Each of us possess natural abilities and traits that shape how we approach life, learning and career. I learned the importance of illuminating that special gift in each of us in more than 30 years as an educator and as a consultant working with everyone from kindergarten students to career professionals in many professions.
Using a systematic approach to gathering information, I combine the Highlands Ability Battery with my leadership expertise to assist clients in formulating a personal vision. With a doctorate triangulating professional development, goal setting and evaluation of performance, I can provide clients the tools to achieve success in identifying key abilities, clarity of opportunities, and strategies to chart a course for action.
For 12 years, I worked with students from kindergarten to grade nine before becoming an administrator. I served as a principal for 19 years: elementary, middle and high schools. During that time, I also worked as a consultant with other districts and for individuals to create strategic plans and professional development plans. My combined 31 years in education afforded me the opportunity to work with people across all walks of life and to earn a Doctorate as part of that process.
During the six years I served as principal for the Alexander D. Henderson Development Research School at Florida Atlantic University, I was the educational leader for the research team that developed and opened Florida Atlantic University High School at Florida Atlantic University, a unique and fully dual enrolled high school program. In 2004, I received National Leadership recognition in Washington, D.C. and have been a presenter at local, national and international conferences. In 2008, I retired from education to work full-time as a career consultant specialist. My client list has included individuals in high school and college, adults both beginning and ending their professional careers, and larger corporations like Pepsi Cola, Miami Dolphins and others seeking to provide quality professional development.
Education and Certifications:
I am a licensed affiliate for the Highland Company, responsible for the industry-leading tool for defining a person’s natural abilities: The Highland Ability Battery. Raised in St. Louis, I hold a B.A. in Education from William Woods University and both an M.S. and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.