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KORTASIA K EVANS

KORTASIA K EVANS

Education
SHERWOOD
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Voltaire

Summary

Motivated, adaptable and focused with a determination to success in managing organized professional learning communities, updating records through progress monitoring. Proficient in helping advanced, struggling and special needs students enhance learning through progress monitoring, record keeping, response to intervention. An aspiring administrator ready to excel in team-building, culture-improving and performance-increasing initiatives. Demonstrating versatility in leadership approaches to acquire active participation in collaborative activities.

Overview

9
9
years of professional experience
13
13
years of post-secondary education

Teacher

Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
2018-05 - Current
  • Analyze and support needs of at-risk and low-income students by progress monitoring student data to develop individualized RtI plans to increase student scores by 30%.
  • Facilitated team collaboration through professional learning communities to evaluate and moderate learning.
  • Establishing evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with and supporting teachers and administration with goals of increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, and building teacher capacity.
  • Analyzing curriculum and devised alternate approaches to coach teachers to increase student understanding.
  • Developing proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement plans to decrease student behaviors by 25%.

Lead-Teacher

Dawson Cooperative Education
2016-08 - 2018-05
  • Developed lesson plans and materials for classroom instruction to meet education goals using several teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, hands on activities, and demonstrations.
  • Analyze and support needs of 20 at-risk and low-income students by adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests.
  • Organized rooms in line with current educational thinking to maximize educational opportunities.
  • Conferred with parents about student progress to boost family involvement and enhance student support.
  • Developed and optimized rich learning environment by capitalizing on diverse engagement strategies and enriching teaching techniques.
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.

Home-Based Teacher

Arkansas Early Learning
2016-04 - 2016-08
  • Assist children with their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Created, planned, and implemented educational, social, and lesson plans for parents Guide children ages 0-3 years of age through appropriate levels of learning activities to promote these school readiness goals.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse activities.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.

Substitute Teaching

Subteach USA
2015-01 - 2016-04
  • Kept up to 30 students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Kept accurate and current attendance records and assignment sheets to maintain file compliance.
  • Upheld classroom routines to support student environments and maintain consistent schedules.
  • Followed classroom plans left by class teacher to continue student education and reinforce core concepts.
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to devise and implement coordinated educational strategies and student support networks.
  • Assisted students of all ability levels develop life-long learning skills and good study habits.
  • Maintained day-to-day classroom management and discipline to promote learning initiatives.

Resident Assistant

Henderson State University
2010-08 - 2011-12
  • Assessed and responded to needs of 60 residents on hall.
  • Created, planned, and implemented educational, social, and recreational programs.
  • Acted as liaison between residents and Department of Residence Life.
  • Counseled peers on personal, academic, and career concerns.
  • Managed various administrative duties, including maintenance requests, incident reports, and room transfers.
  • Enforced and upheld university policies.
  • Coached students on useful life and personal care skills.
  • Led by example through mature behavior consistent with university regulations and rules.
  • Attended, participated and contributed to monthly staff meetings addressing resident needs.
  • Created and implemented social, educational and recreational programs for residents.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Performed several administrative duties, including room transfers, incident reports and maintenance requests.

Preschool Teacher

Preschool Substitute, First Step, Inc
2010-05 - 2010-08
  • Gained hands-on experience with small groups of 5 children and large classes up to 20 children and within various age groups and education.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Fostered reasoning and problem solving through active exploration games and activities.
  • Allowed for ample outdoor discovery time in schedule each day.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to children while maintaining overall focus on entire group.

Work History

Doctor of Education Educational Administration

Walden University
2018-03 - Current

Ed. Specialist Degree District Level Licensure

Henderson State University
2021-01 - 2021-12

MSE Educational Leadership (K-12)

Henderson State University
2015-08 - 2016-12

Arkansas Principal Licensure, Educational Leadership

BSE Early Childhood Education

Henderson State University
2009-08 - 2014-05

Arkansas Teacher Licensure , Early Childhood Education (P-4

Associates of Liberal Arts

National Park Community College
2008-08 - 2009-05

Associates of Arts

Henderson State University
2008-08 - 2009-05

Arkansas Teacher Licensure

Education

Skills

Solution Tree- PLC

Leadership

Coaching

Student-centered learning

Social-Emotional Learning training

Response To Intervention

Standardized Testing

Differentiated instruction

District-Level Equity Leadership Team

Building Level Leadership Team

Affiliations

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Kappa Delta Pi, Inc


Henderson State University - Ed. Specialist Degree, District Level Licensure
2021-01 - 2021-12
Teacher - Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
2018-05 - Current
Walden University - Doctor of Education, Educational Administration
2018-03 - Current
Lead-Teacher - Dawson Cooperative Education
2016-08 - 2018-05
Home-Based Teacher - Arkansas Early Learning
2016-04 - 2016-08
Henderson State University - MSE Educational Leadership (K-12),
2015-08 - 2016-12
Substitute Teaching - Subteach USA
2015-01 - 2016-04
Resident Assistant - Henderson State University
2010-08 - 2011-12
Preschool Teacher - Preschool Substitute, First Step, Inc
2010-05 - 2010-08
Henderson State University - BSE, Early Childhood Education
2009-08 - 2014-05
National Park Community College - Associates of Liberal Arts,
2008-08 - 2009-05
Henderson State University - Associates of Arts,
2008-08 - 2009-05

Timeline

References

Paulette Blacknall

ReTired Henderson State University

2220 Hwy 51 North

Arkadelphia, AR

Phone: (870) 245-7753

Relationship: Mentor

Brandon Weems
Assistant Principal
26405 AR-107
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 416-3458
Relationship: Previous Supervisor

Jamie Walls

Third Grade Teacher

2400 Linda Lane

Jacksonville, AR 72076

Relationship: Co-Worker

Leadership Experience

Superintendent Intern (August 2021-December 2021)

  • Developed dissertation research and data collection on administrators challenges in supporting elementary teachers efforts to teach literacy
  • Assisted in developing a superintendents' student advisory cabinet for improving campus culture
  • Assisted the district's literacy curriculum team to alignment curriculum
  • Observed district leaders in obtaining partnership funds for an additional elementary building
  • Observed in weekly state-wide superintendent meeting to discuss improvements, mandates, and state bills that impacted Arkansas school systems
  • Observed planning processes to develop and facilitate a school board meeting

Principal Intern (August 2016-December 2016) and (August 2019-May 2020)

  • Developed action research and data collection for impacting student achievement through Response to Intervention
  • Assisted in hiring for Pre-kindergarten to 5 grade elementary positions
  • Supported Building-Level Leadership Team in developing comprehensive learning plans for approximately 200 at-risk elementary students
  • Observed school leaders in instructional leadership, management and community outreach
  • Facilitated small group reflection and discussion for mission and vision development

References

Paulette Blacknall

ReTired Henderson State University

2220 Hwy 51 North

Arkadelphia, AR

Phone: (870) 245-7753

Relationship: Mentor

Brandon Weems
Assistant Principal
26405 AR-107
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Phone: (501) 416-3458
Relationship: Previous Supervisor

Jamie Walls

Third Grade Teacher

2400 Linda Lane

Jacksonville, AR 72076

Relationship: Co-Worker

PD

  • 504 Training
  • Individual Educational Programs Training
  • Child maltreatment
  • Dyslexia
  • Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
  • Professional book studies
  • Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter
  • Parent Involvement