Improvement Coach

About Todd

Todd is an Improvement Coach at Ed Direction, Cicero Group’s K-12 Public Education practice, working
directly with education leaders to improve teaching and learning. Todd works with turn around schools
in the areas of culture, climate, instructional practices, staff and leadership coaching, and effective PLC/
instructional team meetings. Todd understands the importance of a strong education and what it can do
for a child. His experiences allow him to be able to help staff, administrators, and students to reach their

Todd has over 10 years of teaching experience in middle school, and he has 14 years of leadership
experience, 7 years at the district office and 7 years as an elementary school principal. He was the
director of a Federal Safe Schools/ Healthy Students grant that allowed him to focus on Social and
Emotional Learning (SEL) in his district. He was responsible for the implementation of PowerSchool
(student data program) for the district. As a Student Services Coordinator, he worked alongside social
workers, nurses, dropout prevention advocates, and school counselors. As a principal, he exceeded
growth 3 out of the last 5 years, was named a PETC Signature school, and his school was nominated for a
NC LightHouse Award. During his tenure at his school, each Teacher of the Year from his school went on
to be top 5 finalists in the district with one winning the district Teacher of the Year award. He has
coached a teacher as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
Teaching. Todd has guided his staff to improve the school’s composite score from 62% to 78%. Todd has
acquired certain skills and training during his educational career that have aided him in his journey to
helping students, staff, and administration in school improvement.

Todd earned his Education Specialist in Leadership and his Master’s in Educational Leadership from
Appalachian State University. His journey began with his Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education from Buffalo State College.



Career Highlights

Principal, Trindale Elementary
Student Services Coordinator, Randolph County Schools
Director for Safe School/ Healthy Students, Federal Grant
Student Advocate, Archdale Trinity Middle School
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Archdale Trinity Middle School
Appalachian State University School of Education, EdS
Appalachian State University School of Education, MEd
Buffalo State College, BS in Social Studies Education

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