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ALAN ASH

135803 Falcon Ridge Rd. * Corona, CA 92880


* h (951) 272-1063 c (714)296-0709
MANAGEMENT PROFILE
Training Programs * Human Resources * Strategic Planning
Accomplished professional leveraging outstanding communication, training and man
agement skills to drive organizational success. Exceptional trainer drawing from
extensive background providing effective instruction to diverse audiences. Astu
te leader offering expert ability to assess learning requirements and styles, th
en utilize appropriate methods and activities to ensure goal achievement. Adept
in developing and adapting strategic plans, facilitating implementation to accom
plish objectives; demonstrate solid work ethic and compassionate approach to man
ifest staff potential. Core Competencies:
* Creative Leadership
* Training Programs
* Program Implementation
* Reporting & Documentation
* Technological Proficiency
* Engaging Presentations
* P&L Management
* Budget Administration
* Coaching and Mentoring
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Santa Ana, CA
Teacher, 4/1996 to 6/2010
Served as educational leader and motivator, encouraging students to embrace lear
ning. Presented information using innovative and relevant approach. Strategicall
y planned academic calendar of lessons and activities, modifying to ensure optim
al retention and understanding. Created positive classroom atmosphere conducive
to trusting relationships and inspired learning. Communicated effectively with s
tudents, parents, and staff; collaborated among teaching teams regarding student
achievement, class rotations, and daily issues. Served on committees, including
School Site Council with budget authority. Maintained documentation of student
observations and assessments. Utilized computer applications to evaluate and cor
relate data.
Key Achievements:
* Delivered results with college attendance rate of ~10% in district of second
language learners, where general college attendance rate is ~3%.
* Demonstrated consistent ability to reach majority of students while infusing
curriculum with humor and enjoyable learning tasks. Oversaw numerous school-wide
and extracurricular activities.
* Managed classrooms including approximately 32 students; developed school-wide
disciplinary guidelines. Nominated teacher of the year in 10 of 16 years at Gar
field Elementary School.
* Served as grade representative four times, handling school concerns and train
ing grade-level teachers in new techniques and assessments. School Site Council
Member 1999-2001 / 2008-2010.
MASS MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. - Irvine, CA
Investment Planner, 4/1993 to 2/1996
Strategically crafted insurance and financial plans for individual clients. Mana
ged account details. Communicated with team members and implemented customer ser
vice action plans for client retention.
PAYLESS SHOE SOURCE - Los Angeles, CA
District Supervisor, 4/1982 to 1/1993
Directed operations across 30 locations, implementing effective staffing process
es and store presentation to drive profitability. Trained managers and staff in
compliance with all corporate, regional, and district guidelines. Communicated e
ffectively across organizational levels, providing specific information relevant
to retail requirements; interacted daily with staff. Coordinated staffing requi
rements for store openings and remodels Tracked and compiled comprehensive sales
statistics, payroll, and operating expenses, as well as profit and loss informa
tion; provided weekly and monthly reports as required by various corporate depar
tments.
Key Achievements:
* Oversaw 200+ new store launches and remodels; delivered two $20M special trai
ning and remodeling projects on time and under budget. Trained 2000+ store emplo
yees and 600 store managers.
* Created and implemented new store procedures that slashed time for opening by
half; co-developed new store manager' training seminar. Collaborated to develop
and present 50+ management seminars.
* Provided intensive training related to interviewing, counseling and coaching
skills in dealing with employees, as well as management skills including leaders
hip, motivation, and product information.
* Effectively trained and motivated crews, flexibly adapting with dynamic and c
hallenging situations to achieve goals. Communicated clearly and cultivated prod
uctive relationships.
* Promoted based on excellent performance from previous positions as Lead Divis
ional Trainer, Special Projects Manager, Store Manager, and Training Supervisor.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Master of Science in Reading & Literacy; GPA 4.0
WALDEN UNIVERSITY - Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science in Sociology; Dean's List
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential; GPA 4.0
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH - Long Beach, CA
Professional Development
American Express ~ Train the Trainer
Completed 500+ educational training hours through district-sponsored programs, s
chool site inservices, and college courses.