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Chiresse Y. Cole-Letbetter, Ed.S.

4510 King Station Rd. ~ Millington, TN 38053 ~ teacherletbetter@yahoo.com


Professional Portfolio: chiresseletbetter.weebly.com ~ Cell: (901) 395-3601

Dedicated educational leader with a strong commitment to excellence in education with a successful track
record in the planning and facilitation of District professional development. Experienced in providing
support to classroom teachers by planning and modeling effective instructional strategies. Trustworthy
professional who works to develop an environment that facilitates open communication. Collaborative
leader who works to utilize the strengths and expertise of all school community members. Creative thinker
and problem-solver who encourages and empowers others to be innovative risk-takers.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS


Educational Specialist Union University, Jackson, TN 2002
Major: Leadership in Administration and Supervision

Master of Education Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN 2000


Major: Curriculum and Instruction

Bachelor of Science University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 1997


Major: Education 1-8

Tennessee Administrator Certification K-12

Tennessee Teaching Certification Elementary 1-8

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Level 5 Teacher
Recipient of the My Favorite Educator Award, 2014
Nominated for the Fishman Award, 2014
TEM Irreplaceable Recognition, 2012
Highest TEM score at Craigmont Middle, 2012-2013
Finalist for the My Favorite Educator Golden Apple Award, 2011
Recipient of the Raleigh Egypt Middle School Principals Award, 2005
Recipient of the My Favorite Educator Award, 2003
Memphis Education Association (MEA) Conference Delegate, 1998
Cadre of Teacher Leaders, 2015

ORGANIZATIONS
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Chapter
National Council of Teachers of English

COACHING AND CURRICULUM WRITING EXPERIENCE


SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS Memphis, TN 2016-present
District Instructional Literacy Coach
Support school improvement aligned to District and school priorities and teacher needs in
consultation with the school leadership team
Provide direct support to teachers through conferences, co-planning, conducting classroom
observations and providing feedback, modeling best practices, leading demonstration lessons, co-
teaching, analyzing data, promoting quality instructional practices
Use a variety of data to identify trends for schools, teachers, and students
Provide individualized and small-group classroom-based coaching to support teachers and leaders
in implementing effective instructional practices
Foster deep understanding of the content standards
Model effective instruction aligned to District and school priorities and college and career
readiness standards for student learning
Support the design and facilitation of District and school-based professional development
Serve as a liaison between the schools and the District including communicating and reinforcing
District priorities and expectations, brokering and leveraging resources, and identifying additional
professional development opportunities

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS 2014-2017


Curriculum Writer
Design, develop, and create District curriculum
Design, develop and create curriculum for Parent University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
KATE BOND MIDDLE SCHOOL Memphis, TN 2015-2016
Eighth Grade Language Arts - Honors and Inclusion
In-Service CLIP Presenter
Team Leader
Lead ELA Teacher
New Teacher Mentor

CRAIGMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL Memphis, TN 2012-2015


Eighth Grade Language Arts Optional and Inclusion
Academic Leadership Team
Data Committee Member
Common Core Learning Leader
Team Leader

CORDOVA MIDDLE SCHOOL Cordova, TN 2005-2012


Eighth Grade Language Arts Optional
Quality Assessment Co-Chair
Team Leader
School Leadership Council
Eighth Grade Activities Chair
Majorette and Drummer Sponsor (2007-2011)
Cooperating Teacher

RALEIGH EGYPT MIDDLE SCHOOL Memphis, TN 2001-2005


Sixth and Eighth Grade Language Arts
Assistant Coordinator of the Saved By the Bell After School Program
Eighth Grade Activities Chair
Cooperating Teacher

CARNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Memphis, TN 1998-2001


Third Grade

HANLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Memphis, TN 1997-1998


First Grade (INTERIM)