I'm Alberto De Lèon.

I'm an elementary school principal with expertise , ample experience , effective leadership skills , working collaboratively with the school site leadership team to provide all students the best educational experience while serving the community at large.
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About Me

For the past twenty-one years, I had the privilege to serve a diverse student population of various socio-economic status and ethnicity, while working as a teacher, assistant principal, and a school principal. I have always measured my success by the achievements and accomplishments of my students. As such, I have worked towards 21st Century learning goals for all students where elementary children engaged in coding robots, creating and completing challenges and meeting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requirements for technology and engineering. Training teachers to enhance student engagement in the use of technology and redefining learning tasks, I presented teachers with professional development that is pedagogically geared towards the integration of both models the Technology Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK), and Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). Through dialectical discourse and hands-on activities teachers engaged in redesigning tasks that are both creative and communicative, challenging, and empowering students beyond the limits of the classroom. Hence, creating a learning community of outstanding teachers, supportive parents, dedicated staff, and working jointly for the welfare of the students has been key to my success as a school leader. The challenges and responsibilities of being a principal of an elementary school are equally intriguing and enticing since they enable me a major opportunity to learn, grow and serve.


Accomplishments

  • Developed perseverance and encouraged staff and teachers to focus on goals and objectives during challenging times.
  • Opened venues for collaboration and communication and created a community of learners involving all stakeholders.
  • Established a progressive virtual strategic school plan and implemented theoretical, philosophical, and pedagogical knowledge, and technical expertise to serve the needs of parents, staff, teachers, and students.
  • Created networking opportunities through having an open-door policy, listening, reflecting, sharing, offering regular assistance, and encouraging student attendance and active participation.

Objectives

  • Shape a vision of academic success for all students based on high standards and strive for student educational equity.
  • Create a climate hospitable to education so staff, teachers, and students are welcomed, and hence, establish a positive school culture.
  • Cultivate leadership in others so staff, teachers, parents, and aids are able to assume their part in realizing the school vision, mission, and purpose for learning and instruction.
  • Manage people, data, and foster online learning improvement.

Career

Centinela School TK-7, IUSD

Principal 2018 – 2021

  • Trained teachers to design and implement curricula that met core standards and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) requirements while using Thinking Maps, Writing from the Beginning and Beyond, and Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI).
  • Enhanced teacher practices through modifying their teaching methods, and implementing research-based innovations to improve instructional delivery and increase test scores.
  • Focused on enhancing teachers' pedagogical skills and developing a culture of collaboration and created an assessment protocol to ensure full staff participation.
  • Delivered professional development and support for teachers to strengthen the use of the ELA, math, and ELD programs and worked with the coach to offer differentiated training and support, as needed.
  • Analyzed and desegregated data for both formative and summative assessment including students’ standards-based performance on state and district assessment, such as California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
  • Planned and created a schoolwide data wall model to conduct regular and ongoing staff analysis of formative and summative assessment to measure student progress and monitor their growth.
  • Facilitated Data Summit PD to calibrate and analyze data with colleagues and plan targeted interventions based on student results.
  • Collaborated with Site Leadership Reps to create 45-minute blocks of designated ELD deployment resulting in the increase of English Learners reclassification of 91 students versus 8 ELs only for the previous year.
  • Planned and conducted regularly scheduled parent council meetings to ensure parents understood the four site achievement goals - ELA, Math, Climate & Culture, and Parent Involvement.
  • Procured funding through a grant for a school-wide music program to enhance visual and performing arts curriculum for all students.
  • Maintained excellent communications and created a safe work environment establishing a positive school culture, while achieving a shared vision for the site where all stakeholders had a voice Implementation Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to engage educators in authentic lessons that value students' culture and unique experiences.
  • Worked diligently and consistently on building a foundation of trust, respect, collegiality, collaborative teamwork, and establishing a community of learners.
  • Increased parental involvement on the School Site Council, English Language Advisory Committee and extended parent education program to support classroom instruction.

Sun Empire Elementary, KUSD

Principal 2008 - 2018

  • Coordinated curriculum and staff development and curricular alignment through collecting, analyzing, and desegregating multiple forms of student data and program effectiveness.
  • Provided a consistent school-wide emphasis on professional development through Professional Learning Communities.
  • Organized, led, and follow-up site Student Success Team/504 Plan process.
  • Promoted a safe learning environment for students and staff implementing the PBIS model.
  • Coordinated educational program activities with other departments and outside agencies.
  • Supervised Departments/Data Teams/Grade Levels Teams/Special Education/Site Website.
  • Coordinated State (SBAC testing) and district assessments/benchmarks.
  • Organized and implemented Instructional Rounds.

Sun Empire Elementary, KUSD

Assistant Principal 2005 – 2008

  • Led staff to focus on using multiple student learning data sources to develop interventions, support, and enrichment for all students.
  • Created school safety and emergency plans, teacher schedules, and developed and implemented site-designed assessments Raising Student Achievement to target areas of low achievement.
  • Maintained and supported academic and socio/emotional intervention initiatives and developed a discipline matrix to ensure student and educational equity.

Sun Empire Elementary, KUSD

4th Grade Teacher 1999 – 2005

  • Collaborated with site administrator to establish an effective integrating school program.
  • Coordinated the delivery of a broad range of tutorials, workshops, and seminars.
  • Organized recruitment, hired qualified staff and presented staff development for all personnel.
  • Registered and enrolled students in the after-school program, scheduled and identified students in need of interventions.

Education

Fresno Pacific University

California Administrative Services Credential 2006

California State University Fresno

California BCLAD Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 2001

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997

Skills

Professional Activities and Leadership Roles

  • Inglewood Management Association, Executive Board.
  • Serve on the following District Committees: Ed Services, LCAP Advisory, District Safety Rep., Technology, and MTSS.
  • Member of the IUSD District English Learner Advisory Committee.
  • Facilitated the conversion to add middle school to the Centinela campus.
  • District Strategic Plan Group Facilitator.
  • Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Oversight Committee Representative.
  • Serve on Recruitment and Retention Committee.
  • ACSA - Personnel Academy 2016-2017.
  • ACSA - Principals Academy 2015-2016.
  • Trained with Dr. Hollie on Culturally and Linguistically Teaching and Learning.
  • Association of California School Administrators - Member.
  • California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators – Member.
  • Violence and the Active Shooter Training - Kerman Police Department.
  • Keenan & Associates Safety Module Training Administrator's.

Contact Me

Alberto De Lèon

Los Angeles, CA USA

info@alberto-deleon.com

+123 123 2345

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