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Resume

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December 2022 - September 2023

(Office of The Brooklyn Borough President) Director of Community Affairs

  • Leadership & Strategy:

    • Oversaw the Community Affairs unit, developing and executing strategies in alignment with community engagement goals.

    • Cultivated partnerships with elected officials, community leaders, government agencies, and the public to enhance relations.

    • Collaborated across units to support initiatives and external outreach, contributing to project and policy agenda advancement.

  • Representation and Outreach:

    • Represented the Borough President at events and meetings, enhancing visibility and promoting community goals.

    • Planned and executed events to further the mission of the Brooklyn Borough President's Office.

    • Conducted research to identify events strengthening community relationships and executed intentional outreach activities.

  • Management & Collaboration:

    • Report information about community issues, preferences, and needs of stakeholders and leaders, with recommendations.

    • Prepare reports and maintain necessary records related to community relations activities.

    • Interview, hire, train, supervise as well as design team workflows, staffing plans, and critical objectives for team members

April 2022 - December 2023

(Office of The Brooklyn Borough President) Senior Aide to the Deputy Brooklyn Borough President

  • Liaison and Collaboration:

    • Acted as a liaison between staff, Directors, Borough leadership, and various stakeholders.

    • Collaborated with human resources for new hires and addressed employee concerns.

    • Oversaw daily operations through collaboration with executive leadership.

  • Relationship Building and Event Planning:

    • Developed relationships with employees, enhancing efficiency and responsiveness.

    • Served as a subject matter expert, handling inquiries, and developing action plans.

    • Organized and planned the first Caribbean Heritage Month Celebration under the new administration.

February 2022 - April 2024

(District of Columbia State Board of Education) Urban Leaders Fellowship - Policy Fellow 

  • Research and Policy Development:

    • Conducted research to support elected school board members, DC City Council, DCPS and OSSE.

    • Drafted resolutions and ceremonial resolutions on behalf of SBOE.

    • Supported Assessment & Accountability efforts between DC SBOE and OSSE to meet federal ESSA requirements.

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy:

    • Utilized teaching and teacher leader experience to support the Teacher Practice Committee engage Community Partners & Universities in training new teachers.

    • Orchestrated advocacy meetings between new teachers, teacher training programs and elected officials

April 2021 - February 2022

(The AnBryce Foundation) Director of Programs

  • Relationship Building and Programming:

    • Developed national relationships across varied cultures and demographics. 

    • Built referral pipelines and process to/from community-based organizations.

    • Oversaw maintenance of contacts in program system.

    • Attended local meetings to develop and maintain strong relationships with prominent community organizers.

  • Issue Resolution and Programming Impact:

    • Resolved community issues through strategic implementation of programming such as Virtual Summer Camp, Mentoring Program, Family Development Series.

    • Developed impactful programming to engage an expansive network including 4800+ current families, alumni, and friends

September 2018 - June 2020

(NYCDOE) Brooklyn Institute for Liberal Arts – Secondary Special Education Teacher

  • Teaching and Instruction:

    • Co-Taught Global Studies & US History Fall 2018 through Spring 2020; Living Environment Fall 2018-2019 school year.

    • Developed and implemented rigorous unit plans, assessments, and lesson plans for Inclusion Classroom Teaching (ICT).

    • Differentiated instruction for students with multiple disabilities to achieve success with the general education curriculum.

    • Managed a case load of 25 special education students by writing and arranging annual IEP meetings.

    • Recommended services and tools to best assist student academic success.

    • Tracked individual student’s progress and learning needs through assessment, adjust lesson plans accordingly.

  • Leadership and Mentorship:

    • Led coordination of Paraprofessionals in classroom instruction to best support student need.

    • Participated in weekly professional development, grade-level meetings/activities, and school wide meetings and functions.

    • Mentored new teachers as apart of NYC Men Teach

January 2018 - September 2020

(NYCDOE) New York City Teaching Collaborative - Secondary Special Education Teacher

  • Certification and Field Training:

    • Received a Transitional B certification to teach Secondary Special Education in Grades 7-12 from St. John’s University.

    • Completed field training serving high-need and low-income populations at Spring Creek Community School.

    • Facilitated ICT and General Education instruction for 11th Grade US History and 9th Grade English & Living Environment

May 2017 - Sept 2017

(Boys Hope Girls Hope NY) Director/Dean - Summer Enrichment Academy

  • Leadership & Partnership Strategy

    • Managed strong partnerships with community entities to build resources for youth within the Summer Enrichment Academy 

    • Resolved sensitive issues and managed creative responses.

    • Built and maintained strong partnerships with community leaders, civic organizations, city/state/federal government offices, and individuals to bring more resources to the school.

    • Served as the chief administrator in developing and implementing policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets.

    • Ensured the academic program is compatible with the legal, financial, and organizational structure of the non-profit organization

February 2017 - June 2017

(Blueprint Schools Network) AmeriCorps Math Teaching Fellow at Bret Hart Middle School, Oakland Unified School District

  • Teaching and Instruction:

    • Assisted students in setting and reaching academic goals.

    • Observed, monitored, and assessed students’ performance on a regular basis and recorded data to track student progress.

    • Planned daily and weekly lesson plans using a predetermined curriculum.

    • Prepared instructional activities to support students in mastering specific academic skills and subject matter content.

    • Collaborated with classroom teachers and Coordinator to ensure tutorial lessons are aligned with classroom instruction.

    • Aided in student score increases on the SBAC ranging from growth of 50-400 or more point

August 2010 - June 2012

(NYU Steinhardt) Adjunct Professor

  • Teaching and Instruction:

    • Taught voice lessons to approximately 18 - 25 undergraduate and graduate students across NYU schools a week.

    • Encouraged healthy vocal technique and singing to students.

    • Provided Stern School of Business students with vocal techniques to maintain a healthy voice with presentations and speeches

January 2023 - Present

Chief of Staff, NYS Assembly


Education

August 2020 - Present

Howard University

EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

July 2018 - May 2020

St. John's University

MSED in Adolescent Education & Students w/Disabilities 7-12 General w/SWD 5-6 Extension

January 2016 - January 2018

Mills College

MBA/MA in Educational Leadership & Management

August 2010 - May 2012

New York University

Masters of Music in Classical Voice & Opera
Advanced Certification in Vocal Pedagogy

August 2006 - May 2010

Spelman College

Bachelors of Arts in Music

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