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
August 2020 - Present
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
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
Bachelors of Arts in Music
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