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  1. 1. Dr. Barbara Abuzlam, Ph.D. babuzlam@gmail.com Objective PhD professional seeking a position as a Learning Management Director in a business organization ____________________________________________________________________________ Career Summary Professional Educator with 22 years’ experience in public education and research. Careeraccomplishments include curriculum planning, assessment management, counseling, talentmanagement, research, and serving under-represented and minority populations. This pastyear, following Ph.D. completion, was spent in Israel becoming familiar with the Arabic andJewish cultures. Educational proficiency has been achieved at all grade levels from Early Childhood throughpost-secondary education, as classroom teacher, counselor, administrator, and dean ofinstruction. To support the spiritual, intellectual, and physical well-being of the individual,family, and community is a high priority. Because of the variety of career roles, knowledge ofthe non-profit systems and its processes is diverse, as is the understanding the basic cultureand language of Spanish, Arabic, and Jewish families.  Developed degree plans within Professional Learning Communities that linked college and career-based curriculum and courses.  Administrator for Counseling Department Center that developed many best practices.  Promoted a college-going culture through expansion of initiatives that included all stakeholders.  Grant writer for projects with Collegeboard, Texas Education Agency, and National Center for Urban School Transformation.  Opened a large, urban high school with 200 staff members in 2010 using recruitment, talent management, and career development techniques. Critical SkillsMicrosoft Office: All programs ESchool and SASI
  2. 2. Basic Spanish & Arabic Language TEA Certified: PrincipalCertified: Counselor & Teacher ADDIE ModelPDAS Supervisor ILD Trained Professional ExperienceNew Caney ISD Porter High School 2010-2012 Dean of InstructionThe opportunities of the position included:  Instructional Administrator for All Departments  PDAS appraiser and review for Principals  Instructional Leadership Development Training  Special Education and ARD Administrator  Professional Development Coordinator/Instructor  Curriculum and lesson planning collaboration with teachers and college instructors on course curriculum and offerings  Distance Learning coordinator  English as a Second Language Instructional Administrator  Campus Coordinator and Campus Textbook Administrator  Advanced Placement Coordinator  Testing Administrator for College-Readiness and Standardized tests  Interviewed and hired academic teachers  Writer for Campus Improvement Plan and Grants  Counselor AdministratorAldine ISD G.W. Carver High School 1991-2010 Counselor/AdministratorThe opportunities of the position included:  Coordinator for LEP, At-risk, and GT  Grant Writer
  3. 3.  Curriculum Planning, Staff Development, PSAT Coordinator  College Visitation Coordinator and College Board Presenter  ARD Administrator,  Drop-Out Recovery Team Member  TAKS Administrator Monitor  Advanced Placement Coordinator  Testing Administrator for College-Readiness tests Aldine Senior High School CounselorThe opportunities of the position included:  10th-12th Grade Counselor, Peer Mediator  ARD experience  Intervention Assistance Team Coordinator  Attendance Committee, District Presenter  Drop-Out Recovery Team, Ropes Course Facilitator  TAKS Coordinator, Ladies of Distinction Mentor  EOC Proctor, AP Proctor, Grade Proofing Monitor, University Proctor  College Seminar Class Coordinator, Summer School Coordinator, Project Prom Sponsor  English as a Second Language Coordinator, College-readiness testing proctor, and Standardized test monitor Orange Grove Elementary CounselorThe opportunities of the position included:  Regular and Special Education Counselor (Autistic Unit), ARD Administrator  Developed Elementary Counseling Curriculum/Handbook  District/University Presenter, Drop-Out Recovery Team, Ropes Facilitator  At-risk Coordinator, Parent Workshops, Classroom guidance  Small Groups/Individual Counseling, Bus Administrator, Building Administrator at times
  4. 4.  Announcement Administrator, Lunch Administrator  English as a Second Language Coordinator, GT Coordinator  Behavioral Management facilitator  Transportation Administrator Gray Elementary TeacherThe opportunities of the position included:  Self-contained 3rd/4th grade teacher, Mentor Teacher  Special Education/Gifted & Talented Teacher  Classroom Teacher for teaching English Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, handwriting, theatre, and health  Testing proctor for standardized testing  Curriculum planning for English Literature Instruction  Textbook adoption committee for English books Education  PhD, Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction, Walden University, 2010 GPA 4.0 NCA and NCATE accreditation.  Dissertation Title: The Role of a Leadership Team in Improving Student Achievement in Reading at an Urban Southern High School  Master of Arts, Counseling, Sam Houston State University, GPA 3.5 1996  Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies in English & Psychology, University 1991 Houston, GPA 3.0  Klein Forest High School, 1987: Wunderlich Intermediate and Epps Island Elementary

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