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  • 1. Electronic ResumeGeorge C. pappasgeorgecpappas@gmail.com
    Click hyperlinks for supporting documents
  • 2. Educational Background
    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
    B.A. in Economics (1986), Honors Program
    University of Maryland Baltimore
    JD (1992), Asper Fellowship Recipient
    University of Maryland College Park
    Masters Elementary Education (2000), 4.0 GPA
  • 3. Work Experience
    Landon School (2008 - present)
    Alumni Director
    Director of Planned Giving
    Upper School Teacher Public Speaking
    Co-teach 12th grade elective with Neil Phillips
    Middle School Coach 6th, 7th, 8th grade
    Spring Lacrosse
    Lower School Ethics Advisor 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
    Work with John Botti and prefects in implementing in LS
  • 4. Work Experience
    Montgomery County Public Schools (2000-08)
    Third Grade Teacher
    Team Leader; Field Trip Coordinator; Technology Committee; Math/Science Committee; Smile Train Coordinator
    Mentor Teacher for American University college students
    Consulting Teacher
    Observe and provide feedback to new and tenured teacher in grades 3 through 6
    Staff Development Teacher
    Create, implement and support professional growth of staff of 60 middle school teachers, all subjects
  • 5. Classroom Teacher
    Provided differentiated instruction for diverse group of students including: highly gifted; English as a Second Language; emotional challenged; and learning disabled
    Increased student achievement in reading by 195% compared to all third-grade students in the county
    Effectively organized an average of 400-plus parent volunteers hours annually
    Developed individualized spelling program using curriculum and supplemental professional materials
    Generated, modified and carefully monitored individualized behavioral contracts to increase student achievement
    Created organization systems to effectively track 750-plus student work items each week
  • 6. Supervisory Teacher
    Adjunct Professor, GWU School of Education
    Models of Teaching and Classroom Instruction syllabus
    Instructor in District of Columbia DC Teaching Fellows Program for adult career-changers
    100% Approval rating by students, including:
    Students ideas were valued and included in instruction
    The instructor seemed genuinely interested in me as a person
    The instructor made students feel welcome in seeking help/advice in or outside of class
    The instructor encouraged reflective thinking
  • 7. Supervisory Teacher
    Mentor Teacher, MCPS
    Mentor undergraduate/graduate students in best practices as part of student-teaching practicum
    Consulting Teacher, MCPS
    Observe and support new and tenured teachers using informal and formal observations, modeling of lessons, planning sessions, growth plans, and feedback
    99.9% approval by administrators/faculty
    Administrators and faculty either strongly agree or agree with statements regarding professionalism and work tasks
  • 8. Administrator
    Staff Development Teacher, MCPS
    95% approval rating from teaching staff
    Designed, created and implemented teacher training programs in differentiation and equity, including using action research projects for 60-member teaching staff
    Worked with leadership team to create a seven-week intensive, small-group study program for 900 students and 75 staff, implemented mid-year
    Co-drafter of winning proposal to fund rigorous instruction and technological improvements for middle school reform
  • 9. Communicator
    Social Media
    Created and implemented social media plan for alumni program
    Developed micro-communication strategy to engage alumni
    Co-creator video presentation to encourage student achievement
    Blogger for staff development and career opportunities
    Written Medium
    Author informative weekly parent newsletter
    Responded /generated average of 400 parent emails a year
    Author of regular column in alumni magazine
    Verbal Medium
    Lead Speaker for Back to School Night Grade Level Presentation
    Presenter, speaker, moderator for various alumni gatherings
    Structure informative parent teacher conferences using supporting student data
    Upper School public speaking instructor
  • 10. Facilitator/Community Builder
    Developed , drafted and implemented alumni outreach strategies to address concerns following publicity about school
    Empower and encourage Alumni Boards using Baldridge organizational tools to focus and give meaning to board’s mission and goals
    Worked with Annual Giving Director and local Alumni Board to spearhead and implement new Decade-Chair structure for alumni volunteers
    Group Leader in Success for Every Student, a joint parent-staff summer initiative aimed at increasing student achievement
    Community Builder
    Created and continue to foster growth of new alumni groups including Grizzly Bears and Military Alumni
    Created, administer and continue to foster Landon Professional LinkedIn, an on-line business network community that provides mentoring and business opportunities for alumni and other members of the Landon community
    Created first regional alumni chapter in New York City to address growing need of alumni body outside of Washington DC area
  • 11. Gender/Equity Work
    Study Circles Training (MCPS)
    Trained in facilitating dialogue and action programs that addresses racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement
    Courageous Conversations About Race (MCPS)
    Active participant in year-long diversity training by Office of Organizational Development based on work of Glen Singleton
    Action Research Projects Equity Focus (MCPS)
    Initiated and created individualized staff development training based upon student needs and teacher interest in the area of equitable instruction for students
    Summer Diversity Institute (MCPS)
    Created a summer program which provided federal funding for middle school teachers to study equitable practices and how they can implement them in their classrooms
  • 12. Continuing Education
    University of Virginia, Summer Institute, Curry School of Education, 10th Annual Institute on Dealing Effectively with Academic Diversity in Heterogeneous Classrooms
    Shenandoah University, Foundation in Reading and Literacy
    Junior Great Books Training, a reading/language arts fine literature program
    Montgomery County Public School Continuing Professional Development
    MA-68 Highly Able Elementary Math
    RD-40 Extending & Enriching Reading Instruction
    William and Mary
    Introduction to Math Differentiation Modules
    Social Studies Curriculum Training
    Reading Language Arts Curriculum Training
    Hands On Equations
    Staff Development Training
    Consulting Teacher Training
    Skillful Teacher Training
    Observing Analyzing Teacher Training 1&2
    Commercial Seminars
    Children with Severe Emotional Disorders Seminar
    Spelling/Word Study Language Seminar
  • 13. Awards/Certificates
    National Board Certified Teacher
    Middle Childhood Generalist
    Washington Post Grant in the Arts Recipient
    2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
    Smithsonian Fellow Program
    State of Maryland
    Advanced Professional Certificate