I am a program director, educational leader and curriculum developer with 8 years experience in student driven learning environments. My tenacity, creativity, and ability to take initiative have made me a valuable team member at rapidly growing non-profits and start-ups.
In my current position as Afterschool Program Director I am responsible for all aspects of a program that offers over 110 weekly enrichment classes to 210 students. I hire and manage 16 staff, oversee all curriculum development, lead teacher trainings, and manage an annual budget of $500,000. This program served as the flagship model as my organization expanded into two Oakland public schools, and effectively doubled in size. During this expansion I lead the recruitment and hiring of all new staff. I continue to scale and develop on-boarding, enrollment and operations strategies to meet our growing needs.
Prior to this position I developed and lead a kindergarten enrichment program for my current organization that taught art, science and cooking skills to 40 kindergarteners. My dedication and success in this role earned me the promotion to Program Director. Previous experience includes developing and implementing programs for museums, camps, afterschool programs and websites.
My staff and colleagues describe me as a balanced leader, with a mind for both daily operations and big picture thinking. I draw on my past experience as an educator to mentor my teachers, while constantly looking forward to identify growth opportunities for my program and staff.