"The Educational Administration program offered through Missouri State University's Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education has been instrumental in preparing me for a successful career in educational leadership. In-depth coursework and engaging facilitation, coupled with an emphasis on strategic thinking, team-building, and completion of practical experiences, have led to invaluable insights regarding the development of standards-based learning environments designed to support high-level student achievement. Participation in this program has also afforded me an excellent opportunity to network with leaders from surrounding districts, allowing me to learn from their experiences and providing me with a lasting group of future collaborators. Ultimately, the preparation and experiences I've gained from this program have been the key to my securing a senior leadership position with Springfield Public School District."
My current position title is: Coordinator of English Language Learners (ELL) Program and Migrant Education.
I'm responsible for leading a staff of 13 ELL Specialists, 1 Instructional Coach, and 8 para-professionals in the delivery of English language development and academic achievement support services to a population of nearly 1200 students in our district.