Chelsea Brown

 

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Expert Folio

     This section of my digital portfolio is designed to provide a closer look at my professional work. The work that I have done in my doctoral program at St. Johnís University continues to have a great impact on my professional career. The theorists, the discussions and the readings have made me a better administrator. The works of Stone, Civic Capacity, Social Capital, have been instrumental in my professional life.


     In my current position I have an extensive number of responsibilities: they include the administrations, scheduling and supervision of all assessments, ensuring that all testing modifications are implemented for our special needs population, establishing and maintaining a safe, orderly learning environment for all staff and students, and developing the master schedule.
I value effective leadership and I spend a lot of time reading and sharing that knowledge with staff and colleagues.

     As a secondary administrator in my district, I joined the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).  

    In addition, I serve on the Northport/East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force.  This task force includes over 60 members.  Membership is comprehensive to represent a diverse cross section of our community.

     This page of the digital portfolio is divided into three sections: Leadership, Professional and Background. The Leadership section will demonstrate the way in which leadership plays an integral role in my profession.   The Professional section will give an example of my work in the community. The Background will enable you to see the presentations that I did in terms of anti-bullying, tolerance, and respectful discipline.

Leadership

     Each year I am faced with the daunting task of the administration and supervision of all state assessments.  The challenge is that within the population of students that I am responsible for are over one hundred individuals with testing accommodations as per their Individualized Education Program (IEP).  Utilizing every instructional space and all staff I have been able to complete this task year after year.  I distribute to all staff members proctoring schedules, daily directions, testing accommodations, and active proctoring guidelines.  Walking the building during testing time, I actively supervise the administration of each assessment.  Once completed, I administer all make-up assessments and package the materials for scoring. 

bullet Proctoring Guidelines
bullet Sample Directions
bullet Sample Proctoring Schedule

Professional

The Northport-East Northport school community experienced the death of several adolescents related to drug, alcohol, and substance abuse issues.  As a result, the community, with the directive and support from the Board of Education created a Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force. This task force was comprised of volunteers from all parts of the community and its purpose was to review existing education and counseling supports within the schools and the community.  Over the years, the task force has grown in membership and impact on the community.  This task force is an example of civic capacity as discussed in much of my coursework at St. John's. 

Some of the events that have taken place and will take place are:

bullet Drug and Alcohol Parent Forums
bullet Mandatory Parent Meetings for Senior Prom Participation
bullet Drug and Alcohol Student Forums
bullet Guest Speakers for parents and students
bullet Drug and Alcohol Awareness Survey for Students and Parents in grades 6-12

     As an active member of the task force, I was responsible for developing the Northport/East Northport Community Drug and Alcohol Task Force website with the Northport/East Northport district Drug and Alcohol Counselor.  The website is a rich and powerful resource for parents, students, and community members.  The website includes the results from the survey that was administered in grades 6-12.  Being a part of this task force has afforded me the opportunity to promote safe and healthy choices in the building where I am responsible for the health and safety of the students in grades 6-8.  I am honored to be a member of the task force as well as a member of the community.

Background

As an assistant principal in a middle school, I am faced with the never-ending task of providing a safe and healthy atmosphere that is conducive to to good teaching and learning.  Below you will find links to several presentations, websites, and activities that I have infused into the learning community that I am proud to be a part of.

bullet Respectful Discipline - This is a power point presentation that I created to share at a faculty meeting and with teacher aides and teaching assistants during Superintendent's Conference Day
bullet One by Kathryn Otoshi - this is a book I was moved by, so much so that I read it aloud to all students at Northport Middle School during the 2009-2010 school year.  I also facilitated  in-depth discussions with all students and staff surrounding the major theme of this book, "It take one to make everyone count".
bullet MCj03346600000[1]S.T.O.P. - Start Treating Others Properly - this is a school slogan used at 6th Grade Orientation to help incoming sixth graders know that we do not tolerate disrespect and bullying.  Students are encouraged to say "STOP" with power and then report the incident to trusted adult in the building.

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