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384 Falley Dr, Westfield, MA 01085
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Energetic and motivating leader with proven ability to effectively manage both personnel and projects. Self starter and strong independent worker while working within a team setting. Excels at analyzing products and procedures to generate new ideas to improve efficiency and production quality. Highly adaptable to ever-changing circumstances. Key member in any team, developing and executing strategic plans for success.
Avedis, LLC 08/11 - Present
Worked as a Human Resources Manager.
Arranged weekly payroll for 125 hourly employees.
Instructed and inspected governmental and company paperwork for all new employees.
Acted as liaison between Massachusetts location and Michigan headquarters.
Enforced company policy policy through pre-arranged point system.
Recruited, interviewed, and orientated new personnel requirements for plant management..
Established positive atmosphere between employees, management and corporate offices.
Jamestown Chemical Company, 1982-1991
Worked as Technical Specialist and Plant Manager
Stream-lined plant operations, yielding sales profits that met goal each year.
Transitioned office procedures from paperwork to Mac and Microsoft operations, maximizing efficiency
Established quality control parameters, assuring product consistency.
Wrote proposals for new customers using my manual that resulted in an 80% acceptance rating.
Worked with suppliers on purchasing raw materials to maximize profits.
Trained sales/plant personnel in use, safety, and preparation of product within OSHA regulations.
Worked with staff and management on implementation of new programs, improving professionalism.
Established relationships with suppliers, assuring product needs were met with minimal inventories.
The Mogul Corporation, Windsor, CT and Los Angeles, CA 1977-1982
Worked as Technical Sales Support Manager, assisting sales personal on implementation of programs.
Problem-solved technical issues with customers and sales staff, expanding market share.
Developed manual for writing proposals, which cut proposal-writing time in half.
Transferred to Los Angeles office, due to need and improved customer services markedly.
Established quality control of products, assuring consistency to customers.
Supervised lab operations, developing new products and services for customers.
Westover Job Corps, Chicopee, MA 10/10-04/11
Taught Fundamental Maths
Windsor Locks High School, Windsor Locks, CT 8/09-1/10
Taught Geometry and Algebra II using unique teaching strategies
Adapted teaching sciences and maths in alternate Twilight program for at-risk students.
Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow, MA 8/07-06/09
Taught Algebra, Geometry and Pre-Calculus using alternative techniques
Taught students identified as potentially unsuccessful at MCAS outside of the school day and year.
Participated in the selection committee for new maths textbooks.
Coached girls volleyball, winning two Western Mass Championships.
New Leadership Charter School, Springfield, MA 8/01- 6/07
Taught every maths course and Chemistry adapting instruction from traditional to visual technique
Wrote curriculum for 9th and 10th grade maths courses keeping state benchmarks in place.
Achieved goal for MCAS improvement in 10th grade students in each year.
Achieved maths department head, supervising teachers in high school.
Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, CT 8/97-6/01
Taught Chemistry and Physical Science while developing classroom management strategies.
Participated in summer workshops to advance my teaching career.
Assembled an 8th grade mathematics exit exam so that each student had the same base knowledge.
Attended state-wide science CAPT meetings and reported back to school the latest information.
Obtained my Professional Certification in my areas of specialization.
East Granby High School, East Granby, CT 8/94-6/97
Taught Earth Science and all algebras.
Worked as district/state C.A.P.T. liaison, allowing information to flow to school and students.
Participated in summer workshop on new calculator technology, keeping current with student needs.
Wrote updated science curriculum keeping classes up-to date with the latest research.
Improved performance-based strategy for teaching and learning, allowing students to learn in the style
that best fits their needs.
Worked on 10-town collaborative science symposium to let students work with those of other schools.
RHAM High School, Hebron, CT 9/92-10/94
Taught Chemistry and Physics
Coached Maths Team to state championship and 10th place in New England.
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 1988-1991
M.Ed. in Secondary Education
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 1972-1977
B.S. in Chemistry with Mathematics minor