Recent Project

Western Virginia Workforce Development Board Regional Career and Technical Education Study (2020).

Past Projects

Chair, Career Academies – Hampton City Schools COMPASS Initiative (2007-15)

Career and Technical Education adviser and partner on Workforce Development project as SEVA-PORT, a U. S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development WIRED grant, in Modeling and Simulation and Transportation, Warehousing, and Distribution for the Hampton Roads Region (2005-2008).

Worked in partnership and on advisory committees with Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, WIB Area XIV and the six Peninsula school districts to create the Youth Career Café and Youth Career Expo among other ongoing Pk-12, Community College, and Workforce Development projects from (2008-2015).

Arkansas Wood Manufacturers Association site analysis, walkthrough, and work flow consulting projects (1993).

Business Consultant for Mark’s Mailbox Planters (1987). Helped develop business plan, work processes, and workflow for small manufacturer.

Co-Principal Investigator: HR-PAL: Hampton Roads Partnership for Algebra (HR-PALS) National Science Foundation Award Abstract #1050387. Sponsor:          Hampton University

ABSTRACT

The HR-PAL: HAMPTON ROADS PARTNERSHIP FOR ALGEBRA is led by Hampton University and also includes, as core partners, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson Community College, the Chesapeake School District, the Hampton School District, and the Norfolk School District. This MSP-Start Partnership project is developing the partnership and tools that will culminate in a full Math and Science Partnership proposal with the objective of improving the algebra skills of middle and high school students. The partners will create a framework for understanding where the intersections exist between school-based knowledge and design and engineering literacy, involving applications of mathematics in the real world. The project is focused on narrowing a gap that exists between typical school mathematics problems (involving straightforward procedures and simplified numbers) and the ability to apply appropriate mathematical skills in different contexts.

The project is utilizing data from assessment administrators (from the partnering school districts) to evaluate what is needed to increase student achievement in algebra. The HR-PAL leadership team is addressing all five features of the MSP program through engaging in activities to: 1) strengthen algebra education, 2) help students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and 3) motivate students. These activities are allowing students to acquire skills that will help them embark on careers in STEM disciplines. Teachers’ Circles and Summer Institutes are being held to develop “Algebra-in-Action” projects and discuss plans for implementation of these tools in the algebra curriculum.

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