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Erika L.

1183 Greenway Court Altoona, Iowa 50009 (515) 771.2020


Career Objective: To obtain a high school administrative position in a 21st century learning environment, where I can serve students academically, socially, and personally; allowing me to utilize my alternative education teaching experience and expertise working with at-risk youth. Administrative Experience At-Risk Coordinator, Des Moines North High School, Des Moines Public Schools August 2012 Present Collaborates with classroom teachers, parents and other staff to address behavior and attendance issues at school Evaluates non-certified staff Facilitates Student Intervention Team to address student needs socially, academically, and behaviorally Cooperates with administrative team to develop building-level Professional Learning Coordinates after-school homework program Teaching Experience Academic Support Lab, Des Moines East High School, Des Moines Public Schools August 2010 August 2012 Advocated for the unique needs of students, academically, socially, and personally Empowered individual students to set and act on current and future goals Created personal learning plans Collaborated with colleagues and parents with the goal of maximizing student achievement Future Pathways, Central Campus, Des Moines Public Schools August 2008 August 2010 Evaluated and communicated student progress to colleagues Designed and implemented student projects Provided a safe and open learning environment Professional Training APEX E2020 Professional Learning Communities Moodle Administration Project Based Learning (Buck Institute for Education) Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe) National Institute for Urban School Leaders

Erika Ramirez p. 2 Professional Organizations Iowa State Education Association Des Moines Education Association National Council for the Social Studies Leadership Teacher facilitator for school focus group Teacher representative on district level committee for online learning Trainer for building with online learning mediums Facilitator Student Intervention Team Life Long Learner LSI Education University of Northern Iowa, Completion expected July 2013 Degree: Master of Arts in Education Educational Administration, PK-12 Principal Drake University, December 2007 Degree: Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teacher Education 5-12 Endorsements: All Social Sciences Des Moines Area Community College, May 2005 Degree: Associate of Arts