Sandra Bobo

Biography

Ms. Sandra Bobo is currently an Assistant Principal in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English with a minor in Mass Communications from Virginia State University, and earned her Master of Science degree from Trinity College in Educational Administration.

Ms. Bobo has been in education for fifteen years. She began her teaching career as an English teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools. She was later appointed as an Assistant Principal with PGCPS and has continued her passion with working with students, parents, and the community.

Ms. Bobo has earned certificates from Emerging Leaders – New Leaders; Maryland State Department of Education – Aspiring Principals Institute; Harvard University – Instructional Rounds; and was a member of the first cohort of Prince George’s County Assistant Principals Induction Program.

Ms. Bobo is a proud mother of two teenage daughters (both products of Prince Georges County Public Schools), and has been a member of several organizations such as Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development, American Society of Training & Development, Phi Delta Kappa International, National Alliance of Black School Educators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Educators Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ms. Bobo believes that it is important to have very high expectations set for each and every student and have the adults held accountable for their actions.

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 HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • More than 10 years of supervisory and teaching experience with an emphasis on developing, encouraging and supporting educational intervention programs.
  • Seasoned communicator with exceptional teaching, coaching and relationship-building, and problem solving abilities.
  • Highly organized and independent and able to prioritize effectively to accomplish objectives with creativity and enthusiasm.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
2014 – Present Assistant Principal  Prince Georges County Public Schools, Clinton, MD  Surrattsville High SchoolAssist with Principal in the planning, development, implementations and evaluations of instructional programs; Assume responsibility for specific areas such as Special Education, English, and Music assigned by the Principal which promotes efficient and effective operation of the school; participate in a variety of student activities and assist in the maintenance of standards concerning students discipline health, safety and general welfare; counsel teachers on instructional, professional or administrative matters, assisting with classroom teaching or behavior problems; supports the school principal.

2010 – 2014 Academic Dean  Prince Georges County Public Schools, Temple Hills, MD  Benjamin Stoddert Middle SchoolWork with Principal, Team Curriculum and Talent Development to plan the instructional schedule and curriculum to be most effective for students; Analyze school wide data, plan interventions and make curricular adjustments; Design and monitor high impact interventions for struggling students; observe lessons and provide targeted and actionable feedback to teachers; model instruction for teachers.

2010 – 2011 Academic Coordinator  Prince Georges County Public Schools, Brandywine, MD  Gwynn Park High SchoolProvided instructional support for the academic staff; Served as the liaison between teachers and students; Observed classes and provided feedback related to lesson design and implementation; Conducted monthly staff meetings; Collaborated with the Principal to provide assistance to teachers experiencing challenges with students; Assisted Administrative staff with discipline referral resolution and processing.

2009 – 2010 Alternative Teacher Preparation (ATP) Mentor Prince Georges County Public Schools, Oxon Hill, MD Oxon Hill Staff Development and Teacher LeadershipAssisted Resident Teachers in implementing standards-based instruction aligned with PGCPS curriculum standards and other district standards for improving instructional program quality (i.e., Response to Intervention, Institutes for Learning, Research for Better Teaching); Consulted with teachers and other support providers in interpreting test data and planning appropriate instruction and professional learning opportunities to strengthen classroom practices; Provided professional development through modeling, demonstrations, and co-teaching of effective teaching practices and instructional strategies in classrooms.

2008 – 2009 Assistant Principal Prince Georges County Public Schools, Brandywine, MD Gwynn Park High SchoolSupervised and evaluated faculty and counseled and disciplined student to achieve the school’s educational mission; developed and coordinated a student academic intervention and behavioral program; facilitated parent conferences; compiled suspension data and coordinated in-school suspension initiatives; established community partnerships and sponsorships; assisted Principal with decisions pertaining to the annual budget; assisted with mentoring New Teachers; coordinated staff development opportunities according to the needs of staff and students; assisted with recruiting, interviewing and selecting new faculty and staff; participated in informal and formal classroom visitations and observations; collaborated with staff to address the needs of at-risk and special education students.

2007 – 2007 Site DirectorFairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria, VASummer SOL Test Remediation ProgramSupervised the implementation of the summer SOL test remediation program, its staff and students; observed classes and monitored instruction; worked with transportation office to communicate information to the students that participated in the program; communicated student IEP and 504 accommodations to teachers.

2006 – 2006 Assistant Principal Fairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria, VA Mount Vernon High School – Summer SchoolPerformed a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal in managing the school; supervised and evaluated the performance of educators in the departments of English, Social Studies, and ESOL; supervised students on campus before and after school; monitored students during lunch, passing periods and other activities; disciplined students according to established guidelines; provided recommendations and suggestions as appropriate.

2005 – 2008 Leadership Teacher  Fairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria, VAWest Potomac High SchoolProvided leadership training for student body officers, committee persons, and class officers; incorporated planned discussions, exercises in leadership, and development of evaluation skills; coordinated techniques based on organization, management, election process, financial planning, opinion survey, communication techniques, and community liaison; assisted in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan in order to improve student achievement; collaborated with colleagues in Professional Learning Community; fostered a safe and positive learning environment using Positive Behavior Support; communicated with parents, students, and administrators regarding student achievement.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 – 2008 READ 180 Teacher  Prince Georges County Public Schools, Fort Washington, MD  Friendly High SchoolUsed instructional techniques such as READ 180 to instruct high school students individually and in small groups who are below grade level in reading and reading comprehension; facilitated students to develop an appreciation of reading; completed reports and provided information to READ 180 specialist as requested; provided individual and small group instruction that met the goals of the lesson plans and provided the best use of instructional time.

2005 – 2008 Secondary Advanced Placement/Pre-AP English TeacherFairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria, VAWest Potomac High SchoolDeveloped long-range instructional plans that use Advanced Placement (AP) pedagogy; facilitated cooperative learning experiences and Socratic seminars to explore literature in preparation for the AP examination; assessed student achievement; actively pursued leadership roles to encourage minority enrollment in AP and Honors courses; promoted diversity and created a safe and positive school environment; prepared and delivered instruction using current research-based strategies for comprehensive course study in World Literature; aligned course curriculum to Virginia SOLs and benchmarks; implemented a program of study that use differentiated instruction to meet individual needs of students.

2001 – 2005 Secondary English TeacherPrince Georges County Public Schools, Fort Washington, MDFriendly High SchoolPrepared and delivered instruction for a comprehensive course of study in American Literature; designed appropriate lessons/resources for instruction; communicated with parents and students regarding student achievement; ensured compliance with Standards of Excellence in Teaching.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

1998 – 2001 Training Specialist

Carey International, Washington, DC

Conducted and coordinated training activities; researched, wrote, and created new training materials; arranged classes, seminars, conferences, and workshops for Carey employees; evaluated and updated training programs to keep current with new techniques; demonstrated continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround time and worked jointly to provide quality customer service.

EDUCATION
Argosy University, Washington DC
Ed.D Educational Leadership


Trinity University, Washington, DC
MSA Educational Administration – May 2004


Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
BA English/Communications – May 1996


CERTIFICATIONSAdvanced Professional Certificate – MarylandAdministration & Supervision K-12 – VirginiaAdministrator IEnglish 7-12Emerging Leaders – New LeadersMSDE – Aspiring Principals’ InstituteHarvard University – Instructional Rounds

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONSAssociation of Supervision & Curriculum DevelopmentAmerican Society of Training & DevelopmentPhi Delta Kappa InternationalNational Alliance of Black School EducatorsNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNational Educators AssociationDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.