Over 15 years of experience in education and development with key strengths in strategic planning, project management, training and capacity building, data analysis, and K-12 education systems. Outcomes focused, while maintaining a high degree of flexibility. Thrives in diverse and challenging work environments. Approaches work with a “whatever it takes” attitude in all areas.

EDUCATION

MAY 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA

CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE

M. Ed., Elementary Education,

  • Specialization in Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities

JUNE 2008

EUGENE, OR, USA

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

B.A., International Studies

  • Professional distinction and minor in Economics; minor in Anthropology

EXPERIENCE

JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT

DHAKA, BANGLADESH

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

National School Feeding Coordinator, Programme Policy Officer

  • Provided technical guidance and capacity strengthening to the Government of Bangladesh for the passage of the National School Meal Policy and nationwide rollout of the nutrition-sensitive policy countrywide by FY2023-24

  • Led the drafting of the USDA McGovern-Dole proposal for Bangladesh

  • Co-designed WFP Bangladesh’s recommended nutrition standard for school meals in Bangladesh

  • Engaged nutrition stakeholders on WFP’s nutrition standard, including the Bangladesh National Nutrition Council which leads and coordinates nutrition interventions countrywide, to ensure its inclusion in the school meal policy

  • Led the USD 17 million McGovern-Dole project funded by the US Department of Agriculture 

  • Spearheaded reporting and work plan creation for McGovern-Dole to meet all donor mandated requirements

  • Produced high-quality briefs and factsheets for donors, WFP’s Executive Director, headquarters, regional bureau and country office

  • Collaborated closely with the monitoring and evaluation team to redesign monitoring tools and ensure accurate and timely data collection

  • Led evidence creation for school feeding and supported monitoring and evaluation colleagues for external evaluations

  • Built relationships with other UN agencies and donors, including USAID and USDA, to enhance programming, increase visibility, and create new partnerships through bilateral meetings and in various fora

  • Supported HQ finance team to develop standard operating procedures to improve reporting for grant specific expenditures

  • Tracked resource utilization and funding through WINGS (internal WFP software)

  • Organized and coordinated international exchange visits for Government partners and civil society members

  • Managed and supported cooperating partners to carry out implementation plans to ensure programme goals were achieved

JULY 2016 - JANUARY 2018

BANGKOK, THAILAND

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF BANGKOK

Curriculum Coordinator

  • Organized, planned, and facilitated professional development workshops to build teacher capacities

  • Collaborated and coached teachers to support implementation of curriculum and effective teaching strategies

  • Oriented new teachers on curriculum, unit planning, and achieving the expected schoolwide learning results

  • Provided input and led Professional Learning Communities for teachers

  • Supported teachers to develop and achieve their Professional Development Plan goals

  • Trained teachers on “Understanding by Design” unit planning

  • Realigned school curriculum to the United States Common Core Standards for kindergarten through high school

AUGUST 2014 - MARCH 2016

DHAKA, BANGLADESH

TEACH FOR BANGLADESH

Director, Leadership Development

  • Developed strategic plans and action plans related to org-wide goals and program vision

  • Created analytical reports detailing programmatic impact on student achievement for external donors

  • Built strong rapport with diverse stakeholders including government officials, head teachers, corporate funders, and university partners to ensure ongoing partnership and autonomy 

  • Developed assessments to measure organizational impact 

  • Created, implemented, and provided ongoing support structures for Fellow development 

  • Designed, managed, and facilitated 6-week, residential, pre-service teacher training program for Fellows

  • Managed and trained 8 teacher-coaches to effectively coach 65 Fellows across Dhaka city to maximize student achievement

  • Redesigned the hiring process for Leadership Development Managers to be more hands-on, experiential, and contextually relevant

JULY 2013 - JUNE 2014

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

UNCOMMON SCHOOLS

Special Education Coordinator

  • Led at-risk and special education students to over 2 years of reading growth (Fountas & Pinnell assessments)

  • Managed student intervention services for all at-risk and special needs students school-wide

  • Created and ensured Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans were in compliance with New York state and federal law 

  • Lead the school-wide Student Support Team to identify, monitor, and implement interventions for students in need 

  • Designed, managed, and executed the new student testing process for incoming students

AUGUST 2011 - JULY 2012

MUMBAI, INDIA

TEACH FOR INDIA

Training Manager, Literacy Curriculum Design and Ongoing Training

  • Created a comprehensive literacy manual for 350 new teachers 

  • Redesigned literacy assessments and instructional approach

  • Trained over 150 teachers in a 5-week intensive residential training program

  • Managed 20 teachers in 5 low-income Mumbai schools; supported 719 students

  • Led 71% of classrooms to academic gains of 1.5 years in literacy, average student growth of 2.2 years

  • Built relationships with school leadership to ensure teacher autonomy and continued placements 

AUGUST 2012 - MAY 2013

PORTLAND, OREGON

KNOVA LEARNING CHARTER SCHOOL

7th Grade Lead Teacher

  • Highest student achievement in the district on the 7th grade state exams

  • 72% of students met or exceeded state-exam reading benchmark (compared to 59% district-wide, 74% state-wide)

  • 64% of students met or exceeded state-exam math benchmark (compared to 42% district-wide, 62% state-wide)

JUNE 2008 - JUNE 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

TEACH FOR AMERICA

Corps Member

  • Organized second-year corps member giving campaign to raise record-breaking regional donations

  • Led students to 95% mastery of grade-level literacy goals and 1.5 years reading growth 

  • Led students to over 80% mastery of grade-level math content

AUGUST 2008 - JUNE 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

BELMONT ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

Kindergarten Teacher; Special Needs Coordinator

  • Organized second-year corps member giving campaign to raise record-breaking regional donations

  • Led students to 95% mastery of grade-level literacy goals and 1.5 years reading growth 

  • Led students to over 80% mastery of grade-level math content

CERTIFICATIONS

April 2013 - April 2016

OREGON

Charter School Registry

NEW YORK

February 2014 - January 2019

Students with Disabilities

(Grades 1-6)

PENNSYLVANIA

August 2010 - August 2016

Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education (N-12)

June 2017 - June 2018

OREGON

Reciprocal Teaching License

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