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My Resume

Education, Work, and Training


NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY | Doctor of Education in Leadership and Organizational Change
MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY | Master of Business Administration
MIDAMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY | Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations, Summa Cum Laude

Partner with leadership teams in school settings to establish a financially healthy organization with a solid reputation for quality curriculums. Develop reports on the financial health of the organization and the Director’s performance. Create manuals and materials for the operation of the center based on existing standards and regulations. Guide the Director on the implementation and use of ProCare management software for accounting and reporting purposes. Monitor ongoing finances for the center and share reports of the analysis and evaluation in the governing board. Oversee the selection and training of center staff using the documents available for all aspects of the employment process; establish and implement a professional development plan.

  • Corroborate with school boards and centers to select and employ a Director for the center.

  • Overhauled existing centers struggling financially, drove quality, built strong teams, and drove profits to the bottom line; conducted demographic studies for potential sites.

  • Mentored and evaluated the Director’s management of the center to ensure its success as measured by enrollment, quality of the program, and financial performance in relation to the goals.

  • Ensured a Bible-based foundation for growth and development activities planned for children by using an Open Arms Curriculum; implemented and established a learning environment within the classroom.

  • Devised business and marketing plans, built a successful and self-sufficient infrastructure, and established opportunities for third-party funding, self-funded scholarship programs, and home schooling programs.

  • Authored and implemented training sessions and conferences on all facets of operations; established a profitable business in the childcare industry.

  • Conducted semi-annual onsite visits to ensure the successful operation of the center.

Oversee startup activities from facility infrastructure to community relations and rollout for a new private Christian school for ages birth through school age committed to delivering the highest ECE standards of excellence. Lead and develop a team of 50 individuals.

  • Renovated two schools to provide a learning environment that is Reggio inspired.

  • Built a top-performing team that built a program exceeding all objectives; trained individuals to ensure high-quality curriculum implementation.

  • Developed an employee handbook establishing policies and procedures; implemented a management team that held everyone accountable to company expectations and standards.

  • Surpassed financial goals, operated the school in the black, and realized profits within the first year; achieved self-sufficiency within the first year of operation without support from grants and other organizations.

  • Established an excellent reputation in the community; increased enrollment by 400% within the second year, retained existing customers, and maintained high quality ratings in the state.

  • Enabled the organization to pass audit and licensing inspections by implementing new systems and tools.

Consultant/Director-Open Arms Institute

Assumed management of the child development center for children ages birth to 12 dealing with fiscal trouble, declining enrollment, and severe licensing issues. Oversaw 29 teachers, one assistant director, and 180 students.

  • Established expectations on teacher education and served as a Sponsor with ECAAP enabling six teachers to pursue their education.

  • Reduced variable costs to within budgeting expectations within six months; increased enrollment by 8% and cut labor costs by 19%; enabled the school to be classified as self-funded for the first time in school history; slashed $60K+ from the schools bottom line.

  • Devised tools to train management teams on how to drive successful business, strong teams, and quality programs; developed plans to create a positive net revenue for the school; cut labor costs by 12-20% by educating directors on proper utilization staffing practices.

Principal-First Family Academy

Established a new private school for children aged birth to second grade – the first primary school program in the organization. Directed startup activities from facility infrastructure through community relations and rollout. Oversaw a team of 50 individuals.

  • Overhauled a daycare spending 98% of its revenue on labor and being threatened with closure due to non-compliance with licensing requirements, under-qualified staff, and violation of company policies.

  • Recruited talented educators and empowered them to build a program that exceeded objectives; ensured a high-quality curriculum implementation by providing extensive training.

  • Authored an employee handbook that established all policies and procedures; implemented a management team that held everyone accountable to company expectations and standards.

  • Surpassed financial goals, operated the school in the black, and realized profits in the first year of operation; achieved self-sufficiency without reliance on grants or other organizations with a 72% flow through rate.

  • Built a solid foundation in the community and doubled enrollment at the start of the second year, slowed churn, retained all customers, and achieved satisfaction ratings on parent surveys.

  • Integrated tools and systems enabling the facility to pas auditing and licensing inspections.

  • Ensured the quality of programs, created an action research model and plan of action leading to students exceeding reading, writing, and math standards; developed a professional development plan that ensured continuous staff improvement.

District Manager/Director-La Petite Academy

Managed a newly formed district of six inner-city schools in fiscal trouble, with declining enrollment, and severe licensing issues. Oversaw six directors, six assistant directors, and 120 teachers with 400 students.

  • Restored leadership in struggling schools by hiring academy directors.

  • Decreased spending by 8% and lowered losses by 50%+ within six months by creating new tools.

  • Developed a strategic management plan that engaged management members, built the bench, and improved the quality of programs delivered throughout the district and adopted companywide.

Honor Affiliations

20 Most Inspiring Women Leaders 2022-Woman's Magazine
Outstanding Leadership Award 2022-Education 2.0
Top 100 Visionaries in Education-Global Forum for Education & Learning
Trainer III – Awarded Louisiana Pathways Trainer Certification
Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society


Rotarian-Slidell, LS 2022
Board Member, Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish, 2022
School Board Member, St. Tammany Parish School Board, Slidell, LA (2019)
Youth Leader, Bethany Lutheran Church (2013 – 2016)
Leadership Northshore Graduate, Slidell, LA (2014 – 2015)
Board Member, Citizen Utility Rate Board, Kansa Governor Sam Brownback Office (2013)
School Board Member, USD231, Gardner, KS (2013)
Vice Chair, Gardner Edgerton Republic Party (2013)


  • “Corruption and Fraud: Experiences of College Professors and Career Professionals.” Doctoral Dissertation. 2020

  • “Twenty Most Inspiring Women Leaders.” The Women Leaders Magazine. 2022

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