Natasha McDonald

Biography

My outgoing personality, relational capacity, organization skills, instructional background and relevant administration experience in education makes me a strong candidate for a Campus Principal. I have been employed as a Texas Public Educator for the past 13 years under the leadership of several phenomenal individuals. I have had the opportunity to lead our scholars as a Classroom Teacher, a Literacy Strategist, a High School Testing Coordinator, an Assistant Principal, and an Academic Dean of Instruction. A former Principal spent time mentoring me and ultimately inspired me to become an administrator. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to serve in multiple roles and obtain a wealth of knowledge to share with others.

A letter of interest cannot illustrate the intangibles that set me apart from other candidates. I have a passion for education, helping others, and have mastered the art of student discipline. I absolutely love children and understand that we must invest in them as they hold the key to our future. I juggle the roles of wife, mother, mentor, and educator while simultaneously leading our teachers in finding ways to analyze student data to get better each day. I find pleasure in learning new ways to impact student achievement, and have challenged myself to address my own personal constraints daily. If you are looking for a positive, professional, and dedicated individual to blaze trails, look no further.

As an educator, I am always seeking to better myself and have dedicated myself to a journey of lifelong learning. I am very thankful that I “get” to be an educator. I understand grit and the growth mindset that is necessary for student success, and would love the opportunity lead our scholars as a Campus Principal. The ability to obtain knowledge is a remarkable gift, and I put my heart and soul into learning new things and sharing them with others. With my leadership capabilities, relevant experience, energetic personality, love for kids, and desire to educate, I feel that I am a perfect fit for your school district and campus.

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PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To fearlessly lead our scholars to be thinkers and instill a thirst for knowledge that will extend far beyond the walls of the school house. To create a positive school culture that feels like home and a partnership for all stakeholders. To invest in the teachers and equip them with tools for success that will enable them to develop future leaders with a growth mindset. To ensure that all students are active participants in their own learning and that they all receive a quality education that will enable them to be competitive with their peers world-wide.

EDUCATION

MASTERS DEGREE IN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
UOP | PHONIX, AR
GPA 3.92 | 2007-2008

BACHELORS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES
UNT | DENTON, TX
GPA 3.52 |2000 - 2003


RELEVANT PD

CAPTURING KIDS HEARTS
FLIPPEN LEADERSHIP
CHAMPS
CRITICACL CONVERSTAIONS
THE GRITTY LEADER
TRUE COLORS
MINDSET
SOLUTION TREE: PLC
KILGO

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

AUGUST 2015- CURRENT • HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
DUBISKI HIGH SCHOOL | 2990 S HWY 161 GRAND PRAIRIE

My job includes all things testing for district, state and national assessments. I work collaboratively with the Administrative team to effect change through interventions for students. We analyze student data and collaborate with stakeholders to provide opportunities beyond our school walls for our students.

AUGUST 2013-JULY 2015 • DEAN OF INSTRUCTION
HARRY S. TRUMAN | 1501 COFFEYVILLE TRAIL GRAND PRAIRIE

My job included all things teaching and learning. I created the master schedule for the campus, facilitated daily PLC meetings with all core content areas, analyzed data to effect change in instruction, T-Tess Appraisal Evaluator, Credit Recovery, Create Academic Interventions, Crisis Team, Conduct Investigations, Supervised the Counseling Department.

AUGUST 2012-AUGUST 2013 • ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
HARRY S. TRUMAN | 1501 COFFEYVILLE TRAIL GRAND PRAIRIE

My job included student discipline, PDAS, STAAR campus testing coordinator, TELPAS testing coordinator, Attendance, 504, SMART ISS, Supervision of the ELAR dept., Website/Social Media coordinator, School Store Initiative.

AUGUST 2009 – AUGUST 2013 • ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
JOHN F. KENNEDY | 2205 S. E. 4 TH STREET GRAND PRAIRIE

My job included student discipline, PDAS, Attendance, TELPAS

AUGUST 2008 – AUGUST 2009 • LITERACY STRATEGIST
ANDREW JACKSON | 3504 CORN VALLEY RD GRAND PRAIRIE

My job included academic interventions for struggling readers, coaching teachers by modeling strategies in their classrooms, monitoring student data and creating tutoring interventions. I also facilitated district staff development to train teachers on the new ELAR TEKS.

CERTIFICATIONS

TEXAS PRINCIPAL
CERTIFICATION EC-12
TEXAS GENERALIST 4-8
TEACHING CERTIFICATE
TEXAS ESL SUPPLEMENTAL
TEACHING CERTIFICATE