Smith - School Principal - Chicago, IL, USA

Kenndell Smith

Chicago, IL, USA


School Principal

Work History


Trenton Board of Education

• Successfully developed school opening plan as a result of the districts reorganization and closing of two Priority schools
• Effectively supervised staff and students while monitoring instruction in 3 separate facilities as a result of delays in school construction.
• Develop intensive Summer Professional Development schedule to ensure school-wide cohesiveness and effective instructional practices.
• Strategically met with all stakeholders to identify specific concerns of merging two different communities into one school.
• Provided coaching and professional development to school based administrators in the Teachscape Framework Assessment and Modules



Henry O. Tanner School
• Increased ISAT Math and Reading composite score by 17% and 13% respectively in first year as principal and overall composite score by 11%.
• Successfully exited school's prior Illinois State Board of Education Special Education State Complaint during first year.
• Incorporated various attendance incentive programs which led to an increase of student attendance by 5% in first two years as Principal.
• Handled all budget and human resource matters, including but not limited to, staffing, ordering of all supplies and materials, creating and redefining positions based on identified needs, etc.,
• Analyzed student and teacher Data over-time to provide on-going, targeted professional development to increase staff members' professional capacity.
• Implemented highly effective Extended day and Saturday Academic and enrichment programs for students, parents and community members.
• Developed grade level curriculum maps and monitored instruction daily to ensure rigorous instructional delivery.
• Created all student and teacher schedules to enhance instruction and provide for minimal loss of instructional time.
• Procured 21st century community school federal funding in the amount of $175,000.

Assistant Principal

Nathan R. Goldblatt School

Dean of Students

Johnson School

Math Resource Specialist

Park Lakes Elementary School

Upward Bound Instructor

Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ

5th Grade Teacher

Madison Elementary School

Qualifications & Certifications

Educational Leadership and Administration

Nova Southeastern University

Elementary Education

Florida Memorial University

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