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Kirti Srivastava

Vice Principal , Curriculum and Intstruction Specialist

Summary

I have had the privilege of being involved in education for fifteen years. Twelve of those years were spent as a classroom teacher and recently I have enjoyed growing as consultant and school leader.  I am skilled in delivering trainings as well professional learning opportunities for educators.  I am also highly effective in creating  systems for smooth and effective school management.  My passion in education is driven by arts integration, health studies, and growth mindset research. As an Administrator I seek to find the middle ground where Project Based Learning and Standards Based Teaching meet to create high quality, highly engaging, authentic, rigorous and effective curriculum and instruction.

Work History

2014present

Instructional Coach and Vice Principal

Stephen W. Hawking Math and Science STEAM Charter
  • Based on our school's vision, worked side by side with the Executive director to create long and short term goals to ensure Professional Development and instructional support was focused on the optimal growth of our students  socially, emotionally and academically.
  • Coordinated school wide campaign focused on improving school culture through Expected School-wide Learning Results producing 40+ classroom projects to display in order to boost school culture and morale.
  • Developed and maintained the monitoring of 404 students' progress through a streamlined Student Success Team Process and mentoring 26 teachers.
    • Provided feedback based on classroom observations to ensure that instruction remained in line with our vision (project based learning) and remained rigorous (Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards) as well. 
    • Planned and coordinated 12 on site professional development opportunities and 15 off site trainings based on staff interest, instructional need and school vision.  
2013present

Educational Consultant and Trainer

Teacher Created Materials
  • Train teachers how to use curriculum integrating research based best teaching strategies such as Active Learning, Project Based Learning, and Arts Integration.
  • Trained 50 Teacher Created Materials trainers at National Conference using Active Learning and Whole Brain Teaching Strategies.
20122014

5th Grade Teacher

High Tech Elementary Eastlake
  • Managed a classroom of 26 students and contributed to school climate that promoted social responsibility and citizenship.
    • Coordinated Field Work opportunities that allowed students to leave campus in order to gain a real life perspective of content studied in class.
    • Taught Common Core State Standards through Project Based Learning and Arts Integration strategies with a strong emphasis in social action.
20062012

VAPA Instructor and 6th Grade Teacher

King Chavez Neighborhood of Schools
  • Developed 2 performance showcases per year featuring work created by K-8 students across all art forms.Taught Visual and Performing arts for grades k-8 for 4 years.
  • Interprets and analyzes data to organize and coordinate efforts for increased student achievement
    • Managed a class of 30 6th graders and taught all subjects through data driven Arts Integration strategies.
    • Resulted in the highest increase of test scores (43%) in this school's academic history.
  • Planned, coordinated, and directed assignments for  parent volunteers  to fundraise for 30 students to attend 6th grade camp and field trips.
  • Served on committees for the purpose of instilling School Board policies and school vision.
    • Served as Lead Teacher for Kinder - 6th Grades.  
    • Served on School Site Council
    • Served on School Safety Council
    • Led weekly PLCs and submitted notes of  all work covered to administration.

Education

20102012

MS Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Arts Integrated Instruction

Lesley University MA

Serve as an alumni presenter for conferences.

20032005

MA Education

Pace University NY NY

Received as a recipient of the the New York City Teaching Fellows Program

19972001

BA Community Studies with a focus in Arts, Politics and Education

University of California at Santa Cruz

Served as Student Body President and Chair of National Women of Color Caucus