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Dr. Paul L. Vance, Superintendent of D.C. Public Schools today named
five of his top executives to fill senior level staff positions. The new appointments were
made after an extensive search by a national search firm.
Calling his new staff his A-Team, Dr. Vance envisions that they will
help him move forward in his vision to make the school district a world-class system. His
appointments include Steven Seleznow, Chief of Staff; Louis Erste, Chief Operating
Officer; Mary Gill, Chief Academic Officer; Patricia Watkins Lattimore, Director of Human
Resources; Dr. Linda Wharton Boyd, Director of Communications. In addition, Dr. Vance will
introduce three recently appointed staff members including: Dr. Ralph Neal, Assistant
Superintendent of Student and School Services; Sarah Woodhead, Director of Capital
Projects; Dreck Wilson, Deputy Director of Facilities.
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Linda Wharton Boyd,
7215 Sixteenth Street, N. W. Washington, D.C. 20012 (202)
291-1640 Fax (202) 291-5706
1998 -CPM Public Management - Center for Excellence in Municipal
Graduate School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1979 - Ph.D. Communications - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
1975 - M.A. Speech Communication - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
1972 - B.A. Political Science and Speech Communication - University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Summary of Qualifications
More than fifteen years of professional experience in senior
and management in Communications, Public Affairs, Organizational
Development, Marking, and Municipal Management.
Skills and Knowledge
Special Event/Conference Planning
Publication and Production
Corel/Microsoft Office Application
Standards and Policy Development
Training and Development
Director, Office of Communications/Public Affairs - Department of Human
Services, Government of the District of Columbia (January 1999 - Present).
Responsibilities include: Developing and implementing a
comprehensive communications and marketing plan for the Department that
focuses upon all internal and external communications to the agency's
customers, stakeholders, the media and employees on matters covering the
programs, services and performance of the Department; Managing and
Supervising a staff of public affairs professionals; Creating the agency
and agency director's image; Coordinating all press relations; Serving as
agency spokesperson; Establishing communication policies and procedures;
Developing information campaigns; Evaluating the effectiveness of public
relations activities; Cultivating an agency wide customer service focus;
Establishing best practice social service information and referral system;
Integrating the use of electronic communication vehicles, e.g. Internet
and Intranet, into the overall communications function; Developing a
viable employee relations programs and community outreach component;
Conducting research and collecting information on social services treads
and strategies: Representing the department at government, community and
congressional affairs; other duties as assigned.
Director, Office of Communications - Executive Office of
the Mayor, Government of the District of Columbia (April 1997 - January 1999)
Responsibilities included: Developing and implementing
comprehensive citywide strategies for the dissemination of information, policies and direction to
the public about district government services and programs; Providing guidance and coordination
associated with public communications of agencies and offices under the jurisdiction of the Mayor;
Setting communication policies and recommending legislative Mayoral Order for issuance;
Coordinating all press relations with the Washington Press core and others relative to the Mayor and
the District of Columbia Government; Coordinating daily press activities of agencies and
department; Providing oversight responsibility for Cable Television and Telecommunications; Chairing the
Telecommunications Advisory Task Force; Serving as a principal negotiator in the cable franchise
renewal process; Serving as a principal on the negotiation team for the TCI/AT&T merger; Developing
and maintaining close working relationship with the Office of the Press Secretary other district
agencies; Coordinating activities of the Mayor and other agency heads; Working with the Legislative
Branch of Government/Council of the District of Columbia; Working and coordinating communications
activities with the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance
Authority (The Financial Authority) and maintaining a working relationship with the US Congress.
Additionally, having developed the Rapid Response Information System, the Public Information
Officers and Visual Information Skills Development Institute, and the Executive Media Skills
Interim Direct, Office of Cable Television and
Telecommunications - Executive Office of the Mayor, Government of the
District of Columbia - (September 1997 - April 1998)
Responsibilities included: Overseeing the regulation of
cable and telecommunications actives in the District of Columbia and the
day-to-day operations of Office of Cable Television &
Telecommunications; Monitoring the compliance of the District's Agencies
Franchised private cable operator with the terms and conditions of the
Cable Franchise Agreement, as well as applicable Federal and local laws; Managing the programming of all
teal channels and government access channels; coordinating the Cable
Television Advisory Committee, and the citywide Telecommunications Task Force; Establishing the PEG
Partnership (Public Excess, Educational and Governmental channels);
Designing and implementing the Cable Franchise Renewal process including
Cable Television Town Hall Meetings, producing RFP's for developing and
conducting a Cable Television-Related Needs Assessment and the Legal
Services Contract: Developing the first District Cablevision Compliance Report, 1991 through 1997;
providing testimony at public hearings before the Council of the District
Columbia, Representing the executive branch in telecommunications issues.
Chief, Office of Communications and Community Relations -
Department of Health (DOH), Government of the District of Columbia - (August
1996 - July 1997)
Responsibilities included: Designing and implementing a
comprehensive agency-wide Communications and Copy Relations program;
Designing and implementing several won campaigns including the first
National Public Health Week, the Health Information Center and seal
medical awareness campaigns such Breast Cancer, STD's, Prostrate Cancer
and others; Publishing Health Care Tabloid, Agency Newsletter, The Pulse
and brochures; Working with more than seventeen different agencies and
offices in the Department; Serving as chief spokesperson for the agency;
Working with and responding to media inquiries.
Senior Assistant to the Director/Public Information
Officer, Department of Human Services, Government of the District of
Columbia - (April 1995 - July 1996)
Responsibilities included: Designing and implementing the
Strategic Communications Plan for the largest agency of the DC Government
with more than a $4.5 million budget; Managing and motivating a team of
Public Information Specialists to promote the work of four major
commissions under the Department of Human Service including the Commission
on Heal, Commission on Mental Health Services, Commission on Social
Services and Commission on Health Care Finance; Developing agency wide
policies and special events and programs; Working with community groups,
professional organizations and federal agencies; Developing team building
and effective communication training for management team.
Director of Communications/Administrator, D.C. Department
of Recreation and Parks, Government of the District of Columbia - (January
1987 - November 1991)
Responsibilities included: Managing the day-to-day
operations of the Communications Office; designing and implementing a
communications media relations program; Managing special events;
organizing fundraising projects; Deer and implementing several information
campaigns including the well known Riverfest Celebration.
Special Assistant for Communications and Public
Information, D.C. Department of Public and Assisted Housing - Government
of the District of Columbia - (July 1990 - January 1991)
Responsibilities included: Developing internal and
external public information and visual lion initiatives for the public
housing community and employees of the agency; Creating an Inreach Program
targeted at icing employee morale and team budding; Designing an
information program entitled effective Communication and Team building:
Public and Assisted Housing Employees on the Move a morale building
project; Coordinating community outreach programs with church groups,
community organizations, ANC, etc.
Director of Communications/Administrator, Dept of
Administrative Services, Government of the District of Columbia -
(September 1985 - January 1987)
Responsible for the internal and eternal communications
products of the agency. Designing several information programs including the
Procurement Information Program (PIP) to inform the contracting community
about new procurement laws; Publishing the govt's first Procurement
Digest, a weekly publication on Procurement Opportunities in the
Government; Creating and implementing the government's first Procurement
Information Fair; Designed a mufti-media information presentation of the
Assistant Professor, Department of Communications,
Graduate and Undergraduate - Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland
(September 1995- Present)
Graduate Assistant Professor, Department of
Communications, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Graduate Assistant; Depart of Speech Communications,
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September 1975 - April
Diversified Resources, Inc., The Bridge Program,
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Government of the Republic of
International Association of Business Communications, International
Second World Congress on Communication and Development in the African
Diaspora, Bridgetown, Barbados
Alice Norton Public Relations, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Minority Trucking Transportation Development
Corporation, Washington D.C.
Civic and Cultural Activities
Board of Directors, University of Pittsburgh
National Speech Language and Hearing Association, Research Project,
Journal of Negro Education, Howard University, Washington, D .C.
Department of Black Community Research and Development, University of
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
American Public Manager Association
International City/County Managers Association
American Management Association
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Speech Communication Association
Board of Christian Education, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church
Public Relations Society of America
Black Public Relations Society of Washington, D.C.
Awards and Honors
Black Public Relations Society of Washington's 1999
Communicator of the Year Award
Inaugural Class of the Center for Excellence in Municipal
International Who's Who of Professional Women
Who's Who Among Black Americans
Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Award
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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LOUIS J. ERSTE
4612 South Hills Drive. Cleveland, Ohio 44109
216-661-9216, 216-681-9217 (FAX) firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (INTERIM), ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF OF STAFF, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, AND SENIOR
ADVISOR TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, Cleveland Municipal School District,
Provided leadership and strategic management during
Federal Court-ordered State control and the transition to and operation
of mayoral governance, including collaborative efforts to: develop and
implement a five-year Financial Stability Plan; successfully campaign
for passage of the District's largest-ever property tax levy; lead the
school-community strategic planning process; develop a Memorandum of
Understanding between the Mayor of Cleveland and the State; facilitate
communication between the Superintendent/CEO and the Mayor, State
Superintendent, Governor and other senior officials; restructure the
administration and budget to support school performance; lead collective
bargaining teams; design and implement a new school opening management
and oversight process, expenditure review process. and customer service
system; assist in obtaining external foundation support; facilitate
effective Board governance; support the Chief Executive Officer;
coordinate efforts of Chief Academic Officer, Chief Communications
Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal
Counsel, eight Executive Directors, Strategic Planning and Government
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND RESEARCH DIRECTOR, The Citizens
League Research Institute and The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland,
Directed major citizen studies of public school reform,
Ohio education governance, Cleveland Public School finances and
decentralization; Ohio campaign finance reform; regional governance,
problem-solving, comparative economic competitiveness and quality of
life; special purpose government structure, finances, and performance;
Board of Elections reform; impact of federal funding cuts on local
governments; use of public economic development incentives; municipal
finances, performance, and court reform. Directed staff reports on
county, city, and school finances, and municipal charter reform.
Directed public opinion research on public schools, school governance,
;school desegregation, race relations, political participation, campaign
finance, environment, public safety, poverty, regional governance, and
government finance. spending and performance.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Cleveland State University,
Taught graduate and undergraduate research methods and
statistics courses, and comparative politics in the College of Urban
Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences, developed courses, and advised
President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management
(Packard Commission), The White House, Washington, D.C. Conducted
national surveys of public and Department of Defense acquisition work
force attitudes on defense management issues, including project design,
report preparation and presentation, response to national media, and
coordination with the White House General Counsel.
The Anniston Star, Anniston, Alabama. Conducted study of
youth media needs, use and product evaluation.
City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights, Ohio. Conducted
study of citizen satisfaction with municipal services and preferences
for future economic development.
City of Bay Village, Bay Village, Ohio. Conducted study
of citizen satisfaction with parks and recreation services and
preferences for future park development
Women's Law Fund, Cleveland, Ohio. Designed national
study of women's attitudes on legal issues.
Hudson Public Library, Hudson, Ohio. Designed study of
citizen satisfaction with library and support for library expansion
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST, Market Opinion Research, Detroit; Michigan.
Conducted custom survey market and public attitude research for clients
in media (New York Times, Palm Beach Post), consumer (PepsiCo. First
Chicago), and social (U-M Hospital,
Detroit Symphony Orchestra) sectors.
POSITIONS DURING UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL
Market Opinion Research, Detroit, Michigan: Computer
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan: Teaching
Fellow, Lecturer, Adjunct Lecturer, Research Associate, Research
Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Correlates of War Project Acting
Director, Computer Assistance Program Director, and Computer Programmer
(Departments of Political Science. Physics, and English, the Mental
Health Research Institute, and the Department of Social Sciences at
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio: Teaching
Assistant. Research Assistant, and Computer Programmer (Departments of
Urban Studies and Political Science).
Interlock Technical Center Brecksville, Ohio:
Administrative Assistant to the President.
DIRECTOR OF THE NIGHT SCHOOL AND INSTRUCTOR, Institute for Computer
Management, Cleveland, Ohio..
1986 Doctoral Candidacy, The University of Michigan,
1981 Bachelor of Arts, The Cleveland State University,
1995 Using the Power of Collaboration to Help
Cleveland's Children: Community Priorities for Reform During State
Takeover, Cleveland, Ohio: Citizens League of Greater Cleveland.
1994 Rating the Region: Closing the Gap, Cleveland,
Ohio: Citizens League Research Institute.
1992 Reforming the Elections Process in Cuyahoga
County, Cleveland, Ohio: Citizens League Research Institute.
1986 "Children and Newspapers," Media
Newsletter, Detroit, Michigan: Market Opinion Research.
1986 "DoD Acquisition Work Force Survey,"
Contract Management 26, with Captain Shelly Kalkowski, United State:
1986 "U.S. National Survey: Public Attitudes on
Defense Management," in A Quest for Excellence: Appendix to
Final Report by the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense
Management, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, with
Frederick Steeper and Robert Teeter. '
Operations Manual, Cleveland: Institute
for Computer Management, with Ron Cook.
FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS
1981-1984 University of Michigan: University
Teaching Award; Teaching Fellowships (Political Science, Physics);
Michigan First Year Fellowship (Rackham School of Graduate
1978-1981 Cleveland State University.
Distinguished Student Award, Department of Political Science; Eta
Sigma Omega, Pentelicus, and Blue Key Honor Societies; Dean's List
ten of twelve quarters.
1995-1997 Fair Campaign Finance Commission, City
of Cleveland, Chair, Cleveland, Ohio.
1994-1999 Commission on Catholic Community Action, Board
Member. Cleveland. Ohio.
1993-1994 Old Brooklyn's Bridge Community Development
Corporation, Board Member, Cleveland, Ohio.
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MARY H. GILL
1432 IRIS STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20012
Summary: Outstanding career in teaching and administration at the elementary and
junior high school levels and in central administration Awarded for
exemplary and vanguard program development and implementation that fogy
on continuous school improvement and increased student achievement.
Objective: To serve as the Chief Academic Officer and team with the
Superintendent, central officers, teachers, administrators, parts and
community in unifying all resources to provide excellence of education
through superior instructional delivery for all children and youth in
the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Summary of Qualifications:
November 2000 - present, District of Columbia Public
Acting Associate Superintendent Academic Services
Responsible for systemic leadership and coordination of
instructional schools. Coordination with all offices to provide
instructional services to students, and schools: standards, curriculum, reporting
systems, instructional materials, etc.
Leadership of the teaching and learning process
Developing Guidance and Counseling Programs, Advanced
Developing Early Childhood, Middle/Junior High, Senior
High Initiatives, and Career and Technical Education
Direction and support to schools for instructional
improvement Developing programs for the Technology High School
Collaborate and plan with the Superintendent and other
offices on issues that impact instruction and student achievement
Development and implement the STARS intervention program
August 1999 - November 2000, Deputy Academic Officer
Responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the Saturday and Summer STARS Program
Responsible for training school-based staff for implementation of
Saturday and Summer STARS
Responsible for textbook option
Respond to request for information
Responsible for all special projects
Responsible for problem resolution
Development of the Instructional Design Process
Coordination of literacy grants
Responsible for office management
Development of the instructional model for the New Magnet School
Responsible for the feasibility study for the Magnet Schools
Coordinator for the Educational Design Specifications
Parent and community liaison for presentations
Preparing responses to the Department of Education
Development of the descriptors
All duties as assigned by the Associate Superintendent
August 1998 - August 1999,
Executive Director of Elementary Programs
Development of the Saturday and Summer STARS Program
Supervision of the Head Start Programs
Developing job descriptions for Guidance and Counseling and
Advanced Programs positions
Responding to schools and parents
All duties as assigned by the Associate Superintendent
November 1984 - August 1998,
Principal, Ben W. March Elementary School
Responsible for instructional planning, implementation and Monitoring,
resource programs, fiscal management, marketing, communication, climate, partnerships, safety, security and facilities.
First public elementary school accredited by the Middle State
Association for Schools and Colleges
Construction of a Model National Science Foundation Science Lab
Construction of the pre kindergarten classroom
Implemented the Johns Hopkins Math program for city wide students
Implemented the Great Books Program
Construction of a wing for the building for kindergarten and art
Population increased from 300 to 550 students
Addition of art, vocal and instrumental music (chorus and band)
First place National History Fair
Grand prizes, first and second places in the city wide science fair
First placed Geography Bee .
Award for State-of the Art Playground Renovation
Third Place, World's Finals, Odyssey of the Mind
First Place, Odyssey of the Mind, city-wide (5 years)
Superintendent's Award for Highest Test Scores
Five Cafritz Awards
Implementation of the Renzulli School Wide Enrichment program
Wired the school for technology; all classrooms and offices with access
Three computers in every room with software
Renovation of Media Center (state-of-the-art)
Development of daycare programs for before and after school
National Preservation Grant for the cupola
Computers in all offices
Development of the DAPS Model
Renovation of main office and principal's office
Pilot site for the PACE Program
Installation of cable in all classrooms
Completion or new roofing and exterior painting
1980 - 1984, District of Columbia Public Schools,
Assistant Principal, Jefferson Junior High School
Responsible for implementation of the Transition Program
Responsible for all remedial students
Responsible for developing the gifted and talented program
Responsible for all community service
Developed a parent club for gifted/talented students
Responsible for developing the Student Center
Responsible for organizing the seventh grade chorus and school song
Co-developed the Intensive Junior School Instructional Program
Training for the Antilles School District administrators, DOD schools
Exemplary School for Student Achievement Award presented by the Department of Education
Transition Teacher, Jefferson Junior High
Responsible for developing the Transition Program
Coordinated students' transition from grade 6 to junior high school
Developing curricular and co-curricular program for seventh graders
1968-1060, Elementary, Grade 1 Teacher
H.D. Cooke, Watkins, Van Ness
Responsible for the total instructional program for
grade one students: English as a Second Language, Special Education,
Art and Music
Served as Music teacher
1963-1968, Howard University, Washington, D.C., B.A. Elementary Education
1975-1977, Howard University, Washington, D.C., M.A. Curriculum and Teaching
Certificate of Administration, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C,
1986 and 1988,
Certification of Administration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Advanced Principals' Institute
University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Doctoral Studies leading to Ed.D.,
All course work completed,
Urban Education and Administration
Certificate of Educational Leadership, University of Delaware, Newark,
Delaware, Principal's Leadership Academy
Graduate Courses: LaVerne College, Catholic University, Trinity College
Outstanding Coach, Odyssey of the Mind, 1979-1984
U. S. Office of Education, Outstanding Achievement, 1983
DCPS Outstanding Performance as a Principal, 1985-1988
DCPS Superintendent's Award for Achievement in Performance, 1989
Outstanding Community Recognition, Democratic State Committee, 1990
First D.C. Public Accredited Elementary School, 1991
DCPS Superintendent's Award for Outstaying School for Academic
Exemplary Award for Design of State-of-the-Art Playground, 1993
Washington Post Outstanding Educational Leadership Award, Principal of
the Year, 1993
Resolutions of the Board of Education and City Council, 1994 and 1999
U. S. Department of Education and NAESP, National Distinguished
National Sorority of Phi Delta Karma, Principal of the Year, 1994
Mayor's Award for Outstanding Community Service 1994
Government of D.C. Merit Award for Outstanding Principal in DC, 1994
Professional Experiences and Affiliations
Schools of the Future Conference, National Academy of School
Commissioner, two terms, Elementary Commission, Middle
State Association of Schools and Colleges
Board of Directors Audubon Society
George Washington University Certificate of Municipal Leadership, 1998
Examiner, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1999
Available upon request.
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PATRICIA WATKINS LATTIMORE
2325 Thirteenth Place, Northeast
Washington, D. C. 20018
Office (202) 4941100 Residence (202) 526-8523
Director, Administration & Cooperative Consultations, Commission for Labor Cooperation, Washington, DC,
November 2000 to Present
Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management,
Chief Information Officer,
U.S. Department of Labor,
November 1997 to November 2000
Chief Information Officer and Primary advisor to the Secretary of Labor
on management and administrative policies anal programs in human resources, safety and
health, budget and finance, procurement, information technology resources, administrative
services and overall compliance with nondiscrimination statutes for recipients and
beneficiaries of DOL's financial assistance programs, employees and applicants; and the Department's
annual budget of $40 billion. Directly oversees an organization- of 800+, deployed
nationwide, with an operating .budget in excess of $200 million.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management,
October 1995 to November 1997
Associate Director for Investigations, U. S. Office of Personnel Management, June 1994 to
Direction and oversight of all aspects of the nationwide
operations of OPM's investigations, suitability and security programs.
Managed 1000+ employees nationwide and a self-generating revolving fund
which averaged between $70 and $80 million annually; responsibility for
the security and integrity of an independent, automated system in Boyers,
PA that is the hub of Federal personnel security records with direct
linkages to systems maintained by the Department of Defense, Federal
Bureau of Investigations, Interpol and state law enforcement entities.
Devised and implemented a financial recovery/stabilization for
Investigations' revolving fund-which reduced $80M deficit to less than
$20M in one year. Structured and spearheaded OPM's privatization
initiative, establishing the first federal government Employee Stock
Ownership Plan (ESOP), and privatized the function without compromising
the integrity of the product or the process. Recognition for
successfully privatizing this function was the President's Distinguished
Executive Rank Award.
Associate Director for Administration,
U. S. Office of Personnel Management,
December 1991 to June 1994
Served as the Acting Director of the Office of Personnel
Management for four months during 1992 Presidential transition; and then
as the Acting Deputy Director for four months. Responsible for the
effective operation of OPM's nationwide administrative infrastructure
-acquisition planning and procurement, human resource management,
accounting and payroll systems, information resources management,
telecommunications, facilities and property management. Served as OPM's
Designated Senior Official with responsibility for the agency's overall
Strategic fiscal planning for information technology that covered
federal wide systems for retirement and insurance; staffing and
examining, labor relations case tracking, and the Civilian Personnel
Data File. Administered the program with an annual operating budget of
$45.2 million and a nationwide staff of 575.
Deputy Associate Director for Career Entry &
Employee Development U. S. Office of Personnel Management, May 1990 to December 1991
As Deputy manager in a nationwide organization
responsible for day-to-day management to develop and implement programs
used by all feral agencies to recruit, train, develop and retain their
respective workforces. Functions included development and validation of
psychological test and examining instruments, federal-wide affirmative
hiring initiatives, and operation of an automated nationwide
hiring/register system in Macon, GA. Managed nationwide workforce of
1272 with an operating budget of $54_6 million.
Director, National Capital Service Center, U. S. Department of Labor, September
1986 to May 1990
Provided centralized administrative services (personnel,
contracts and grants, finance, budget, management systems) for major
components of the Department of Labor, with a staff of 168 and an
operating budget of $5.7 million.
Bachelor of Science, Southeastern University, Washington, DC 1070
Graduate/Professional Development:: Federal City College, American &
PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL AFFILIATIONS
Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council; AMTRAK's Diversity
Advisory Council; former member Administrative Conference of the United
States; Macedonia Baptist Church, Arlington, VA; Board President. Delta
Housing Corporation; Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.; member Board of Directors Africare.
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL
Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Constance Berry Newman, Deputy Secretary, Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC 20001
Lorraine Green, Vice President for Human Resources, AMTRAK, Washington,
Mark Valente, Valente, Lake Lopatin & Schulze, 1900 L Stmt, NW,
Washington, DC 20036
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1909 Tulip Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012
Career Goals To use my leadership skills to assist in tile
implementation of the school system's mission, goals and priorities in order to
make our D.C. School System exemplary.
2000-Present, DCPS Division of Student Services, Union Square Building, Washington, DC
Student Hearings (Special Education)
Student Hearings (Appeals and Expulsions)
Student Affairs Branch
Closed Schools Records
CHOICE Academy (Taft and Douglas)
Opening of School Task Force Committee
Out of Boundary Application Process
DC College Access Program
Oak Hill Transition Planning Committee
DC Street Law Program
DC Youth Orchestra
DCPS Division of Senior High Schools,
Presidential Building, Washington, DC
Ballou SHS - detailed to school to bring discipline
18 Senior High Schools
2 STAY Programs
3 Schools Within -A-School
2 Special Education Programs
DCPS Clusters 3 and 8, Eastern Senior High School, Washington, D.C., LEAD Principal
Student Population: 2400
1984-1988, DCPS Eastern Senior High School,
Executive Board Member
1980-1984, DCPS Sousa Junior High School,
Student Population: 500
Executive Committee Member
1973-1980, DCPS Rabaut Junior High School, Washington, DC, Assistant Principal
1971-1973, DCPS Langley Junior High School, Washington, DC, Assistant Principal
1996 Washington Post Annual Distinguished Principal of the Year Award
1996 NASSP State Winner Outstanding Principal of the year
1988 Outstanding Principal Award, Save Our Youth America United
States-United Kingdom "Schools that Work," Administrate
Teacher Exchange Program Feature - "Schools that Work," U.S. Department of
Education publication - Washington, DC - Evaluation Team, Brooklyn Park High School Baltimore, MD
1987 Feature - "Student of the Month Program." CBS Evening News
Feature Article - "Washington , DC Principal Takes Action Against
Dropout Rate," 'The Port St. Lucie News - The Mission of the
Schools Seminar, Fairfax, VA - (invited as participant)
1986 NASSP Certificate of Achievement - Assessment Center Training
Recognition Award, Summer Academic Reinforcement Program
1985 ANC Outstanding Service Award - Outstanding Leadership and Service
to the Athletic Program, District of Columbia Public School System
1984 Certificate of Appreciation, Penn-Branch Citizens Association
Principals Center Seminar, Harvard University Graduate School of
Education (invited as participant)
1982 Certificate of Honor, East of the River Health Association, Inc.
1980 Outstanding Community Leader of America Award
Organized and directed a Junior High School Inter-Athletic Program for
the District of Columbia Public School System.
Commissioner of Juror High School Inter-School Basketball, Softball and
Volleyball Program, District of Columbia Public School System.
Developed and implemented Early Morning Physical
Fitness Breakfast Program
Health and Physical Education Department, Woodson
Junior High School, Washington, DC
In-Service Training Program
Department of Physical Education, District of Columbia Pubic Schools,
1963 - B.S.
1971 - M.A.
1971 - 30 hours of Post-graduate work (Education and Manages)
1985-87 Management Institute, Phase 1, Cycle 2
Doctoral Program GW University - (Completed refined course work)
Totally responsible for developing and implementing a wide diversity of curricula and education projects: examples:
Physical Fitness Breakfast Program (Woodson Junior High School), Vocational Education Program (Langley and Rabaut
Junior High Schools), 3K Home Town Run (Women's Auxiliary, Washington Urban League); (preparing reports on
projects on project an program activities); providing input in the development of needed curricula change; establishing
goals and objectives, and developing procedures to accomplish same.
Responsible for identifying and recruiting appropriate
staff; supervising and training shaft establishing cost effective curricula, programs and procedures; preparing budgets
and teacher/student records and reports.
Strong managerial, organizational and IPR skills. Able
to serve as mediator and counselor, can reason with students and parents
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook
"The Time is Now! Improving Student Outcomes in Urban
Schools," Chicago, IL
"Positive School Climate - An Agent for Change; Professional
Development Seminar, Boston Public Schools, District B
"Schools: Front Line in the War Against Drugs," The Washington
Times Forum, Washington, DC (Panelist)
References Upon Request
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STEVEN G. SELEZNOW
9208 Levelle Drive
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20915
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Graduate School of Education, including coursework at the
John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School
Doctor of Education, 1994
Emphasis in Administration, Planning and Social Policy
Dissertation: Urban Superintendents and The Print Press: The Current of
Research Associate, National Center for Educational Leadership
Steering Committee, Urban Superintendents Program
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Graduate School of Education
Master of Education. In passing, 1989
Emphasis in Labor Relations and Organizational Behavior
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Principals' Center, Seminar on the
Dean's Committee on Schooling and School Leadership
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master of Arts, 1982
Emphasis in Management, Policy Development slid Curriculum Theory
Thesis: Policy Termination: A Conceptual Framework
Boston University, Boston, MA
School of Education
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1975
Emphasis in Education, Psychology and Sociology
Varsity Rowing Team
LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD
Deputy Superintendent for Education, 1999-2000
Led all education, school performance and accountability,
instruction and program development, pupil and community services, applied
research, and program evaluation activities far school district of 19,000
employees serving 131,000 racially, economically, and culturally diverse
students. Supervised six unity superintendents, two associate
superintendents and three senior-level department directors. Oversaw the
performance of all students and staff enrolled in over 200 regular,
special, alternative and magnet schools covering 300 square miles adjacent
to Washington, DC. Assisted the superintendent and Board of Education in
analyzing and developing new policies that promoted systemic reform and
measurable student improvement. Led implementation of educational plan
focused on early intervention, literacy, workforce excellence, shared
accountability, reorganization of assets, and family and community
friendly partnerships. Designed and managed large-scale, administrative
reorganization that substantially expanded customer service and technical
assistance to schools. Built and secured approval for $1.2 billion annual
operating budget, allocated these funds across schools, offices, and
programs, and monitored their use and effectiveness. Led development of
technology-based accountability, assessment, and performance evaluation
systems tied to student results. Conducted curriculum, program, and
financial audits. Managed the design and development process for new
curriculum products with special emphasis on technology applications and
content standards. Established collaborative governance structures that
embraced corporate leaders, unions, elected officials, community
activists, foundations, staff, parents, and students. Created and co-led
interagency and private-provider early childhood and school-based
social/health services programs. Promoted leadership development and
succession plans through establishment of a Leadership Academy and joint
leadership training programs with local universities. Organised campaigns
to market and communicate school system priorities and programs, areas for
improvement, and achievements to all employees, community groups,
government and political leaders, advocates, and media.
Associate Superintendent far School Administration,
Responsible for the leadership and day-to-day
administration of 189 schools employing more than 12,500 school based
staff serving 128,000 students from highly diverse urban, suburban, and
rural communities. Through the Office of School Administration, led
system-wide school improvement and reform efforts and assured
implementation of the district's strategic plea. Supervised staff of 21
including seven regional executive directors. Oversaw the professional
development, leadership training, and performance of all principals and
provided accountability for school improvement. Trained principals to use
technology and software applications for decision making. Assisted in
building annual operating budget and capital improvement plan. Aligned
school system supports and resources with school needs, Board of Education
priorities, and performance measures. Allocated staff and instructional
resources to schools to assure equity and promote flexibility. Designed
and implemented community engagement programs with special emphasis on
under-represented groups. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements
using interest-based processes. Deployed and directed crisis management
tests. Utilized continuous quality improvement practices, collaborative
problem-solving, extensive data analysis, and strategic: planning to meet
performance standards for student achievement, Planned and coordinated
programs, services, and supports for enrollment growth of 3,000 students
annually. Designed and implemented innovative change initiatives, such as
high school "signature" programs, "preferred choice"
student assignment plot, school-based "quality management
council:," and early literacy project. Measured effectiveness of new
initiatives and .inspired the benchmarking and duplication of successful
Director of School Administration, 1992-1996
Directed all instructional and administrative functions
for 25 schools - three high schools, four middle schools, and eighteen
elementary schools - employing 1,900 professional and support staff
serving nearly 20,000 students in three diverse communities across
Montgomery County, MD. Supervised and evaluated the performance of all
principals and their schools. Managed principal selection and dismissal
processes, and implemented principal leadership and development programs.
Directed continuous improvement efforts. Mortared the academic achievement
of SU students using networked databases and assisted principals with the
development, appraisal, and execution of long-range school improvement
plans. Collected, analyzed, and disseminated school performance data to
assure public accountability and involvement. Developed budget priorities
with school personnel, central office stag and community organizations.
Allocated financial and staff resources to schools. Led $6 million state
grant program fur the systemic reform of seven schools; initiated
community mediation project for eleven school communities; and began
ethics/character education program in seven schools. Monitored program
design teams for the development, preparation, and opening of new schools.
Conducted due process, grievance, and appeal hearings for staff, parents,
and students. Managed school-related crises, including coordination with
public health end safety agencies, and the media.
Principal, White Oak Middle School, Silver Spring, MD,
Led middle school conversion of racially and ethnically
diverse intermediate school serving 1,000 students. Designed and
implemented middle school training plan for 103 staff members. Planned and
managed successful relocation of facility and staff to holding school.
Coordinated renovation and modernization for two school sites
simultaneously. Developed and successfully executed local school
management improvement plans. Instituted instructional models that
dramatically improved reading and mathematics achievement within one year
and reversed multi-year downward tread on state-mandated testing.
Implemented specialized programs for exceptionally advanced students.
Instituted high technology programs in all academic areas and expanded
computer and interactive video access for all students. Restructured
scheduling, program planning, monitoring processes, and course offerings.
Established parent and community outreach teams, including bi-lingual
advisory committee and African American parents network. Implemented
instructional management system to monitor, analyze, and evaluate staff
and student performance. Managed all staffing, budgeting, procurement,
fundraising, and labor relations. Directed all facilities management
activities for 10,000 sq. ft. building on 26 acre campus.
Acting Director, Department of Information, 1988
Planned and directed all internal and external
communications for the Montgomery County Public Schools. Managed local and
national media relations and counseled superintendent, executive staff and
Board of Education on public relations/communications issues. Served as
chief spokesperson communicating school system policies, procedures, and
exemplary programs to staff, citizens, and news media. Directed
professional staff of editors, community relations specialists, and
corporate affairs manager. Coordinated the writing, design, and
dissemination of press releases, speeches, scripts, brochures, and
institutional reports, including nationally acclaimed weekly employee
newsletter. Served as executive producer of weekly cable TV broadcast
spotlighting school system news and issues. Implemented emergency
communications plans and coordinated interagency information exchange.
Designed and conducted citizen polling and survey activities. Evaluated
and managed all departmental operations, finances, and staff.
Principal, Highland View Elementary Magnet School, Silver
Spring, MD, 1984-1988
Led mufti-faceted magnet school employing 50 professional
and support staff serving a culturally and racially diverse student body
numbering 430. Transformed school-wide magnet program into one of the most
successful in the district. Launched instructional improvement effort that
led to substantial gains in student achievement and participation.
Instituted numerous special emphasis programs including interdisciplinary
and computer-related instruction, bi-lingual, developmental counseling,
cognitive mapping, and extended day academic centers. Administered federal
Title 1, free and reduced lunch, and special education programs. Created
model software program used district-wide to measure, monitor, and predict
student/class progress rates.
Specialist for Gifted/Talented and Honors Programs,
Advised senior level administrators and principals on the
implementation of policies and procedures for gifted/talented (g/t) and
honors programs. Planned instructional programs and coordinated
educational activities for g/t and honors student in 50 schools, K-12.
Directed student identification and program articulation efforts and
managed admissions process for "highly gifted" centers.
Developed differentiated curricula and established regional instructional
materials resource center. Provided training and planning support to
principals for school-based use of personal computers. Conducted
in-service training for teachers and administrators and disseminated
research about promising practices and exemplary programs.
ADJUNCT POSITIONS AND COMMITTEES
Montgomery County Collaboration Council
Chair, Teacher Evaluation Steering Committee
Founder, Superintendent's Council on Business and Education
Chair, Local School Governance Workgroup
Chair, Global Access Oversight Committee
Chair, Academic Performance Standards Workgroup
Assessor, Elementary and Secondary Assessment Centers
Educational Accountability Oversight Committee
Task Force on Shared Decision Making. Flexibility, and Autonomy
PreK-12 Policy Revision Committee
Professional Development and Educational Improvement Committee
Advisory Committee on Minority Achievement
Chair, Extended Day Committee
Honors Program Development Committee
Superintendent's Advisory Committee on Gifted and Talented and Honors
Evaluation and Selection Committee
Task Force for the Study of G/T Cluster Programs
Staff' Development Instructor, Teacher Competency Program/Computer Related
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD
Grades K-9, Area-based Teacher of the Gifted, 1981-82
Grades 4-6, Ayrlawn School, Bethesda, MD, 1980-81
Grades 2-5, Oakland Terrace School, Kensington, MD, 1977-80
Grades 1-2, Glen Haven School, Wheaton, MD, 1975-77
Maryland: Superintendency; Administrative and Supervisory;
Advanced Professional, Teaching, 1-8
Massachusetts: Teaching, K-6
AWARDS / HONORS / SCHOOL RECOGNITION
2000 National PTA: Life Member Award
1997 Montgomery County Council of PTAs: Life Member Award
1992 American Bax Association: National Model for Peer Mediation
1988 Montgomery County Public Schools, Successful Practices: Exemplary
School Leadership and Instructional Improvement Programs
1987 Montgomery County Public Schools: Outstanding Service Award
1987 U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and Labor:
1987 Maryland State Department of Education; Outstanding Volunteer
1987 National PTA: Parent Involvement and Parent Services Program
1986 Montgomery County, MD Government: Community Service
1985 National AAA; Exemplary School Safety Record
"Reinventing America's High Schools," US
Department of Education, National Conference, Washington, DC, June 2000.
"Urban Superintendents and Journalists." Harvard University,
Urban Superintendents Conference, Cambridge, MA, October 1994 and December
"School Leadership and Change," Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD, July 1994.
"Principles and Practices of Instructional Management: Quality
Assurance," National Academy for School Executives, AASA, Orlando,
FL, January 1988.
"Running a Magnet School: The Principal's Perspective," U.S.
Department of Education, OERI, Washington, DC, April 1997.
"Using Expectancy Rate to Manage Instruction," ESAA Spring
Conference. Hagerstown, MD, March 1986.
"Successful Practices in Education: Teachers Training Teachers in
Their Own Classrooms," AASA National Convention, New Orleans, LA,
References available upon request.
Addendum to Resume
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Special Assistant to the Dean and Associate Research
Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Summer 2000
Develop engagement strategies, partnership opportunities,
and outreach programs for graduate school faculty to deliver technical
assistance to area school district executives and staff. Advise dean and
faculty on current issues and problems in public. Assist faculty team in
the design of new administrative training and leadership development
programs leading to a terminal degree. Formulate and implement partnership
initiatives between the university and a local school district focused on
professional development and training for 10,000 classroom teachers.
Design and coordinate implementation of large-scale, multi-year staff
development program evaluation. Develop relationships with foundations and
granting agencies and prepare proposals to secure additional sources of
funding for partnerships. Established partnership with the University of
Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University to compete for the 335 million
Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Lab, part of the US Department of
Education's regional educational laboratory system. Served on lab design
team and coordinated proposal development with state and local public
education officials to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and
the District of Columbia. Tech graduate seminar on school/community
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December 8, 2000
Dreck S. Wilson, ASLA, NOMA, BOCA
505 Dahlia Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20012
(202) 726-2101 home
(240) 777-6229 work
Bachelor of Science, Urban Planning, Iowa State
Master of Arts, Urban Sciences, University of Chicago, 1975
Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Permitting
Services, 255 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 1989-present
Senior Engineer (formerly Environmental Protection
Manager-our department is in the process of reorganizing) responsible for
managing and enforcing a variety of functions in environmental and
building code enforcement programs. As de facto Building Official I
managed thirty architects, structural, mechanical, electrical and life
safety engineers and site, building and zoning plan reviewers, and
building and zoning inspectors responsible for enforcing zoning, site,
architectural, structural, mechanical, energy conservation, electrical,
and fire safety codes and historic preservation regulations, as well as,
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I scheduled, assigned,
supervised and reviewed the work of staff engaged in plan reviews,
inspection scheduling and field inspections.
Significant aspects of the work I perform include
coordination with other County departments such as Montgomery County
Public Schools and quasi-government agencies such as the Maryland National
Capital Park and Planning Commission to resolve zoning, environmental and
building code compliance problems and issues. I was responsible for
Montgomery County being among the national government leaders in the
enforcement of the ADA. For my efforts the Montgomery County Commission on
People with Disabilities honored me with an award.
I represent the department before the County Board of
Appeals for zoning and building code appeals. I testify before the County
Council on program and budget matters affecting the department.
District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community
Development, 1133 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002,
Deputy Director with supervisory responsibility for over
1,100 employees and overseeing a department budget of $350 million. As
Deputy Director I acted as 'alter-ego" of the director. Responsible
for day-to-day operation of community development functions. Supervised
staff who provided technical support to the Redevelopment Land Agency
Board of Directors, the urban renewal entity of the District of Columbia
which had no staff per se. I supervised the following divisions:
Administration and Management provided staff training,
procurement, contract preparation, audit compliance, budget
preparations, policy formulation, and computer services. I was
responsible for preparation of the District's annual, $35 million CDBG
application to HUD which included a broad variety of economic
development, housing and community development activities.
Development Administration carried-out urban renewal and
redevelopment activities. I coordinated capital improvements (scheduling
and budgeting) for the disposition of RLA and DHCD-owned land. I was
project manager for District of Columbia and federally-funded projects
such as street tree planting and historic restoration of District-owned
Public Housing Modernization Administration provided
management and maintenance services to approximately 60,000 residents
occupying over 12,000 units spread over 52 properties. Formulated,
developed and implemented policies, plans and budgets for the National
Capital Housing Authority. Initiated the designation of Langston Terrace
Public Housing as a National Historic Site, one of the first public
housing sites to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Coordinated all building modernization activities with a total
construction cost of $199 million.
Frequently appeared before the District of Columbia
Council to testify on programs and budget issues involving the department.
City of Baltimore, Department of Housing and Community Development,
222 East Saratoga Street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21202,
Deputy Commissioner with supervisory responsibility for 500 employees and
managed a budget of $650 million. I supervised the following divisions:
Administration Division managed all staff training and
personnel functions, legal matters, property appraisals, land
acquisition, condemnation, contract preparation and compliance, budget
preparations, equal employment opportunity, fair housing compliance,
policy formulation, and computer services and technical support.
Planning Division worked with citizen member Community
Based Organizations (CBOs) to create urban renewal plans and the
preparation of zoning amendments. I was responsible for the
preparation of the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). I
was the Urban Renewal Administrator responsible for the acquisition,
disposition, appraisal and maintenance of all publicly-owned land
within urban renewal districts.
Center City Development and Planning Division
coordinated the urban design and architectural review for all projects
within the downtown and Inner Harbor that were financed wholly or
partially with municipal funds. I approved projects eligible to
receive industrial bonds financing and historic facade tax credits.
Department liaison to Charles Center-Inner Harbor Development Corporation
and Market Center Development Corporation which were quasi-public-private
organizations which assisted the department in the implementation of plans
for downtown and the Inner Harbor. Led multidiscipline design teams in the
preparation of redevelopment plans for the Inner Harbor and the west
sector of downtown. I was project manager for, the Baltimore
Waterfront-Fells Point and Canton Urban Design Plan which recommended
reinforcement of the continuous waterfront promenade and integration of
the neighborhood with the waterfront.
Chaired the city's Design Advisory Panel which approved all
municipally financed capital improvements. While serving as Deputy
Director, I designed "Museum Row Walk" which parallels the Jones Falls Expressway where it terminates at the
Inner Harbor and "di Suvero Sculpture Plaza" which surrounds
the World Trade Building at the Inner Harbor. I contributed to the urban
design of the public right-of-way, which surrounds the Inner Harbor,
which in 1985 won recognition from the American Institute of Architects
as "one of the best designed urban spaces in America."
Construction and Building Inspection Division
coordinated all federally and locally funded capital improvements for
public housing. Responsible for modernizing and rehabilitating public
housing for the Baltimore Public Housing Authority.
Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle,
Chicago, Illinois 60680, 1979-81
Assistant Director of the center. Supervised eight
professionals trained in marketing, urban economics and small business
finance. Staff conducted retail market studies, demographic analyses and
developed business plans for local development corporations. The center
functioned as the technical assistance arm of the regional office of the
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). We reviewed loan
proposals and industrial bond issues. Successfully made grants to over
forty small businesses, which leveraged over $1 million in federal
Community Development Block Grant funds provided by the City of Chicago.
Perkins & Will Architects and Engineers, 2 North LaSalle Street,
Chicago, Illinois, 1976-79
Senior Landscape Architect for domestic and
international projects. Project manager for King Faisal Military
Cantonment, a 10,000-person town in the middle of the Sinai desert which
included mosques and four, gender-specific schools, located in Khamis
Mushayat, Saudi Arabia. Landscape architect for the 400-bed Wafa Wa Amal
Military Hospitaal (equivalent to our Walter Reed Hospital) in Cairo,
Egypt. Duties included preparation of site drawings, leading
multinational survey teams, designing site-related civil engineering
improvements, and project coordination with our client the US Corps of
Domestic projects I designed include East Chicago, Indiana Parks Master Plan,
Park Forest South, Illinois Bike and Recreation Trail,
rejuvenation of Jackson Park in Chicago originally designed by Frederick
Law Olmsted, Oakton Community College campus in Des Plaines, Illinois
and Chicago State University campus. I also prepared the Chicago Park
District's Urban Park and Recreation Recovery grants funded by the US
Department of Interior.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects and Engineers,
410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-76
Landscape Architect for domestic projects. Duties
included urban design, site planning, landscape design and site-related
civil engineering for a variety of multi-family, commercial and institutional projects.
Prepared the Chicago 21 Plan which focused on redevelopment of 7,000 acres at the
center of Chicago's Loop which included downtown and surrounding
neighborhoods. Key proposals included a 600 acre South Loop
New-Town-in-Town on the southern edge of the downtown and an Open Space Development Plan
which linked the inland park system to the Chicago River
and Lake Michigan waterfront.
Site architect for the 3 acre Sears Tower and plaza. I
was responsible for siting the world's tallest building (at the time) in
the midst of a rapidly developing business distract at the western edge
of Chicago's downtown.
Environmental Planning and Research, 410 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60622, 1971-73
Urban Planner responsible for the preparation of
Neighborhood Improvement Programs and urban renewal plans for small and
medium-size cities that did not have in-house staff capable of preparing
these federal applications. Prepared urban renewal applications and
plans for East St. Louis, Illinois; Waterloo, Iowa; Gary, Indiana; Grand
Forks, Nebraska; and East Cleveland, Ohio. Duties included training city
staff on how to gather data, organizing community
meetings, developing urban renewal plans, briefing city councils on the
contents of the plan, submission of application to HUD, training city staff
on how to manage grant funds.
State of Minnesota Landscape Architect No. 12905
State of South Carolina Landscape Architect No. 161
Illinois Arts Council, Architects-In-Residence Program, Harvey, Illinois,
Lecturer, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago,
Adjunct Professor, Horticulture Program, Triton College, Des Plaines,
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Architecture and Landscape Architecture,
Morgan State University, 1999-present.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Latrobe Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)
Contributing Author, Two Centuries of Black American Art. Los Angeles: Los
Angles County Museum, Alfred Knopf, 1976.
Author, "David Williston, The First Black Landscape Architect."
Landscape Architecture Magazine. (Louisville: January 1982): 82.
Author, "The Druid Hill YMCA of Baltimore, The First One Hundred
Years." Maryland Historical Society Magazine. (Baltimore: winter
Author, "Building a Foundation for the Future, Black Architects Washington, D.C., 18901940."
Washington View Magazine. (D.C.: vol. 2, 1991):24.
Contributing Author, Dictionary of American Negro Biography. "Julian
Abele". New York: Wiley & Sons, 1994.
Author, Julian Abele, Architect, Beaux-Arts and Beige. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2001.
Editor, Biographical Dictionary of African-American Architects,
1865-1945, New York: Routledge, 2002.
Contributing Author/Editor, And the Walls Came Tumbling
Down, the Early Black Architects of Washington, D.C. and Tidewater Virginia.
Seeking a publisher.
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March 2000 to present, SHW Group, Inc.
Manage all phases of school planning, design and
Assist in development of Reston office strategic plan.
Assist in marketing, profit center management, and
1996 - March 2000, Sarah Woodhead AIA / Architecture
Manage all phases of projects from inception through programming
and design to construction administration and project close-out.
Specialize in educational facility planning and programming.
Serve as Senior Associate to the 21st Century School Fund on issues
relating to educational facilities planning,
programming, and architectural design for urban school systems.
1993 - 1996, Maryland State Department of Education
Architect, School Facilities Branch
Facilitated, reviewed and recommended action on
educational specifications, schematic designs and construction
documents for public school construction projects.
Researched, wrote, published and marketed guidelines
for school design:
Building Ecology and Partition Design, 1996
Building Ecology and School Design, 1995
Science Facilities Design Guildelines, 1994
Technology Education Facilities Design, (coauthor), 1994.
Developed policy for Interagency Committee on Public
School Constructions Program (FY1997 state funding level: $133 million).
Reviewed year Capital Plans with local educational .
Analyzed proposed projects for feasibility. eligibility, cost and scope.
Guided local educational agendas through state
Coordinated annual $4.9 million science renovation program LOOK OF THE FUTURE
for Interagency Committee on School Constuction.
1991 - 1993, District of Columbia Schools Div. of
Senior Project Manager, Capital Planner
Established funding priorities and developed public
process for 10 year capital plan for $30 - $45 million annual school
Designed innovative database for project management.
Supervised a staff of 20 architects, engineers. and inspectors.
Developed and interpreted scopes of work.
Solicited and evaluated professional and construction
Administered design arid construction contracts.
Supervised construction documents for in-house projects.
Secured permits and waivers from regulatory agencies.
1989 -1991, Sarah Woodhead AIA/Architecture
Sole proprietor in private practice in Boston,
Established architectural programs.
Designed projects from schematics through
Handled all phases including specification writing, cost
estimating, drafting, finance and marketing.
1987-1989, A&AD/Urbanworks, Boston, Massachusetts
Project Architect and Intern
Managed all phases of design and construction
administration on Projects to $5 million; collaborated on projects to
Projects included multi-site projects for the City of
Boston, including libraries and community centers; historic
preservation; mass transit stations, including accessibility
improvements to six stations; residential projects; and institutional
1983 -1986 Assist, Incorporated, Salt Lake City, Utah
Intem Architect 1983 -1985
Board of Directors 1985 -1986
Designed and managed projects for a variety of
agencies and low-income clients.
Projects emphasized access for persons with
disabilities, economy, and leveraged funding from a variety of sources.
Developed conceptual design tools and presentations
for urban design issues.
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Master of Architecture, 1985
Architectural History Fellowship, 1984 -1985
Bachelor of Arts, Middle East Studies, 1980
Graduated cum laude
Certificate holder, National Council of
Architectural Registration Boards
Registered Architect: Maryland, The District of
Columbia, and Utah
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, AIA Committee on the Environment
Member, AIA Committee on Architecture for Education
Member, ACCESS BOARD/AIA Project Planning Team,
Member, ANSI Working Group on Classroom Acoustics for
the ATBCB, 19992000
Publications and Presentations
Planning School Facilities: Publication for the National
Clearinghouse on Presentations Educational Facilities. United States
Department of Education. Currently in final draft. Also workshop for NSBA, March 2000, In
collaboration with the 21st CSF and NCEF.
Unlikely Partners: Collaboration Across Sectors to Solve
Problems Facing Urban Schools. Presentation to the American Institute of
Architects Committee on Architecture for Education, Chicago,
Illinois, September 1998.
An Alternative Educational Facilities Master Plan for
the District of Columbia Public Schools: 1997 - 2007, the 21st
Century School Fund, 1997. Co-author.
Building Ecology and Partition Design, Maryland State Department of
Building Ecology and School Design, Maryland State Department of
Science Facilities Design Guidelines, Maryland State Department of
Technology Education Facilities Design Guidelines, Maryland
State Department of Education, 1994. Co-author.
Education Specifications, Oyster Elementary School,
District of Columbia Public Schools, 1995.
A Framework for a Capital Improvement Plan, District of Columbia Public
Towards an Evocative Architecture, Utah Architect, 1986.
A Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Studio Project, Architectural
Record, Mid-April 1985 and Faith and Form, 1985.
For further information. Sarah Woodhead can be contacted
Address: 1201 Kearney Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Voice & Fax: 202-832-0188