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Irish resume2012

  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Tim Irish 1222 Westport Ridge Skype: tdirish60 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Educational BackgroundM.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, American College of Education. Graduation: Fall of 2013.M.Ed. Educational Administration, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1990 GPA 4.75 / 5B.A. Elementary Education, Minor in Psychology, Alma College, Alma, MI, 1982 GPA 3.64 / 4Illinois Type 03 Teaching Certificate (K-9 Language Arts and Social Science)Illinois Type 75 Administrative Certificate Administrative ExperienceAssistant Principal / Curriculum Coordinator, Universal American School, Kuwait, 2011-present. Developed Elementary School Wide Positive Behavior Support System that reduced office referrals by 30%. Currently leading the implementation of RtI model and curriculum mapping project based on Common Core Standards for grades K-4.Assistant Academic Director / Master Teacher, UNO Charter Schools, Chicago, 2009 - 2011 Developed school plan for School Based Problem Solving and RtI. Led teacher analysis of summative and formative assessment to implement balanced literacy instruction and RtI intervention plans for grades K-8. Supervised daily instructional plans and goal setting for classroom teachers. Collaborated with school staff and administration to successfully address ISBE audit for 2009-2010 school year.Elementary Principal / District Data Analysis Specialist, CCSD 46, Grayslake, IL 2006-2009 Empowered staff to initiate the following programs: After School Tutoring, Family Literacy Nights, Student Council, Accelerated Reader Incentive Program, Flexible Scheduling for Media Center, Young Authors Program, implementation of MacMillan Literature Series and AIMS Web. In the last two years, NWEA RIT Reading Scores from Fall to Spring gained 29% above National Norms. Avon was a district pilot school for RtI.Elementary Principal, The Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo, 2005-2006 Empowered staff to initiate the following: Scholastic Reading Incentive Program, Flexible Scheduling for Media Center, Technology Integration, Young Authors Program, and DIBELS. The percentage of students Grades 2-5 who scored at or above grade level on a variety of measures in reading, language acquisition and math increased significantly.Assistant Principal, The Carol Morgan Elementary School, 2001-2005 Implemented a six-day schedule to increase grade level planning time; offered staff development in educational technology and Six Trait Writing. Worked with staff to implement Tribes Learning Community, cooperative learning, writing and math problem solving assessments; developed assessment database and electronic report card.Interim Technology Director, The Carol Morgan School, 2004-2005 Primary responsibility for overseeing classroom instruction and staff development programs to encourage technology integration for three schools in a PK-12 district.Tim Irish Resume 1
  2. 2. OLC Administrator, Carol Morgan School Optimal Learning Center, 2001-2004 Coordinated student support services for children with special needs, K-5.General Manager, Costa Verde Travel and Coco Tours, 1997-1999 Head of operations for a Dominican company providing services for 60,000 tourists per year.Director, The International School of Sosua, 1996-1997 Lead administrator for a small, private K-8 school in the Dominican Republic. Curriculum and Instruction ExperienceResponse to Intervention: Led initial planning, staff development and implementation of RtI model at Avon Center School (ACS), UNO Charter School (UNO) and Universal American School of Kuwait (UAS). Progress monitoring showed significant gains for Tier II and Tier III students at all three schools. 2005- 2012Curriculum Mapping: UAS: Currently meeting weekly with five grade level teams to align standards, assessment and instruction with Language Arts Common Core standards. UNO: Collaborated with K-8 teachers to implement weekly lesson plans based on quarterly curriculum maps. ACS: Supported three- year curriculum mapping process using Atlas Rubicon. CMS: Member of a four person administrative team that led development of grade level curriculum maps for PreK-5. 2003-2012Educational Technology: CMS: Served one year as the Interim Academic Technology Director; team member of the School Wide Academic Technology Team (SWAT Team); specialized in staff training for MS Excel, MS Access, and Schoolmaster, a student database program; implemented flexible scheduling to integrate technology and core curriculum goals in the CMS elementary. 2000-2005.UbD Teacher Trainer: CMS: Attended a one week teacher-trainer course in Washington D.C sponsored by the US Department of Education. Returned to offer staff development sessions over a two-year period. 2004-2006.Assessment: CMS: Chaired a K-12 team of teachers assigned to report findings and recommend improvements for the school’s continued accreditation for SACS Accreditation; developed K-12 assessment database for analyzing student assessments in writing, reading, and standardized testing; worked with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction to use database analysis for school improvement. ACS, UNO, UAS: developed Excel worksheets for benchmarking all students and progress monitoring Tier II & III students. 2001-2012.Balanced Literacy: UAS: Currently leading staff development initiatives for guided reading, differentiated instruction, and RtI based on Common Core State Standards. UNO: Led school wide initiative to implement Daily Five instructional model. CMS: Member of administrative team that developed a long rang plan for the school’s adoption of the Four Blocks Balanced Literacy Program. 2001-2012.Writing Instruction: Teacher trainer for Six Trait Writing at Carol Morgan School, 2001-2005. Teacher trainer for IGAP Writing Assessment for Champaign Schools, 1988-1996. Assisted in establishing statewide standards for assessment of IGAP student writing, 1995.NCSA Summer Computer Camp and the University of Illinois Teacher Tele-Apprenticeship Project: Teacher Trainer for technology innovation project in Central Illinois, 1990-1993.Tim Irish Resume 2
  3. 3. Hands-on Science Curriculum Project: Wrote and evaluated science units for Champaign Community Schools, 1991-1992.Fairfax County Schools Sister School Project with the Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo: Member of initial team to develop school to school opportunities for curriculum and professional development, 1984-1987. Teaching ExperienceHead Soccer Coach, Centennial High School, Champaign Community Schools, 1988-1996Head Tennis Coach, Central High School, Champaign Community Schools, 1991-1996Champaign Unit 4 Schools, Champaign, IL 1988-1996 Grade 7 Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, 1994-96; Grade 4/5 Teacher, 1989-94; Grade 2/3 Teacher, 1988-89University of Illinois College of Education, Graduate Assistant, 1987-1988Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo, Grade 4/6 Teacher, 1984-1987Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA, Grade 3 Gifted and Talented Teacher, 1982-1984 Professional Associations, Honors and Awards Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006-2011 Illinois Principals Association, 2007-2011 Phi Delta Kappa, University of Illinois Chapter, 1989-1991 Instructors Rated as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, 1987-1988 Teacher of the Year, Carol Morgan School, 1985-1986 Magna Cum Laude, Alma College, 1982 Omicron Delta Kappa, Alma College, 1982Websites: ReferencesSherlock Hirning, Former Superintendent Joan Khaja, Elementary PrincipalUniversal American School Universal American SchoolCurrent Superintendent P.O. Box 17035Divide County Public Schools, ND Khaldiya 72451 Kuwait(701) 965-6313 (965) 1822827 – Ext. jkhaja@hotmail.comEllen Correll, Superintendent Jack Delman, HeadmasterCCSD 46 Carol Morgan School565 Frederick Road Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicGrayslake, IL 60030 (809) 947-1005(847) 223-5322 Irish Resume 3