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MICHAEL KOHLHAGEN 2 Apple Hill Court South Salem, New York 10590 H 914.763.8493 C 914.

486.8070 mkd15a3a@westpost.net PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Seasoned Superintendent of Schools with solid experience providing leadership, a ccountability, supervision and organization to large urban and suburban school p opulations. Successful in initiating educational change and reform resulting in improved outcomes for students spanning grades pre-K to 12. Strong ability to lead, motivate, and work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse constitu ency. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Superintendent of Schools Wethersfield Public Schools Wethersfield, Connecticut July 1, 2007 - present Responsible for the strategic implementation of the mission, vision and goals of the Board of Education resulting in significant and continuous improvement in a ll aspects of the School District including: * Improved overall ranking amongst similar size Towns as confirmed in the Novemb er 2009 issue of Connecticut Magazine * Improved Student Achievement and Student Support Services o Improved State Assessment Results on CMT in Literacy, Mathematics and Science o Improved CAPT and SAT Results at Wethersfield High School * Improved Financial Management and Capital Improvement * Improved Internal and External Communication systems * Improved Use of Instructional Technology to Impact Student Achievement * Improved Accountability Systems at All Levels * Enhanced Collaboration and Support for Staff and Community Members at All Leve ls Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Port Chester Rye Union Free School District Port Chester, New York 2001 - June 30, 2007 Responsible for all aspects of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technol ogy, Special Education, and Assessments for the Port Chester-Rye Union Free Scho ol District. Port Chester is a high need, high performing District that embrace s diversity and strives for "Success for Every Student ". Accomplishment highlights: * Initiated and developed, via committee, a research based teacher evaluation to ol * Developed, via committee, a Five Year Instructional Technology Plan * Strengthened reading intervention programs * Strengthened Special Education continuum of programs including inclusion and c o-teaching programming including enhanced special education self contained class rooms * Initiated Data Warehouse Project * Led adoption of K - 8 Inquiry based Science Program * Initiated curriculum mapping project * Strengthened parent programs and the home school connection

* Founding partner of the Southern Westchester Collaborative High School, a ther apeutic, regents prep, alternative high school program * Implemented a School based Health Center initiative in three locations Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services Hartford Public Schools Hartford, CT 1999 - 2001 Accountable for all operations inherent in a comprehensive student support servi ces division. Areas of responsibility include special education, attendance, gu idance, health services, social work, speech language and hearing, psychological services, parental involvement, family resource centers, career readiness, adul t and alternative education, extended day/year activities community based organization and business collaborations and partnerships, disci pline, and redistricting. New York City Department of Education 1988 -1999 Acknowledged with a variety of increasingly responsible roles that afforded the opportunity for a continuum of learning and experience from the school level up through the Office of the Superintendent. Highlights of accomplishments in New York include: Director of Pupil Personnel Services, CSD 6 1998-1999 Executive Administrator, Office of the Superintendent, CSD 12 1997-1998 Assistant Director of Funded Programs, CSD 12 1994-1997 Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services, CSD 12 1991-1994 Social Worker, CSD 12 1988-1991 EDUCATION Ed.D. Education Administration Columbia University A.B.D. Masters Social Work Fordham University 1988 BA Psychology College of New Rochelle 1986 N/A Graduate School of Education College of New Rochelle 1990-1991 CERTIFICATIONS State of New York: District Administrator Administrator/Supervisor Certified Social Worker State of Connecticut: 093 Superintendent of Schools 092 Intermediate Administrator/Supervisor Social Worker