435 Belleville St.                                  Braamsluiper 81

New Orleans, LA 70114                                3435BB Nieuwegein


M.Ed., Special Education, Behavioral Studies

Armstrong Atlantic University (UGA, Savannah)

Savannah, GA Degree/1989


Graduate Asst., Special Education, 1980-81

Drama & Communications, 1983-84

University of New Orleans, LA


B.S., Secondary Education, Social Studies/ Psychology

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Degree/ 1978



Education & Mental Health


Presently (independent consulting ) Ben Franklin Charter HS, New Orleans

June - August  2015   (“) MasteryPrep Baton Rouge/ New Orleans


October 2007 – August 2014 National Academy Foundation  

New York, NY (for the Southeast US Region)

Director, Academy Development


August 2006 – October 2007 Louisiana Recovery School District (for New Orleans)

New Orleans, LA

Career Academies Coordinator


August 2005 – July 2006 Modern Red Schoolhouse Institute

Nashville, TN

Director, Product Development


June 1999 – July 2005 MetroVision / School-to-Career, Inc  (SEE LETTER)

New Orleans, LA

Project Director, Students Priority #1


*September 2002 – May 2003           Adjunct Faculty  - College/ University Level

(* while working FT at MV/STC)          New Orleans, LA

Instructor, College of Education           (Undergraduate & Graduate Courses)

  • Our Lady of Holy Cross College
    • Loyola University of New Orleans


    August 1993 – May 1999 Louisiana Department of Education

    Region I Service Center/ Effective Schools

    New Orleans, LA

    Effective Schools Program Manager

    September 1992 – August 1993 Fortier High School

    New Orleans Public Schools

    Special Educator for Behavioral Disorders


    August 1989 – August 1992 Yokota High School

    Department of Defense Dependent Schools

    Fussa City, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

    Special Educator/ Case Manager


    August 1986 – June 1989 Chatham- Savannah Psychoeducational Center

    Chatham Public Schools

    Savannah, GA

    Educational Therapist


    August 1981 – June 1982 Forsythe Co. Mental Health Center

    Winston-Salem, NC

    Education Specialist  (position title used by Mental Health)


    Relevant Experience/ Other

    September 1973 – July 1989 Hospitality Industry

    Bartender / Food & Beverage (Full and Part Time)

    Winston-Salem, NC; Gatlinburg, TN; New Orleans, LA; Jacksonville, FL; Savannah, GA


    August 1971 – 1975 US Air Force

    Personnel Specialist

    Honorable Discharge, E-4



    High School Redesign/ Small Learning Communities (SLC):

    Directed restructuring efforts for the seven largest high schools in La., Greater New Orleans, via SLC $2.5 mil federal grant


    Demonstrated Expertise

    High School Career Academies

    Teacher Leadership/ Facilitative Leadership

    School-to-Career Best Practices/

    Workforce Development

    Professional Development/ Product Development/

    Professional Learning Communities

    Community Development & Partnerships

    Project Management / Total Quality Management

    Classroom/ Behavior Management

    Full Inclusion / Special Needs Students: Best Practices

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


    National Presentations (recent examples):  

    Being Student Centered: Creating a Personalized Environment;

    Sustainable Advisory Boards; What Have We Learned from Smaller Learning Communities (National Academy Foundation, 2012, 2013, 2014)