Vitae

Dr. Jeanette R. Westfall

Director of Curriculum
Liberty Public School District #53
650 Conistor
Liberty, MO 64068
816.736.5300

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

Director of Curriculum, Liberty Public School District #53:  Responsible to provide leadership and direction by working with teachers and principals to develop, monitor and evaluate the district’s instructional program.

Principal, Benton High School, St. Joseph School District:  Responsible for staff hiring, staff professional development, school budget, master scheduling, and student discipline.  Utilize data for decision-making for professional development, curriculum and instruction decisions, and school improvement.  Create, organize, and develop staff leadership team for decision-making and operations.

St. Joseph School District Secondary Instructional Coaching Team Leader:  Plan and implement professional development for instructional coaching team, facilitate district-wide professional development for middle school communication arts MAP benchmark item writing and scoring, facilitate instructional  coaching team presentations

St. Joseph School District New Teacher Induction Series:  Create and implement curriculum for new teacher professional development workshop series

MAP Scoring Assistant Regional Facilitator:  Train MAP scoring for Communication Arts Grade 11 Rockwood Scoring Site, analyze testing data, CTB/McGraw-Hill         contact, testing calibration monitor

St. Joseph School District Middle School Communication Arts Curriculum Writing Team Leader:  Organized team, facilitated district-wide meetings, created innovative curriculum design,

EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

09/05 ~     Saint Joseph School District – Instructional Coach Team Leader                   St. Joseph,  Missouri
Develop secondary instructional coach curriculum, lead team meetings, work with building administrators, lead new teacher professional development, provide MAP item writing/scoring training

08/06 ~ 11/06    Saint Joseph School District – Assistant Principal, Benton High School       St. Joseph,  Missouri
Develop secondary instructional coach curriculum, lead team meetings, work with building administrators, lead new teacher professional development, provide MAP item writing/scoring training

09/05 ~ 08/06    Saint Joseph School District – Instructional Coach Team Leader                   St. Joseph,  Missouri
Develop secondary instructional coach curriculum, lead team meetings, work with building administrators, lead new teacher professional development, provide MAP item writing/scoring training

05/04 ~ 08/06    Saint Joseph School District – Secondary Schools Instructional Coach          St. Joseph,  Missouri
Job-embedded professional developer

06/98 ~ 08/06    DESE/MAP Test & Model Curriculum  Development  – Assistant Scoring Facilitator/Table         Leader/Item Writer/Scorer; Communication Arts Model Curriculum Writing Team
Assistant regional facilitator in administering scoring of Grade 11 Communication Arts MAP, table leader for scoring site, item writer for previous and expanded MAP tests, unit writer  and reviewer of model curriculum grades  8-11

04/97 ~ 08/06    Saint Joseph School District – Language Arts teacher, Lafayette High          St. Joseph,  Missouri
Teaching Language Arts to students in grades 9-12.  LHS MAP Coordinator, CARE Team presenter, Student Intervention Squad, NCTE member, MSTA member, IRA member, Department chair person

08/96 ~     12/05    Saint Joseph School District – Lafayette High School Soccer Coach          St. Joseph, Missouri
Head coach-fourteen seasons, asst. coach-two seasons, planning and implementing varsity practices and games

06/95 ~ 07/98    Saint Joseph School District – Summer School Enrichment Teacher        St. Joseph, Missouri

08/86 ~ 05/88    Del Valle School District – 6th grade teacher                            Del Valle, Texas

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

University of Missouri Statewide Cohort V ~ Columbia, Missouri                               June 2008
EdD Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Northwest Missouri State University ~ Maryville, Missouri                July 2006
Certificate of Secondary Administration

Baker University ~ Ballwin City, Kansas                                           May 2002
MA Education

Northwest Missouri State University ~ Maryville, Missouri                    Fall 1997
Secondary Language Arts Certification

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Tax School ~ St. Joseph, Missouri                               December 1995
Tax Preparer Certification

Texas State University ~ San Marcos, Texas                                              August 1986
BS Education

Kubasaki High School ~ Okinawa, Japan (DODDS)                                               May 1981
High School Diploma

OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1.    Creation and implementation of the Talented and Gifted:  Explorations in Literature and Humanities
class at Lafayette High School.  In its seventh year, this public school class researches, fundraises and reads in order to develop a basis which allows them to travel to their destination of study (1999-2006).  TAG curriculum writing team (2006).

2.    Creation and implementation of a Student Summer Hire Fair which combined student instructional
activities with local businesses to find and fill summer jobs positions in the community.  Project was adopted by St. Joseph School District School to Careers Program for all three city high schools.

3.    Team member for creation of high school language arts curriculum for the St. Joseph School District;
team leader for the creation and implementation of middle school language arts curriculum.

4.    Selection for state-level MAP model curriculum writing, regional team member and test scoring
training leader; assistant MAP scoring supervisor for grade 11 test scoring site.

5.    Completion of regional writing project (Prairie Lands Writing Project) course where classroom action
research foundations were realized resulting in district wide application of research topic, participant in the first Educator Institute —  a cooperative learning venture between Missouri Western University, the city of St. Joseph and the Saint Joseph School District

6.    St. Joseph School District’s Innovator of the Year; selected for the creation of the Talented and Gifted
Literature and Humanities class at Lafayette High School which trains students to become leaders through research, reading, speaking, fundraising and national travel to broaden the learning capacity of students.

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS:

May 2013              Phi Delta Kappa  Leadership Excellence
November 2010        St. Joseph School District PTSA Co-Principal of the Year
May 2009         Phi Delta Kappa Innovative Principal of the Year
 November 2003        Innovator of the Year, St. Joseph School District
 March 2002        Appleseed Grant Award Winner, St. Joseph School District
 January 2001        Class D National Soccer Coaching License – United States Soccer Federation
 November 2001        Appleseed Grant Award Winner, St. Joseph School District
 November 1998        Appleseed Grant Award Winner, St. Joseph School District
 September 1998        Class E Soccer Coaching License - Major League Soccer Camps
 October 1997        Secondary Certification in Language Arts, Missouri
 February 1997        Class 1 United States Soccer Federation Assistant Referee
 March 1997        Class G Soccer Coaching License - St. Joseph Soccer Association
 January 1997        United States Soccer Association Referee 2 - Level 8 (FIFA)
 January 1997        Missouri High School Athletic Association Coach, (ASEP, NFICA)
 December 1995         Tax Preparer Certification
 October 1994         Private Pilot’s License
 July 1994         Mountain Home Air Force Base Volunteer of the Year (Volunteer/Month, Volunteer/Quarter)
 1987 - 1988        Teacher of the Year nominee - Del Valle Independent School District
 August 1986         Teaching Certificate from the state of Texas (BS Elementary Education)

 

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