311 Crabapple Street
Bluefield, VA 24605
(276) 322-1370 (H)
(304) 320-9974 (C)
Ed. D. Virginia Polytechnic University 2000
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
M.S. Radford University 1995
B.S. Bluefield State College 1991
A.S. Bluefield State College 1990
2007- West Virginia Department of Education
School Improvement Specialist
Provide direct and on-going assistance to counties in the
development and implementation of improvement strategies in the
professional development schools.
Serve as a facilitator for the implementation of support initiatives
defined by each assigned professional development school.
Facilitate the analysis of assessment data and assist county and
school staff in the design and delivery of instruction to address
Assist in the development and implementation of the Five-Year
Facilitate staff development based on identified needs to project
Work collaboratively with West Virginia Department of Education
staff, regional education service agencies, counties, schools and
other agencies and organizations to ensure school improvement.
2009- Edwards Educational Services, Inc
Assist schools and districts in evaluating and assessing their
current status, needs, and goals.
Assist schools in developing long-term plans that connect to their
vision and mission.
Provide interactive trainings to facilitate participant’s needs.
iLead 21 National Coordinator
Provide trainings for new iCoaches.
Manage and monitor the iLead 21 network.
Facilitate meetings with iCoaches.
Circuit Rider (Rural Law Enforcement Meth Initiative)
Conduct research regarding the manufacturing and distribution of
Share updates, trends and best practices to stakeholders in 11 states.
Serve as an intermediary between multiple stakeholders.
Provide trainings for state contacts and their constituents.
2000-2007 Concord University, Athens, WV
Associate Professor, Teacher Education Department
Director of Teacher Education (2001-2006)
Professional Development School Coordinator
Teaching Graduate Courses
o EDUC 525 Current Trends in Education
o EDUC 535 Philosophy of Educational Leadership
o EDUC 540 Assessment and Evaluation in Education
o EDUC 550 Special Topics Course-Classroom Management
o EDUC 550 Special Topics Course-Effective Instructional
o EDEL 500 The Principalship
o EDEL 560 Action Research: Educational Leadership
o EDEL 570 Organization and Management of Public
o EDEL 580 Public School Law
o EDEL 590 School and Community Relations
Teaching Undergraduate Courses
o EDUC 210 Foundations of Education
o EDUC 301 Educational Technology
o EDUC 305 Educational Psychology
o SPED 425 Mathematics Methods for Special Education
University Supervisor of Student Teachers
o Elementary, Middle and Secondary Students
Developed Educational Leadership Cognate for Master of
Education (M.Ed.) Program
o Courses Developed
EDUC 535 Philosophy of Educational Leadership
EDUC 540 Assessment and Evaluation in
EDUC 550 Special Topics Course-Classroom
EDUC 550 Special Topics Course-Effective
EDEL 560 Action Research: Educational
EDEL 570 Organization and Management of Public
EDEL 580 Public School Law
EDEL 590 School and Community Relations
Developed 18 Hour Certification Program in Educational
Participated in development of Master of Education Program (M.
Developed Post Baccalaureate Certification Program
Developed Alternative Route to Certification Program
Developed and organized tri-annual Superintendent Symposium
(Eleven county service area)
Accreditation- Program Review
o NCATE Coordinator
o Educational Leadership Constituent Council Reviewer (ELCC)
o West Virginia Educator Preparation Program Review Board
o NCATE State Team (Glenville State College)
o NCATE State Team-Chair (Bethany College)
o State Review Team-Chair (Davis & Elkins College)
o State Review Team- (Appalachian Bible College)
o State Review Team- (Ohio Valley University)
o State Review Team-Chair (Salem International University)
o University Board of Governors (Faculty Representative)
o WV Higher Education Policy Commission (Faculty
o Faculty Senate
o Graduate Council
o Administrative Policies and Procedures Committee (APPC)
o Educational Personnel Preparation Advisory Committee
o Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC)
o Grade Change Appeal Committee
o M. Ed. Exploratory Committee
o Minority Recruiting
o Facilitator for Education Department
Mountain Lion-Fest 2001 & 2002
Spring’08- West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckannon, WV
Adjunct Professor, Teacher Education
Taught undergraduate and graduate course
o EDUC 520 Advanced Educational Psychology
o EDUC 620 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Spring ’08 Casenex, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Monitor and evaluate professors of online courses
Spring ’07 West Virginia Achievement Project, Center for Professional Development
Spring ’07 Mathematics Coach, Bluefield Middle School, Mercer County Schools
2004-2006 Educational Consultant, Giles County Public Schools, Giles, VA
Spring ’06 Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA
Adjunct Professor, Mathematics Department
Taught undergraduate course
o MATH 115 Math for Liberal Arts Students
Spring ’03 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership Department
Taught graduate course
o EDLS 611 Principles of Supervision
Summer ‘02 Marshall University Graduate School, South Charleston, WV
Adjunct Professor, Educational Leadership Department
Taught graduate course
o EDLS 610 Leadership for School Improvement
1992- Tazewell County Public Schools, Tazewell, VA
2000 Administrator and Mathematics Teacher
o Graham High School
o Richlands High School
Taught Geometry, Technical Mathematics and General Math
1991- McDowell County Schools, Welch, WV
1992 Mathematics Teacher
Taught Math 7, Math 8, and Algebra I
Commonwealth of Virginia Division Superintendent License
Virginia Professional Certificate with endorsements in Elementary, Middle, and
Secondary School Administration
Supervision in Curriculum and Instruction
West Virginia Superintendent License
West Virginia Administrative Certificate PK-Adult
Middle and Secondary Mathematics Education (VA & WV)
Beginning Teacher Handbook: an Interactive Guide to Effective Teaching. (2005)
Kendall/Hunt Publishing. Dubuque: Iowa.
Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument (2005)
Dissertation: The Change Process: Stages of Concern of The Standards of Learning in
Superintendents’ Region Seven in Virginia
Presentation- “Framing Your Success – School Improvement” Toledo, Ohio
Presentation- “Framing Your Success – Using Data to Improve Schools” Newport News,
Training- “iLead 21- Student Leadership Development” East Syracuse NY
Presentation- “School Leadership in the 21st Century” Giles County Administrators
Seminar, Giles County, Virginia.
Presentation- AACTE Annual Meeting and Exhibits, Washington, DC
Presentation-“Seven Components of Effective Leadership” Virginia Association of
Secondary Principals, Hot Springs, VA
Presentation- “Effective Leadership” RESA I Mentoring Workshop, Beckley, WV.
Presentation- “Decision-Making, Listening and Support” Graham High School Academic
Presentation- “Effective Leadership” McDowell County Schools
Presentation- “Leading Through Change” Bland County Public Schools
West Virginia Partnership for Teacher Quality Grant (2002-2003)- $50,000.
West Virginia Partnership for Teacher Quality Grant (2003-2004)- $40,000.
West Virginia Partnership for Teacher Quality Grant (2004-2005)- $89,000.
West Virginia Partnership for Teacher Quality Grant (2005-2006)- $93,000.
WV SIG Grant (Co-Authored) Three year period – (2005-2006)- $250,000-$300,00
Professional Development Seminars (Attended)
“Vision Shared Conference” Charleston, West Virginia
“West Virginia Partnership for Teacher Quality Conference” Stonewall Jackson Resort
“National Professional Development School Conference” Orlando, Florida.
“WVAACTE Conference” Stonewall Jackson Resort
“AACTE Annual Conference” Washington, DC
“West Virginia NCATE Training” Charleston, West Virginia
“Teacher Education Conference” Norfolk, Virginia
“National Professional Development School Conference” Orlando, Florida
“Mentor/Coach Training” RESA III
“WVDE 21st Century Professional Development Series” Charleston, West Virginia
“Closing the Achievement Gap Conference” Bridgeport, WV
“Professional Development Conference” Atlanta, Georgia
“National Dropout Prevention Conference” Savannah, Georgia
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)