My background

Vision Statement:

To empower teachers to teach students in such a way as to achieve the greatest potential of both teachers and students.

Profile of Qualifications:
  • Dedicated and highly motivated Educational Administrative Professional with a proven track record for implementing successful programs that produce lasting results

  • Experience with overseeing $1,000,000+ budget for US Air Force Catholic Chapel

  • Assist in writing and submitting government grants to obtain funding

  • Led the accreditation program

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate instructional programs to improve student performance

  • Polished, public speaker and instructor

  • Ability to relate effectively to people at all levels and of diverse backgrounds

  • Knowledgeable of current trends in education and capable of motivating staff to try new, creative techniques to continually improve teaching skills

  • Active in supporting and encouraging teachers through continuing education, staff development, and leadership roles

  • Experienced in observe classrooms and review lesson plans

  • Develop performance evaluation programs

  • Assist with appropriate in-service programs for faculty and staff

  • Assist in coordinating acquisition of textbooks, equipment and resource materials for instruction

  • Interview candidates for certified and non-certified positions

  • Coordinate extra-curricular activities/specials

  • Coordinate acquisition and placement of substitute teachers

  • Overlook the food program and kitchen staff

Educational Background:

Master of Psychology                                                                                                                                2016

Institute for Psychological Services (online), Arlington, Virginia

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)                                                                                                                     2007

Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

Major: Educational Leadership           Minor: Human Resource Studies

Dissertation: Middle School, African American Studies:

Educational Goals, Career Aspirations and High School Retention Factors

Master of History                                                                                                                                        1991

Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

Major: African-American History

Master of Divinity                                                                                                                                       1986

St. Francis Seminary, St. Francis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ordained for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Major: Theological Studies

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                         1981

Thomas More College, Crestview, Kentucky

Educational Background:

Professor

Archdiocese Diocese of Atlanta, Permanent Diaconate program for Homiletics.                     2012 to Present

 

Middle School Principal/Administrator                                                                                        2010 to 2012

Emmaus Middle and High School – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Took a failing, urban school and revived it within one year by placing the middle and high school on one traditional campus

  • Direct all aspects of educational programs and activities for middle and high school facilities consisting of approximately 300 students

  • Supervise, train, and mentor 25 staff members and evaluate all teachers

  • Manage business, building maintenance, behavioral/disciplinary problems, parent/teacher relations, staffing schedules, and various daily activities

Other Accomplishments Include:

  • Head the Accreditation Program

  • Addition of Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4-5) class and hired new staff members

 

Faculty/Staff Member                                                                                                                   2008 to 2013

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

Duties: Community Life, Liturgy, Registration, Scheduling of Classes

 

Adjunct Professor of Religion                                                                                                      2003 to Present

St. Leo University, Morrow, Georgia

Courses Taught: World Religions, New Testament, Old Testament, Catholic Tradition, Christian Morality, Foundations of Christian Faith (Systematic Theology)

Adjunct Professor of Humanities                                                                                                 1999 to 2014

Advisor for First Year Students*

DeVry University, Decatur, Georgia

*Giving direction and guidance for their particular curriculum and discipline of study

Courses Taught: Psychology, Sociology, Career Development, Critical Thinking, English Composition, Professional Writing, Advanced Composition, Speech

 

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                         1994 - 1997

(Japan – Active Duty Military Personnel)

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Courses Taught: History, African-American Studies, African-American Family

 

Chaplain/Teacher                                                                                                                          2000 to 2004

Cathedral Grade School, Atlanta, Georgia

Duties: Religious Services, Counseling Students and Parents, Spiritual Counselor, Academic Counselor, Personal Counselor, Teacher for Middle School Students, Crisis Intervention

 

United States Air Force                                                                                                                 1990 to 2000

Head Chaplain

Administrative Responsibilities: Budgeting (including Fund Executive for largest fund in PACAF), Staffing, Reorganization of Programs, Staff and Program Director, Fundraising, Youth & Adult Programs, Educational Programs, Curriculum Evaluation, Implementation of Diversity in Worship & Leadership

 

Chaplain

Duties: Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Spiritual Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Field Visitation of Troops, Religious Services for Catholic & Non-Catholic Military Staff Personnel

 

Awards/Medals

Air Force Commendation Medal with One-Leaf Cluster

Air Force Organization Excellence Award

National Defense service Medal

Southwest Asia Service medal with Two Bronze Campaign Stars

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon