Resume

Kathleen T. Wright
website: SchoolsRetooled.com
email: schoolsretooled@gmail.com

SchoolsRetooled
Executive Director
Founder of online education policy resource center. Created a new vision for US PreK-12 public education as a delivery system. Prescribed 8 essential elements of systemic change. Introduced concepts from outside industries to education solutions, including student-centered funding incentives for case management model from healthcare, and project management from high tech. Addressed solutions for under-funding of pension benefits and retiree healthcare issues. Produce all web content and publications, including Seven Keys to Education Reform. Currently writing Renewal of the US PreK-12 Education Delivery System.

BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Principal Apprentice and Math Team Facilitator
Facilitated Lesson Study, curriculum mapping, and common planning meetings as Team Leader for math department. Active on Instructional Leadership Team addressing issues of educational mission, strategic planning, curriculum, professional development, student data analysis, and portfolio assessment.

Algebra I Teacher
9th grade Algebra teacher in urban pilot school with full inclusion classroom and SPED co-teacher. Supervised student advisory. Reversed high failure rate with 40% of students placed on accelerated math pathway and successful completion of calculus in senior year.

SPED Math Resource Teacher
Geometry and Advanced Algebra teacher for sophomores, juniors and seniors in Special Education, developing modified lessons and assignments to provide access to the general curriculum to diverse learners under individual education plans. Liaison for students with special needs in general education setting. MCAS tutor, Instructional Leadership Team member, Teacher Leader for instructional and professional development, New Teacher Mentor.

BOSTON PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL
MCAS Prep Teacher, Classroom in the Workplace, Boston, MA
Math teacher for on-the-job MCAS Prep sessions for student interns with local employers. Received PIC Achiever award in 2004 for role in student success on MCAS tests.

EDUCATION

KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL
Master of Management degree, concentrations in Finance, Marketing and Organization Behavior.

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA
Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing.

THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE FOR NEW TEACHERS MASSACHUSETTS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Malden, MA

Intensive teacher training program for dual certification in Math and Special Education.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Administration – Principal/Assistant Principal (9-12)
Mathematics (5-8) (9-12)
Moderate Special Needs (5-12)

HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

BAY STATE HEALTH CARE (Acquired by Blue Cross), Cambridge, MA
Created new strategic planning group. Designed competitor monitor, developed legislative and regulatory analysis function, and tracked industry trends.

PRITZKER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
Supervised systems, accounting and audits for clinical revenue center of a 450-physician faculty practice group. Participated in major fiscal turnaround of billing operations.

AMERICAN HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION (Acquired by BAXTER), Evanston, IL
Evaluated merger and acquisition opportunities. Developed new analysis of corporate performance and shareholder value added. Conducted competitor assessments and environmental studies in support of strategic planning.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, CA
Senior Clinical Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Moffitt Hospital

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA
RN, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Step-Down Unit

CULINARY ARTS EXPERIENCE

Explored entrepreneurship in gourmet desserts working with French pastry chefs at Delphin’s Gourmandise in Marblehead and Maison Robert in Boston. The culinary arts remain an active avocation.

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