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MEGAN E.

WILLRETT
6803 155 St. W.
th
Savage, MN 612.240.7173 mwillrett@isd271.org

EDUCATION

University of St. Thomas: Educational Specialist Ed.S.: June, 2012


Minnesota State University, Mankato: Masters of Science, Professional School Counseling: May, 2006
University of Minnesota-Duluth: Bachelor of Applied Science, Elementary Education,
Minors: Spanish and Psychology: December, 1998

CERTIFICATIONS

Minnesota Principal License K-12


Minnesota State School Counseling License K-12
Minnesota State Teaching License Elementary, 1-6.

HONORS AND SPECIAL SKILLS

Able to effectively communicate in Spanish, with Spanish speaking students, parents and staff members.
Certified Cognitive Coach
2014-2015 MASSP Star of Innovation Silver Star Award Winner: Lunch Lab
2013-2014 MASSP Star of Innovation Silver Star Award Winner: Blue/Gold Teams
2011-2012 MASSP Star of Innovation Award Winner: Academic Seminar
Trained to leadership level in the Responsive Classroom Approach
Webmaster for the counseling department
Served 2 year term on Sojourner Truth Academys school board
Proven ability in seeking, writing, and obtaining grants

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dean of Students: August, 2013 Current: John F. Kennedy High School, Bloomington, MN
Serve as the Instructional Learning Team (ILT) Lead for the building, developing and leading Professional
Learning Communities and quality PD opportunities, which have enabled staff to enhance their knowledge of
essential standards, formative assessments, common pacing, and collaborative professional practice.
Developed a systematic, school-wide procedure of reporting mid-trimester failures, resulting in a significant
decrease in course failures.
Developed JFK Blue/Gold Team structure comprised of counselors, social workers, administrators, and
school psychologists to increase communication among student support professionals, and identify and
address students in need of academic, social and behavioral support.
Serve as a lead on the Problem Intervention Team, providing systematic interventions addressing the needs of
students struggling academically and/or social emotionally.
Active participant on the District Diversity Advisory Counsel, District Professional Development Committee,
Secondary RtI Committee, and District Next Technologies Implementation Team
Lead for Student Support Services Professional Learning Community
Coordinated school-wide implementation of the MAP, WorkKeys, ACT, PLAN and MCA Reading and Math.
Serve as a lead for the Kennedy Backpack Program, a program that provides teens at Kennedy with meals for
the weekends.
Advisor for STRIVE (Students Taking A Renewed Interest in the Value of Education), a mentorship program
for at-risk seniors, sponsored by the Bloomington Rotarian's.
Advisor for Student Government, planning school-wide activities, coordinating community events, and
planning of the graduation ceremony.
High School Counselor: August, 2007 June, 2013: John F. Kennedy High School, Bloomington, MN
Provided academic, career and social/emotional counseling to high school students
Provided counseling support to students receiving EL services
Led the development and implementation of Academic Seminar, a timely, directive, and systemic intervention
program resulting in a 2011-2012 MASSP Star of Innovation Award
Served as the JFK School Testing Coordinator and Professional Development Lead
Functioned as liaison between outside agencies, families and the school
Monitored credit status, grades, attendance and student behavior
Collaborated with parents, staff, students and community members in order to meet student needs
Served as the Counseling website webmaster
Represented the counseling department on the Problem Intervention Team
Advisor for Latino Club, STRIVE and Diversity Club

Elementary School Counselor: August, 2003-June, 2007: Sojourner Truth Academy, Minneapolis, MN
Developed comprehensive school counseling program
Coordinated master schedule, including specialist, educational assistants and daily schedules
Implemented Character Education programs in each classroom
Served as the Student Assistance Team Chairperson
Coordinated the state-wide and internal assessments
Developed and implemented peer mediation program
Advised the Leadership Council
Provided mental health and other necessary resources for families
Collaborated with staff on behalf of students experiencing difficulties
Assisted administrators on the Director Advisory Council and TAP leadership team.
Served as liaison between outside agencies, families and the school.

Consistency Management and Cooperative Discipline Coach: Aug, 2002-2003: Sojourner Truth Academy,
Minneapolis, MN

Third/Fifth Grade Teacher: Sept, 1999-2002: Sojourner Truth Academy, Minneapolis, MN


Assisted with opening an innovative Charter School.
Taught Direct Instruction reading and mathematics.
Responsible for Core Knowledge Curriculum.
Assisted administration on a variety of projects.
Met the needs of children with a variety of skills and abilities.
Served as a mentor for teachers needing classroom management guidance.

REFERENCES

Available upon request