Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D.    Urban Education, Temple University

MSW   Social Work, Temple University

B.A.      History & Africana Studies, Rutgers University

TEACHING & CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Professor   •   2013 – Present

Alvernia University – Philadelphia Center

  • Plan and teach Social Work Classes to mid-career professionals

 

Classes include:

- Death, Dying, and Bereavement

- Human Behavior and Social Environment I,

- Human Behavior and Social Environment II,

- Social Work Practice I and Social Work Practice II

 

Mobile Therapist   •   2000 – 2002

Elwyn

  • Provided therapy for children and their families in the home, school, and community-based settings

 

  • Wrote detailed case notes for clients on my caseload

 

Ella Baker Trainer  •   1999 – 2002

Children’s Defense Fund

  • Prepared senior administrators for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools Model for summer programming

 

  • Trained college and high school students on the CDF Freedom Schools’ Curriculum, a literacy-based summer curriculum

 

  • Traveled to and participated in national conferences and events designed to advocate for children and youth

 

  • Provided technical assistance to sites nationally throughout the summer

 

Prevention Specialist   •  1997 - 1998

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

  • Taught drug abuse prevention workshops to preteen and teenaged students at various sites in Philadelphia

 

  • Taught Life Skills classes to pregnant and parenting young mothers who were seeking their GED

 

  • Taught Life Skills classes to women reentering the workforce through a Welfare to Work Program

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 

Volunteer Facilitator  •  2015

  • TUFF (Turn Up For Freedom) Girls

 

Planning Team Leader  •  2014

  • Eastern Region Planning Forum for A Black Education Congress (ABEC)  

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Team Captain  •  2013, 2012 & 2010  

  • Sickle Cell Disease Walk

 

Team Captain  •  2011 & 2010 

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

 

Team Captain  •  2011 & 2010

  • The Heart Walk

 

Team Captain  •  2013, 2012 & 2011

  • Walk Against Hunger

 

Team Captain  •  2009

  • AIDS Walk

Team Captain •  2002 - 2003

  • The Memory Walk

Volunteer Instructor  •  2002

  • Pan-African Studies Community Education Program

Volunteer Instructor  •  1996 - 2002

  • PASCEP Prison Outreach Projects (PrOPs)

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Intensive Prevention Services Manager  •  2015 - Present

Philadelphia Anti-drug Anti-violence Network – Urban Affairs Coalition

  • Direct the clinical and out of school time services for youth who at at risk of penetrating the juvenile justice system

  • Provide supervision for clinical staff and program staff

  • Plan and implement training for staff

  • Ensure the reporting compliance of the IPS Department including written and web-based database management

  • Manage the budget for site based activities and emergency needs of youth and families

Servant Leadership & Transition Coordinator  •  2008 - 2014

Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School

  • Brokered local service opportunities for high school students totaling over 10,000 hours of service

  • Designed, arranged, fundraised and supervised international service trips of high school students to Jamaica, The Dominican Republic and The Gambia

  • Recruited new students to the high school

  • Guided juniors and seniors through the college and scholarship application process

  • Participated in the strategic planning process for the school specific to servant leadership

  • Edited the school newsletter for internal and external distribution

  • Created curriculum for culturally relevant service classes for grades 9, 10 and 11

  • Taught culturally relevant service class to high school students.

Associate Director  •  2008 - 2009

Temple Writing Academy

  • Recruited, interviewed and supervised staff of 10 graduate students

  • Planned and supervised day to day operations of 60 participants and staff

  • Recruited high school aged participants

  • Edited end of summer volume of collected written works into a publication

  • Planned and implemented book signing event for youth and their instructors

  • Collaborated with Director on issues of research and development

  • Provided final report to Funders

 

Writing Tutor   •   2007 - 2009

Temple Writing Center

  • Implemented writing training

  • Conducted research regarding the use and non-use of the Writing Center

  • Collaborated with Administration to host Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference (MAWCA)

  • Provided specific feedback on writing assignments to graduate and undergraduate students at Temple University

 

Senior Administrator, Philadelphia Freedom Schools  •  2002 - 2007 

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia

  • Recruited and trained staff of 30 adults annually

  • Planned citywide training of 100 college students and 200 high school students annually

  • Oversaw and edited the writing of the Pathways to a Stronger Future Curriculum Volumes I and II

  • Managed a training and curriculum budget of $500,000 annually

  • Monitored a citywide program serving 800 – 1200 students annually

  • Developed a training corps of college and high school students

  • Supervised a year round citywide leadership development program for high school students

 

Afterschool and Summer Coordinator  •  2001 - 2002

Children’s Service Inc.

  • Recruited and trained staff of 11 adults and 22 high school students

  • Oversaw the daily operations of the afterschool and summer program at the Martha Washington/Mill Creek Site

  • Participated in national training with the Children’s Defense Fund

 

Director of Case Management  •  1999 - 2001

United Communities of Southeastern Philadelphia

  • Trained staff of four case workers in the prevention and truancy departments

  • Accepted court ordered cases from Truancy Court

  • Collaborated with the Department of Human Services on assistance to families in the S.E. Philadelphia area

  • Planned and oversaw Parent Empowerment sessions for clients

  • Referred families to needed services

Assistant Site Coordinator   •   1999

Germantown Settlement

  • Trained staff of 11 adults and 22 high school students

  • Oversaw the day to day operations of the summer Freedom School Program at the Germantown Site

  • Participated in national training with the Children’s Defense Fund

 

Prevention Program and Summer Coordinator   •  1998 - 1999

Friends Neighborhood Guild

  • Oversaw daily operations of the afterschool and summer program at the Friends Neighborhood Guild Site

  • Recruited and trained staff of 11 adults and 22 high school students

  • Participated in national training with the Children’s Defense Fund

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

/ CERTIFICATIONS

 

2015    

  • The International Instructor Training Institute of the Inside-Out Prison

      Exchange Program– Certified Instructor

 

2014    

  • Innovation in Pedagogy through Preparing Servant Leaders as a  

                  Strategy in Social Studies, Cultural Studies and Service Learning,

      American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2013    

  • Students in Servant Leadership and Rites of Passage Classes Interrogate Multiple Meanings of Poverty The Freedom Schools Way, American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2012    

  • Cultivating Servant Leadership in High School Students of African Descent The Freedom Schools Way (dissertation)

 

 

2009    

  • Reading Our World, Writing Our Soul, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE Conference)

 

2009    

  • Assessing Attendees and Non-Attendees of the Temple Writing Center, Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA Conference)