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D. St.Val
Last Seen : 4/18/2019 10:28:58 AM
Member Since : 7/23/2010
Expertise Include:

• Instructional Planning • Needs Analysis • Group Facilitation
• Staff Development • Program Evaluation • Visio
• Microsoft Office Suite • Adobe Acrobat • Job Aid Creation
• Blackboard/WebCT • Bilingual,Creole, English •Project Management
• Test Administration • Academic Tutor

My Education

M.S.     Elementary Education/ESOL Endorsement, Barry University, March 2003

B.A.      Human Services, Simmons College, May 1996
TIM for Instructional Design and Coaching (earned CEUs)
Coaching Digital Learning Certification, MOOC-Ed, 2017
Clinical Educators Certification, Florida Department of Education, 2016 Florida Educators Certification, Florida Department of Education, Expires 2020

My Experience

Professional Summary 
Seasoned and highly skilled training and education professional with extensive knowledge of the latest and most
effective teaching methods. Focused on implementing highly effective instructional practices to improve student
learning and academic performance.

Florida Teaching Certificate with ESOL                             
Curriculum Development                                                                   E-Learning Programs
Creative Instruction Style                                                                        Adult Learning Specialist
Best Practices in Online Instruction
Strong Written & Verbal Communicator                                               Organized & Detailed

Universal Class, Inc.
  • Develop and update course syllabi and curricula for 22 asynchronous Adult Continuing Education courses to
  • meet identified learning goals and course objectives outlined in the program catalog
  • Facilitate eLearning course to enable adult learners to master course objectives
  • Compile test and other evaluations used to measure learning and student performance
  • Respond to student inquiries, troubleshooting issues and questions via email within 24 hours of receipt
  • Review eLearning courses for on-line delivery prior to Go-Live deadline
  • Monitor course forums and encourage communication among learners
  • Provide prompt feedback and analysis of student course submissions

Professional Development Facilitator

  • Assist in the development of staff performance through school based professional learning communities
  • Facilitated district based training for New Teacher Academy
  • Responsible for mentorship and coaching of college level students currently enrolled in University Teacher
  • Education Programs
  • Mentor first year educators new to the profession

Grade Level Team Leader

  • Collaborate with other members of the Leadership Team to develop and review curriculum and assessment tools
  • for each upcoming academic year as per grade level requirements and educational standards set forth by the
  • Department of Education
  • Collaborate with grade level team members to establish instructional goals
  • Coordinate activities with team leaders to facilitate the implementation of content area performance standards,
  • instructional objectives and interdisciplinary planning units
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, distribution and inventory of textbooks, materials, supplies and equipment
  • Conduct classroom observations during academic year as deemed necessary by the principal
  • Assist teachers with the development of strategies to improve instruction and classroom management
  • Coordinate departmental duties with other members of the team to ensure compliance
FSA Reading/Math Camp Instructor
  •  Instruction in Reading & Math subject areas to prepare elementary school students for FSA assessment test
  • Administered pre and post test to determine student improvement throughout the program 
  • Developed lessons to address areas of skill weakness
  • Cooperative and small-group instruction
 Project Renew, Adjunct ESL Instructor,

  • ESOL instruction based on CASAS competencies and work readiness
  • Using a variety of audio, video, and visual tools to enhance learning
  • Improve English skills, increase confidence in ability to communicate
  • Construct and implement testing and review materials
  • Make recommendations as to promotion or demotion to other ESOL level

P/T Level 3 ESL Instructor, May 2002-August 2007

·         Classroom instruction of Limited English proficiency adults to improve their English and grammar skills

·         Using the ESL standards for Palm Beach Country to plan and implement lesson plans

·         Using a variety of audio, video, and visual tools to enhance learning

·         Teach life skills and citizenship

·         Construct and implement testing and review materials

·         Make recommendations as to promotion or demotion to other ESL levels



Campus Management Corp

            Implementation Consultant I, January 06-August 06

·         Participate and observe in business process analysis. Documents business practices, rules, and data flow. Documents process diagrams using Visio.

·         Develop written and organized documentation, agendas and procedural documentation.

·         Conduct data entry during set up and configuration and data translation processes. Validate data following a test plan and reports results accordingly. Document problems and notifies others as appropriate using pre-defined escalation procedures.

·         Independently train the following modules to end users: Navigation, Contact Manager, Admissions, Academic Records, Placement, Financial Aid Fundamentals, Student Account Fundamentals and Housing and Student Services.

·         Supports Go Live week independently,  and organizes and facilitates meetings as directed by Project Manager

·         Submit regular reports regarding project status, problem areas, training activities, utilization, expenses, etc. to project team or PM.

·         Other duties as assigned by management and/or project lead.


Kaplan University

Academic Advisor, School of Paralegal Studies, April 05-January 06

·         Provide academic consulting services to students, prospective students, and former students, including complex analysis and integration.

·         Resolve problems relating to curriculum, course prerequisites, and eligibility by referring to catalogues and other appropriate resource material or governance manual.

·         Advise on certification or licensure requirements; evaluates transcripts and course work to ensure student remains on career track.

·         Review student grade reports each semester to determine probation and/or suspension based on academic regulations of university; notifies and places students on probation or suspension; returns students to regular status after sufficient progress is made.

·         Coordinate with other organizational units to process admission and graduation requests and to aid in resolution of academic problems.

·         Review student files to ensure deadlines are met for completing various graduation requirements such as coursework requirements, theses, comprehensive examinations, and other specific program requirements.

·         Participate in continuing in-service training related to academic information and advisement procedures.

·         Assist in advisement, admission, certification and evaluation processes by performing supplemental administrative activities, such as securing requested information, verifying computerized data files, and preparing reports

Florida Atlantic University

            Coordinator of Greek Life, December 2002-April 2005

·         Plan, develop and implement programs, which foster the ongoing operation and growth of the Greek Fraternal system

·         Advise Fraternal Organizations, Committees and Inter-fraternal councils

·         Financial management of a $100,000 Greek Life Budget

·         Recommend and implement policies regarding Greek Affairs to the University Community

·         Hire, train, evaluate and supervise student employees & master’s level intern

·         Create and promote marketing strategies for the overall Greek Community and Greek Activities to include recruitment of students into Greek Organizations

·         Provide leadership workshops, officer retreats and trainings which foster growth and leadership of student groups

·         Create and Maintain ongoing statistical reports based on consistent monitoring of academic progress of chapter members, and new membership intake

·         Create and update Greek Policy & Procedures Manual, Pan-Hellenic Resource Guide and New Member Orientation Manual

·         Assist councils with Formal Sorority Recruitment and Fraternity Rush Week

·         Coordinate with other University Departments to facilitate student trainings and programming initiatives (Housing, Student Activities, Student Retention, Multi-Cultural Affairs, Orientation, Athletics, Campus Recreation)


Palm Beach Community College

            Part-Time Learning Specialist, October 2000–December 2002

·         Supervision of Reading, English & Writing tutors

·         Conduct Learning Center orientation sessions for PBCC students

·         Provide one on one and small group tutoring in Reading, English & Writing

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