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Zintro ID: Kelley-*****
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Over 20 years of experience in education ranging from the classroom to the boardroom. Ph. D. in special education. Experienced in urban school management and school turn around efforts. Industry expert with specific experience in special education, education trend(s) identification, charter school management support, grant writing and review, ducation business development and professional development.

 
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President, Absolute Success--An educational consulting company specializing in providing schools, education businesses, and government education agencies support in technical services, leadership development, and powerful change management initiatives, all designed to increase capacity and student achievement across the nation and globe. Specific areas of expertise include:


? Executive Management?create and execute strategic organizational goals and facilitate successful integration of all departments to accomplish continual alignment with organizational mission.
? Design, Develop and Implement High Quality Professional Development?utilizing best in class instructional theory and pedagogy, build sustainable training programs for all levels of staff and stakeholders.
? Highly Effective and Collaborative Organizational Development?build personal relationships with all stakeholders of organization focusing on on-going communication, mutual respect, and strategic alignment of goals.
? Technical Review and Evaluation?conduct independent review and evaluation of access and delivery of special education programming within school systems.
? Urban School Turn Around?work with urban school leaders to evaluate school operations and effectiveness and prioritize change mandates.
? Superior Public Relations?large amount of public speaking experience including presentations, trainings, media engagement, board meetings and leading executive teams meetings.

President, For-Profit Education Company--A suite of educational companies including a special education school, an educational publishing company and an on-line professional development course. Customers include the Washington, DC Public School System and private consumers.
2002-2005?President
? Senior Executive of $14 million education company which provides highly specialized services and products for school systems and consumers.
? Established and maintained relationships with key customers including government officials and education stakeholders.
? Responsible for contract management with government agency including budget preparation and billing procedures, financing reporting, development and implementation of student IEPs, student data collection, achieving contract outcomes for students and maintaining close working relationships with agency officials.
? Created highly productive senior management team, responsible for the performance of 140 employees.
? Served as company spokesperson and advised Owner on critical internal as well as external issues impacting company.

Texas A&M, Commerce, BA--Elementary Education
American University, MS--Special Education
American University, Ph.D.--Education, Specialization in Special Education

Montgomery County Commission on Children and Youth--Chaired committee examining the impact of gang issues in Montgomery County, MD and committee examining the prevalence of alcohol/substance abuse among students in Montgomery County Public Schools as well as the effectiveness of County intervention programs.
Member?National Association of Female Executives
Member?National Association of Charter School Authorizers

? Writer/Editor?Primary author and editor of: TutorTrek?, an on-line professional development course for current or aspiring tutors utilizing streaming video; TutorTips, an electronic magazine with 900 worldwide subscribers; creator of several supplemental educational tools such as The Scoop, Assignment Inventory, and The Student Organizational System, all published by the National Center for Training and Educational Assistance, Washington, DC.
? Public Speaker?invited speaker to numerous professional conferences such as EdVentures, National Safe Schools Conference, National Tutor/Mentor Conference, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce and many professional development workshops (list available upon request).
? Event Management?chaired national conference of Education Industry Association, July 2005. Resulted in 30% increase in net profit from previous year and highest customer satisfaction rating ever.

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