Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Notre Dame of Maryland University, Ph.D.
Northern Illinois University, M.S. Ed.
Towson University, B.S.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Elementary Principal (current)

Implementing the goals and objectives of the district related to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students.  Fostering school-based staff development that optimizes the strengths of teachers in meeting the needs of their students.

Adjunct Instructor, McDaniel College (current)

Designed, developed, and currently teaching the course, Teacher Leadership: Basic Principles, which focuses on the influence of teacher leadership on student and school success.

United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the West Indies (1987-89)

Served as a member of an education team assigned to the island of St. Kitts.

AWARDS

  • Selected as an editorial advisor for Principal magazine, June 2013
  • Maryland Demonstration School Designation MAHPERD 1998
  • Simon McNeely Merit Award MAHPERD 1997

PUBLISHED EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES

English Learners: A Principals’ Handbook, Principal, January/February 2017, co-authored with Kelly Reider 

The Strength of Character Education, Principal, January/February 2016, co-authored with Donna Usewick

Book Review- “Most Likely to Succeed- Preparing our Kids for the Innovation Era,” by Wagner & Dintersmith, Principal, January/February 2016

School Leadership for Social Justice: An Examination of Research and Practice, Living Education eMagazine, Vol. XIII, Summer 2015

When Students Act Out:  Six Practices for Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors, Principal, March/April 2015, co-authored with Tess Johnston & Kristy Snyder

Book Review– “The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students,” by Daniel Rechtschaffen, Principal, November/December 2014

Growing Sustainable Teacher Leadership, Principal, September/October 2014

Book Review- “The School Improvement Planning Handbook:  Getting Focused for Turnaround and Transition” by Daniel L. Duke, Marsha Carr, and William Sterrett, Principal, March/April 2014

Differentiating Staff Development to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners, Living Education eMagazine, Vol. IX, Spring 2014

Exploring a New Paradigm for Teacher Evaluation, NAESP Conference News Online, July 2013

Freeman Hrabowski Calls On Principals to Create “Culture of Support,” NAESP Conference News Online, July 2013

Putting Beliefs Into Action: The Principal’s Role in Closing the Achievement Gap, Principal, May/June 2013

An Analysis of the Relationship Between the Self-Reported Shared Leadership Practices of Maryland Elementary School Principals and African-American Student Performance on the Maryland School Assessment, Doctoral Dissertation, Notre Dame of Maryland University 2012

What K-8 Leaders Must Know About Their Role In Ensuring Equity, Principal, September/October 2008

Meeting Students Where They Are, Educational Leadership online, April 2008

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Using Social Media to Enhance Student and Adult Learning, MAESP conference, April 2015, concurrent sessions presenter

UDL in C&I Classes at McDaniel College, February 2014

Shifting the Monkey, presented at Edcamp Baltimore, November 2013

Guest lecturer at Anne Arundel Community College on School/Community Partnerships

Adjunct Instructor at McDaniel College, Teacher Leadership:  Basic Principles

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS/ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Editorial Advisor for Principal magazine 2013-2016

Manuscript reviewer for Corwin Press & Solution Tree Press

National Association of Elementary School Principals

Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals

State of Maryland International Reading Association Council

International Reading Association

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education

Certification

Maryland Certification:  Superintendent

4 Comments
  1. Chris impressive work you have shared with others, My only response which comes close to what you have become is WOW. In laughter, compassion and peace Craig

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