Resume - Kenny Hodges - updated 7.10.2015

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  1. 1. Kenneth W. Hodges 108 Robinson St. Auburndale, FL 33823-3508 knnthhdgs@aol.com (personal) Home: (863) 967-4581; Cell: (863) 412-7649 EDUCATION Doctoral Candidate Doctor of Education, Teacher Leadership Emphasis in Exceptional Student Education June 2009 Present Anticipated graduation date September 2015 Walden University, Minneapolis, MN Lesson Study Facilitator July 2013 - Present Polk County School Board, Bartow, FL Learning Focused Strategies Day 1 4 Certified Trainer May 2010 Polk County School Board, Bartow, FL Master of Education, Elementary Education December 2008 Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL Masters Action Project: First Grade Thematic Mathematics Curriculum Development Rafiki Foundation, Inc. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Finance Concentration) December 1994 Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL Associate of Arts Degree, Business Administration July 1992 Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL AREAS OF CERTIFICATION July 2006 June 2011 Florida Department of Education, Professional Teaching Certificate renewed July 2011 June 2016 Business Education (grades 6 12) Exceptional Student Education (grades K 12) Elementary Education (grades K 6) TEACHING EXPERIENCE Curriculum Specialist/Academic Intervention Facilitator (AIF) (Highly Effective Rated) August 2007 2013 Karen M. Siegel Academy Polk County School Board, Lake Alfred, FL Conducted professional development training for faculty and staff Modeled effective instructional practices and lessons Promoted the implementation with fidelity an appropriate rigorous program of instruction Infused the use of educational technology in instruction Facilitated Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) / Lesson Study Supported teachers use of scientifically-based curriculum and instructional methods Analyzed student data Made recommendations to improve student performance Mentored new teachers Maintained professional relationships with fellow teachers, administrators, parents, district- personnel
  2. 2. Kenneth W. Hodges Page 2 TEACHING EXPERIENCE (continued) ESE Classroom Teacher (Highly Effective Rated) August 2007 August 2009 August 2013 Present Karen M. Siegel Academy Polk County School Board, Lake Alfred, FL Taught ESE students with significant cognitive disabilities Prepared Language Arts/Reading curriculum targeting Florida Sunshine State Standard Access Points Selected supplemental Reading and Language Arts curriculum components to enhance student learning Prepared lesson plans and lectures, as well as create relevant, challenging assignments for students Assessed student performance to ensure learning gains Maintained and analyzed related student data Served as Adult Transition Facilitator Facilitated Lesson Study professional development activities (school wide) RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Human Resources Corporate/Management Positions April 1995 September 2005 Publix Super Markets, Inc. Corporate Office, Lakeland, FL Managed Corporate Employment Office Held positions of Compensation Specialist and Assistant Payroll Manager Participated on corporate cross-functional Human Resources Project Teams Utilized project management protocols to complete Human Resource project initiatives Managed departmental associates Adjunct Instructor January 2009 - Present Southeastern University, College of Education Lakeland, FL Wrote new graduate and undergraduate courses Supervised interns while placed in local schools Taught on-line courses MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS Solicited and obtained approximately $8,000 from local businesses to fund our schools Prom Served as department chair for the past five years Collaborated with elementary grade level teachers in writing standards-based reading lesson plans using research-based teaching and learning strategies Developed and implemented a Moodle course integrating teacher resources into one location Facilitated professional learning communities (PLCs) for all grade levels Facilitated three lesson study cycles for each grade cluster throughout the school Coordinated and facilitated monthly parent meetings to build parent capacity on educational topics such as Sunshine State Standard Access Points, Curriculum Programs, Communication, and Behavior Management
  3. 3. Kenneth W. Hodges Page 3 PRESENTATIONS Hodges, K. (2010). How to Create Detailed Lesson Plans Using Selected Learning Focused Strategies. Presented to the faculty of Karen M. Siegel Academy, Lake Alfred, FL. Hodges, K., King, J., Williams, D. (2008). Mathematics Curriculum Development Practicum for Rafiki Foundation, Inc. Presented to the Southeastern University Faculty and Rafiki Foundation, Lakeland, FL. Hodges, K., Swindle, D. (2010). Dont Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water. Presentation to the Florida Chapter of the Council of Exceptional Children during breakout session at state-wide convention. Clearwater, FL. Hodges, K. (2008). Southeastern University Graduate Hooding Ceremony Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement Award Presentation. Spoke at hooding ceremony by providing a reflection of the Graduate Elementary Education program and its impact on my life. TECHNICAL SKILLS Operating Systems: Windows 365/Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 Educational Software: Smart Board Notebook, Blackboard, BoardMaker, Excent, Moodle Other Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Kappa Delta Pi August 2007 - 2009 Polk Education Association (PEA) July 2007 - Present Notary Public (State of Florida) Commission expires January 2018 HONORS/AWARDS Alumni Web Profile Southeastern University (www.seu.edu) One of the rotating featured alumni profile on universitys website Outstanding Education Graduate Student, Southeastern University Awarded to one graduate student in recognition of outstanding performance in the graduate elementary education program. October 2010 December 2008 American Legion School Award, Auburndale Senior High School Awarded to one male and female senior in recognition of outstanding demonstration of character and leadership skills June 1990
  4. 4. Kenneth W. Hodges Page 4 REFERENCES Academic Ms. Patty LeBlanc, Ph.D. Associate Professor Southeastern University College of Education 1000 Longfellow Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5000 pbleblanc@seuniversity.edu Ms. Janet Deck, Ed.D. Chair Southeastern University College of Education 1000 Longfellow Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 667-5000 jldeck@seuniversity.edu Professional Ms. Donna Swindle Principal Karen M. Siegel Academy 935 Evenhouse Road Lake Alfred, FL 33850 (863) 965-5566 donna.swindle@polk-fl.net Ms. Lynn Dwyer Corporate Distribution Administration Manager Publix Super Markets, Inc. PO Box 407 Lakeland, FL 33801-0407 (863) 688-1188 ext. 32566 lynn.dwyer@publix.com