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Tami Shaw Ballard

370 Lexington Drive

Austin, TX 78737

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a campus assistant principal position, which will enable me to use my experience and
leadership skills to their fullest

EDUCATION

Masters in Educational Administration


Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2012

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


Southwest Texas University in San Marcos
Major: K-6 Self Contained Minor: Early Childhood Education

1993

CERTIFICATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE
EXPERIENCE

TEACHING
EXPERIENCE

PROFFESIONAL
AFFILIATIONS

Cell: (512) 791-2798

tamiballard4@gmail.com

Principal Certification
Gifted and Talented 30 Hours K-12
Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-6)
English as a Second Language Certification K-12
Google Certified level 1&2
Leader In Me Trainer of Trainers
DSISD Elementary Coordinator of Learning and Innovation
DSISD ESL/Bilingual Coordinator K=12
DSISD Gifted and Talented Coordinator K=12
Dripping Springs Independent School District

2012-Present
2012-Present
2012-2015

Texas A&M Student Teaching Supervisor

2013-2015

Dripping Springs Independent School District


Dripping Springs Elementary, Walnut Springs Elementary, Rooter Springs Elementary
Kinder - Second Grade

2004-2012

Wooldridge Elementary School (Title I), Austin, TX


Austin Independent School District
PK and First Grade

1995-2000

Alief Elementary School (Title I), Houston, TX


Alief Independent School District
Kindergarten

1993-1995

Member of Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)


Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

REFERENCES:
Diane Flaim
DSISD Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Innovation
Dripping Springs Elementary, DSISD
(512) 858-3040
diane.flaim@dsisdtx.us

Kellie Raymond
Principal, Dripping Springs Elementary
Dripping Springs Elementary, DSISD
(512) 858-3716
Kellie.raymond@dsisdtx.us

Jennifer Murray
Principal
Baldwin Elementary, AISD
(512) 841-8900
Jennifer.murray@austinisd.org

Leslie Talamantes
Assistant Principal, Dripping Springs Elementary
Dripping Springs Elementary, DSISD
(512) 858-3717
leslie.talamantes @dsisdtx.us

Tami Shaw Ballard


370 Lexington Drive

Austin, TX 78737

Cell: (512) 791-2798

tamiballard4@gmail.com

WORK
EXPERIENCE

Dripping Springs Elementary School Instructional Facilitator


2015- Present
-Support 57 teachers weekly and campus administrators with effective integration of the benchmark
process.
-Helped 16 of 57 teachers created an Electronic Personalized Learning Plan for their students
-IST team member, PK/Kinder team(s) case manager
-Campus LIM Lighthouse committee member. I also support the student lighthouse team, co-chair the culture
of caring team, assist in coordinating our campus leadership day and lead the academic action team.
- Coached and developed teachers and other staff members toward maximum effectiveness as educators,
responsible for new teacher orientation
- RtI committee member working to increase student achievement and decrease referrals to special education
- Extensive experience with balanced literacy, reading assessment, mathematical fluency assessment,
instructional technology implementation, small group math and hands on science instruction
- Helped coordinate STAAR assessments, trained testing coordinator
- Provide staff development and monthly PLCs according to campus needs
- Planned and presented district-wide staff development
- Filled in for discipline at elementary campuses when administrators were out
- Attended Parent / Teacher meetings as support when teachers requested
- Member of the District Grading Committee
- Duties as assigned. J

District ESL/Bilingual Coordinator


- Support teachers and students as needed, model lessons
- Facilitate Sheltered Instruction training
- Assist 5 campuses K-12 by downloading and compiling data to support campus administration and teachers
to use and interpret data to drive instruction to meet student needs, interpret state and federal guidelines to
insure compliance for ESL/Bilingual students in our district.
- Maintain District compliance, make sure teachers have materials they need for student success, Facilitate
Bilingual University Parent Night, Established elementary program guidelines


DSISD Coordinator of Learning and Innovation
2012- 2015
--Supported 169 teachers and 6 district administrators across grade levels and content areas in effective use of
benchmark data to drive instruction. Researched, analyzed, and reported campus and student performance
on DSISD benchmark and state data, with a goal of 92% or greater in Math and Reading.
- Collaborated with campus leaders monthly and school-based instructional leaders four times a year to
facilitate effective use of benchmark assessments, gathered benchmark resources, facilitated grade level
conversation to design and create lessons and benchmark test in all content areas K-5 with a goal of academic
success and growth for all students, and determine needs for future PD support.
- Supported innovation throughout the District with programs such as Academic Challenge and Enrichment
(ACE), Facilitators of Learning and Innovation (FLI), differentiated instruction, implemented the Math
Acceleration test K-5, and Implemented the Math Numerical Screener K-5.
- Coached and developed 25 teachers and other staff members toward maximum effectiveness as educators as
shown by 24 out of 25 receiving a new contract
- Facilitated the development of district aligned curriculum and curriculum based assessments (PK-12)
- Facilitate the writing of district elementary CBA assessments K-5 for all core content areas.

-Present Leader In Me to new employees and TAs each year.


-Research, analyze, and report on student and school performance data
-Coordinate and assist teachers and administration with data from benchmark and state assessments
- Provide staff development monthly PLCs on all 3 elementary campuses according to campus needs
- Implemented the Math Acceleration test K-5
- Implemented the Math Numerical Screener K-5
- TAMU Student Teacher Supervisor
- Duties as assigned. J

District Gifted and Talented Coordinator K-12


- Coordinated district Gifted and Talented programs, assessments and testing
- PDAS Appraiser for elementary Gifted and Talented teachers
- Prepare schedule for elementary Gifted and Talented program
- Facilitate Gifted and Talented Parent Advisory Group, Middle School Student Advisory Group, High School
Student Advisory Group, Gifted and Talented Assessment Committee and Gifted and Talented Appeals
Committee
- Meet with parents regarding GT issues as well as communicate via email regularly
- Present public meetings for parents to explain the Gifted and Talented program and answer questions
TEACHING
EXPERIENCE

Rooster Springs Elementary, Dripping Springs ISD

2004-2012

-Engage, challenge and differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students in my classroom
(GT, ESL, SPED, 504)
-Participate in ARD meetings
-Open door policy encouraging daily parent involvement in the classroom
-Region 13 Math Mentor Program I received more than 85 hours of math training
-Region 13 Science Mentor Program- I received more than 104 hours of science training
-Presented Math Focal Points and Assessed Curriculum to RSES teachers
-Co-Presented a Region 13 workshop on teaching measurement K-2
-Served on the District curriculum writing team all subjects
-Team Leader for my grade level
-SIT committee member
-Participated in writing the campus improvement plan
-Mentored new teachers and student teachers
-Technology Teacher Advocate
-Implemented neighborhood Fall Fun Run as a campus fundraiser

Wooldridge Elementary, Austin ISD

1995-2000

-Engage, challenge and differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students in my classroom
(GT, ESL, SPED, 504)
-Participate in ARD meetings
-Communicate with parents through conferences and emails
-As our District Primary Education Contact Person for my campus I supervised teachers and helped implement
district procedures.
-Trained pre-kindergarten through second grade teachers in the district initiative Primary Assessment for
Language Arts and Math (PALM). PALM encouraged authentic assessment across subject areas.
-Presented integrated, thematic units for the Austin ISD Summer Conference
-Collaborated with Region 13 as a mentor for a teacher going through alternative certification.
-Worked with KLRU presenting parenting workshops for low-income families.
-Implemented Reading to Grow program that sent book bags with books and extension activities home to ESL
and low-income families

Elementary Teacher- Alief ISD

1994-1995

-Engage, challenge and differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of all students in my classroom
Integrated a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies to generated student interest and
involvement.
-Evaluated and tracked student progress in class by using a combination of evaluations, student work samples,
and teacher observations.
-Monitored ESL students and inclusion students daily through small groups, one-to-one activities, group
interactions, state standards and progress monitoring.
-Evaluated the effectiveness of textbooks from a variety of companies as a member of the Textbook Adoption
Committee.

LEADERSHIP
EXPERIENCE

-Facilitated curriculum writing and common assessments for DSISD PK-5th grades
-Facilitated the creation of DSISD Math Numerical Fluency Screener
-Facilitated common vertical strategies for K-5 (FISH, Scientific Method, phonics)
-Facilitated assessments for math acceleration and helped begin the program
-Facilitated Elementary Math and Science Materials adoption
-TAMU Student Teacher Supervisor
-Planned and Facilitated New Teacher Orientation
-Lead and Design PLC K-5 for three elementary campuses
-Updated the DSISD Elementary GT program
-Facilitated grading change to performance-based grading for PK-2
-DSISD Science Fair Coordinator
-Facilitated GT student advisory groups at MS and HS
-Helped 16 of 57 teachers implement an electronic Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)
-Served on the district IMA Committee
-Technology Teacher Advocate
-Mentored teachers, new teachers and student teachers
-Campus Advisory Team committee member
-Grade level team leader
-Math vertical team leader; Presented Math Focal Points and Assessed Curriculum to RSES teachers
-Served on the District curriculum writing team all subjects
-Presented for the Austin ISD Summer Conference, and AISD district initiative Primary Assessment for
Language Arts and Math (PALM).
-Worked with KLRU presenting parenting workshops for low-income families and helped implemented the
Reading to Grow program that sent book bags with books and extension activities home to ESL and lowincome families
-District Leader In Me Presenter for new teachers and teaching assistants
-Participated in the development of the DSISD Appraisal System Appraisal Development Dripping
Springs (ADDS)
SKILLS

-PDAS
-Test Coordinator
-Extensive experience with balanced literacy, reading assessment, mathematical fluency assessment,
instructional technology implementation, small group math and hands on science instruction
-balanced literacy
-scheduling
-multi-tasking