Christy Croll

Skills

be accountable for growth and change by coaching teachers and students

build effective discipline practices and classroom management skills, ensuring solid relationships with students and parents

build capacity with collaboration and teacher buy-in with forward-thinking planning and listening

integrate technology as a tool to communicate with creativity and purpose

build relevant standard-based curriculum that allows for multi-disciplinary integrated, individualized learning

envision a positive innovative future in which students apply learning

establish routines and data-driven decisions for student needs, such as 504 and special education meetings

be authentic; act with integrity

implement and cultivate positive culture

Certifications

Administrative Certification, May 2017

AEL March 2017; TTESS May 2017

ESL

Generalist EC - 6

2.5 years in paraprofessional assignments (similar to a data coach) in two Title 1 schools where I wrote and implemented tutorials and remediation plans for science, reading, writing, and math which were administered in small groups on a daily basis

created weekly schedules for remediation groups for each teacher (K - 5) on campus by rotating groups to provide tutorials to small groups

attended weekly PLCs for grades K -5 and helped integrate standard-based learning and teaching by using Depth and Complexity strategies to break down TEKS, analyze data, and build lesson plans from data and needs of students

gathered data from AWARE to track testing and guide develop of assessments, tutorials and PLCs

created assessments and lessons as necessary

worked with special populations as requested

AVID Leadership June 2017

TASSP 2017

Secondary Science 8-12

Biology 6 -12

team leader and mentor teacher for middle school

mentored a student teacher Spring 2017

2 years in 6th, 1 year in 8th, 4 years in 7th, and 2 years in high school

created and improved standard-based curriculum each year, including multidisciplinary activities---examples of engineering-based activities included waterwheels, roller coasters, Body City, Rube Goldberg, and other PBL physics

2 years as part of UNT Tyler's Innovative Teaching Grant implementing PBL in my classroom

attended SEEC at NASA in 2013

participated in 3-day Schletchy Center workshop on Engaging the Net Generation (building a digital classroom)

designed my own digital classrooms, for example www.crollcorner.com


Crucial Conversations, August 2016

Hard Conversations, February 2017

Qualifications

Team leader for 3 years

Mentor teacher for first-year teachers and student teacher

Teacher of the Year Finalist at middle school and high school level

Invited to train first-year science teachers for LISD in 2016 and 2017

Curriculum Writer

created new curriculum for each class I taught; most recently for Aquatic Science, seen on www.crollcorner.com; Fall 2016 semester plans

utilize my ability to connect and integrate topics in a multidisciplinary fashion (previously created successful cross-disciplinary projects with math and English)

Published children's book illustrator

utilize Adobe Photoshop and other digital art skills, including photography and editing movies

Owned a successful online stamp crafting business

utilized skills in website building and blogging

www.tiddlyinks.com, www.christycroll.com

communicating digitally with purpose and beauty, creating buy-in and stakeholder appreciation

organizing budgets, long-term planning, improving systems operation and project implementation


Leadership Highlights

created 8 sessions of professional development that was communicated to and implemented with entire staff; #mhsabc

created student tutorial on social-emotional learning that was administered to entire student body (involved screencasting and editing movie in iMovie)

serving on Back-to-School Fair committee

updated PEP website and presented the Technology information session for Parent Technology night

coordinated vendors and helped plan Healthy Kids, Healthy Families event for Marcus HS


TWU Honors

invited to be guest panelist for first-year teachers

President of 21st Century Literacy Council

received COPE award for Outstanding Graduate Student Internship


Other Honors

recipient of Dr. Jerry Roy Fellowship from LEF

Leadership Philosophy

Authentic leaders cultivate a unique self-reflective perspective and recognize this process is true for many of those with whom they interact. Reflection on how to honor these differences and successfully blend multiple viewpoints requires leaders to take responsibility for creating respectful discourse and fostering trust.

Administrators who build trust form a solid foundation for the whole system, creating the potential for connections and learning to happen at all levels. Leaders facilitate interpersonal connections by showing patience, enthusiasm, wisdom and supporting the hopes and visions of the many, yet still making room for the individual.

Hope and positivity grown through a leader’s focus on authenticity not perfection, integrity not pacification, and growth not complacency help knit together a strong educational community in which staff and students value innovation, skills, and most important, relationships that last a lifetime.