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  1. 1. Carolyn Edwards June 3, 2013 Reference 3.02 Page 1 of 4
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  5. 5. Fairfax County Public Schools news releases at   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2013   Fairfax County School Board Approves Appointment of Dr. Karen Garza as Superintendent     The Fairfax County School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Karen Garza as the Division Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017. "I humbly thank the Fairfax County School Board for this wonderful opportunity," said Dr. Garza. "I pledge to be responsive and accountable to all FCPS stakeholders and will work tirelessly in support of the efforts already underway to provide FCPS students a world-class education. As superintendent, I plan to be very visible. The best part of my day will be when I'm in schools to be with children and to better understand the needs of our schools." For the past four years, Dr. Garza has been the Superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School District, which serves approximately 30,000 students in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to her role in Lubbock, Dr. Garza served as the Chief Academic Officer of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school district in the country. As Chief Academic Officer, the district's second position to the Superintendent, Dr. Garza was responsible for both instruction and facilities for more than 200,000 students. "I’m thrilled that we have been able to finalize the appointment and contractual arrangement with Dr. Garza,” said Ilryong Moon, Fairfax County School Board Chairman. “Several of us had the opportunity to visit Lubbock earlier this week and all of us came away extremely impressed with the community’s observations regarding Dr. Garza’s tenure as its superintendent. She comes to Fairfax County with a deep commitment to openness and engagement and is eager to work collaboratively in the best interest of all students. As Dr. Garza knows, the bar is set high in Fairfax County. The Board looks forward with great excitement to working with Dr. Garza as it builds upon past successes and moves forward in a new era for FCPS.” The School Board will begin planning a series of transition activities and public meetings for Dr. Garza before she begins her tenure as FCPS Superintendent on July 1            
  6. 6. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013   Fairfax County School Board Selects Dr. Karen Garza as Preferred Candidate for Next Superintendent The Fairfax County School Board is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Karen Garza as its preferred candidate for Superintendent of the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) pending final negotiation for employment and a successful site visit to the Lubbock Independent School District (ISD). For the past four years, Dr. Garza has been the Superintendent of the Lubbock ISD, which serves approximately 30,000 students in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to her role in Lubbock, Dr. Garza served as the Chief Academic Officer of the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school district in the country. As Chief Academic Officer, the district's second position to the Superintendent, Dr. Garza was responsible for both instruction and facilities for more than 200,000 students. “Dr. Garza comes to Fairfax County with impressive credentials and skills to lead FCPS in a time of incredible challenges and opportunities,” said Ilryong Moon, Fairfax County School Board Chairman. “She comes to us with a deep commitment to openness and engagement and is eager to work collaboratively in the best interest of all students. The Board looks forward with great excitement to working with Dr. Garza as it builds upon past successes and moves forward in a new era for FCPS.” On April 6, 2013, the Fairfax County School Board unanimously selected Dr. Garza as its preferred candidate, noting that Dr. Garza brings enormous energy, humility, intellect, and enthusiasm to the task of leading FCPS. Board members also believe that she is a strategic planner, a systems thinker, a stellar manager, and a highly effective communicator. The School Board’s decision is the first step in the final phase of the nearly yearlong search process to appoint a new superintendent of schools. Board members will be conducting a site visit to the Lubbock ISD and will begin formal contract negotiation. Once those steps are completed successfully, the School Board will take public action on the appointment of Dr. Garza. That action is anticipated to be completed by the end of April. The Board will also begin planning a series of transition activities and public meetings for Dr. Garza before she assumes the position on July 1. Dr. Garza is a passionate champion for all students and a strong believer in public education’s responsibility to meet the needs of students across the spectrum. This appointment builds upon the work Dr. Garza began as an elementary classroom teacher in 1986 and which has spanned a variety of educational positions. Since 2009, Dr. Garza has been the Superintendent in the Lubbock ISD where she has distinguished herself by reducing the achievement gap, increasing graduation rates, emphasizing increased academic rigor, improving the financial health of the district, engaging parents and community members, creating a vision for the school district through the leadership of the Board, and emphasizing community and family engagement efforts aimed at supporting all children in the classroom.
  7. 7. As Chief Academic Officer of the Houston ISD, Dr. Garza was responsible for the academic performance of more than 200,000 students and the daily operation of 300 schools. During her tenure, Houston ISD became one of the highest performing urban school systems in the country. Importantly, the Fairfax County School Board noted, Dr. Garza began her career in the classroom as an elementary teacher for kindergarten through fourth grade in Yoakum, Texas. Dr. Garza has also served in administrative roles in Katy and Corpus Christi, Texas and as the Associate Executive Director of the Texas Association of School Administrators. A self-professed lifelong learner, she holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas and B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Houston. “I am humbled and very thankful to the Board and the whole FCPS community for this wonderful opportunity,” said Dr. Garza. “Fairfax County Public Schools has a long tradition of excellence and has consistently been one of the premier school systems in the country. I look forward to continuing that tradition and working very closely with the Board and the other division stakeholders to achieve even greater success for the students of FCPS.” “As the superintendent search process winds down, the School Board would like to thank the citizens of Fairfax County for enthusiastically participating in and providing great insights throughout the process,” said Moon. “This outcome would not have been possible without the active participation of our community.” “Community members, parents, staff members, and students shared with the Board their perspectives, opinions, concerns, and ideas through the various meetings, focus groups, and surveys,” Moon continued. “That information formed the foundation of the criteria the Board used to evaluate candidates.” The search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) reviewed the candidacy of 47 individuals and interviewed 19 potential candidates. HYA presented nine candidates for consideration by the School Board. The Board conducted initial interviews with six of those candidates and identified semi-finalists for further consideration. Additionally, a stakeholder committee that drew widely from the county with membership from parents, residents, students, and staff interviewed the semi-finalists and provided valuable feedback to the Board. All of this information was crucial to the members of the School Board as they completed final deliberations and confidently selected Dr. Garza as the next Superintendent of FCPS.  
  8. 8. J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent Gwinnett County Public Schools J. Alvin Wilbanks was named chief executive officer and superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools in March, 1996. At that time he was serving concurrently as the district’s assistant superintendent of human resources and continuous improvement and as president of Gwinnett Technical College, which he opened as its president in 1984. Mr. Wilbanks came to Gwinnett County from the Georgia Department of Education’s Industrial Development Unit. He has traveled extensively abroad promoting technical/vocational education, and the US and International Skills Olympics. He also was employed as a teacher and administrator in DeKalb County Schools for a number of years. Since 2000, two Georgia governors and the United States Secretary of Education have called on his expertise in crafting significant education reform legislation at the state and federal levels. Mr. Wilbanks serves on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Teacher Retirement System and is a former chairman of the board. He was elected the first chairman of the Georgia Education Coalition, formed in 2006 to give school districts a unified voice with the state’s Legislature on funding and educational policy issues. Under Mr. Wilbanks’ leadership, Gwinnett County Public Schools has earned a reputation as one of the most successful school districts in the country. The Broad Foundation selected Gwinnett County Public Schools as one of the five finalists for the highly prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education two years in a row—2009 and 2010.* The Broad Prize honors urban school districts making the greatest progress nationwide in raising student achievement and reducing achievement gaps among ethnic groups and between low- and non-low-income students. In October 2010, Gwinnett County Public Schools was named the winner of The 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education, distinguishing GCPS as the best urban school district in the nation. Mr. Wilbanks has won numerous honors and awards for his professional accomplishments and civic contributions. He was named “2005 Georgia Superintendent of the Year” and one of four finalists for “2005 National Superintendent of the Year.” The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce awarded him its highest honor, “2005 Citizen of the Year,” and the Boy Scouts of America presented him with its “Distinguished Citizen Award” in 2008. Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful awarded him its highest honor, the “Environmental Legacy Award,” in January 2012. Mr. Wilbanks is a leader in many civic organizations including the Gwinnett County Board of Public Health, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Rotary Club, the American Cancer Society, the Northeast Georgia CouncilBoy Scouts of America, and the Council for Quality Growth. He is a graduate of the first class of Leadership Gwinnett. Mr. Wilbanks earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Georgia, and his education specialist degree from Georgia State University. He is a member of several professional organizations and is a leader in his church. He and his wife have two daughters and five grandchildren. Rev. 9/2012
  9. 9. KATHRYN S. MATAYOSHI (808) 586-3313 WORK EXPERIENCE: • Department of Education: Superintendent, 2010 – present Deputy Superintendent May 2009 – 2010 Appointed by the Board of Education to lead the Hawaii Department of Education. As the single state and local education agency, the DOE system encompasses 255 schools and 183,000 students across all islands of the State, with an annual budget of approximately $1.7 billion. As Deputy, led ARRA planning and related activities, including the successful proposal for the Race to the Top. • Hawaii Business Roundtable: Executive Director, June 2007 – 2009 Directed policy agenda and strategies for the Roundtable, including positions on public policy in public education, rail transit, healthcare, Constitutional Convention, and economic development. Facilitated strategic planning for the Superintendent of Education, the Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, and Hawaii P20 Initiative. • Community Links Hawaii: President and Chief Executive Officer, May 2006 – June 2007 Provided executive leadership for CLH, a management support organization formed to help nonprofit organizations more efficiently and effectively manage their back office administration (i.e., day-today financial, human resources, and contract and grant compliance and procurement functions). Also provided nonprofits with technical assistance (leadership coaching, fundraising/fund development planning, strategy formation, organizational development, and systems development) to build their capacity for providing their programs and services. • Consultant, 2005 – 2007 Provided strategic planning and performance measurement development and implementation, including process and program re-engineering and restructuring for the State Department of Education. • Board of Water Supply, City and County of Honolulu Chief of Staff, 2002 – 2005 Reported directly to the Manager and Chief Engineer, with responsibility and authority for strategic planning (including integration of performance measures, strategic objectives, budgets and incentives); implementation of experimental modernization projects under Civil Service Reform law, and overall administration, including leadership training and development. § Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii Director, 1995 –2002 Served as member of Governor Benjamin Cayetano’s cabinet. DCCA regulates financial industries and businesses, professional and vocational licenses, and cable television, enforces consumer protection laws and advocates consumers’ positions on utility matters. Converted the department to “selfsufficient” fee-based funding; directed renovation of King Kalakaua Building as new department location. Led the Executive Branch Internet strategy and developed the State’s Internet portal (in 2 years, Hawaii moved from 49th to 3rd in E Commerce and Business in the Digital States Survey). Implemented a wireless office strategy (department-wide, fiber connected information system and end-to-end electronic filing system). Significantly decreased processing time for business registrations (from 20 days to 1 day). Created a consolidated business information center (employees won the 1999 State Team of the Year Award). Implemented the first State incentive bonus program. • Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. 1988 – 1995 Manager, Legal Department (1993-1995); Staff Attorney (1988-1993) Kathryn Matayoshi – Page 2 2/6/2014
  10. 10. Provided legal service to the electric utilities, the holding company and other affiliated companies. Coordinated and managed outside counsel. Involved in acquisitions and sales of business units. Part of the team leading strategic planning efforts at HEI and HECO. Reengineered multiple corporate policies and procedures. Developed electronic network with outside counsel. • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel 1983-1988 Attorney: General business and corporate practice, including bankruptcy, project financing, construction financing, mortgages, equipment leasing, commercial leases and personal injury and commercial litigation. § Honorable Samuel P. King, Chief Judge, US District Court, District of Hawaii, 1982-1983 Law Clerk EDUCATION: § University of California, Hastings College of Law J.D. 1982; Constitutional Law Quarterly, Notes Editor § Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota B.A. English Literature 1979; Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude Associated Kyoto Program (1977-78); Kyoto Japan PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY: § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § § Aloha United Way, Vice Chair (2009), Board of Directors (2008 – 2010) Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Advisory Board, Hawaii State Judiciary; (2001 - present) Council of Chief State School Officers Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (2007 – 2009) Editor, “It’s the Law: What Non-profits Need to Know” (1989) Employer-Union Health Benefit Trust Fund (State of Hawaii), Trustee (2002-2003) Good Beginnings Alliance, Board of Directors (President 2002 – 2004) Governor’s Nominee for the National Governor’s Association’s Distinguished Service to State Government Award (2002) Hawaii P-20 Initiative, Charter member of Council and current member Hawaii Standards Streamlining Advisory Group Hawaii State Bar (Admitted 1982, currently inactive) Corporate Counsel Section (Chair,1989) Hawaii Women Lawyers HMSA Board of Directors (2010 – present) Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Government Committee; 2007 - 2010) Japanese Cultural Center (Board of Governors, 2007 - 2010) Joint Venture Education Forum Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Board of Directors (2008 – 2010) Toll Fellow (2002) (Among 40 fellows selected nation-wide as emerging State leaders) University of Hawaii College of Education Advisory Council YWCA of O’ahu; Board of Directors (1995 - 2002; Chairman of the Board 2002) Kathryn Matayoshi – Page 2 2/6/2014
  11. 11. PROFESSIONAL RESUME of MARYELLEN ELIA PERSONAL DATA: Date of Birth: November 10, 1948 Marital Status: Married, 42 years Children: Son, daughter EXPERIENCE: Professional experiences include public school superintendent, administration in both instructional and facilities divisions, and teaching. 2005 – Present Superintendent Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 th Chief executive for the nation’s 8 largest school district, with 200,000 students, 30,000 employees, and a $2.9 billion annual budget. 2003 – 2005 Chief Facilities Officer Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for the planning and construction of new schools; the maintenance of all district sites; custodial operations; the acquisition of new sites/ collaboration with public and private partners relating to school facilities; oversight of an annual budget in excess of $500 million. 2001 – 2003 General Director, Secondary Education Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for the curriculum at all senior high schools; the implementation of all local, state, and federal mandates; the development of new and redesigned initiatives to ensure student success; the professional development of teachers relating to curriculum. 1998 – 2001 Director, K-12 Non-Traditional Programs Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for magnet schools, alternative education, youth services, the Alternative to Out of School Suspension (ATOSS) program; English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), extended school year, extended learning, community collaboration.
  12. 12. 1997 – 1998 Director, Magnet Schools & Dropout Prevention Programs Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for magnet schools, dropout prevention programs in traditional schools at elementary, middle, and high school levels, alternative education, youth services, teen parent programs. 1991 – 1997 Supervisor, Magnet Programs/Schools Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for the program development and implementation of magnet schools, including the selection and recruitment of administrators, teachers, and students. 1989 – 1991 Supervisor, Secondary Reading Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for the development and implementation of the reading program and related curricula for Grades 7 – 12; the development and implementation of the middle school reading program. 1986 – 1989 Reading Resource Specialist Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL 33602 Responsible for the reading program at Plant High School including identification of at-risk students and placement in support courses; training teachers on content reading strategies; development and implementation of a tutoring program for students at risk of failing the Florida High School Competency Test; development and implementation of a PSAT and SAT preparation program school wide. 1970 – 1986 Social Studies Teacher, Grades 9 – 12 Sweet Home Central School District Amherst, NY Teacher of Social Studies courses in Grades 9 12 including World Cultures, World History, American History, European History Advanced Placement, Crucial Issues, American Government, and American Economics.
  13. 13. EDUCATION: 1989 Educational Leadership Certification Nova Southeastern University 1983 Master of Professional Studies (magna cum laude) Reading K – 12 State University College of New York at Buffalo 1973 Master of Education, Social Studies (cum laude) University of Buffalo Buffalo, NY 1970 Bachelor of Arts, History (cum laude) Daeman College Buffalo, NY HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS: Florida Excellence in Education Award – 2014, presented by the Florida AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement Businesswoman of the Year – Education, 2013, presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal State Reading Leader – Superintendent of the Year, 2013, presented by the Just Read Florida! and the Florida Reading Association Honorary Doctorate, 2012, presented by Argosy University District of the Year Beacon Award, 2011, presented by the College Board for having the largest annual increase in AP exam passing rates of any district in the nation from 2008 to 2010 Data Leader of the Year, 2011, presented by the Florida Department of Education JA Outstanding Partner, 2011, presented by Junior Achievement Inaugural Governor’s Business Partnership Award, 2010, presented by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Council of 100 Executive Woman of the Year, 2010, presented by the Network of Executive Women Women of Distinction Award, 2010, presented by the American Association of University Women, local chapter CEO of the Year, 2010, presented by the Florida Supplier Development Council Duke Talent Identification Program, 2010, recognized for having the highest participation in the South Outstanding Leadership Award, 2009, presented by the College Board Dr. Carlo Rodriguez Champion of School Choice, 2008, presented by the Florida Board of Education Florida’s Superintendent of the Year, 2007, presented by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
  14. 14. Magnet Schools of America Presidential Leadership Award, 2002-2004 Raymond O. Shelton Award for Distinguished Service in School Administration, 2001, presented by the Hillsborough Association of School Administrators (HASA) Outstanding Leadership Award, 1993-1994, presented by the Florida Consortium of Magnets: Public Choice Schools CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS: Empowering Effective Teachers Hillsborough Principal’s Pipeline Parent University Advanced Placement Incentive Program Professional Development Design Advanced Placement Scholars Program College Board “EXCELerator District” (first in the nation) Algebra I Curriculum Redesign Alternative Education Curriculum Redesign Youth Services Program Curriculum Redesign National Academy Foundation Curriculum (Academy of Finance) Computer/High Technology Magnet Curriculum, Grades K-8 Visual/Performing/Communication Arts Magnet Curriculum, Grades K-12 Mathematic/Science/Technology Curriculum, Grades K-12 Academy of Health Profession Curriculum, Grades 6-12 Advanced Reading Curriculum and Reading I Curriculum, Grades 9-12 Hillsborough County Time to Read Middle School Reading Tutoring Program Middle School Reading Program, Grades 6-8
  15. 15. PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES: 2013 conference presentation, “Roadmap to Common Core Success,” sponsored by Education Week. 2013 conference presentation, “Teacher Evaluation: A Collaborative Process,” sponsored by Education Week. 2012 Webinar presentation, “Delivering on the Promise of the Common Core: How Funders Can Support District-Level Implementation,” sponsored by the Grantmakers for Education’s Policy Working Group. 2012 conference presentation, “Training Teachers on Common Standards,” sponsored by Education Week. American Federation of Teachers 2010 Conference, Presentation on District and Union Collaboration Florida Philanthropic Network, Webinar Presentation on School Reform and the “Empowering Effective Teachers” Initiative Webinar on Public School Choice, “From Research to Practice,” for U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement Education Policy Briefing on Voluntary School Choice for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement Speech to Orlando AVID 2008 Conference, “AVID: Empowering Minds, Enriching Lives” Presentations to Florida House and Senate Committees Regarding School Reform and the Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative U.S. Department of Education Panel Presentation on “Magnet School Options that Support Diversity, School Improvement and Public School Choice” Presentation on Magnet Schools to School Administrators in Athens, GA, “If You Build It – They Will Come” Presentation at Magnet Schools of America National Conference, “Nuts & Bolts of Creating a Magnet School Districtwide Plan to Support Desegregation” National Conference Presentation at the International Network of Visual and Performing Arts School Conference, “Howard W. Blake High School – A Glimpse of the Future” Federal Department of Education Hearing regarding the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Hearing on Equity and Choice) Presentation to the Florida Juvenile Justice Accountability Board on the Education Reform within Juvenile Justice Facilities
  16. 16. 1990 State Reading Conference presentation, “Targeting Students at Risk for the Florida Competency Test Presentation at the Florida Reading Association Conference 1989, “Reading in the Academic Content Area” Conference presentation to the Association of Compensatory Educators, “The Alternative to High School” Conference presentation to the New York State Reading Association, “High School Equivalency: A Viable Choice” BOARD AND COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION: State of Florida Board of Administration Investment Advisory Council (Florida Senate appointment) How Business Can Help Educators Transform K-12 Education Advisory Board, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard Business School, and the Boston Consulting Group Magnet Schools of America Board of Directors, 1993-Present; President 2002-2004 Magnet Schools of America Specialized Director, 2013 Participant Local Government Advisory Council, State Board of Administration (Florida Senate appointment) Florida Council of 100 International Baccalaureate Organization, Board of Governors Education Committee Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Executive Board Gulf Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Children’s Board, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Hillsborough Education Foundation, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Museum of Science and Industry, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Public Service Coordinating Council, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Tampa Bay History Center, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Tampa Museum of Art, Board of Directors (Ex Officio) Federal Department of Education Magnet Schools Performance Standards Committee
  17. 17. Juvenile Justice Council Hillsborough County Dropout Committee (Chair) Dropout Prevention Restructuring Committee (Chair) Alternative Education Restructuring Committee (Chair) Youth Services Restructuring Committee (Chair) University of Tampa Honors Committee Hillsborough County Vision and Goals for Quality Education Task Force Hillsborough County Districtwide Desegregation Committee Hillsborough County Needs Assessment Educational Task Force Committee (Chair) PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Magnet Schools of America Florida Association of District School Superintendents American Association of School Administrators Hillsborough Association for School Administrators (HASA) Florida Association for School Administrators (FASA) International Reading Association Hillsborough County Council International Reading Association
  18. 18. CAREER CHRONOLOGY Position School System City/State From To Superintendent Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 2005 Present Chief Facilities Officer Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 2003 2005 Promotion General Director, Secondary Education Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 2001 2003 Promotion Director, K-12 Non-Traditional Programs Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 1998 2001 Promotion Director, Magnet Schools and Dropout Prevention Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 1997 1998 Promotion Supervisor, Magnet Programs/ Schools Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 1991 1997 Promotion Supervisor of Reading Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 1989 1991 Promotion Reading Resource Specialist Hillsborough County Tampa, FL 1986 1989 (2) Social Studies Teacher Sweet Home Central Amherst, NY 1970 1986 (1) (1) Initial hire after graduation from college (2) Family relocated to Tampa Reason for Change
  19. 19. MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS Educational Leadership In 2011, Hillsborough County Public Schools was awarded a $12 million competitive grant from the Wallace Foundation to design and implement the Hillsborough Principal Pipeline to strategically recruit, hire, train and support principals. In 2010, Hillsborough County Public Schools for the first time achieved districtwide accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED. In 2009, Hillsborough County Public Schools was awarded a $100 million competitive grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest grant ever given to a school district. The goal of the seven-year grant is to increase student achievement and college readiness by supporting effective teaching. In 2008, Hillsborough County Public Schools became the first school district to implement the College Board’s EXCELerator model districtwide. Student Achievement In 2012 and 2013, all 27 of the traditional high schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools were included on the Washington Post list of the nation’s most academically challenging schools. Hillsborough County fourth graders had the highest reading score, and eighth graders were tied for the top performance among the 21 districts nationally who participated in the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessment, administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Hillsborough fourth graders also had the best reading performance among white, African American, Hispanic, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and English language learners. Hillsborough County Public Schools has led the state in the number of National Merit Scholar Semifinalists five out of six years. In 2010, Hillsborough County Public Schools earned its third consecutive overall A grade from the state – the fourth overall A grade in the past five years. In 2010, Hillsborough County Public Schools experienced the third straight year of more than 30 percent increases in participation in AP courses.
  20. 20. Fiscal Planning and Management Hillsborough County Public Schools has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Since 2005, Hillsborough County Public School has successfully completed 104 federal, state, and local external financial and program audits. Since 2007, Hillsborough County Public Schools has trimmed more than $150 million from the budget, while avoiding layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts. In the 2007, the bond rating for Hillsborough County Public Schools was upgraded to Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s due to “solid financial operations and good cash and equity, and strong management.” Updated January 2014
  21. 21. Terry B. Grier 4400 West 18th Street Houston, Texas 77092 713-556-6300 (O) ______________________________________________________________________________ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Superintendent, Houston Independent School District, Houston, Texas (Enrollment: 202,000 Students) September 2009 -- Present Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, California (Enrollment: 132,800 Students) March 2008 – September 2009 Superintendent, Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, North Carolina -- 2000-2008 Superintendent, Williamson County Schools, Franklin, Tennessee -- 1996-2000 Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District Sacramento, California -- 1994-November 1995 Superintendent, Akron Public School District Akron, Ohio -- 1991-1994 Superintendent, Darlington County School District Darlington, South Carolina -- 1988-1991 Superintendent, Amarillo Independent School District Amarillo, Texas -- 1987-1988 Superintendent, McDowell County Schools Marion, North Carolina -- 1984-1987 Associate Superintendent, Alexander County Schools Taylorsville, North Carolina -- 1982-1984 High School Principal, St. Pauls City Schools St. Pauls, North Carolina -- 1979-1982 High School Principal, Beaufort County Schools Washington, North Carolina -- 1978-1979 Classroom Teacher, Primary subjects taught: Biology, Health Education; Other duties included: Assistant principal, class sponsor, department chairman -- 1972-1978 College Adjunct Professor – California State University at Sacramento; East Carolina University; Nova Southeastern University; University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and, Vanderbilt University EDUCATION Doctor of Education, Vanderbilt University -- 1983 Educational Specialist, East Carolina University -- 1980 Master of Arts, East Carolina University -- 1974 & 1977 Bachelor of Science, East Carolina University -- 1972 ACCOMPLISHMENTS Appreciation Award—The Hispanic Bar Association of Houston -- 2011 Board of Directors – Ex-Officio Member – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – 2009 - Present Board of Directors – Greater Houston Partnership – 2010 - Present Board of Directors – Houston READ Commission – 2009 – Present Board of Directors – The Children’s Initiative -- 2008 Board of Directors – The National Dropout Prevention Network -- 2007-2010 Board of Directors – The National Public Relations Association -- 2003-2006 Board of Directors -- The Texas Education Reform Foundation -- Present Distinguished Alumnus Award -- Peabody College of Vanderbilt University – 2008 Distinguished Educator Award – North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development -- 2003 Community Appreciation Award – Southeast Coalition of Civic Clubs – 2011 Education Service Award --Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce – 2011 Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award – The American Association of School Administrators -- 2008 Leadership Resolution – The Greater Houston Partnership—2011 Membership Committee of the College Board -- 2003-2006 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year—North Carolina Association of School Administrators & North Carolina School Boards Association -- 2008 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year—Visiting International Faculty Program -- 2006 National Coca-Cola Scholars Selection Committee - Coke USA -- 2002-2005 Outstanding Alumni Award – East Carolina University -- 1995 President—North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development -- 2004-2005
  22. 22. TERRY B. GRIER Page 2 ACCOMPLISHMENTS (cont.) President—Tennessee School Public Relations Association -- 1996-1998 President—The Horace Mann League of the United States of America, Inc. -- 1996 Regional Superintendent of the Year - Piedmont Triad Education Consortium -- 2002 & 2007 Trailblazer Award—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Black Heritage Committee -- 2012 MEMBERSHIPS American Association of School Administrators Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Century Club (Limited to Two Educators from Each State) Texas Association of School Administrators PRESENTATIONS A Look At The Current Status Of Restructuring--National School Boards Convention, San Francisco, California - Spring 1991 Academic Rigor, Advanced Placement, and School Reform—Southern Regional Institute of the College Board, Duluth, Georgia - Fall 2003 Advanced Placement Courses: Academic Opportunity for The Prepared, Not The Elite—United Negro College Fund’s Patterson Research Conference, New York City, New York - Fall 2004 Advanced Placement Success Stories: A District Approach—The First Annual AP National Conference, Chicago, Illinois - Summer 2002 Are Charter Schools Creating Meaningful Competition—Keynote Address, KIPP Board Chair and Organizational Leader Retreat, Aspen, Colorado – Spring 2012 Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive--Mississippi Association of Educational Office Personnel State Conference, Jackson, Mississippi - Winter 1988 Brown vs. Board of Education—Fifty Years Later and Still a Dollar Short—The College Board’s Southern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia - Winter 2004 Building Advanced Placement at the District Level—Georgia Department of Education, Warner Robbins, Georgia - Spring 2007 Building Credibility with Community and Staff--American Association of School Administrators National Conference, San Diego, California - Winter 2002 Building Successful K-16 Initiatives—The University of Texas at Austin’s Community College Leadership Program, Austin Texas - Fall 2005 Building the Pipeline: Effectively Recruiting and Selecting Tomorrow’s Leaders—Wallace Foundation National Conference, New York - Fall 2007 Cheating Scandal Spreads Across America—Fox and Friends National News – Spring 2012 Communication Matters: Superintendent Blueprint—American Association of School Administrators National Conference, San Antonio, Texas - Winter 2005 Danielson’s Model of Clinical Supervision—New Berlin School District, New Berlin, Wisconsin - Winter 1999 Designing and Implementing an Image Campaign for Your District—North Carolina School Boards Association’s Annual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina - Fall 2006 Designing High Schools That “Fit” Students—National School Boards Association National Conference, San Diego, California - Spring 2005 Developing Professional Growth Plans—National Academy of School Executives, Destin, Florida - Spring 1986 Early College High School: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students—American Association of School Administrators National Convention, San Francisco, California - Winter 2003 Early College High School—The Guilford County Experience—North Carolina College Tech Prep Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina - Spring 2004 Education Reforms: Promoting Flexibility and Innovation—US House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Work Force, Washington, DC—Spring 2011 Engaging High School Students--Council of Great City Schools Annual Fall Conference, Nashville, Tennessee Fall 2007
  23. 23. TERRY B. GRIER Page 3 PRESENTATIONS (cont.) ESEA Authorization Roundtable Hearing – Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Washington, DC-Fall 2011 Excellence and Equity in Education—Georgia’s Leadership Institute for School Improvement Super SAT COLA, Lawrenceville, Georgia - Fall 2004 Expanding Advanced Placement Accessibility—National School Boards Association National Conference, San Francisco, California - Winter 2003 Gaining Student, Parent, and Community Buy-In and Support for Expanding Advanced Placement—National Governor’s Association, Vienna, Virginia - Winter 2005 Guilford County Schools’ “Cool to be Smart” Advanced Placement Program—The College Board’s Middle States Major School System Summit, Atlantic City, New Jersey - Fall 2003 Guilford County Schools' Six Middle College High Schools--The 18th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Winter 2006 High Schools That Work--State of Tennessee Department of Education’s Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee - Spring 1998 High School with a College Twist—America’s At-Risk Youth National FORUM, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Spring 2002 High School with a College Twist—National School Boards Association National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana - Spring 2002 How to Conduct a Sacred Cow Hunt—American Association of School Administrators National Conference, San Diego, California - Winter 1998 How to Help Students Deal with Peer Pressure—National School Boards Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana - Winter 1990 Improving School/Business Relations—American Association of School Administrators National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana - Winter 1987 Improving Teaching Performance—National Academy of School Executives, San Francisco, California Winter 1989 Increasing Student Access to Advanced Level Courses, The College Board’s Major School District’s Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia—Spring 2003 Initiating a Community Based Literacy Program, Supervising Teachers with Performance Problems— Vanderbilt University's Principals' Institute, Nashville, Tennessee - Summer 1990 Is the Investment in Public Education Worth It?—American Association of School Administrators National Convention, San Diego, California - Winter 2006 LINC Guilford-A Business Partnership That Works—Meet in the Middle State Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina - Fall 2001 Listening to and Implementing Employee’s Improvement Suggestions—National School Public Relations Association National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri – Summer 1998 Maximizing Your Schools’ Staff Resources to Advance Student Learning—Education Week Leadership Forums- New York, New York – Spring 2011 Middle College High School—North Carolina School Board Association’s President’s Invitational Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina - Spring 2001 Middle College High Schools: A Guilford County Alternative School Program—University of Virginia’s Grade Nine: The Make it or Break it Year Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia - Fall 2005 Minority Students and Advanced Placement—North Carolina Department of Education’s Closing the Achievement Gap Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina - Spring 2002 Mission Possible: A Comprehensive Plan to Attract Teachers to At-Risk Schools—Council of Great City Schools Annual Fall Conference—Nashville, Tennessee - Fall 2007 Mission Possible: Differentiated Pay for Teachers—UNC TV—“North Carolina Now” - January 17, 2007 Mission Possible: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Impacted Schools—The American Association of School Administrators National Conference, Tampa, Florida - Winter 2008 Nationally Televised Town Hall Meeting—United States Department of Education, Washington, D.C. - Summer 1995
  24. 24. TERRY B. GRIER Page 4 PRESENTATIONS (cont.) Planning and Implementing a Local Crisis Management Plan—Safe Home, Safe School, Safe Community Summit, Tennessee School Board Association’s Safety Summit, Nashville, Tennessee - Fall 1998 Policy Governance: Focusing on Student Achievement—New Brunswick School Superintendents’ Association Conference, New Brunswick, Canada - Fall 2002 Political Will—Finding the Courage to Significantly Improve Student Learning—American Enterprise Institute’s Future of American Education Working Group Meeting, Washington, DC – Fall 2011 Preparing Stronger Teachers—Texas A&M University’s Chancellor’s Summit on Teacher Education, Austin, Texas – Fall 2011 Profiles of Effective Schools—National Academy of School Executives, Tucson, Arizona - Winter 1985 Public Education: The Cornerstone of Democracy and Our Community—American Association of School Administrators National Conference, San Antonio, Texas - Winter 2005 Raising the Bar for Disadvantaged Students—Southwestern College Board Meeting, San Antonio, Texas Spring 2004 Reconnecting Disconnected Students—American Association of School Administrators National Conference, San Diego, California - Winter 2002 Recruitment and Retention—Using Targeted Incentive Pay in At-risk Schools—National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality Conference, Washington, D.C. - Fall 2006 Reducing Teacher Absenteeism—National School Boards Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada - Spring 1986 Rethinking Notions of School Time and Class Size—Education Week Leadership Forums- New York, New York – Spring 2011 Re-visioning and Reinventing the American High School: What Needs to be Done—Penn State University’s Waterbury Summit - June 2007. School Realties and Graduation Barriers—Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in the South, The Civil Rights Project Harvard University Regional Symposium, Spellman College, Atlanta, Georgia - Spring 2005 Six Guilford County Schools’ Middle College High Schools: A Three-Year Case Study—Paper Presented at the American Education Research Association’s Annual Conference—Chicago, Illinois - Spring 2007 Small High Schools—Meeting Student’s Needs, North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference, Pinehurst, North Carolina - Winter 2004 SUPERMan--WONDERWoman: Driving Innovation at The District—Arizona State University’s Education Innovation Summit--Scottsdale, Arizona – Spring, 2012 Teacher Appraisal Systems: How One Urban School District Links Effective Teaching to Student Achievement, Thought Leader Session at the American Association of School Administrators National Conference— Houston, Texas – Winter 2012 Teacher Effectiveness and Strategies to Ensure Equitable Distribution of Talent—US Department of Education, Washington, DC – Spring 2010. Teacher Evaluation Programs That Work—National School Boards Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana Winter 1988 th Teachers Matter Most: Differentiating Teacher Compensation and Paying for Performance—The 18 Education Trust National Conference—Washington, D.C. - Fall 2007 Teaming Up for Tobacco Free Schools—North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina - Fall 2002 Techniques to Promote School Board Health and Effectiveness in Urban Districts-- Council of Great City th Schools 54 Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida-Fall 2010 The Baby Boom Echo’s Effect on America’s High Schools—Jim Lehrer’s Nationally Televised—News Hour, Public Broadcast System - Fall 1997 The Principal’s Role in the Evaluation Process--Vanderbilt Princiapls’ Institute, Nashville, Tennessee Summer 1988 The Role of Charter Schools and Incentives in Closing the Achievement Gap-Council of Great City Schools th 54 Annual Conference, Tampa Florida—Fall 2010
  25. 25. TERRY B. GRIER Page 5 PRESENTATIONS (cont.) Top Ten Problems Facing Public Education—American Association of School Administrators Convention, San Diego, California - Spring 1996 Tough Economy Tough Choices—American Museum Association Conference, Houston, Texas – Spring 2011 Turnaround Strategies: Urban School and State-wide Perspectives—GRANTMAKERS for Education Gathering, New Orleans, Louisiana-Fall 2010 Using Blended Learning Models to Personalize Learning for Every Child—Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference, Austin, Texas – Winter 2012 Using Data to Identify and Respond to Student Needs—University of Virginia’s Grade Nine: The Make it or Break it Year Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia – Fall 2005 Using the Curriculum Audit As A Tool To Implement School Reform—American Association of School Administrator's Convention, San Francisco, California - Winter 1990 th Using Value-Added Assessment to Differentiate Pay and Improve Schools—The 18 Education Trust National Conference—Washington, D.C. - Fall, 2007. Working With Deer Friends—North Carolina School Public Relations Association State Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina - Winter 2002 Working With Superintendents—National School Public Relations Association’s PR Power Hour, National Telephone Conference - Winter 2002 Publications A bus safety plan that emphasizes student awareness and driver training. American School Board Journal, 1986, 11, 37-39. A Health Partnership Makes a Visible Impact in Houston. American School Board Journal, 2012, 6, 15. A study of the relationship between student achievement and evaluations of teacher performance. (Doctoral Dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 1983) Dissertation Abstracts International, 1984, (University Microfilms No. DEM 84-02955). A "super sub" is not a sandwich. The Education Digest, 1990, 9, 50-51. Co-authored by Robert Y. Creech. A onederful way to develop employee support. Carolina Comment, 1986, 8, 10-11. Co-authored by Beverly Reep. Academies for assistant principals. Educational Leadership, 1987, 45, 47-48. Co-authored by Kent Peterson and Catherine Marshall. Advanced Placement: Access to Excellence. Principal Leadership, 2002, 8, 16-19. Akron principals assess themselves. Quality Network News, 1994, 2, 3. An Akron community fights back. Journal of The Ohio School Boards Association, 1993, 10, 24-26. Coauthored by Brian Williams. Chartering project teams: What to do and how to do it. NASSP Bulletin, 1996, 584, 96-102. Community involvement: An apple for the volunteers. American School Board Journal, 2000, 4. Co-authored by Judy Butler. Counseling cuts teacher stress. The Executive Educator, 1986. 15, 25 & 35. Co-authored by Sharon Crawford. Counter the bloated budget charge. The School Administrator, 1987, 8, 31. Courageous teacher evaluation proves a principal's prowess. Executive Educator, 1987, 2, 17-19. **COVER STORY** Creating High Schools With a College Twist. Manuscript Accepted by Principal Leadership. 2007. Coauthored by Kent Peterson. Curriculum audit points out weaknesses, recommends changes to strengthen instruction. Journal-South Carolina School Boards Association, 1990, 10, 3-7 &11. Co-authored by J. Alex Stanton. Diversity becomes us. American School Board Journal, 1993, 11, 44 & 46. Engaging the disengaged. American School Board Journal, 2002, 1, 37-39. Establishing fair salaries for school administrators. Spectrum, 1993, 4, 13-15. Co-authored by M. Donald Thomas. 15 Ways to keep staff members happy and productive. Executive Educator, 1988, 10, 26-27. Help your secretary help you. The Executive Educator, 1987, 10, 34. Co-authored by Charlie M. Holland.
  26. 26. TERRY B. GRIER Page 6 PUBLICATIONS (cont.) How to stay out of court. The Executive Educator, 1991, 8, 21-22. Co-authored by Beverly Reep and Jane Turner. Hunting sacred cows & other employee recognition programs. Tennessee School Boards Association Journal, 1997, 3, 24-25. Implementing six middle college high schools: Leadership in schools for at-risk students. ASCD Express, October 18, 2007. Co-authored by Kent Peterson. In Houston, a Steppingstone To Better Teacher Evaluations. Education Week, 2011, Vo. 31, 12, 28 & 29. It’s cool to succeed. Educational Leadership, 2005, 7, 65-68. Co-authored by Kent Peterson. Keep playground hazards at bay. Executive Educator, 1989, 4, 29 & 39. Co-authored by Vanessa Coker. Keeping kids in school. Tennessee School Boards Association Journal, 2000, 2, 23 & 24. Landing the big one. The Executive Educator, 1992, 6, 20-22. Co-authored by Louis Trenta. Make your charges stick. American School Board Journal, 1990, 2, 20-21. Co-authored by Jane Turner. Making the team work: Who decides what? Tennessee School Boards Association Journal, 1999, 4, 17. Mascots and meaning. The American School Board Journal, 2005, 10, 50-51 & 59. Middle College High School: A Meaningful Option for Disconnected High School Students. Clemson: National Dropout Prevention Network (2007). Co-authored by Kent Peterson. Middle college: High school with a college twist. Leadership-NCASA, Spring/Summer 2002, 21-23. Middle college high schools for at-risk students. ASCD Express, 2007, 3, 1. North Carolina's summative evaluation instrument—Does it identify effective teachers? Carolina Comment, 1984, 3, 9-11. Practical recommendations for conducting dismissal hearings. Executive Educator, 1984, 10, 25 & 37. Preschool story hours: The perfect welcome to kindergarten. The Palmetto Administrator, 1990, 3, 34-35. Co-authored by Beverly Reep. Preventing project teams from developing committee-itis. NASSP Bulletin, 2000, 616, 97-100. Reaching the Tipping Point in Community Support. The School Administrator, 2005, 4, 53. Co-authored by Kent Peterson. Realtors, business owners are vital audiences. Journal of Educational Public Relations, 1994, 3, 15-19. Selling homes or selling schools. The School Administrator, 1991, 10, 38-39. Staying in school. American School Journal, 2000, 5, 55-57. Student achievement: Find what works for you. Tennessee School Boards Association Journal, 1999, 10, 17. Super sub program sends administrators back to the trenches. American School Board Journal, 1990, 2, 37. Co-authored with Robert Y. Creech. Take me out of the ball game: Confronting the issue of Native American mascots. Leadership, 2006, Winter, 10-15. Teacher empowerment: Strategies for success. NASSP Bulletin, 1992, 546, 90-96. Co-authored by Beverly Reep. The administrator: Secretary relationship—Establishing a productive partnership. The National Educational Secretary, 1985, spring, 10-11 & 23. The assistant principals’ academy: Technical training and socialization of future leaders. NASSP Bulletin, 1987, 501, 32-38. Co-authored by Kent Peterson and Catherine Marshall. The business side of the house. The American School Board Journal, 2004, 5, 24-27. Co-authored by Sharon Ozment. The secretary, the telephone and the tarnished image. The National Educational Secretary, 1986, Summer, 10-13. Co-authored by Charlie M. Holland. Use staff members' one-derful ideas. American School Board Journal, 1985, 10, 46. When consultants poke sacred cows. The Executive Educator, 1991, 6, 29-31. When disaster strikes: Planning, leadership and communication keys to handling a crisis and its aftermath. NSPRA Counselor, January 2007.
  27. 27. E-Mail: JOHN E. DEASY, Ph.D. EDUCATION 2004 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE PhD Education Administration and Policy 1989 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE MA Education Administration 1983 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE BA Biology/Chemistry Education CERTIFICATIONS RHODE ISLAND Superintendent, Secondary Principal, Secondary Chemistry, General Science NEW YORK Superintendent, Secondary Principal (SDA) and (SAS) CALIFORNIA Superintendent, High School Principal, Chemistry MARYLAND Superintendent ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2011 – Present SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: Los Angeles Unified School District Population: 600,000 Students 2010 – 2011 DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT: Los Angeles Unified School District 2009 – 2010 Deputy Director of Education GATES FOUNDATION Seattle Oversee the U.S. investments in Effective Teaching and Human Capital: 500 Million dollar portfolio of investments 2006-2008 SUPERINTENDENT: Prince George's County Public Schools, Maryland Population: 134,000 Students 2001-2006 SUPERINTENDENT: Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Population: 12,800 Students 1996-2001 SUPERINTENDENT: Coventry Public Schools, Coventry, Rhode Island. Population: 5600 Students 1995-1996 ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Coventry Public Schools, Coventry, Rhode Island
  28. 28. JOHN E. DEASY, PhD Page 2 1993-1995 PRINCIPAL: Coventry High School, Coventry, Rhode Island Population: 1800 Students 1989-1993 PRINCIPAL: Lake George Jr/Sr High School, Lake George, New York Population: 600 Students 1987-1989 DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL: Coventry Public Schools, Coventry, Rhode Island. Population: 5200 Students 1986-1987 ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/DEAN OF STUDENTS: LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, Long Island, New York Population: 800 Students TEACHING EXPERIENCE - SECONDARY SCHOOL 1983-1986 Science Teacher and Resident Dormitory Counselor, Coach for Track and Cross Country: LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, Long Island, New York Population: 800 Students TEACHING EXPERIENCE - COLLEGE LEVEL 2007 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: Faculty in Graduate Studies 2007 BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY: Faculty in Ed.D. program 2003 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY: Faculty in Ph.D. program of Educational Leadership and Social Justice 2001 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE: Student Achievement and the Use of Data - Principal Credential Program 1997-2001 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND: Administration Preparation program courses, Leadership for Results, and Using Data for Improving Student Achievement 1993-1996 PROVIDENCE COLLEGE: Teaching courses in restructuring education, alternative assessment, administration preparation, program and personnel evaluation and indicator development and use. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Annenberg Fellow Superintendent Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) New England Association of Schools and Colleges: (NEASC) Commission on Public Secondary Schools - Board Member Rhode Island Association of School Administrators (RIASA) Change Leadership Group, Harvard Broad Superintendent Program: Graduate Aspen Entrepreneur in Education Fellow
  29. 29. JOHN E. DEASY, PhD Page 3 COMMUNITY SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2008 – present COLLEGE SUMMIT: Former Board Member 2008 – present ASPEN Institute Moderator 2008 – present THE URBAN SUPERINTENDENT Program Harvard: Advisory Board 2008 – present THE COLLEGE BOARD: Advisory Board Member 2008 – present NEW LEADERS FOR NEW SCHOOLS: Former Board Member 2004 – present OPERATION PUBLIC EDUCATION University of Pennsylvania, Board Member 2003 - 2006 THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP/Principal in Residence Program Member, Advisory Board of Leadership, Providence, Rhode Island 2002 - present GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HARVARD Board Member, Change Leadership Group 2002 – 2006 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA, SANTA MONICA Former Board Member CAREER QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY I have extensive successful experience in the administrative, organizational, operational and communicative areas of educational organizations. These experiences provided me opportunities to implement whole-school and systemic reform initiatives, resulting in dramatically improved student achievement. In these leadership capacities, I have demonstrated expertise in accurately analyzing for need and organizing for productive results; instituted data-driven accountability and planned for controlled changes and development. Skills of leading and managing effectively have been instrumental to my success. These professional qualities are integrated into an intuitive, people-oriented sensitivity, competence in problem solving, and the ability to coordinate and direct operational and personnel functions for precise management decision-making and optimum organizational effectiveness. Experience Highlights I have and continue to enjoy a very productive career of educational leadership. I have been directly involved in national and state reform initiatives: Coalition of Essential Schools, National Center on Education and the Economy, National Center for Policy in Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. I have provided the leadership necessary for dramatic district-wide reforms. The most significant areas developed over the last 5 years are: administrator and teacher evaluation models, pay-for-performance,
  30. 30. JOHN E. DEASY, PhD Page 4 staff development and leadership training, development of data-driven system for decision making, collaborative use of student work as a means of assessment and implementation of well-researched whole-school reform initiatives. REPRESENTATIVE AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY Organizational management and development; comprehensive financial and budgetary control; personnel hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and termination; designing and implementing educational programs; directing public relations; information procedures (dealing directly with television and print media); developing and delivering numerous staff development presentations; managing the development and introduction of new facilities – including voter-approved ballot measures; proficient in computer applications; skilled in counseling. Experience Highlights In January, 2009 I started the effective teacher investment work for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the capacity of Deputy Director. As of May 1, 2006, I serve as Chief Executive Officer/Superintendent of Schools of Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland. As the second largest school system in the state and 18 th largest in the nation, this is a diverse, urban school district which serves more than 133,000 children from 148 countries, speaking 140 languages. This organization offers children an innovative, technology-infused curriculum that has produced dramatic academic gains. From July 2001-April 2006, I served as Superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. During my tenure, I led district-wide reforms utilizing a highly focused set of strategies aimed at the improvement of teaching and learning, resulting in dramatic improvement in achievement for all categories of students and closing the achievement gap. From 1996-2001, I was Superintendent of Coventry Public Schools. I served the district first as the Interim Assistant Superintendent and then was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent. From 1993 to 1995, I was the Principal of Coventry High School, a large school of 1,750 students with 125 staff. During my tenure, we began a process of educational reform to include alternative assessment practices, school-to-work transition programs, graduation by exhibition, inter-disciplinary instruction and necessary curriculum revisions. From 1989 to 1993, I served in the capacity of Principal for Lake George Junior/Senior High School in Lake George, New York, a small comprehensive public high school in upstate New York. As Principal, we successfully completed a process of restructuring this once traditional school to a child-centered, outcomes-based, alternatively assessed school that posted significant gains in student achievement. Prior to this challenging position, I was employed from 1987 through 1989 as the Director of Personnel for the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, Rhode Island.
  31. 31. JOHN E. DEASY, PhD Page 5 From 1984 to 1987, I enjoyed the position of Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York. I have also been a teacher of Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science, Resident Dormitory Counselor and Coach of Track and Cross Country As a Board Member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, I served on the Commission of Public Schools and revised the Accreditation Standards for use through New England based on my work with Breaking Ranks. I am an Annenberg Fellow Superintendent, selected as one of twenty-five superintendents from around the country. I am a member of ASCD and AASA. I am a graduate of the Broad Superintendent Executive Development Program and also a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leaders in Education Program. I also am a recipient of the Alumni Fellows award in 2007 from the University of Louisville. PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS Presentations: Highlighted excerpts 2003 – 2009 numerous national presentations (detailed roster available upon request) 2003 State School of Education Using Data for Instructional Improvement National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Support and Expectations for a Professional Cadre of Teacher Leaders 2000 National School Boards Association Constructing Teacher Evaluation Models and Improving Pedagogy Consortium for Policy and Research in Education Developing and Effective Pay-For-Performance Model National School Board Association Implementing a Pay-For-Performance Model to Improve Student Achievement 1999 International ASCD Conference Rethinking Teacher Evaluation Models for Student Achievement National Center for Education and the Economy Data-Driven Systems for Accountability 1999 American Association of School Administrators Using Distributed Leadership for Result-Based Reform National Board for Professional Teacher Standards Using National Board as a Vehicle for District-Wide Reform 1998 International ASCD Conference Systemic Reform for School Districts
  32. 32. JOHN E. DEASY, PhD Page 6 Publications 2008 Prince George’s County - Autonomy and Empowerment - Toward A Comprehensive Theory Of Improvement For An Urban Public School District - The Case For Being A High Performing Public School Organization 2004 Superintendent Leadership in Context 2000 Revised Standards for Accreditation for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Phi Delta Kappan - Moving from Oversight to Insight American School Board Journal - The Middle Years Coventry Public Schools - Teacher Evaluation Handbook Coventry Public Schools - Administrator Evaluation Handbook Coventry Public Schools - Pay-for-Performance Portfolio Handbook Recent Recognition 2006 Broad Fellow 2004 P.B.S. Documentary: From First to Worst: California Public Schools 2003 Strategic Planning Educational Leadership: Staying focused on student achievement in turbulent times Discovery Times - Documentary: Public School Funding 2001 State Superintendent of the Year, Rhode Island Academic Vita chronicling publications available upon request References available upon request
  33. 33. Barbara M. Jenkins 9612 Castle Way Drive Windermere, Florida 34786 407-317-3265 (w) 407-291-2035 (h) 407-398-2619 (c) EDUCATION Fellow- Broad Urban Superintendents Academy, 2006 Doctor of Education - University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 1996 Master of Education - Administration and Supervision, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 1986 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) - Elementary Education, Math Certification University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 1983 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Superintendent May 2012 – present Deputy Superintendent Orange County Public Schools Orlando, Florida July 2010 – May 2012 Executive Cabinet leader and second in command for 10th largest school district in the nation which earned a three consecutive “A” grades from the state and missed an “A” by five points in 2011. Direct supervisor of five area superintendents and entire Teaching and Learning Division. Responsible for supervising and coordinating all resources to drive the district’s core business. Designee on superintendent’s Construction Project Steering Committee overseeing facilities functions. Chair of committee to strategize and trouble shoot technology issues impacting student information systems. Designated College Board delegate for the district. Accomplishments  Supervised all district operations during absences of superintendent, including first 2-week absence in his tenure  Developed and led strategic discussions with superintendent for all employee groups resulting in “One Vision, One Voice” initiative for the entire district
  34. 34.         Coordinated the creation of a new Framework for Teaching and Learning in order to create systemic reform and replicate best practices in 180 schools Reorganized curriculum division into Teaching and Learning division to strategically support schools Organized Race to the Top grant writing, resulting in state approval and a $23 million award Secured support and funding for a new instructional management system which will provide every teacher with immediate access to student performance data, professional development and a digital repository of instructional resources Strategized with board members and analysts to campaign for a successful ballot referendum for additional property taxes, resulting in estimated additional revenues of $84 million in the district operating budget for the next four years Chaired revision process for Strategic Plan and setting of new four-year targets for State Assessment Test, Closing Achievement Gaps, Graduation and Dropout rates, College Readiness (ACT/SAT), Participation in Rigorous Curriculum, and Career and Technical Education Developed process for all instructional leaders and departments to provide input for creation of business plans to accomplish Strategic Plan targets Supervised State Reporting and class size requirements resulting in increased earnings of FTE funding from the state Chief of Staff Orange County Public Schools Orlando, Florida 2006 – 2010 Executive Cabinet member and superintendent’s designee in a large urban district with over 22,000 staff members serving 175,000 students, 64% of whom are members of minority groups and 51% are eligible for free/reduced lunch. Served as chief advisor for the superintendent and indirect supervisor of entire cabinet. Oversaw Strategic Planning, Legislative Relations, Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Public Relations Departments, and served as Chief Negotiator for Board of Education. Assisted with oversight of $1.4 billion budget. Directed and coordinated functions of cabinet members and school board agendas. Trained and assisted school board members. Coordinated functions with the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools. Accomplishments  Spearheaded creation of new strategic plan for the district, supporting achievement to the district’s first “A” grade from the state. Plan included a new vision and mission and five goals (Intense Focus on Student Achievement, High-performing and Dedicated Team, Safe Learning and Working Environment, Efficient Operations, Sustained Community Engagement) supported by over 100 objectives  Initiated and directed town hall meetings for community engagement
  35. 35.            Chaired presentation to Economic Development Council to secure business community support for the district Chaired team to decrease district budget by $70 million Assisted with reorganization of district and reduction of learning communities Directed new marketing focus to transform a department into Public Relations Hosted Superintendent’s Budget Study Committee of community stakeholders Facilitated School Board Governance Study Committee to consider various models for school boards Instituted aggressive timelines for school staffing to secure new hires Implemented transfer fairs and a job fair to expedite hiring timeline Negotiated and implemented retention incentive in Title I schools Outsourced substitute teacher services Provided interim supervision for Transportation Department and supported Facilities functions awaiting chief operations officer appointment Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Charlotte, North Carolina 1998-2005 Responsible for Employee Relations, Licensure, Benefits, Information Systems, Compensation and Employment in an urban district with 14,000 staff members serving 120,000 students, 63% of whom are members of minority groups and 48% are eligible for free/reduced lunch. Managed $11.3 million budget. Reported directly to superintendent. Accomplishments  Directed and participated in selection, training and evaluation of principals and assistant principals  Coordinated the recruitment of four new cabinet members to lead facilities, finance, academics and legal counsel  Streamlined hiring process by instituting a district instructional job fair attended by 2500 candidates, accelerating the hiring timeline, automating the job posting and application systems, automating the application screening process, instituting 24-hour background checks, and implementing performance bonuses for staffing department. Resulted in improving percentage of schools opening with 0 instructional vacancies from 84% to 95%  Coordinated a partnership with Teach for America  Implemented a reduction in staff to eliminate itinerant band teacher positions due to budget reductions  Served on executive steering committee to evaluate, select and allocate funds for implementation of enterprise resource planning software (ERP). Received approval for selection and budget and began implementation prior to leaving district
  36. 36.  Analyzed data and set objectives for Balanced Scorecard to improve faculty equity over a four-year period. Improved measures included percentage of socio-economically disadvantaged schools reaching or exceeding the target for: Leaders with proven success; Clearly licensed teachers; Advanced degreed teachers; National Board Certified Teachers; Five or more years experienced teachers  Secured funding to implement signing bonuses for all schools and additional incentives for socio-economically disadvantaged schools, including annual incentives, differentiated staffing and free graduate degree cohort programs Senior Director, Elementary Education Orange County Public Schools Orlando, Florida 1993 – 1998 Supervised elementary schools Accomplishments  Supported improved student achievement in reading and math  Served on committee to standardize literacy curriculum for the district  Co-developed and facilitated school-based budgeting initiative. Served as coach for principals both within supervisory clusters as well as throughout the district  Assisted with redesign and implementation of new principal training program Principal, Brookshire Elementary School Orange County Public Schools Orlando, Florida 1989 – 1993 Assistant Principal, Lakemont/Killarney Elementary Schools Orange County Public Schools Winter Park, Florida 1988 – 1989 Staff Development Resource Teacher Orange County Public Schools Orlando, Florida 1987 – 1988 Teacher, Spring Lake and Conway Elementary Schools Orange County Public Schools Ocoee and Orlando, Florida 1983 – 1987
  37. 37. ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents participant (limited enrollment by application), 2010 Dissertation, “A Study of Shared Decision Making as an Instructional Model” Presented at the American Educational Research Association Presented “The Charlotte Story” at Council of Urban Boards of Education’s 35th Annual Conference Presented “Staffing Strategies” and “Pay for Performance” at Council of Great City Schools Annual Conference for Human Resources The Broad Prize for Urban Education Site Review Team: Boston (winner), New York (winner), Ysleta, Texas, Broward County Council of Great City Schools Strategic Support Team: New Orleans, San Diego, Seattle, Philadelphia, Detroit PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS  Education Leadership Advisory Council, University of Central Florida  Orlando Shakespeare Theater board member  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development  Florida Association of School Administrators  American Association of School Administrators  Metro Orlando YMCA Board of Directors  National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative Board of Directors  Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Board Member  College Board Superintendents Roundtable Past Affiliations  Metropolitan Urban League, Charlotte  African-American Community Fund Board of Directors  Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors  University of North Carolina at Charlotte Employer Advisory Board  American Association of School Personnel Administrators  Society for Human Resource Management  Phi Delta Kappa, Omicron Lambda Chapter  HRMD site review team for Florida Department of Education  Florida Council on Educational Management’s Directory of Qualified Administrators, Facilitators, Instructors, Job Analysts, Assessors and Trainers  Certified mediator by the Florida Supreme Court
  38. 38.     Member CCNA (Consultant Competitive Negotiation Act) Committee United Way district chairperson, Charlotte Urban Chambers Legislative Coalition, Charlotte Charlotte Repertory Theatre board member HONORS AND AWARDS       Winter Park High School Circle of Distinction honoree, 2010 Leadership Charlotte graduate Sited for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools accomplishments in Urban School Reform: Lessons from San Diego (2005, Harvard Education Press) Nominee for AASPA Herb Salinger Personnel Administrator of the Year Award (American Association of School Personnel Administrators) Recipient of Florida Department of Education Service Award Council of Great City Schools Human Resources Director’s Award
  39. 39. E. Wayne Gent EDUCATION Post Graduate Studies: Master of Education: Bachelor of Arts: Educational Leadership, Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter, Florida Education Administration, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia History, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina WORK HISTORY 2012-Present 2011-2012 2008-2011 2006-2008 2003-2006 2000-2003 1997-2000 1996-1997 1993-1996 1991-1993 1985-1991 1976-1985 Superintendent of Schools Chief Officer of Administration North Area Superintendent Principal, William T. Dwyer High School Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Learning Support North Area Superintendent Principal, St. Lucie West Middle School Principal in Residence Principal, Fort Pierce Westwood High School Principal, Forest Grove Middle School Assistant Principal, Ft Pierce Central & Port St. Lucie High Schools Teacher Palm Beach School District Palm Beach School District Palm Beach School District Palm Beach School District Palm Beach School District Palm Beach School District St. Lucie School District FL Department of Education St. Lucie School District St. Lucie School District St. Lucie School District St. Lucie School District Okeechobee School District Hart County, GA School District Miami Northwest Christian Academy PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EXERIENCES • • • • • • • • Guided efforts to achieve honest and direct communication with academic and operation departments, resulting in increased inter-departmental support and collaboration on system-wide projects. Positive record of diverse hiring practices. As Area Superintendent, achieved a 63% diversity rate in hiring principals. Maintains open and candid relationships with the School Board Members. Served as the leader of the Palm Beach County School District’s successful effort to pass a half-cent sales tax referendum for new school construction and renovations. Provided instructional and curriculum leadership that resulted in the first “A” rating for Palm Beach County School District. Provides quality District leadership and support services for over 180 schools. Responsible for ensuring 41 schools met district, state, and federal goals, objectives, policies, and laws. Area consisted of 27 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5 high schools and one ESE center. Directed departments of Elementary Curriculum, Secondary Curriculum, Early Childhood Development, Title/Federal Programs, Choice/Career Education, Adult/Community Education and Multicultural, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Public Affairs and School Police.
  40. 40. E. Wayne Gent, Page 2 • • • • • • • Created opportunities with principals for collaboration for professional development, sharing best practices and awareness of policies and procedures. Assisted in developing and implementing Accelerated Academic Achievement Plan, which provided intensive academic support for schools with highest level of need. Established a new Early Childhood Department to provide quality education services and technical support to schools and community based childcare centers. Initiated the establishment of an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Increased academic and dual enrollment opportunities through expanded articulation agreements with Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach Community College. Coordinated initial district wide plan for School Choice to meet federal requirements of NCLB. Increased gifted curriculum opportunities. IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT • • • • • • • Directed and supported schools in the planning and implementation of academic initiatives through the use of data analysis and aggressive strategies to increase student performance. Selected, supervised and evaluated appropriate instructional support teams to assist schools with instructional needs. Provided professional development that aligns with the needs of schools. In first year as principal, guided Dwyer High School to an “A” rating. Dwyer was previously rated as a “C” for several years. Academic performance of all students increased significantly. “A” rating maintained in second and final year as principal. Expanded Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings to provide students with more rigorous and in-depth learning experiences. Increased enrollment of minority students in Advance Placement and other high level courses. Strengthened course offerings in Career Academies, which led to increased student enrollment. COMMUNITY AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS • • • • Established ongoing communication and involvement with parents and diverse community groups on matters pertaining to area schools and the School District. Collaborated with business partners and industry to ensure that the focus of Career Academies was aligned with local industry standards. Established and maintained effective communication and public relations with city municipalities and local chambers of commerce. Established and maintained effective communication with State Legislators, Florida Department of Education, and appropriate organizations in the development of the School District’s legislative priorities. MANAGEMENT • • • • Directed and supported principals in the development of a school-by-school plan to meet class size requirements. Provided leadership in the development of the operating budget and monitored school budgetary decisions. Developed and monitored departmental budgets and the appropriation of Federal/Title allocations for the District. Selected, supervised and evaluated performance of area principals.
  41. 41. E. Wayne Gent, Page 3 • • Developed sixth grade centers in targeted elementary schools to optimize capacity. Served as editor of The Principal Resource, the official Department of Education publication to inform principals and school districts of new initiatives and legislation. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION • • • • • • • Selected by Commissioner of Education, Frank Brogan, to serve as Principal in Residence for Florida SUNSPRA Gold Medallion Award for Effective Communication Selected by Superintendent to open two new schools Recognized by The Florida Department of Education as “Turn Around Principal” National and State Recognition for Exemplary Tech Prep Programs Redbook Magazine “America’s Best School Project” U.S. Department of Education Honorable Mention “The New American High School” PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS • • • Florida Association of School Administrators Phi Delta Kappa Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development References available upon request