Bruce Mims Curricula Vitae

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  • 1. Bruce Lamar Mims, Ed.D. 306 Fawn Ct. Petaluma, CA 94954 Home phone: (562) 508-2461 E-mail: blmims@earthlink.net EDUCATION University of Southern California (Summa cum Laude) Doctor of Education: Leadership in Urban Education, 2007 University of San Diego (Summa cum Laude) Master of Education: Teaching and Learning, 2002 University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, 1987 Pasadena City College (Cum Laude) Associate of Arts: Social Science, 1985 CERTIFICATIONS      Administrative Services Credential (Clear): AB75 and Tier II Induction Single-Subject Teaching Credential: Social Studies SB395/SDAIE: English Language Development AVID Summer Institute Pupil Personnel Services Credential (in-progress) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE COTATI-ROHNERT PARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 07/11-10/13 Technology High School Secondary (HS) Principal (ADA 254)/Director of K12 Student Programs (ADA 5,894) 7165 Burton Ave Rohnert Park, CA. 94928 (707) 792-4700 Comprehensive High School Principal/Director of Student Services; Director of K12 Student Programs (2012-2013) • Aligning the school community to a shared vision of high expectations for student academic achievement; Managing school resources (fiscal, human, and material) in support of school improvement goals; Using data to drive school improvement goals and student achievement; Planning, monitoring, and directing the operation of the school with efficiency and accountability; Ensuring the campus is organized to enhance learning and reflects high standards of cleanliness and safety; Creating a working environment that promotes staff satisfaction and retention, including support for planning and collaboration, and opportunities for shared leadership and decision-making; Developing a comprehensive professional development plan for the continuous professional growth of teachers and support staff; Supervising, supporting, and evaluating performance of all assigned personnel; Collaborating with families and community stakeholders from the private and public sectors; Expulsion review; Truancy and SARB; District-wide school Safety and Security; District-wide Positive Behavioral Supports, and (RTI2) interventions and instructional initiatives; District AVID Director Accomplishments:  Attained 2012-2013 California Distinguished School award  Increased enrollment by 50% using equity and access recruitment pedagogy while increasing achievement  Facilitated development and implementation of (District-wide) Tier II CAHSEE Intervention Programs for 10th grade students; resulted in 73% overall passing rate among target group.  Facilitated reduction of (full) expulsions district-wide; collaborated with district-wide administrative leadership team to create and implement RTI Behavioral Supports in the context of suspended expulsions 1
  • 2.          Collaborated with local law enforcement to create diversion program as Behavioral RTI Facilitated collaboration with Sonoma State University staff towards implementation of Advanced Computer Programming course, and STEM initiatives Maintained Academic Performance Index (API) 916 in 2011-2012 and increased API to 920 in 2012-2013 amidst (District-wide senior) leadership change in, programmatic change, decreasing budgets, and school-wide shift towards equity in access vision Facilitated implementation of AVID program (Technology HS) for 9th grade students Facilitated implementation of full CIF Athletics program (Technology HS) Designed, facilitated consensus for, and implemented periodic assessments, course designs, and Tier II and II Interventions for Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Statistics Collaborated with staff to create and implement an RTI Bell Schedule-2013-2014 Facilitated collaboration, development, and implementation of district-wide (online) blended learning course designs for credit recovery, original course credit, and AP courses Facilitated 2013 WASC Self-Study; attained full 6-year (unconditional) accreditation term LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 12/08-07/10 Westchester High School Secondary (HS) Principal (ADA 1,890) 7400 Manchester Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 338-2404 Comprehensive High School Principal: • Aligning the school community to a shared vision of high expectations for student academic achievement; Managing school resources (fiscal, human, and material) in support of school improvement goals; Using data to drive school improvement goals and student achievement; Planning, monitoring, and directing the operation of the school with efficiency and accountability; Ensuring the campus is organized to enhance learning and reflects high standards of cleanliness and safety; Creating a working environment that promotes staff satisfaction and retention, including support for planning and collaboration, and opportunities for shared leadership and decision-making; Developing a comprehensive professional development plan for the continuous professional growth of teachers and support staff; Supervising, supporting, and evaluating performance of all assigned personnel; Collaborating with families and community stakeholders from the private and public sectors Accomplishments:  Instituted critical focus towards accountability and student-learning outcome measures; resulting in 26 point API growth for the 2008-2009 school year and the school’s release from SAIT; 21 point API growth and 10 percent growth in CST Proficiency across (3 of 4) weighted subject areas (20092010); and 10% increase in graduation rate (i.e., 83.5%)—surpassing District rate (2009-2010)  Presided over steady API growth for all targeted subgroups—including 51 point overall API increase for African American students, and 65 overall API point increase for Latino students  Facilitated development and implementation of Intensive CAHSEE Intervention Programs for grades 10-12, which resulted in the largest increase in overall 2008-2009 CAHSEE pass rate of all high school s in the LAUSD— from 47% to 53%  (2009-2010) CAHSEE Intervention Program resulted in a larger increase in overall pass rate—from 53% to 63% --again one of the highest in the LAUSD  Presided over the school’s critical focus on decreasing dropout and truancy rates (previously 33%), which has resulted in the school attaining the lowest dropout rate (i.e., 15%--2009-2010), and largest increase in ADA of all the high schools in the Local District  Facilitated the refinement of the Smaller Learning Community (SLC) Implementation to a morerelevant structure to ensure greater student access to college readiness and/or career pathway opportunities—resulted in 20% increase in (4 yr college/university) acceptance rate (2009-2010)  Designed, facilitated consensus for, and implemented content-area or subject-core collaborative models to analyze student work and data-driven student-learning outcomes  Revised Master Schedule to a student-centered (8x2) schedule; to ensure students were programmed into (ELA and Math) support classes and A-G Interventions based on their needs—as evidenced by learning outcomes—e.g., CSTs, CAHSEE prep, multiple failure grades, etc.  Facilitated allocation of scarce resources to align with student needs, as evidenced by learning outcomes (e.g., CST and CAHSEE results), and/or audits or assessments provided by external entities (e.g., WASC, SAIT); facilitated Per Pupil Funding pilot—site based budgeting  Initiated a Full Scope Audit of the ASB, Athletic, and General Fund as a means to initiate reform measures relative to sound and accountable fiduciary practices for the school site  Facilitated an Educational Opportunity Audit, in collaboration with EdTrust West; in an effort to analyze student success relative to college or career readiness, in the scope of A-G courses; as well as the Rigor and Relevance of Instructional Curriculum  Instituted reforms in the Athletic Program of the school, which focused on gender equity and/or balance of resources across all sports  Presided over the school’s successful Safe School inspection, which resulted in the school being graded “satisfactory” relative to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) standards— after previously being graded “poor” under the purview of the preceding supervising site administrator  Instituted an ongoing Parent-Student workshop (taught by the Principal/and PIQE) designed to equip parents and students with the essential tools and skills to elicit academic success 2
  • 3.    Facilitated successful WASC Accreditation cycle— 3 year Mid-Term Progress Review—2010-2013 Instituted full online web-based school enrollment and registration process via Google Docs—first of its kind in LAUSD Ran LA Marathon with SRLA student group—first (sitting) LAUSD Principal to participate LONG BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 08/07-12/08 David Starr Jordan High School Assistant Principal-12th Grade Administrator (ADA 4,200) 6500 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 423-1471 Comprehensive High School Administrator: o Standards-Based Instructional Leadership/ Small Learning Community/Professional Collaboration model development and enhancement; Program Supervisor—AVID, Panther Academy, CAHSEE and CST Assessment Interventions, Volunteers in Public Schools Program, Food Services, Graduation Interventions, ROTC; Social Studies Department, Visual and Performing Arts Department, WASC Interim Evaluation; Discipline and Guidance; Curriculum and Instruction; School Safety, Attendance and Truancy; Evaluating Certificated and Classified Staff; Summer School Coordinator Accomplishments:  Facilitated development and implementation of Intensive CAHSEE Intervention Programs for 11th and 12th grade students.  Mentored and coached (8) students to successfully complete the 2008 LA Marathon with Students Run LA (SRLA) in a joint endeavor with Rialto High School  Designed, facilitated consensus for, and implemented interdisciplinary-collaborative models to analyze student work and data-driven student-learning outcomes  Revised Textbook distribution to a 5-day mass-distribution cycle—pursuant to Williams Settlement RIALTO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 07/06-08-07 Rialto High School Assistant Principal-Sophomore Academy (ADA 3,300) 595 S. Eucalyptus Ave. Rialto, CA 92376 (909) 421-7500 Comprehensive High School Administrator---Small Learning Community/ Academy Principal: o Standards-Based Instructional Leadership/ Small Learning Community/Professional Collaboration model development and enhancement; Program Supervisor—AVID, Athletics, Accelerated Math, E-Chalk, 10th grade CAHSEE, GATE ;Discipline and Guidance; Curriculum and Instruction; Master Schedule; Attendance and Truancy; School Safety; Summer School Principal (Kucera Middle School); Evaluating Certificated and Classified Staff Accomplishments:  CAHSEE prep program implementation resulted 95% Participation Rate on the first 10th grade CAHSEE census—first time ever for RHS.  Facilitated successful completion and presentation of WASC Interim Progress Report to support and sustain the school’s current accreditation  Successfully implemented components of collaborative model to analyze student achievement data for the purposes of instructional improvement  Successfully implemented Professional Learning Community model to facilitate improvement in teacher pedagogy pursuant to high expectations for student learning outcomes  Wrote the and secured the Visual and Performing Arts Academy Grant under the California Partnerships Academy Program  Mentored and coached (17) students to successfully complete the 2007 LA Marathon HACIENDA-LA PUENTE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 08/05-07/06 William Workman High School Assistant Principal-Student Services (ADA 1,300) 16303 Temple Ave. Industry, CA 91744 (626) 933-8806 Comprehensive High School Administrator: o Discipline and Guidance; Attendance and Truancy; School Safety and Facilities; StandardsBased Instructional Leadership; Program Supervisor—AVID, California Partnership Academy, Special Education; Master Schedule; Evaluating Certificated and Classified Staff 3
  • 4. Accomplishments:  60% decrease in Suspensions due to Implementation of Progressive Discipline and Classroom Behavioral Expectation Procedures  Decreased Truancy due to Implementation of Comprehensive Re-admit, Attendance Monitoring, and Truancy Intervention Procedures  Facilitated successful completion of WASC Accreditation Cycle  Improved School Safety due to Ongoing Professionalism Training of Campus Security Staff  Spearheaded District Collaboration Efforts relative to Securing State Violence Prevention Grant SAN DIEGO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION 01/96- 07/05 Juvenile Court and Community Schools Instructor/Head Teacher (ADA 3,100) 6401 Linda Vista Rd. San Diego, CA 92110 (858) 292-3500 Juvenile Court and Community Schools Instructor/Head Teacher • Teaching multiple, secondary-level academic subjects: in a 100% “high-risk” youth Community Day School/ SB1095 site setting; Collaboration with Community-based organizations and Public agencies to create enriched, extracurricular programming for SB1095 High-Risk Youth grant stipulations; Teacher and classified staff supervision; discipline and guidance; instructional leadership Accomplishments:  Head Teacher/Assistant Principal 2002-2003  20 students passed GED Examination on first attempt  Mentored 17 students towards successfully completing High school diploma  4 students successfully transitioned to (4-year) colleges  90% (three-year) Average Daily Attendance rate (highest in JCCS)  75% success rate of student transitions to traditional school districts  Opened JCCS’ (second) Technology-based thematic (SB1095) Academy  Founding Member: JCCS Parent-Teacher Association (Executive Committee)  Founding Coordinator: JCCS Rancho Del Campo High School Career Day  Founding Member: JCCS Rancho Del Campo Gene Brucker Multicultural Library UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO 07/12-Present 2130 Fulton St. San Francisco, CA. 94117 (415) 422-5555 Adjunct Professor of Education Graduate Instructor, School of Education Adolescent Development; Leadership in Education ARGOSY UNIVERSITY 08/07-6/2011 3501 W. Sunflower Ave Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 338-6232 Adjunct Professor of Education Graduate (Doctoral) Instructor, School of Education Curriculum Theory and Development; Organizational Communication; Critical Issues in Public Education; Instructional Technology and Development Dissertation Mentor NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 06/02-01/07 11255 North Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037 (619) 642-8000 Adjunct Professor of Education Graduate and Undergraduate Instructor, School of Education: Cultural Democracy; Foundations and Concepts of Curriculum and Instruction; Practices and Models of teaching; On-line instruction 4
  • 5. WORK EXPERIENCE PRIVATE FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, (self-employed) 05/94-09/97 CALIFORNIA FEDERAL BANK 05/93-10/94 5100 Federal Blvd. San Diego, CA (619) 263-6611 Community Lending Officer WELLS FARGO BANK 10/89-05/93 300 S. Grand Ave.10th Floor. Los Angeles, CA (213) 253-3000 (La Tijera-Centinela and Eagle Rock Office Branch Sales Manager PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES         AVID Supervisor/Coordinator Parent-Teacher Association (Executive Committee) Equity in Education Committee School Safety Committee School-to-Career Curriculum Committee Conflict Management/Violence Prevention Coordinator Advanced Placement (on-line) Mentor WASC Regional Action Plan Committee PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS    Association of California School Administrators Association of African American Educators Sociology in Education Association HONORS, AWARDS, AND DISTINCTIONS         California Distinguished School Award 2012-2013 University of San Diego Distinguished Alumnus--2011-2012 2009-2010 Local District 3 Award Recipient: API attainment for all targeted subgroups school-wide for the 2008-2009 academic year USC Rossier School of Education: Dean’s List Safe Schools Unit Commendation: Community Service Project Grant, Supporting/Participating Teacher, (2004) San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission Educator of the Year Nominee (2003) JCCS Teacher of the Year Nominee (2002) Retail Branch Sales Manager of the Year: Wells Fargo Bank, (1992) SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS • • Dissertation: “Social Capital, Institutional Agency, Minority or Low-Status Youth Empowerment, and AVID Implementation”. Kimberly Hirabayashi, Ph.D. Chairperson (August, 2007) Submission (under review): “Fixing California Public School Finance” (June, 2007) 5
  • 6. PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC REFERENCES Elizabeth Kaufman, Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent-Educational Services (Supervisor) Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District 7165 Burton Ave. Rohnert Park, CA. 94928 (707) 792-4707 Email: Elizabeth_Kaufman@crpusd.org Stacey C. Nickson, Ed.D, Assistant Director (Former Supervisor and Dissertation Committee Member) Auburn University 4011 Draughon Library Auburn, AL 36849 (334) 275-6926 Email: snickson@auburn.edu David Christopher Eaton, Ed.D, Principal (Former USC and LAUSD colleague) Los Angeles Unified School District—Local District 7 Benjamin Banneker Special Education Complex 14204 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA. 90061 (323) 610-5736 Email: david.eaton@lausd.net Martin Griffin, Chief Academic Officer (Former USC Colleague and Mentor) Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 375 Via Almar Palos Verdes Estates, CA. 90274 (619) 250-7566 Email: griffinm@pvpusd.k12.ca.us Shane Martin, Ph.D., Dean-School of Education (Former collaborating partner: Westchester/LMU Family of Schools) Loyola Marymount University University Hall, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 2130 Los Angeles, CA. 90045 (310) 258-2768 Email: smartin@lmu.edu Rudy M. Castruita, Ed.D., Professor/Melbo Chair-Superintendent in-Residence (Former Supervising Superintendent and Graduate Mentor) Rossier School of Education University of Southern California Waite Phillips Hall Suite 1002 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0031 (213) 821-4392 Email: rcastrui@usc.edu 6
  • 7. Bruce Lamar Mims 306 Fawn Ct. Petaluma, CA. 94954 (562) 508-2461 Email: blmims@earthlink.net Curricula Vitae Master of Education  Philosophical and Cultural Foundations of Education  Foundations of Educational Psychology  Current Methods of Teaching  Methods of Teaching Reading  Computer and Technology Usage in Education  Exceptional Individuals/Special Education  Theoretical, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Character Education  Comparative Frameworks of Character Education  Programmatic Designs of Character Education  Family, School, and Community Partnerships  Global and Ethical Perspectives of Teaching  Assessment and Auditing Character Education Programs  Advanced Instructional Methods  Research Design and Methodology  Measurement and Evaluation of Classroom Teaching Doctor of Education  Challenges in Urban Education: Diversity  Challenges in Urban Education: Accountability  Challenges in Urban Education: Learning  Challenges in Urban Education: Leadership  The Laws and Politics of Public Education 1
  • 8.  Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Inquiry  Management of Human Resources  Public School Finance  Critique of Research in Education  Principal’s Seminar  Leadership and Instructional Improvement  Dissertation Research and Writing  Dissertation (April 2007): “Social Capital, Institutional Agency, Minority or LowStatus Youth Empowerment, and AVID Implementation.” Kimberly Hirabayashi (Dissertation Chairperson) Higher Education Teaching Experience UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO 07/12-Present 2130 Fulton St. San Francisco, CA. 94117 (415) 422-5555 Adjunct Professor of Education (Santa Rosa Campus) Graduate Instructor, School of Education Adolescent Development; online instruction ARGOSY UNIVERSITY 08/07-6/2011 3501 W. Sunflower Ave Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 338-6232 Adjunct Professor of Education Graduate (Doctoral) Instructor, School of Education: Curriculum Theory and Development; Organizational Communication; Critical Issues in Public Education; Instructional Technology and Development; online instruction; Dissertation Mentor NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 06/02-01/07 11255 North Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037 (619) 642-8000 Adjunct Professor of Education 2
  • 9. Graduate and Undergraduate Instructor, School of Education: Cultural Democracy; Foundations and Concepts of Curriculum and Instruction; Practices and Models of teaching; On-line instruction Undergraduate and Graduate Courses Taught  Cultural Diversity (National University)  Foundations, Concepts, and Philosophy of Teaching and Curriculum (National University)  Leadership in a Multicultural Society (Argosy University)  Curriculum Theory and Development (Argosy University)  Critical Issues in Public Education (Argosy University)  Organizational Communication (Argosy University)  Dissertation Symposium (Argosy University)  Instructional Technology (Argosy University)  Cultural Democracy (Argosy University)  Practices and Models of Teaching (National University)  Online and Blended Instruction (National University, Argosy University, University of San Francisco)  Organizational Accountability (Argosy University)  Adolescent Development (University of San Francisco) Scholarly Publications  Dissertation: “Social Capital, Institutional Agency, Minority or Low-Status Youth Empowerment, and AVID Implementation”. Kimberly Hirabayashi, Ph.D. Chairperson (August, 2007)  Submission (under review): “Fixing California Public School Finance” (June, 2007) (revised and re-submitted August, 2013) 3