-Buy‖ budget to select vendors, supervise and direct the operation of a student

based boutique and customer service enterprise

Monitored student certification process and articulation agreements with colleges/universities

Advisor for Distributive Clubs of America (DECA) to enable students to network and compete in regional,

state and national competitions in preparation for marketing careers

Prepared lesson plans incorporating critical thinking, problem-solving, decision making, and independent

learning

Ability to assess and address individual needs, abilities and learning styles

Initiated various, innovative educational strategies including cooperative learning, cultural diversity,

learning contracts, guest speakers and performance based evaluation to increase student comprehension and

achievement

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Administrative/Management Expertise

Provide leadership and direction for CTE program evaluation and improvement

Provide leadership for conducting CIP Program Self reviews of the district’s delivery system for CTE

Assisted Principal with financial management of school budget

Supervised curriculum leaders and main office staff

Assisted in implementing Title I and 31A compliance requirements

Assisted and supported school administrators in adherence to district, state and federal policies, mandates,

operational and compliance expectations, and Student Code of Conduct rules and regulations

Assisted with the collection, monitoring and verification of student data including enrollment, attendance,

FTE’s and immunization reports

Resolved parent/student/staff concerns and disputes

Assisted with monitoring Phase IV restructuring activities

Assisted Executive Director in ensuring safe, secure, conducive learning environments for all schools

Evaluated effectiveness of departmental programs

Planning/Development Experience

Plan and lead marketing activities within the region and districts to create increased understanding and

awareness in the service area of CTE programs, needs and successes

Participate in Office of Career Technical Preparation sponsored meetings and conferences

Develop and facilitated professional development activities for educational and administrative staff

Provide on-going guidance and leadership for updating and upgrading career technical education curriculum

to ensure proper workforce preparation for students

Assist in developing promotional and recruitment activities including parent seminars, District-wide tech

prep initiatives and open houses

Post-Secondary Experience

Instruct undergraduate/graduate students on teaching methods for the career technical education classroom

Instructed undergraduate classes in Retail Buying and Costume Design

Mentored graduate classes in the evaluation and development of teaching strategies

Taught undergraduate courses in Marketing, Business Ethics, Business Management and Social Diversity

Instructed Marketing and Business Ethics courses to high school students enrolled in DPS/Davenport

Articulated Tech Prep Dual Enrollment program

Collaboration and Coordination

Participate in efforts to bring about closer business/industry/labor/education/government cooperation and

work with community economic development activities

Develop and initiate activities necessary to bring about closer cooperation with CTE and general/academic

education

Responsible for developing business partnerships, school advisory boards, community and parent support

and involvement

Supervised instruction, curriculum development and Smaller Learning Community Project

Coordinated Business Department and school-wide activities

Worked with administrators, teaching staff, parents, counselors and employers to resolve student academic

and behavior problems

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PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS New Tech High Director of Schools (2010)

Harvard University Urban Leadership Institute Participant( 2010)

Certified Thinking Maps Trainer (2010)

Doctoral Degree, March (2009)

DPS Principal Academy Completer, May (2006)

Co-Authored ―School Store Operations‖, a marketing education textbook published by Thomson/South-

Western Publishing Company and International DECA (2004)

Detroit Public Schools, Biz World Project Director (2003)

Nominee, Governor's Excellence in Practice Award (2003)

Wayne RESA Excellence In Education Award (2003)

1st Place – Gold Level International Winner, School-Based Enterprise Operation (2002, 2003)

Coached 1st Place Winners - International DECA competitions (2001-2003)

Recipient, Certificate of Outstanding Achievement Award, Detroit Public Schools (2002)

Certified Entrepreneurship Instructor Edge University Graduate (2000)

National Entrepreneurship Consortium Award for Outstanding Leadership In The Field of Business

Creativity and Entrepreneurship (2000)

Area C Award - Exemplary Service to Students and Community (1994/1998)

Department of Career and Technical Education Exemplary Program Award, Fashion Merchandising (1992)

Michigan Business Education Association’s Emerging Professional Business Educator Award (1989)

Department of Career and Technical Education Exemplary Program Award, Food Marketing (1988)

ADDITIONAL SERVICE/RECOGNITION Recognized by International DECA and DPS’ Office of Career and Technical for developing Food and

Fashion Marketing curriculums

Site-Based Management Council Member

Chairperson, School-of-Choice Committee

Detroit Public Schools Consultant, facilitated workshop entitled ―Understanding Rubrics‖, Board of

Teaching

Team Member, Malcolm Baldridge Resource Team

Site Coordinator, Strategic Planning

Member, Various Strategic Planning Committees for restructuring and aligning the District’s K-12

Curriculum

Union Representative, Detroit Federation of Teachers

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Phi Delta Kappa (Honorary Educational Fraternity)

Michigan Business Education Association (MBEA)

Michigan Marketing Educators (MME)

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Association For Career Technical Education (ACTE)

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MARK J. RANKIN 14795 Seymour Road * Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

Home: (517) 522-5362 Cell: (517) 937-7890

EDUCATION Doctoral Candidate (ABD), K-12 Education Administration, Michigan State University

Master of Arts, Adult and Continuing Education, Michigan State University, 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Education, Cornerstone College, 1992

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Highly organized, dedicated and committed to professionalism

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with experience in staff training, evaluations, and maintaining records.

Trains, directs, and supervises staff and volunteers while coordinating efforts

Plans and develops programs/activities and works well under pressure with attention to detail

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Education Specialist 2010-Present

Red Cedar Solutions Group * Okemos, Michigan

Instructional Specialist 2009-2010

Michigan Association Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) * Lansing, Michigan

Serving as an Instructional Specialist with the Title I Accountability Grant in support of the Statewide System of Support and the

High Priority Schools in Phases 0-2. Co-Chaired the Data Driven Decision Making (DDDM) workgroup and the Support

Partnership workgroup. Participated in Collaboration and Core Team Meetings. Participated on the Infrastructure workgroup.

Assisted and developed the MAISA Instructional Coaches Academy and facilitated the Math Content Training. Attended the

National Staff Development Council Coaches Institute. Attended the Master Coaching Institute in New York with Lucy West.

Planned, coordinated, and facilitated WRESA workshops and DPS School Improvement Peer-Review Process. Collaborated in

the development of Data Coaching, Assessment, and School Improvement Process with WRESA for Instructional Coaches,

Process Mentors, and Leadership Coaches. Collaborated and assisted in the development of the Title I Accountability Grant

dashboard and Case Management Tool (CMT).

Student Teaching College Supervisor and College Instructor 2005-2009

Baker College * Jackson, Michigan

Worked with students and local districts to identify and secure student teaching placements. Developed and completed forms

related to placements. Planned observations, evaluations, and seminar classes.

Courses Taught using traditional, hybrid, and independent formats included:

EDU 200: Introduction to Professional Education Experiences

EDU 441: Classroom Management

EDU 445: Educational Foundations

EDU 451: Theory and Techniques of Elementary Instruction

EDU 481: Directed Teaching I

EDU 482: Directed Teaching II

EDU 491: Seminar Directed Teaching I

EDU 492: Seminar Directed Teaching II

MTH 111: Introductory Algebra

MTH 211: Learning and Teaching Number Concepts

MTH 212: Learning and Teaching Geometric and Statistical Concepts

MTH 491: Senior Seminar Elementary Math

Dean of Education and Human Service 2005-2006

Baker College * Jackson, Michigan

Supervised Department Chairs and 50 adjunct professors. Maintained budget for three separate departments. Instructed classes

and advised students. Ordered materials and copies of textbooks for classes. Scheduled and staffed classes with the master

schedule. Provided training for adjunct professors.

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MARK J. RANKIN 14795 Seymour Road * Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

Home: (517) 522-5362 Cell: (517) 937-7890

Middle School Principal 1998-2004

Napoleon Community Schools * Napoleon, Michigan

Planned and coordinated teaming concept and flexible schedule. Assisted and evaluated teachers and curriculum development.

Developed and monitored annual budget and activity funds. Developed state and annual reports. Developed a four year rotation

of technology equipment and peripherals. Approved new purchases and repairs. Supervised the technology staff. Developed and

monitored annual budget. Helped coordinate the district professional development requirements for staff. Attended county and

state curriculum meetings and workshops. Helped design and implement district and unit assessments. Ordered and completed

the paperwork and requirements for the district MEAP.

Principal’s Assistant 1997-1998

Hudsonville Middle School * Hudsonville, Michigan

Coordinated planned absences, building maintenance, security, discipline, and safety. Planned, supervised, and evaluated the

extended opportunities programs, special projects, field trips, and assemblies. Assumed building responsibilities in principal’s

absence.

Lead Middle School Teacher 1996-1997

Central Middle Alternative School * Holland, Michigan

Developed referral, application, and screening process for students. Developed curriculum, schedule, management discipline, and

procedures. Taught 7th & 8th graders.

Wrestling/Baseball Coach 1996-1997

Holland High School * Holland, Michigan

Junior Varsity Wrestling Coach and Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach

Project Manager for Journey Program 1994-1996

Michigan State University Extension * Ottawa County

Substitute Teacher 1992-1994

Holland Public School District * Holland, Michigan

Elementary Program Director 1992-1994

Boys and Girls Club * Holland, Michigan

Youth Director 1989-1991

Otsego Church of God * Otsego, Michigan

Chaplain Assistant 1984-1987

United States Army * Fort Ord, California

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Academic:

National Honors Society: 1984 Citizenship Award: 1982-1984

Perfect Attendance Award: 1981-1984 Honor Roll: 1980-1984

Distinguished Honor Graduate: 1985 Deans List: 1990, 1992, 1996, 1998-2001

Comet Club Award: 1992

Military:

Three Certificates of Recognition: 1985-1987 Three Letters of Appreciation: 1985-1987

Four Letters of Commendation: 1985-1987 Five Certificates of Achievement: 1985-1987

Three Army Achievement Medals: 1985-1987 Good Conduct Medal: 1987

Army Meritorious Medal: 1987

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EDUCATION

Coursework beyond MASTER OF ARTS degree

Michigan State University

EAD 804 – Human Resources in Education (3 credits)

TE 818 – Curriculum in its Social Context (3 credits)

EAD 825B – Secondary (6-12) School Administration (3 credits)

National Louis University

Curriculum and Instruction 585A – Secondary Education/Instructional Practice

(2 credits)

Curriculum and Instruction 585T – Literacy/Instruction/Integrated Curriculum (2 credits)

Central Michigan University

EDU 508 – Educator Externship (3 credits)

EAD 592AZ – Data Leadership (2 credits)

EDU 508 – Using Microsoft Excel to Enhance Student Learning (3 credits)

MASTER OF ARTS degree, Michigan State University

Completed July, 2000

Major: K-12 EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION; GPA 3.89/4.0

BACHELOR OF ARTS degree, Michigan State University

September 1991 to May 1993

Major: ENGLISH EDUCATION; Major GPA 3.4/4.0, Overall GPA 3.2/4.0

Certificate: Michigan Secondary Provisional (7-12)

BACHELOR OF ARTS degree, Michigan State University

September 1987 to June 1991

Major: COMMUNICATIONS; Major GPA 3.47/4.0, Overall GPA 3.15/4.0

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WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE

Red Cedar Solutions Group

2310 Science Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864

August 2009 to Present

Supervisor: Andrew Henry, President. Telephone: (517) 455-7368

Serve as subject matter expert on several projects including Data 4 Student Success, AER, and Data

Coaching Methodology used to train schools participating in MDE's Statewide System of Support

Serve 13 schools in Oakland and Wayne Counties as a data coach

Created and presented professional development designed to help schools navigate through the

continuous school improvement cycle

Created and implemented a system for schools to install and implement Evidence-Based Interventions

(EBIs) using framework from Michigan’s Implementation Science Network

Created professional development designed to help schools gather and study their student achievement

including student achievement building, grade and subgroup trend analysis, highs school standard

analysis, students near proficiency, GLCE of greatest challenge over time

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Western Middle School, 1400 Dearing Rd. Parma, MI

May 2008-August 2009

Supervisor: Dr. William Coale, Superintendent. Telephone: (517) 795-9881

Increased student achievement in 7th grade mathematics after focused data analysis and comprehensive

approach to creating goals and monitoring progress

Led "RTI" or "Response to Intervention" efforts in the school resulting in increased attendance,

decreased discipline problems, and increased student achievement.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL (grades 5-8)

Charlotte Middle School, 1068 Carlisle Hwy. Charlotte, MI 48813

July 2005 to May 2008

Supervisor: Dr. Nancy Hipskind, Superintendent. Telephone: (517) 541-5102

Provided leadership that led to increased student achievement

Coordinated efforts to use common assessment data to drive instruction

Presented successful use of common assessment data at 2006 Office of Assessment and Accountability

Conference in Lansing, Michigan

Initiated curriculum alignment efforts with School Improvement Team

Aligned CTE learning experiences to core curriculum GLCEs, standards, and benchmarks

Member of District School Improvement Steering Committee charged with providing direction for first

district meetings in eight years

Successfully rewrote master schedule to reflect $304,000 in budget reductions

Coached teachers who helped successfully align curriculum

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HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter, Williamston, MI 48895

June 2001 to June 2005

Supervisor: Mr. Joel Raddatz, Superintendent. Telephone: (517) 655-4361

Directed athletic department and alternative education program

Successfully partnered with middle school principal to preserve team teaching

concept at the middle school

Researched and implemented a successful Career and Technical Education (CTE)

school and work-based program

Successfully facilitated curriculum initiatives promoting authentic teaching and

learning

Researched, designed and implemented online scheduling system

Implemented a Teacher Leader program through the Ingham ISD

Researched and implemented online learning opportunities for students

Facilitated the creation of an eighth-grade mentoring and advisory program

Partnered with Michigan Department of Career Development to facilitate and study

the effects of Career Contextual Learning

Coordinated efforts to ready the high school for bond proposal in 2002-03

Coordinated successful effort to ready the high school for a bond proposal in 2004-05

Co-facilitated the district’s Emergency Response Team

Successfully supervised and expanded the high school athletic program

Implemented Building School Improvement Team to coordinate EducationYES! and

North Central requirements leading to increased student ACT scores

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter, Williamston, MI 48895

August 1999 to June 2001

Supervisor: Mr. Randy Bowles, Principal. Telephone: (517) 668-3150

Facilitator of WHS Career Pathways Team

Served as Director of Alternative/Adult Education

Served as Director of Virtual High School

Served as administrator in charge of student body discipline and attendance

Chaired the Safe and Drug Free District Committee

Member of District and Building School Improvement Team

Assisted in staff evaluations

Served as school liaison to parent group for post-prom party

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LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTOR/COACH

Chippewa Middle School, 4000 N. Okemos Road, Okemos, MI 48864

July 1995 to August 1999

Supervisor: Dr. Tom Tweedy, Principal (retired). Telephone: (517) 349-4460 ext. 2801

Facilitator of eighth-grade Language Arts in team teaching/block scheduling setting

Facilitator of eight-grade Social Studies in team teaching/block scheduling setting

Facilitator of Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade electives (including drama, media communications,

computers, and cultural courses)

Assistant track and field coach

Member of Building Planning Team

Member of Technology Committee

LANGUAGE ARTS/DRAMA INSTRUCTOR/COACH

Saginaw Heritage High School, 3465 N. Center Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

August 1993 to July 1995

Supervisor: Mr. Allan Larsen, Principal. Telephone: (517) 799-5790

Facilitator of Advanced English 10

Facilitator of Introduction to Acting and Children’s Theatre

Member of Reading and Writing Committee

Head Coach varsity cross-country and varsity track and field teams

Director of annual school play

ORGANIZATIONS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

Current Member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Member of Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

Member of Michigan State University Varsity ―S‖ Club

Michigan State University Division I All-American Track and Field, 1992

Member of 3200-meter relay team holding MSU school record and Big Ten record

All-Big Ten 3200-meter relay team member (Big Ten Champions), 1992

All-Academic Big Ten member of MSU Cross-Country and Track and Field Teams, 1988-1992

Dean’s List: Department of Arts and Letters, September to December 1991 and January 1993

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REFERENCES

Dr. Nancy Hipskind, Superintendent, Charlotte Public Schools, 378 State Street, Charlotte, MI 48812.

Telephone: (517) 541-5102

Mr. Joel Raddatz, Superintendent (retired), Williamston Community Schools, 418 Highland Street,

Williamston, MI 48895. Telephone: (517) 242-0288

Ms. Narda Murphy, Superintendent, Williamston Community Schools, 418 Highland Street, Williamston, MI

48895. Telephone: (517) 655-4361

Mr. Matthew Cairy, Superintendent, Freeland Community Schools, 710 Powley Dr., Freeland, MI 48623

Telephone: (231) 369-4191

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JOHN G. PETITTO

[emailprotected]

3432 Roseglade, Rochester, MI 48306

(248) 361 - 8917

OBJECTIVE Education Consultant

EDUCATION Bachelor’s of Arts – Oakland University

Social Studies Major/Communications Minor

Teaching Certificate – Oakland University

Master’s Degree – Oakland University

Guidance and Counseling

EXPERIENCE

Avondale High School, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Alternative Education Teacher/Coordinator 1975-1979 Social Studies Teacher – 1977-1979 Assistant Principal – 1979-2008

NexStep & Associates, LLC

Company Owner - 2008 to present Director of Student Services & Labor Relations for Avondale Schools – 2008-2010 Special Projects Coordinator for Avondale Schools – 2010 to present Boot Camp Coordinator for Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals – 2010 to present

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

President of the Michigan Pupil Accounting & Attendance Association – 2000-2001

Executive Board Member of the Michigan Pupil Accounting & Attendance Association – 2001 to present

Lifetime Achievement Award – Morning Optimist Club of Auburn Hills – 2010

Two Time Recipient of the Michigan Pupil Accounting & Attendance Association Outstanding Service Award

Served as Mentor for Oakland Intermediate School District Leadership Academy – 2001

Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year – 2002

Frequent Presenter for the Michigan Pupil Accounting & Attendance Association, Oakland Activities

Association, and Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals

Chairperson for Oakland Activities Association Assistant Principal Leadership Group – 2007

Avondale Representative to the International Academy Steering Committee – 2007 to present

Athletic Coach – Avondale Junior High School Track and Baseball; Rochester Area Recreation Authority

Baseball and Basketball; Auburn Hills Boy and Girls Club Baseball; Rochester YMCA Baseball and Soccer

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Maria E. (Kenis) Wallevand [emailprotected]

10520 Liberty Way H-(248) 634-9830

Davisburg, MI 48350 C-(248) 390-0917

Career Objective:

Impact student achievement by coaching educators in effective utilization of data to lead School Improvement initiatives

Relevant Experience

Reading Specialist and Intervention Department Supervisor (Current)

Literacy/ Data Coach for K-8 teachers

Supervise Intervention Department staff and oversee program delivery

Disaggregate and coordinate dissemination of assessment data

Assist staff in implementation of reading instruction, assessments, and curriculum

Manage student identification, assessment criteria, scheduling, and collaboration with special education for program

delivery

Coordinate MDE dissemination grant requirements in collaboration with MAPSA

Coordinate and manage Data meetings with grade level teams

Lead and support data driven discussions in teams

Provide support for staff with MEAP, EdPerformance, Renaissance Place, DIBELS, MAT and DRA assessments

Systemize assessment procedures

Support teachers in literacy needs as they relate to the reading program at Holly Academy

5th grade Social Studies Teacher (2008-2009)

Plan and execute Standards-based lessons and authentic learning experiences for 5th grade students utilizing best

practices in support of the School Improvement Goals

PLC leader for 4th/5

th grade team

School Management Team, School Improvement team

Skyward scheduling/grade book formatting team

K-6 Spanish Teacher (2003-2008)

Plan and execute Standards-based lessons and authentic learning experiences for K-6th grade students utilizing best

practices in support of the School Improvement Goals

PLC leader for K-2nd

grade team

School Management Team, School Improvement team

K-8 Substitute Teacher (2002-2003) Holly Academy

Performed all the duties required of a substitute teacher for K-8th grade classrooms.

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Additional Responsibilities

School Management/School Improvement Team 2005- to present

Co-author School Improvement Plan

Co-author Ed YES!

Co-author annual report

Present committee goals to Board of Directors

Attend School Improvement workshops/conferences (OISD)

Coordinate staff training and professional development in conjunction with School Improvement Plan

Screen potential teaching candidates at University of Michigan Job Fair

Mentor curriculum chairs in disaggregation of data

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Leader 2005- to present

Coordinate meetings and agendas for PLC meetings

Establish and maintain Mission/Vision and Goals for team

Coordinate with administrators for professional development for PLC groups

Lead research studies regarding topics of importance to team

Support data driven discussions regarding student achievement and best practices

Establish a common language among team

Inform team of educational best practices lead team training/PD’s

Establish collaborative framework for meetings

Support teams and teachers in collaborative efforts

Present professional development in Differentiated Instruction

Present professional development in RtI (Response to Intervention)

Present professional development in Common Assessments

Present professional development in PLC’s

MEAP Co-District/Building Coordinator 2006- to present

In conjunction with MEAP District coordinator…

Coordinate dispersal and disaggregation of MEAP data to stakeholders

Train Core Committee Chairpersons to utilize MEAP data to improve instruction and set instructional goals

Attend OEAA Conferences yearly to communicate changes and updates to staff

Coordinate MEAP schedules 3rd -8

th grades

Coordinate dissemination of pertinent information/news from OEAA (Office of Educational Assessment and

Accountability)

Coordinate and supervise distribution and collection of materials

Coordinate and supervise make-up schedules

Supervise adherence to administrator guidelines

Creation of Master Schedule for K-8 students (2005-present)

Schedules created to include common planning K-5 at least once daily and common planning in MS where possible

Inclusive of appropriate planning times for specials and homeroom teachers

Schedule to permit teachers to cross from MS to Elementary as needs require

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Create ½ day and A/B schedules for school year to provide for equitable distribution of content presented throughout the

school year

Spanish Department Chairperson 2007- 2008

Create curricular materials for K-8th grade Spanish

Coordinated materials for K-8th grade Spanish

Co-Create Scope and Sequence for K-8 Spanish

Mentor all new department teachers

Coordinate team meetings and agendas

Coordinate/recommend professional development for department staff

Involved in hiring/interview process for department staff

Purchased department materials and managed department budget

Crisis Team 2007-to present

Trained in CPR & First Aid in compliance with building crisis plan

Trained to coordinate assistance with first responders in case of accident

Trained to maintain policy and procedures during crisis or building security breech

Science Committee Chairperson 2005-2007

Coordinate monthly Science Committee meetings

Coordinated completion of scope and sequence of Science curriculum

Authored Science portion of School Improvement Plan

Present at New Parent Orientation Nights to answer questions regarding Science Curriculum/Program

Collaborated with area schools to establish and maintain outdoor classroom/greenhouse

Established criteria for judging and judges of the Holly Academy Science Fair

Provided for a venue in which Holly Academy students could compete at a regional fair

Facilitated collaboration with the Flint Area Science Fair Organization to aid in the transition between our Holly

Academy Fair and the Regional Science Fair at Kettering University

Mentor Teacher 2005-to present

Support new teachers in a two year collaborative coaching system

Structure and coordinate meetings and job embedded professional development around teachers needs

Facilitate dialog between parents and staff

Assist teachers in setting and attaining professional development goals

Support new teachers in lesson planning and compliance with Grade Level Content Expectations

Support new teachers in coordinating cross-curricular lessons, field trips and other activities as deemed necessary

Assist new teachers with data analysis and goal setting

Assist new teachers with professional development

Support new teachers with compliance to School Improvement Plan

Caring Committee Chairperson 2004-2005

Coordinate monthly Caring Committee meetings

Established program guidelines for assisting ―at risk‖ families and students

Identified local resources for ―at risk‖ families

Established criteria for assistance of families in crisis

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Relevant Employment prior to Holly Academy

2000 Tesseract School Eagan, MN

Substitute Teacher

Performed all the duties required of a long and short term substitute teacher for PreK-8th grade classrooms.

1997 Notre Dame School Marysville, CA

Substitute Teacher

Performed all the duties required of a long and short term substitute teacher for K-8th grade classrooms.

1993-1996 Sacred Heart School Del Rio, TX

6th -8

th grade Classroom Teacher

Plan and execute Standards-based lessons and authentic learning experiences for 6th-8th grade students. Content

concentration in Science, Social Studies, ELA and ESL.

Work with all age groups on a variety of extracurricular activities such as Pep Squad, Cheerleading, Geography, Science

and Spelling Bees.

Organized Staff presentations, school-wide academic ceremonies and community-wide events.

Education:

Oakland University Rochester, MI

Education Specialist Program

Web-based Program to begin Winter 2010

Seeking Ed.S. & Administrative Certification

Ferris State University Flint, MI

Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction May 2008

Thesis: Professional Learning Communities: Gauging Effectiveness and Value in

the Eyes of Practitioners. Defended and Accepted April 2008

Sul Ross State University Del Rio, TX

BA in Composite Social Sciences with Minor in English Dec 1994

Coursework towards secondary education certification

Coursework in Public Administration/Management

Greater Flint Educational Consortium’s Administrative Leadership Academy

Completion date: September 2007

Successfully completed over 100 intern hours

Job-Shadowed various administrators

Acting Administrator

Supervised extra curricular activities

Created k-5 Master Schedule

Assisted the Director/Deputy Director in varied administrative tasks

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Attended monthly meetings at GISD during which topics relevant to administration were presented and discussed by

current experts in the field

PLC Training

PLC Institute Atlanta, Georgia

Common Assessments Ann Arbor, Michigan

Whatever It Takes GISD Flint, Michigan

RtI (Response to Intervention) Seattle, Washington

Certifications & Additional Training:

State of Michigan Teaching Certificate

Highly qualified ELA

Highly qualified Social Studies

Grades K-5 All Subjects

Grades K-8 Self Contained

MLPP Ferris State University

CHAMPs Oakland Schools

First/Second Ten Days of MEAP Oakland Schools

Skyward Student Management System Holly Academy

DIBELS & DIBELS Next Assessments Oakland Schools

RtI Leadership Training Oakland Schools

Action Plan for Coaching (CEL) Center for Educational Leadership

Data for Student Success (D4s) RCSG/Wayne RESA

Orange Grove Performance Management Systems RCSG/MAPSA

MiClass Current

(Michigan Content Literacy Assessments, Standards and Strategies) Oakland Schools

AIMSWEB Assessment Systems (Local Area Manager) Current/ Web-based

Professional Development Workshop/Seminar Presenter:

Library of Congress Primary Sources, Library of Congress Institute & Academy staff

RtI (Response to Intervention) Ignite Conference

RtI (Response to Intervention) Webinar hosted by MAPSA

Professional Learning Communities Holly Academy staff, administration, Board of Directors

Differentiated Instruction Holly Academy staff

Common Assessments Holly Academy staff

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Games on a Budget (World Language Conference, Lansing)

Professional Memberships:

MTTC Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Content advisory committee

Library of Congress Primary Sources Institute participant and contributor

ASCD Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Oakland School Literacy Leadership team

MRA Michigan Reading Association

IRA International Reading Association

NWP National Writing Project

NAPW National Association of Professional Women

Languages

Fluent Spanish (written & spoken)

References

Lisa Leimeister-Supervisor, Deputy Director, Holly Academy (248) 634-5554 x 204

Jennifer Potteiger- Colleague (810 )625-2345

Lori Sheppard- Colleague (810)241-8163

Tracy Vana-Colleague (248) 245-3211

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