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Leah Norsworthy

12419 Turchin Drive


Houston, Texas 77014
713-409-1272
leah.norsworthy@ymail.com

OBJECTIVE

Seeking a Leadership Position within the


Elementary/Secondary level

EDUCATION
Principal Certification Program
University of Saint Thomas
June 2015
Master of Business Administration
(Project Management)

American International University January 2012


Bachelor of Administration
(Finance)

Texas Southern University

June 2006

CERTIFICATION
Principal Certification
(Projected- June 2015)
Instructional Leadership Development Certificate
Mathematics 4-8
(Highly Qualified)
Gifted and Talented Endorsement

LEADERSHIP
An educational leader who uses knowledge of
learning, teaching and student development to make
informed management decisions by

Reinforcing school culture by mentoring new teachers

Observed new and tenured teachers in the effort to increase student


performance

Facilitating a productive shared decision-making team

Analyzed data and guiding implementation of curriculum to promote


student success

Coordinating a bond between the district and school/community


stakeholders

Team Leader

Seventh Grade Mathematics


Present-2014

Teacher Mentor/Coach
2013-2008

Department Chair

Cluster Leader

New Teacher Mentor

Sixth thru Eighth Grade Mathematics


2013-2011

Eighth Grade EXCEL Academy


2011-2009

CLASSROOM EDUCATOR
An educational leader who advocates, nurtures and
sustains an instructional program conductive to student
learning by

Developing and maintaining a hands-on learning


environment, using math curricula and technology
to improve student success on formal and informal
assessments

Planning and organizing lessons focusing on


content vocabulary as per student data

Designed themed Math Units for Gifted and


Talented Students

Bleyl Middle School


(Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District)
Seventh Grade Math
Present-2013

Burbank Middle School


(Houston Independent School District)
Sixth thru Eighth Grade Math
2013-2007

COLLABORATOR
An educational leader who promotes the success of all students by
collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse
community interest and needs, and mobilizing community resources by

Participating in discussions with a group of internal


and external stakeholders to make decisions in the
best interest of all students

Researched, Identified and Plan community


outreach events to make valuable connections
within the community

Developed events to involve parents to increase


overall students performance

Math and Science Night


Coordinator
2013-2011

Parent Liaison
Eighth Grade EXCEL

Site Based Decision Making Committee


Member
2009

2013-2010

2013-

REFERENCE LIST
Stacia Carew
Principal
Bleyl Middle School
10800 Mills Road
Houston, TX 77070
281-897-4340

Samdria Stewart
Academic
Achievement
Specialist
Bleyl Middle School
10800 Mills Road
Houston, TX 77070
281-897-4300

Matthew Ebner
Assistant Principal
Bleyl Middle School
10800 Mills Road
Houston, TX 77070
281-897-4350

What Great Principals Do Differently


by Tod Whitaker
Eye on Education
2003
Any great leader primary concern should be doing what is best for kids, right? In the book, What
Great Principles Do Differently by Tod Whitaker he focuses on the need to focus on identifying,
retaining and grooming the individuals who service our students, the teachers. Within the book he
discusses that there are fifteen things/ideals that can be done that will continue to increase the overall
success of a campus. Each chapter served as one of the ideals that will lead to a successful campus,
which can be summarized as a leader you must understand that the ones who impact the students on
a daily basis should be treated with the utmost respect. As a leader their ideas and opinions need to
be valued to ensure that the campus serves the diverse needs of all students. Also, as an education
leader they must be equipped with the skills to recognize what teachers should be retained, who needs
to be groomed and be willing to identify those who do not share our vision and be willing to let go.
As I read this particular book, I feel that Mr. Whitaker has some very valued points and that if examined
and study properly will have a major impact on achievement for any campus. Though I agree with
most points as with any opinion there will be times were people differ. As a classroom teacher, the
approach that I have found successful and continues to achieve growth with my student he denounces.
This just demonstrates that it takes individuals from all different backgrounds and perspectives to
reach all students. Diversity is the key.
Tod Whitaker is qualified to write a book of this magnitude due to his success as an leader and his
experience training leaders to reach their utmost potential. He has written many other books that
focus on the continued improvement of campus leadership. Currently, he continues to present his
ideology across the country to increase educational effectiveness.