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Road to Success
Transcript of Road to Success
Road to Success
Where I've Been
Raised In Belen, NM
Born March 17th 1990 in Albuquerque
Brought back to the small town of Belen and raised by the best parents anyone could ask for.
The "New Student"
My brother Mark was born on May, 19th 1993
Both my mother and father were successful educators.
They taught right next to each other at the same school.
We were always taught to respect each other.
My First Teaching Experience
I became my brothers teacher for everything and anything (even if I had to make some things up).
I attended Gil Sanchez Elementary School.
Both my Mother and Father were my teachers.
2nd & 3rd grade.
I was never allowed to call them "mom" or "dad" - Fairness
Central Elementary School
I attended Central for 5th and 6th grade.
The principal was my dads best friend
In 2003 we would move to Albuquerque.
My mom insisted we move so my brother and I wouldn't get caught up with negative influences.
I attended Taylor Middle School.
The principal was a close family friend.
Mr. Cummings taught me how important a good education was.
I would go from the most sheltered education to the least.
Finally no one to breath down my neck!
By the middle of freshman year I felt a sense of emptiness.
In 2004 I would go on to attend Cibola High School.
Or so I thought...
Something is Missing
I would soon realize that all the adult support and the belief system that was built around me was gone.
I had depended on the support from family and close friends for success.
Finding the Missing Piece
I became good friends with a fellow teammate Josh Plank.
Plank was always encouraging and never let me down.
It wasn't until the start of sophomore year I found out his mom was the Associate Superintendent of APS.
Mr. Padilla never let me forget how to say "please and thank you".
"Just find what you like to do and 35 years won't seem like work"
- Linda Sink
Dad owned two trailer parks and apartments.
Mark and I were required to go maintain the property on a daily basis.
Where I learned:
The value of the dollar
After graduating from Cibola I decided to attend CNM.
I learned that the key to college is:
2010 I chose to attend NMHU over UNM because of the immediate respect I was shown.
The Principal promotes the success of all students by maintaining a culture that supports student achievement, high quality instruction, and professional development to meet the diverse learning needs of the school community.
First interview and first teaching job at Cibola High School.
Special Education Math
Little did I know NMHU would be the place where I would meet some of the most influential teachers.
Dr. Effie Laman taught me the rights of special needs students and how to accommodate/modify their instruction.
Dr. Flores taught me to be aware of cultural differences in schools and how to use differences as positive teachable moments.
Dr. Nelson allowed me to see the difference between "teaching to the test" & "teaching in preparation for the test."
Dr. Foster taught me the various types of assessment in schools.
Also how to write a paper in APA...
Dr. Walker taught me the implementation of Common Core Standards to the curriculum
Mrs. Keene taught me that its okay to say you don't know something. As long as you know where to find the answer.
Dr. Williams showed me how to appropriately manage a classroom and that every class is different.
Learning How to Teach
Gaining student respect is key to having a successful year.
Students want to come to my class
Students feel safe in my classroom
If students fail I've failed
I've become a reflective practitioner
It's okay to give second chances
Let students know you care on a daily basis.
The Principal uses communication and relationship-building skills to engage the larger community in the knowledge of and advocacy for equity in meeting the diverse needs of the school community.
The principal organizes and coordinates ongoing professional learning opportunities that are aligned with the New Mexico Professional Development Framework and supports the diverse needs of the school community.
A school administrator is an educational leader who promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
The middle school and high school Principal develops, supports, encourages, and supervises programs that lead to increased student attendance, achievement, and graduation rates resulting in college readiness and work skills to meet the diverse needs of the community.
Management by rewards and punishment
Performance beyond exceptional
Change agents, courageous leaders, believe in people, value-driven, deal with complexity, visionaries
Leader-member relations: confidence, loyalty, attractiveness
Task Structure: Routine/Nonroutine
Position Power: Ranking of power, hierarchy based
Rewards and Punishment
Motivate their followers to achieve group and organizational goals
Rewards by giving subordinates desired outcomes
Raise beliefs of subordinates on their ability to achieve
Take into account workers’ characteristics and type of work they do
I will be visual in the classroom.
Staff will have a voice.
Competency I Applied
The use of diverse community members to enrich teaching and learning.
Cultures, languages, and traditions of the community will be reflected in the curriculum
Level 1 teachers will be carefully evaluated and receive constant feedback.
Staff will be treated equally and respectfully.
Time will be allotted for collaboration.
Professional development will be appropriately aligned to school/department need.
Competency I Applied
Invite partnering schools.
Invite local businesses to job fairs/mock interviews.
Invite local hospitals to promote healthy lifestyles.
Allow extracurricular activities not offered at school to come and promote.
Invite local banks to explain how to be financially wise.
Invite local police and fire departments to model positive behaviors to students.
Invite post secondary institutions to promote continuing education.
Host science/craft fairs to exhibit student success.
Staff members will be communicated with fairly and respectfully.
Include board members and superintendents in school events/functions.
* Staff and Students will feel supported culturally and ethically by their community.
Consider parent/student input when making important decisions.
Types of Change
Is perceived as an extension of the past
Fits with existing paradigms
Is consistent with prevailing values and norms
Can be implemented with existing knowledge and skills
Requires resources currently available to those responsible for implementing the innovation
May be accepted because of common agreement that the innovation is necessary
Is perceived as a break with the past
Lies outside existing paradigms
Conflicts with prevailing values and norms
Requires acquisition of new knowledge and skills
Requires resources currently not available to those responsible for implementing the innovation
May be resisted because only those who have a broad perspective of the school see the innovation as necessary
"Certainly no educational improvements will occur if and organization has not built the capacity to change."
-William Cunningham & Paula Cordeiro
"Schools and districts can bring about student achievement and sustain achievement if they are willing to examine their practices and change."
Geared toward student need (relevant).
Master teachers will be paired with beginning teachers.
Crucial to have a vision/mission statements to strive toward.
PD can be made fun and engaging.
Teachers who demonstrate mastery will showcase their skills to others.
Purpose is to build capacity and knowledge of the individual.
"People don't buy what you do... they buy why you do it."
“The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas."
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
-Peter F. Drucker
25% of the total school efforts on student achievement can be attributed to leadership.
Marzano & McNulty
Efficient use of budget to maximize resources
Constantly improving to ensure smooth operation
On the look out for safety of students/staff
Protect student rights
Title IX Civil Rights Act
Increased Student Involvement
Increased Student Involvement
Develop 21st century skills throughout the curriculum.
Life & Occupational skills.
Relevant instruction & assessment.
Career Pathways for students with special needs.
Insure student IEP & 504 documents are being implemented
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Research shows that when families are involved in their children's education grades are higher..."
What the Future Holds
Complete Ed Leadership program.
Get married & have children of my own.
Pursue a position in leadership.
Continue to support student success.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
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Implementation of daily routines
Never will a student feel left out
Every student will feel like they have something to offer in my school.
Every student will be shown respect & fairness no matter the consequences.