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LORI JAMES

Seffner, FL 33584 Cell: 813.389.9818 kaykamshadow@msn.com

CAREER PROFILE
Results-oriented, versatile, and resourceful management professional with comprehensive experience in program development and management, grant writing, and teacher. Multi-faceted and forward-thinking leader with demonstrated success in being on the writing team of a major $12.5M grant to start a program for county public schools and currently provides leadership for professional development programs. Collaborative, client-focused and progressive with excellent communications and interpersonal abilities to build rapport with clients, staff, and other key stakeholders to positively impact student achievements and prepare for future academic success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Program Development/Design Needs Assessments Social Services Management Grant Writing/Management Community Outreach/Liaison Education Leadership Project Management Communications Public Speaking

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Grant Writer Key contributor in preparation and writing of $12.5M Hillsborough County Public Schools Principal Pipeline Program Grant. Program Enhancement Responsible for expansion of literacy component for district-wide homeless program. Key staff member in the planning and implementation of stages of the nationally recognized Hillsborough Principal Pipeline Program. Public Speaking Workshop Presenter at the National Homelessness Conference on Homeless Education and Literacy Program and Homeless Education Program; National Conference Speaker educating professional on development of community partnerships and how a community could organize a site for low-income housing Parent Advisory Committee Member of Parent Advisory Committee at Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School Board Member YMCA Community Initiatives Board, 2009 2011

PROFESSIONAL E XPERIENCE
Hillsborough County Public Schools Tampa, FL Oct 2008 Present Leadership Development Coordinator (Nov 2011 Present) Provide leadership and oversee the development of content and management of professional development programs supporting the principal pipeline programs that include: Future Leaders Academy, Developing District Leaders, Assistant Principal Induction, Assistant Principal and Master Mentor Program, and the School Administration Manager (SAM) Program. Lead and coordinate training programs that include Fierce Conversations, Lead with Me, and all Southern Regional Education Board training offered within HCPS. Oversee research and analysis of programs to develop ongoing design and program improvements in all pipeline programs. Manage needs assessments to ensure that all programs provide requisite skills, training, and research to support participants growth. Liaison for communications among Leadership Development, district leadership, departments, and staff. Grants Coordinator (Aug 2010 Nov 2011) Managed research and preparation of grant applications to various funders, represented HCPS at meetings with outside agencies, analyzed and reported on data, and collaborated with HCPS personnel on grant-related issues. Prepared letters of support from Superintendent for grant submissions and participated in internal budget setup meetings once grant funds were awarded. District Resource Teacher (Oct 2008 Aug 2010) Collaborated in implementation of homeless tutoring program; collected, analyzed and reported on homeless student achievement data to outside evaluator. Recruited, hired, trained, developed lessons, and managed performance of Literacy Coaches. Established partnerships at district schools, sites and programs; developed schedules.

Managed community outreach and presentations, representing the program with agencies regarding literacy components and its role. Collaborated with others to leverage grant funds; managed program development and grant writing. Presenter/Trainer at National Homeless Conference on success of Homeless Education Program.

Hillsborough County Department of Social Services Mar 1995 Sep 2001 Neighborhood Service Center Manager Proposed and developed Project Opportunity for Hillsborough County focused on encouraging low-income residents to reach self-sufficiency. Managed startup and development of facility with responsibility for supervision, training, and performance management of over 30 staff members. National Conference Speaker to educate professionals on how to startup and develop a community partnership for a low-income residency program.

O THER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Rampello Downtown Partnership School o 7th Grade Geography and Law Elective o 6th 8th Grade Reading Franklin Middle Magnet School o 6th 8th Grade Law Studies developing curriculum and standards for law class Nov 2005 Oct 2008 Oct 2004 Nov 2005

E DUCATION
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Juris Doctorate, May 1989 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, June 1986

CERTIFICATIONS
Social Studies 6-12 Grades Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12 Grades Reading Endorsement