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Somavia - Vice Principal - San Jose, CA, USA

Meredith Somavia

San Jose, CA, USA


Vice Principal


I am looking at moving into a full-time vice-principal/assistant principal job. I've been trained on how to be a vp, but now it's time for me to take the reigns full time. I'm a passionate teacher and love helping teachers teach better. Technology is a strong skill of mine, but I especially believe that the ability to interact and help any kind of learner is my best feature.

Work History

Summer School Principal

o Day to day management of the summer school program serving 170 students, including recruiting and supervising 18 staff, strategic planning, marketing, as well as fiscal planning and compliance.
o Expanded enrichment program (from 2 to 9 courses), resulting in a 60% increase in net profit.
o Spearheaded aggressive marketing program, including developing summer school website and creating online application process resulting in 15% enrollment increase in 2 years.
o Standardized academic curriculum for instructors which produced consistent teaching methodology from year to year.
o Modernized administration procedures by moving paper records and attendance process to electronic format.

Technology Coordinator

o Director of technology logistics including administrator for Student Information System, technology procurement, liaison with contractors, and Chair of technology committee for strategic planning.
o Developed and implemented Teacher Education Certification (TEC) Program that increased technology proficiency among Saint Lawrence staff.
o Adapted TEC Program into a workshop series for Diocesan in-services and Saint Lawrence Academy staff to integrate technology with Best Practices teaching techniques.
o Designed technology scope and sequence providing benchmarks for technology proficiency at each grade for K-8 students.
o Oversaw school-wide hardware and software update including installing interactive SMART boards in every classroom and migrating school network to Cloud technology.

Middle School Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Summer School Principal

Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School

I am the middle school teacher for 8th grade language arts and 6th grade social studies. As the technology coordinator, I am in charge of managing all of the technology on site, being the liaison with the IT staff, and training the teachers on technology. As the summer school principal, I am in charge of setting up and running the summer school for five weeks.


o Lead middle school teacher with experience in teaching language arts, social studies, math, religion, and music as well as choir director and homeroom teacher.
o Active member of the Leadership Team, responsible for formal teacher evaluations as well as regular strategic planning with principal.
o Primary ITBS Data Analysis for WASC/WCEA compliance and member of committee responsible for drafting annual WASC/WCEA in-depth report.
o Mentored eleven teachers towards achieving their Professional Goals.
o Designed Basic Computer and Creative Writing curricula for expanding enrichment elective program at Saint Lawrence Middle School.
o Guided creation of Middle School Language Arts curriculum in compliance with California Common Core standards.

Qualifications & Certifications

Educational Administration

Santa Clara University

Milpitas High School, Milpitas, CA

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