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Thomas J. Kadelbach

EDUCATIONAL LEADER & CONSULTANT 

 

US & MX Address available upon request

MX
Email:

thomas@thomaskad.com 

 

Current City:

Mexico City, MX

Other Cities Called Home:

Oakland, USA; Madrid, Spain; Los Angeles, USA; San Diego, USA;

Date of Birth:

May 20, 1965

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Greetings! I'm Thomas

 

Learning is my raison d’être! This energizes my passion for being and working with others to find and pursue our mutual goals, ambitions, and growth.

DEFINING WORK EXPERIENCES
 
2019-PRESENT

MS Principal

PETERSON SCHOOLS

  • Design and implement All-in-One Learning Program for world-class student learning and wellbeing for multiple delivery configurations during the pandemic (Remote LearningOverview, Details)

  • Collaboratively develop the annual professional development goals, agendas, and content with four strands: Strategic Initiatives, Department Collaborative Work, Teacher Self-Directed Learning, and Government Requirements

  • Oversee planning, instruction, and assessment to ensure personalized, constructivist student learning that privileges high academic rigor, student choice, engagement, and wellbeing in a 100% online delivery platform

  • Build out and oversee an advisory program based on equity, inclusion, Restorative Practices, and student voice to promote student academic and social-emotional growth and healthy living

  • Ensure innovation within existing programs and new offerings to achieve Peterson Schools Mission & 2030 Strategic Plan and assess effectiveness through ongoing and end of cycle quantitative and qualitative evaluation

2017-2018

Chief Academic Officer

DOWNTOWN COLLEGE PREP

  • Led with an equity lens the collaborative development and socialization of the 2018-2023 Education Division Theory of Action to align resources toward our measurable strategic goals through a co-development process with site strategic planning and budget allocations​

  • Ensured that all Education Division policies, practices, goals, planning, curriculum, instruction, and evaluation were based on and actively promoted equity, diversity, cultural relevance, and social justice for students and all stakeholders across all schools

  • Facilitated, fostered, and innovated on the DCP instructional model in collaboration with principals, coordinators, department heads, and teachers

  • Re-designed the strategic planning and budget process in collaboration with the Executive Team to increase transparency and participation in these processes with stakeholder groups across the organization

2008-2015

MS/HS PRINCIPAL

ASPIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Ensured and achieved 100% 4-year college acceptance for all graduates every year and increased the percentage of students attending the top 100 US Universities

  • Built a school culture that dismantled the school to prison pipeline through Social Justice and Restorative Practices to reduce classroom disruptions by 40%, fights by 75%, and suspensions by 16%.

  • Developed rigorous, care-focused, culturally sensitive, and equity-based teacher development and support programs to rapidly increase student learning and reduce teacher burnout and turnover

  • Oversaw the transition from state to Common Core standards and all related system and resource alignment to ensure continued student success

1998-2005

DIRECTOR

ORACLE CORPORATION

  • Founded the Oracle Academy, a corporate philanthropy program to teach high school students database and Java programming, from inception to 30 states, eight countries and reaching over 6,000 students

  • Oversaw the redesign of the corporate curriculum to increase student choice through project-based learning and hands-on practice with real-world learning

  • Designed an innovative teacher development program that paired corporate trainers and experienced high school teachers to deliver industry cutting-edge real-world preparation with best practice pedagogies from education

 
EDUCATION: Degrees & Credentials
DEC 2020

Master's Degree

CSU, East Bay

MS in Educational Leadership

MAY 2019

Preliminary Administrative Credential

CSU, East Bay

Certificate of Eligibility. Conferred May 1, 2019

Through MAY 2022

Teaching Credential

LAUSD

District Intern Program.  Conferred July 1, 1995

MAY 1990

Bachelor's degree

BIOLA UNIVERSITY

BA in Humanities with an emphasis in History

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Tropical Leaves

Google Certified Educator - Level 1&2 

IB - Una Introducción al Módulo Curricular del PEP

Leading for Equity

Primeros Auxilios Nivel Básico

Racismo en México

El Coaching para potenciar y retroalimentar el Liderazgo

Coaching para el desarrollo de equipos

English - Native Speaker

German - Beginner

Spanish - Fluent

EXPERTISE
 
I'M AN EDUCATOR

Engaging and motivating educator who is sensitive to learner’s needs while creating a trajectory toward long-term goals through short-term objectives and outcomes and formal and informal assessments

I'M A COACH

Proven ability to collaboratively coach excellence in others in complex relationships and situations through the use of six lenses: Inquiry, Adult Learning, Change Management, Systems Thinking, Systemic Oppression, and Emotional Intelligence

I'M A LEADER

Human-centered and goal-oriented leader focused on achievement through instructional excellence, strategic, technical, and equity leadership, and cultural, social, emotional proficiency