• Nazareth Area School District

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    Kaskey
     

    Dr. Richard R. Kaskey

    Nazareth Area School District, Superintendent of Schools
    One Education Plaza, Nazareth, PA 18064-2397
    Phone: 610-759-1170 / Fax: 610-759-9637
    Email: rkaskey@nazarethasd.org

     

     

    OBJECTIVE

     

    To serve the Nazareth Area School District and effectively utilize my organizational, interpersonal, problem solving, managerial, instructional, and leadership skills.

     

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


     

    SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT, Harrisburg, PA                                                       2019 to 2022

    Assistant Superintendent

     

    Administrative Experience

     

    • Assists in the recruiting, hiring, supervising, evaluating, and training of district personnel to ensure our students have top-quality, caring individuals besides them for all thirteen years.
    • Communicates information on student services and regulations to school personnel, parents, administrators, and the Board of Education to understand the services.
    • Continued success in addressing COVID-19 challenges, school safety issues, instructional needs, and social/emotional needs of students and staff.
    • Designs the New Teacher Orientation and New Teacher Induction programs.
    • Develops proposals, action plans, new services, budgets, and grants for meeting district goals.
    • Evaluates student services and monitors the implementation of special education and compliance with regulations in each location, to carry out and achieve objectives within this area.
    • Finalizes the yearly professional development calendar for all staff – maintaining a vision for learning that is collaborative, continuous, embedded in daily practice, and focused on student achievement.
    • Functions as the chief architect of the Malcolm Baldrige Strategic Planning Process and the district’s Hanna’s Organizational Performance Excellence (HOPE)
    • Leads the growth and development of Hanna Virtual Solutions – asynchronous, blended, and synchronous online learning options for students and families.
    • Maintains open lines of communication regarding student services with all interested parties; responds to concerns of parents, teachers, support staff, building and district office administrators, and community members.
    • Organized the 2021 Summer Semester / Summer School Program offered free of charge to all students in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • Oversees the Comprehensive Planning process to ensure that all students have access to an education that prepares them for college, career, and life.
    • Presides over the Student Services Department: Special Education, Health Services, English Language Learners (ELLs), Counseling Services, School Psychologists, Related Services, Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY), and Compulsory Attendance.
    • Serves as the district’s Federal Programs Coordinator overseeing Title I, II, III, and IV – budget development, compliance monitoring, expenditure review, and reporting via the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE’s) eGrants Management system.
    • Works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Curriculum and Data and building principals on implementing all district learning initiatives and assists in moving from a program-based model that separates students to a service-based model that unifies support for all students.

     

    Related Experience

    • Attends and presents for the school district at school board meetings and other events.
    • Consult with principals, teachers, and parents in matters of dispute regarding student Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) which have not been resolved at the building level.
    • Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Examiner (Trained) – evaluate organizational processes and provide feedback (results) to business, health care, education, and nonprofit organizations.

     

    Governor Mifflin School District – Cumru Elementary School Principal     -     2013 to 2019

     

       Administrative Experience

     

    • Responsible for the development and improvement of instructional programs, staff development, scheduling, home-school relations, budget management, discipline, and attendance with a staff of 85 members and a student population of approximately 500.
    • Cooperatively worked with the Director of Human Resources to screen applications, set up interviews, design interview questions, and hire new building personnel.
    • Coordinated testing programs to measure mastery of standards and level of proficiency – PSSA, CDT, Study Island, etc.
    • Created and employed the Citizen of the Quarter recognition program for each grade level homeroom.
    • Designed Act 48 / professional development opportunities for staff through in-services, faculty meetings, and summer flex days.
    • Evaluated and supervised teachers using Charlotte Danielson's Components of Professional Practice.
    • Held quarterly grade-level data analysis meetings to examine state and district-level assessments to improve instruction and monitor student progress.
    • Operated the first district-run Pre-K Counts Program in Berks County – awarded the PA Department of Education Grant in 2015.
    • Served as one of the elementary schools in the Act 69 Pennsylvania Department of Education Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Pilot Program.
    • Served as a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee.

     

    Related Experience

    • Attended and presented for the school district at school board meetings and other events.
    • Member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team.
    • Worked with alternative schools to determine the best placement for our students.

     

    Fleetwood Area School District – Middle School Assistant Principal     -     2010 to 2013                                                                                                                                                             

    Administrative Experience

     

    • Responsible for staff development, scheduling, home-school relations, discipline, and attendance with a staff of 100 members and a student population of approximately 850.
    • Achieved the Commonwealth’s third-highest 2012 PSSA proficiency rank in sixth-grade math (98.4%) – the twenty-second highest rank in reading (87.4%).
    • Aligned our written curriculum to federal and state standards using an online curriculum mapping program.
    • Coordinated testing programs to measure mastery of standards and level of proficiency – PSSA, Study Island, etc.
    • Evaluated and supervised teachers using Charlotte Danielson's Components of Professional Practice.
    • Managed building-based professional development sessions in the areas of data-driven decision-making, formative and summative assessments, and differentiated instructional strategies.
    • Orchestrated several school-wide programs addressing multicultural issues, anti-bullying awareness, and student responsibility.
    • Received the 2014 Governor's Award for Excellence in Academics – 91.7 on the School Performance Profile.
    • Served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee / Comprehensive Planning Committee.

     

    Related Experience

    • Attended and presented for the school district at school board meetings and other events.
    • Member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team.
    • Represented the school district as an active member of the Fleetwood Lions Club.
    • Worked with alternative schools to determine the best placement for our students.

     

    Cabrini College – Adjunct Professor (Graduate and Professional Studies)     -     2009 to 2012

     

    • Courses Taught: Instructional Supervision, Instructional Leadership, Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, Teacher Action Research, and Human Development

     

    Phoenixville Area School District – High School Principal     -     2002 to 2009

     

    Administrative Experience

     

    • Responsible for the development and improvement of instructional programs, staff development, scheduling, home-school relations, budget management, discipline, athletic program, and attendance with a staff of 125 members and a student population of approximately 1000.
    • Aligned our written curriculum to federal and state standards using two online curriculum mapping programs (Curriculum Mapper and SUNGARD® Curriculum Connector).
    • Attended meetings and made presentations to the School Board, School Board Committees, community members, and parents about our school and its programs.
    • Consistently held data analysis meetings allowing teachers to examine assessments to improve instruction (mastery of eligible content, assessment anchors, and performance standards).
    • Constructed and implemented a 9th Grade Academy to close the achievement gap, ease the transition of eighth-grade students to High School, and provide freshmen with the skills, tools, and supports necessary to succeed beyond 9th
    • Cooperatively worked with the Director of Human Resources to screen applications, set up interviews, design interview questions, and hire new building personnel.
    • Coordinated testing programs to measure mastery of standards and level of proficiency – PSSA, 4-Sight, Terra Nova, AIMSweb, Study Island, etc.
    • Created the building master schedule utilizing several different software programs - provided flexibility in students’ schedules leading to more educational opportunities and advancement.
    • Designed Act 48 / professional development opportunities for staff through in-services, faculty meetings, and summer flex days.
    • Developed standards-based benchmark, end-of-unit, midterm, and final exam assessments using SUNGARD® Assessment Builder.
    • Enthusiastically led and guided new building initiatives such as differentiated supervision, classroom walkthroughs, co-teaching, professional learning communities, valid grading practices, uniform assessments, and PDE's Standards Aligned System (SAS).
    • Evaluated and supervised teachers using Charlotte Danielson's Components of Professional Practice.
    • Pursued federal and state grants to allow students to become involved in new programs such as Dual Enrollment, Project 720, Youth and Philanthropy, Career Internship, Classrooms for the Future, etc.
    • Served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
    • Successfully mentored three Assistant Principals, a Director of Athletics and Activities, and a Dean of Students.
    • Supported beginning staff members by establishing a new teacher induction program focused on training, support, and retention.
    • Utilized SUNGARD® Performance Tracker to identify curriculum standards needing more focus by grade level, class, small group, and individual student.
    • Worked with the Assistant Superintendent to maintain the curriculum review cycle and familiarize staff with the curriculum audit process.

     

    Related Experience

    • Attended and presented at school board meetings and other school district events.
    • Member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team
    • Participated in lunch supervision as an administrative presence.
    • Partnered with the Chester County Economic Development Council to provide internship opportunities for students in county school districts – an online internship bank.
    • President of the PAC-10 Athletic Conference
    • President of the Phoenixville Communities That Care Organization
    • Responsible for one-third of the high school event/activity coverage.
    • “Previewing the Principalship” - PAESSP panel presentation for talented teachers interested in becoming school principals (2003 to 2008)

     

    Upper Merion Area School District – Assistant High School Principal     -     1999 to 2002   

                                                                                       

    Administrative Experience

    • Responsible for staff development, scheduling, home-school relations, discipline, and attendance with a staff of 100 members and a student population of approximately 1000.
    • Coordinated and monitored alternative school placements within and outside the district.
    • Created the building master schedule utilizing TENEX Systems Software.
    • Evaluated and supervised teachers using Madeline Hunter's Essential Elements of Instruction.
    • Redesigned, implemented, and provided training to staff on the District Emergency Response Plan – carried out regular drills, bi-monthly building safety committee meetings, and monthly Police Coalition Meetings.
    • Responsible for all grade reporting, interim progress reporting, and student record transcripts.
    • Responsible for investigating and administering one-half of all student discipline.
    • Served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee.

     

    Related Experience

    • Selected and approved assembly programs and field trips.
    • Participated in lunch supervision as an administrative presence.
    • Attended school board meetings and other high school programs.
    • Responsible for one-third of the high school event/activity coverage.
    • Member of the Upper Merion Township Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Committee.
    • Member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team

     

    Oley Valley School District – High School Dean of Students / Athletic Director     -     1997 to 1999

     

    Administrative Experience

     

    • Responsible for discipline, attendance, home-school relations, and the interscholastic athletic program with a staff of 75 plus members and a student population of approximately 650.
    • Helped to develop and implement a new academic eligibility policy for student-athletes.
    • Developed and implemented a program for successful completion of the Pennsylvania High School Graduation Project.
    • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of coaches and athletic staff members.
    • Responsible for the management of the entire 3250 athletic budget.

     

    Related Experience

    • Developed and implemented a modified block scheduling system.
    • Member of the I.D.E.A.’97 district training team
    • Pennsylvania State Senate Special Committee on Interscholastic Athletics (11/23/98)
    • Member of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team
    • Prepared the Oley Valley School District Calendar - organized and synthesized Information from all areas of the school and community to create the school calendar for all residents of the district.
    • Principal-In-Charge of Summer School for both a remedial and academic intensive program.

     

    Montoursville Area School District – High School Social Studies Teacher     -     1993 to 1997

     

    Administrative Experience

     

    • Assistant Athletic Director - responsible for assisting with the entire interscholastic athletic program.

     

    Teaching Experience

     

    • American Cultures I (Grade 9)
    • American Cultures II (Grade 10)
    • World Cultures (Grade 11)
    • World Geography Elective (Grade 11 and 12)

     

    Related Experience

    • Student Government Advisor
    • Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach
    • Assistant Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach
    • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (2/2/96)

     

    School Districts in the Wilkes-Barre Area – Substitute Teacher     -     1992 to 1993

     

    Teaching Experience

     

    • Taught in a variety of grade and subject level classrooms in the following school districts: Wyoming Valley West, Wilkes-Barre Area, Dallas, Lake Lehman, Crestwood, and Hanover Area School Districts.

     

    School District of Philadelphia – Student Teacher     -     1992 (January – May)

     

    Teaching Experience

     

    • George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
      • American Cultures I (Grade 9)
      • American Cultures II (Grade 10)

     

    EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS


     

    Widener University – Chester, Pennsylvania / GPA = 3.9

    • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (2015)
    • Dissertation – Factors Contributing to the Retention and Turnover of School Principals in Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility (2003)
    • Pennsylvania Administrative II Principal’s Certificate (2002)

     

    Lehigh University – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania / GPA = 3.9                            

    • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (1999)
    • Pennsylvania Administrative I Principal’s Certificate (1999)

     

    Bucknell University – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania / GPA = 3.9

    • 24 required graduate credits (1996)
    • Pennsylvania Instructional II Teaching Certificate (1996)

     

    Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / GPA = 3.41 (Cum Laude)                                              

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education Social Studies (1992)
    • Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate (1992)

     

    AWARDS AND HONORS


     

    Widener University School of Education Linda Lehnert Award (2016)

    • Given to a graduate student who has shown outstanding commitment to education as demonstrated by excellence in academics, research, and performance.

     

    Widener University School of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award (2016)

    • Given to recognize a student’s excellence in doctoral dissertation research and who completed a qualitative or quantitative dissertation that demonstrated originality and rigor.

     

    Fleetwood Area School District Board of Education (2015 to 2019)

    • Won election in the November 2015 Primary to be one of three board members representing Maidencreek Township, Pennsylvania.

     

    Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership (PIL) Act 45 Continuing Education Course (2014)

    • Authored a course for school and system leaders entitled “National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Breaking Ranks Training.”

     

    Pennsylvania Principal’s Association Board of Directors (2010 to 2013)

    • Appointed by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principal’s (PAESSP) Executive Committee to the position of East II Secondary Regional Representative.

     

    PAESSP Board of Directors (2006 to 2009)

    • Appointed by the PAESSP Executive Committee as the East III Secondary Regional Representative.

     

    PAESSP Professional Development Coordinator (2009 to 2011)

    • Planned, implemented, and maintained a program of professional development for the Pennsylvania Principal’s Association, serving as a resource for school principals in the Commonwealth.

     

    PAESSP State Conference Chairperson (2009 and 2011)

    • Offered principals both a networking and professional development opportunity to support their efforts toward school improvement. The conference was geared toward the nine Pennsylvania Instructional Leadership Standards and the successful completion of Act 45 requirements.

     

    President of the Pioneer Athletic Conference – PAC 10 (2007 to 2009)

    • Selected as PAC-10 League President for a two-year term. Worked with fellow Principals and Athletic Directors to expand the conference throughout the U.S. Route 422 corridor.

     

    Keystone State Games – Nittany Region Scholastic Boys’ Basketball Coach (1996 and 1997)

    • Selected to coach the high school level basketball team for Pennsylvania’s central region.

     

    PUBLICATIONS



    Kaskey, R. R. (2015). Factors contributing to the retention and turnover of school principals in Pennsylvania (Order No. 3715749). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Widener University. (1711149503).

     

    Kaskey, R. R. (2006). Teacher Attrition and Retention: Research and Recommendations. The Pennsylvania Administrator, 15-18.

     

    PRESENTATIONS



    Kaskey, R. R. (2005 and 2007). Co-Teaching Model – Phoenixville Area High School’s Special Education / Regular Education Collaborative Grant. Session presented at the annual state conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP).

     

    Kaskey, R. R. (2006). Co-Teaching Model – Phoenixville Area High School’s Special Education / Regular Education Collaborative Grant. Session presented at the annual state conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD).

     

    Kaskey, R. R. (2017). Pennsylvania’s Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program: Ideas for Replication. Session presented at the PaTTAN Special Education Leadership Academy.

     

    PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


     

    Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA)

    American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

    Pennsylvania Principals Association (PPA)                                  

    Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (PASCD)

    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

    Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA)

     

    REFERENCES



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