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Leah Clougherty

1322 Diamond Drive


Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 599-2640
cloughertyleah@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

Eureka City Schools-Winship Middle School, 2014-Present, Eureka, CA — English SKILLS


Department Chair; English Language Development Coordinator; English Language
Arts Grade 7, English Language Development Teacher Grades 6-8; Academic Support Devoted educational leader, with
Teacher; 6th Grade Self-Contained Classroom; Visual Arts Elective Teacher experience and training in
engagement techniques for
Responsibilities include planning and implementing academic instruction in English, English diverse, rural, and low income
Language Development, and Academic Support; behavior management; coordination of English students. Promotes and achieves
an atmosphere where kindness
Language Learner Program, member of DELAC; management, implementation, and facilitator
and respect prevail for all.
of ELAC; CELDT/ELD file management and communication with families; proficiency in Organized and dedicated to
student assessment, statewide and district assessments including: CAASPP and ELPAC student success and progress.
certification, on going evaluation of student needs; active participant in SSTs, IEPs, and 504
meetings; coordination of field trips, artists in the school, and author festival; community/student AWARDS &
partnerships and projects; Professional Development Presenter: Summer Arts Integration PROFESSIONAL
Conference, District Pre-service PD Days, and Winship Staff and Department Meetings DEVELOPMENT
● Administrative Designee when administrators are off-site, Winship & Alice Birney
Sites, 2016-present ● Winship Middle School
● PBIS Team, 2014-present Certificated Employee of
the Year
● Winship Leadership Team, 2017-present
● Winship English Department Chair, 2017-present
● Ezra Jack Keats
● District Curriculum Committee, 2016-present Foundation Grant
● District Stakeholders Committee, 2015/2016 & 2017/2018 Recipient
● North Coast Arts Integration Grant, Teacher Leader, Winship Site
● Spelling Bee Coordinator, 2014-2017 ● AVID Summer Institutes
Critical Reading, Writing
Across the Curriculum,
Leggett Valley Unified School District- Whale Gulch School, 2002-2014, Culturally Relevant
Whitethorn, CA — Lead Teacher for Elementary and High School Sites; Elementary Teaching: Transforming
Teacher Grades 3-6; Secondary English Teacher; Art Teacher K-12 Educators
Performed responsibilities including integration of new and diverse academic instruction to
● PBIS/Restorative Justice
prepare students for assessments in reading, writing, math, and science; behavior management; Circles Training
board meeting reports for Whale Gulch Elementary School and High School; secondary
● Constructing Meaning
scheduling; WASC accreditation coordinator; LCAP Committee; assistance with college
Training ELD Achieve
research/applications for secondary students; led all staff meetings; communication with staff
and Special Education Coordinator; Actively involved with SSTs, IEPs, and 504 meetings;
student and family newsletters; coordinated assemblies, field trips, and special events; on going ● Systematic ELD Training,
ELD Achieve
evaluation of student needs; WGSEA Budget Committee; LAT President; 10 Years experience
with negotiations and school budgets ● ELPAC trained and
● Lead Teacher for Whale Gulch Elementary and High School. Assignment includes: certified
Administrative Designee for elementary and high school, no administrator on site,
● Autism Spectrum
reports to superintendent Disorders Training
● WASC Accreditation Coordinator
● LCAP District Committee, Site Lead ● North Coast Arts
● BTSA Support Provider, 2008-2014 Integration Training
● Mentor Teacher for Student Teacher Placements, 2008-2014
● 100+ Graduate Units in
● Actively involved in community/ student partnerships with BLM, the Mattole Education
Restoration Council, Americorps, KMUD, local artists, Surf Club, and garden grant
Petaluma City Schools, Petaluma, CA — Substitute Teacher, Grades K-12,
2000-2002

Petaluma City Schools, Kenilworth Junior High Petaluma, CA — After School


Program Art Teacher for At-Risk Youth, Co-taught with therapist, Grades 7-8, 2000-
2001

Santa Rosa City Schools, Herbert Slater Junior High, Santa Rosa, CA —
Observation/ Co-Teaching, Visual Arts Education, Grades 7-8, 2001

Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa, CA — Substitute Teacher, Grades K-12, 2000-
2002

EDUCATION

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA — Master of Arts, Educational


Leadership;Anticipated May of 2019

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA — Administrative Credential,


Educational Leadership;Anticipated May of 2018

National University, San Diego, CA — Multiple Subject Credential; 2003

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA — Single Subject Credential, Art &
English; 2002

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA — Bachelor of Art in Art


Education; Minor in Holistic Health, Cum Laude; 2000

Professional Associations
Association of California School Administrators

National Council of Teachers of English

California Art Education Association

National Education Association