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  • Herbert Smith

    Productive/Proven Educational Leader

    P.O. Box 2573, Acworth, Georgia 30102
    (662) 207-3065

    • Demonstrated achiever with exceptional knowledge of school/district operations, practices, and regulations.
    • Strong business management and finance background combined with fluency in computer technology and Microsoft software packages.
    • Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating ideas clearly and effectively.
    • Extensive computer training, including knowledge of multiple school attendance and business software packages.
    • Enthusiastic and experienced in domestic travel.
    EdS in Educational Leadership 2009
    Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

    Masters Degree in Business Administration 2006
    Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
    Concentration in Management

    B.A. Degree in Business Administration 2000
    Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

    Career History & Accomplishments

    Curriculum Consultant, Sunflower County School District 2009-present
    • Develop district-level benchmark assessments to evaluate students' mastery of state objectives
    • Analyze student results for distribution to teachers to guide or redirect instruction
    • Supervise staff of five
    • Collaborate with teachers and administrators for the improvement of classroom learning and development of instructional guides
    • Participate in classroom observations
    • Monitor student and teacher performance growth
    Technology Coordinator/Accounts Payable, Okolona School District 2008
    • Served as E-rate Coordinator-responsible for the timely submission of district activity according to contract specifications and compliance with state regulations
    • Served as Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) Coordinator-responsible for the timely submission of district data to Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) monthly
    • Prepared district's technology plan
    • Served on the Strategic Planning Committee
    • Assessed technology needs of district schools and central office
    • Provided support services for teachers in their instructional needs
    • Communicated technology repair needs with contract company
    • Served as initial contact for troubleshooting
    • Provided support and training to teachers and other staff as necessary
    • Researched competitive grants to supply resources for district students
    • Served as District Parent Coordinator-responsible for building alliances with the community and parents for increased involvement in school operations
    • Served as district contact person for the attendance package-SAM6i
    • Updated employee records as necessary
    • Monitored financial operations in connection with purchasing
    • Participated in the budget planning and amendment process
    • Processed order requests and produced requisitions for all district buildings-responsible for applying charges to the appropriate accounts
    • Distributed invoices to appropriate departments for the approval of payment
    • Processed approved invoices for payment and cut corresponding checks
    • Generated monthly accounts payable activity report and requests for payment for board approval
    Office Manager, Sunflower County School District 2003-2008
    • Liaison for the Offices of Federal Programs and Curriculum/Professional Development
    • Handled/Assisted in administrative functions for the Superintendent, Asst. Superintendent and Director of Curriculum such as the completion of educator licensure requirements and application submission, the budgetary components of the consolidated federal programs application and the highly qualified teacher plan
    • Created district-level benchmark assessments
    • Created spreadsheets for the budget monitoring of federal/state/private grants
    • Completed and submitted reports regularly to the Mississippi Department of Education via the Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS)
    • Assisted in completing requirements for grant securement
    • Monitored district actions based on respective guidelines and prepared financial reports for GEARUP, Reading First, and Project Ascend
    • Served in teacher recruitment efforts for the district
    • Supported district and community relations through personal contact and media outlets
    • Coordinated or assisted in the coordination of special events and projects
    • Served as a member of the Dropout Prevention Task Force
    • Coordinated or involved in the following: payroll documentation including reconciliation, professional development activities, building maintenance, correspondence with interoffice staff and outside agencies and affiliates, proofreading, ordering supplies, and other clerical duties as assigned.
    NOTE: (The assignments below were held during the timeframe mentioned above for Sunflower County School District)
    Technology/Clerical Assistant, Sunflower County School District
    • Served as secondary advisor to school-level secretaries in district
    • Provided direct assistance to the assistant superintendent and technology coordinator including MDE reporting, budget monitoring, managing/monitoring WinOscar (school attendance package) for district schools (7)
    • Corresponding with interoffice staff and outside agencies and affiliates
    • Completed other assignments as deemed necessary
    Administrative Assistant, Sunflower County School District (Moorhead Middle School)
    • Updated school attendance package as necessary for monthly transmission to MSIS
    • Prepared monthly deposits for school-level financial activity report
    • Submitted payroll documentation for school faculty and staff
    • Coordinated major assembly programs
    • Answered multiple phone lines
    • Communicated with interoffice staff and outside agencies and affiliates
    • Served in other capacities as assigned
    Payroll Clerk, JMBS, LLC 2000-2002
    DBA: Jubilee Casino, Greenville Inn & Suites, and Key West Inn
    • Recorded daily employee time worked
    • Created general ledger reports
    • Served in employee relations/conflict resolution/customer service capacity
    • Processed garnishments as specified by the courts
    • Balanced accrual hours (overtime, vacation, bereavement, and personal)
    • Updated the Management Guide as necessary
    • Corresponded with outside agencies and affiliates

    Professional Experience & Memberships
    • Provided Student Progress Monitoring System (SPMS) training to Sunflower County School District educators (2005-2008)
    • Provided SAM6i training to Okolona School District personnel as requested
    • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Okolona School District
    • Member, Dropout Prevention Task Force, Sunflower County Schools
    • Member, Teacher Recruitment Team, Sunflower County Schools
    • Member, Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church

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