Heather McNees

Phoenix Academy Public Charter School

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Email Address: principals@pahp.com

Educational Experience

Ongoing Professional Development

Attended the NC Alliance of Charter School Conference, July 2012

Attended numerous workshops on classroom behavior management, safety training, and ways to use technology (Qwizdom, NC Wise Owl, Study Island) in the classroom 2011-2012.

Attended the Blue Ribbon Schools conference at Disney World in December 2010 receiving training from teachers from top schools across the country.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Candidate for Masters in School Administration 2012-present

The Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology graduated 1998

Awards, Accolades, Community Service:

Currently serving as member of Administration helping with teacher training

Served as chair of Culture Committee-2010-2011

CPI Trained Instructor-2012-Present

CPR/First Aid Certified

Work Experience:

Phoenix Academy High Point, NC (2012-Present) Vice Principal in charge of coordinating student, parent, and school communication

Phoenix Academy High Point, NC (2002-2012) – Director of Student Services in charge of uniform, fundraisers, classroom and school wide behavior management programs

Phoenix Academy High Point, NC (2001-2002) – 1st grade teacher

Phoenix Academy High Point, NC (2000-2001) – Kindergarten Teacher

Northwestern Human Services Beaver, PA (1998-2000) Applied Behavioral Specialist in charge of implementing ABA programs in homes, schools, and in the community for children with autism spectrum disorders leadership skills.

Personal Statement:

I am originally from Monaca, Pennsylvania. I began my professional career providing applied behavioral services for autistic children and their families. What started as a job quickly became a calling. I came to North Carolina in August 2000 to work for an ABA consulting company. I worked at Phoenix Academy providing ABA support for the teachers and students. I soon had the opportunity to teach my own classes and to use ABA for all my students. My passion is working with children and adults who have learning differences and helping them reach their fullest potential. Currently, I am the Vice Principal at Phoenix Academy and look forward to continuing to help others find their success outside of the traditionally offered methods. Additionally, I look forward to continuing my learning and leadership skills.