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Tiauna Crooms

Interim Principal at Booker T. Washington High School

College Park, GA

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To obtain a leadership position that builds and sustains a high quality professional learning program that yields high impact based on the district's focus.

Work Experience

Interim Principal

Booker T. Washington High School
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2010 to Present

Senior Academy 
Atlanta Public Schools 
 
* Monitor and implement teacher evaluation process; routinely collect and analyze teacher effectiveness data 
* Prepare data reports regarding attendance, test scores, and personnel 
* Prepare budgets for the general program account; approve and supervise all expenditures within the program 
* Maintains financial solvency of the instructional program 
* Establish rules and regulations for proper student conduct that are consistent with the system's policy; maintain student discipline 
* Set the general tone of the program; coordinate parent groups such as PTSA and Local School Council 
* Supervise and evaluate all instructional staff and building personnel 
* Develop and implement School Improvement Plan 
* Facilitate bi-weekly faculty meetings, assemblies, volunteer programs, and other activities 
* Supervise maintenance of the program, facility and grounds, and general upkeep of the program 
* Compiles and reviews tenure/non-renewal packets and annual summative evaluation packets 
* Provides extensive leadership support to instructional staff 
* Monitor and support the state and local standardized testing processes and policies 
* Maintain professional growth through reading, participation in professional organizations and activities 
* Communication liaison for area office and school via Executive Director

Curriculum Development

Advanced Placement Summer Institute
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2011 to 2011

* Badges, Buttons, Beliefs: Ten Dynamic Ideas to Incorporate (ASCD 2011 Annual Conference) 
* CLASS Keys & ATEP Evaluation Training 
* Curriculum Development 
* Eric Jensen's Brain-Based Learning Workshop 
* Foundation for Educational Leaders with Stedman Graham 
* GADOE AYP & Awareness Walk Training 
* Instructional Leadership Seminar 
* Law & Politics of Education 
* Leadership for School Success: Managing for Change with Dr Michael Fullan (GSU - Principals Center) 
* Leadership Network Winter Institute 2011 (Institute for Student Achievement)

Management of Student Services
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2011 to 2011

2011 Annual Conference) 
* Management of Student Services 
* Multiple Intelligences/Differentiated Instruction Workshop 
* Response to Intervention (RTI) 
* Rigor and Relevance in the Classrooms 
* Social Foundations of Education 
* Successful Strategies for At-Risk Learners 
* Teacher Support Specialist Part 1 & 2 
* Turning Around Schools with Dr. Dan Duke (GSU- Principals Center)

Assistant Principal

Booker T. Washington High School
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2009 to 2010

Senior Academy 
Atlanta Public Schools 
 
* Monitored and assisted teachers' development and implementation of standards-based lessons aligned with paced-appropriate GPS curriculum framework 
* Strategic planning with School Leadership Teams based on instructional focus and/or corrective action 
* Disaggregated and shared target, benchmark, and AYP data 
* Selected and provided instructional materials and resources aligned to instruction 
* Provided instructional support to assist teachers with strategies in disaggregating data from standardized/benchmark testing to drive instructional planning, integrate technology, and implement best practices 
* Facilitated professional learning communities with content teachers and instructional coaches 
* Coordinated and facilitates professional development opportunities for Washington Senior Academy teachers on implementing the standards-based curriculum, inquiry learning, and assessment in all content areas 
* Facilitated school-wide behavior plan and monitored data to find creative solutions to reduce the number of discipline infractions 
* Assisted the Principal with the assessment of staff involving the evaluation of instruction using the Atlanta Teacher Evaluation Program (ATEP) and Classroom Assessment of State Standards (CLASS Keys Instruments, recommendation for hiring and staffing needs, and progression of teachers toward reaching school targets 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Principal

East Paulding High School
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2006 to 2008

Paulding County School District 
* School Test Coordinator for the GHSGT, EOCT, ACCESS, GAA, PSAT and NAEP 
* Tutorial Program Director 
* Administrator of effective classroom management 
* School Improvement Coordinator and monitor of school's AYP Data 
* Administrator/Evaluator for the Guidance Department, PEC, Fine Arts and ELA 
* Facilitated New Teacher Mentor Program 
* Facilitated Diversity Professional Developments for faculty and staff 
* Implemented and assessed a quality instructional program utilizing data to identify academic strengths/weaknesses to design instructional calendar to address areas identified as deficient 
* Student Leadership Program Coordinator 
* Certified Teacher Support Specialist 
* Acting Principal in absence of current Principal 
* Coordinated Language Arts Department to support vertical and grade-level planning 
* 11th Grade Administrator 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

English Teacher

Westlake High School
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2005 to 2006

Fulton County School System 
* Facilitator of active and engaging student learning 
* Advanced Placement English Literature Instructor 
* Administrator of effective classroom management 
* Implemented learning opportunities for individual students and effective grouping strategies 
* Developed, modified, implemented, and assessed lesson plans consistent with curriculum requirements appropriate for diversified student instruction 
* Incorporated technology for classroom instruction 
* Incorporated a variety of pedagogical techniques to maximize student performances 
* Assistant Department Chair for English Department 
* Higher Achievement Program Coordinator 
* Teacher of the Year Nominee 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
200

English Teacher & Assistant Magnet Coordinator

Visual & Performing Arts
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2000 to 2005

Tri-Cities High School 
Fulton County School System 
* Smaller Learning Community Assistant Director 
* Assisted in constructing Master Schedule for upcoming school term 
* Disaggregated data for REP (Remedial Education Program) 
* Implemented Ninth Grade Predictor Test for GHSGT 
* Coordinator for the School Arts Program 
* Budget and allocated school funding for arts program 
* Liaison between Magnet Coordinator and Liberal Arts Instructors 
* Interim Language Arts Department Chair 
* Facilitated Teacher Mentor Program 
* Implemented a variety of pedagogical techniques to maximize student performance 
* Certified Teacher Support Specialist and new teacher mentor 
* Advanced Placement English Instructor 
* Revised curriculum to meet both Mainstreamed and At-Risk students 
* Developed creative and innovative teaching strategies in Language Arts 
* Pay for Performance Committee Leader 
* Member of District Teacher Council 
* Assistant Varsity Cheerleader Coach 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

English Teacher

Atlanta New Century Schools
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1998 to 2000

Private School 
* Developed creative and innovative teaching strategies in Language Arts for middle school students 
* Implemented a variety of pedagogical techniques to maximize student performance 
* Facilitated and organized intramural activities for middle school students 
* Created and implemented a multicultural sensitivity program 
* Certified Brain Based Learning Instructor 
* Coordinated school's staff development program 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

English Teacher

Ralph J. Bunche Middle School
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1996 to 1998

Atlanta Public Schools 
* Revised curriculum to meet both mainstreamed and At- Risk students 
* Implemented Federal Grant funds for Liberal Arts Program 
* Developed creative and innovative teaching strategies in Language Arts for middle school students 
* Implemented a variety of pedagogical techniques to maximize student performance 
 
Professional Development Training - Participant

Education

Educational Administration

Jacksonville State University -
Jacksonville, AL

December 2003

B.S.

Language Arts Secondary Education

May 1996

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University -
Huntsville, AL