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Holly Caldwell-Resume-LI-July 2015


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Holly Caldwell-Resume-LI-July 2015

  1. 1. Holly Caldwell PERSONAL SUMMARY An analytical and detail-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in education, training and development, project management and instructional and curriculum design. Seeking to leverage experience into a position, with an organization, that has a strong focus on enhancing student achievement. Specific strengths and qualifications encompass: •Curriculum design and instruction •Staff development and management •Data collection and analysis •Strategic planning •Professional development •Budget development and management •Program coordination and management •Technology Systems ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATOR WORK EXPERIENCE 1997 –2015 Chicago Public Schools 11/2004-7/2015 Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services Manager of Professional Development • Provided system-wide leadership for professional development initiatives and activities • Strategized with senior leadership to develop organizational training goals • Analyzed data to develop annual professional development goals, objectives and training plans • Supported school staff by providing professional development on various topics related to special education and instruction • Managed grant funded programs • Planned and executed major aspects of meeting management to include site selection, contract negotiations, vendor relations, development of marketing, registration process, on-site management, and budget development • Developed training curriculum and content on various topics • Collaborated with multiple stakeholders and district departments Significant Achievements: Successfully served as steering committee chairperson for three city-wide professional development conferences that reached over 1,200 Chicago Public Schools administrators, clinicians and teachers per conference; Co-authored two grants that resulted in securing over $2 million in funding to support and improve professional development initiatives; Developed organizational readiness and training plan to support the deployment of multiple district-wide training initiatives (e.g. Electronic IEP, Special Education w/in Common Core State Standards, PBIS, CHAMPS, Coaching and Classroom Management, Paraprofessional Learning Academies) 8/2002-11/2004 Mayo Elementary School Classroom Teacher • Designed and developed weekly and long term lesson plans to maximize student performance and achievement and address various learning modalities • Implemented various behavior management strategies • Implemented techniques and strategies to address student’s social and emotional needs • Communicated with parents and school administration on various issues regarding student progress and achievements Significant Achievements: Developed and implemented upper grade-cycle’s career development program; Chair-person of Standards Based Instruction Initiative Committee: Co-Chair person of African American Assembly Committee; Instructor for Algebra Math After-school Program; Conducted various professional development seminars; Member of Math, SIPAAA and Special Education Committees. 12/1998-8/1999 Nathaniel Greene Elementary School Classroom Teacher 8/1997-12/1998 Various Schools Substitute Teacher
  2. 2. Holly W. Caldwell Page 2 of 2 OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE 7/2000 -6/2002 Focal Communications Corp., Chicago, IL Manager of Training and Development • Directed the training program for all Sales Account Representatives, Managers and General Managers • Co-Orchestrated a variety of high profile events including sales meetings, senior leadership retreats, and product launches • Developed of annual professional development goals and objectives • Implemented professional development activities to support overall strategic goals and objectives • Developed relationships with upper-level management and outside vendors • Managed and supervised Field Training department staff of five • Worked collaboratively with various organizational units to determine appropriate training programs for sales staff Significant Achievements: Assisted in the curriculum development of e-Learning; Conducted Needs Assessment of training program which resulted in restructuring company’s flagship training program, increasing bottom-line by 5%; and reduced training costs per participant by 10%. 6/1999 - 7/2000 AT&T Broadband, Chicago, IL Regional Learning and Development Specialist • Provided human resources and training support for the Northwest Regional Call Center • Conducted training and development programs to support strategies and operational direction of various departments within the company Significant Achievements: Collaborated with Regional Staffing Manager to develop and deploy recruitment programs; Co-authored and conducted New Employee Orientation programs, 6/1995 – 8/1997 National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL Marketing Analyst • Created and managed product specific databases • Managed business relations with external vendors • Established relationships with community service organizations • Directed client service activities for department products and services • Authored articles and press releases for company publications EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Masters of Education National Louis University 2004 Education Administration (Type 75) Masters of Arts Olivet Nazarene University 2000 Curriculum and Instruction Bachelor of Arts Chicago State University 1998 Elementary Education (Type 3) Bachelor of Science Southern Illinois University 1994 Major- Marketing Minor- Finance PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES • Professional Educator License (PEL) with endorsements in: o Elementary Education (K-9) o General Administrative/Principal (K-12) o Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (K-12) o Business, Marketing and Management (Middle School) • REACH Certified-Teacher Evaluator PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) National Staff Development Council (NSDC) CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES • Measuring and Evaluating Learning • Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design • Adobe Captivate 7.0