Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development at the University of Iowa
Administrator of Iowa Online AP Academy
August 2014 — Present
DEVELOP, MANAGE, IMPLEMENT, AND PROMOTE THE IOWA ONLINE AP® ACADEMY (IOAPA), AP® TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTE (APTTI) AND ASSOCIATED PROGRAMMING
-Connect middle school and high school students in under-served communities with online advanced coursework opportunities.
-Have expanded programming by 100% within two years and cut costs by 50%.
-Prepare Iowa AP Index rankings.
-Direct the Advanced Placement® Teacher Training Institute, a week-long professional development event for nearly 150 secondary teachers annually.
-Manage program budgets up to $481,000 and generate detailed budget reports.
-Serve on internal collaborative teams to advise, promote, and plan initiatives for various programs related to educational interventions and STEM initiatives.
-Promoted multiple programs through press interviews, flyers, signs, videos, social media posts, and newsletter content.
-Represent programs and advocate for students at local education agencies, as well as state and national conferences.
-Develop and maintain program websites by designing content layout, writing content, and updating resources.
-Deliver presentations in formal and informal contexts to various audiences (K-12 students, parents, K-12 educators/administrators, local education agencies, legislators, university students, and university faculty).
-Instruct and mentor 40-50 culturally diverse high school students each year regarding personal, academic, and career matters, including adjusting to university life and performing/presenting academic research.
-Improve and maintain systems and records for program data collection, tracking, and reporting.
-Photograph events, classes, and conceptual photos for use on website, social media, and promotional materials. Streamline photo management process for 20,000 photos annually.