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CATHIE HIRSCH

Waterford, M I 48328 Cell: 248.622.9182 cathie_hirsch@yahoo.com

CAREER OVERVIEW
Highly accomplished and innovative business professional with extensive experience in the education and business industry. Hardworking, determined and results driven individual.

CORE STRENGTHS
Talent management and staffing Innovative with strong initiative Adaptive team player Training and teaching expertise Creative problem solver External focus on customer service Strong organizational skills Proficient verbal communication and speaking skills

WORK EXPERIENCE
LEONA GROUP LLC 01/2012 to 06/2013 Principal Led leading charter school in highly competitive academic district. Primary objective was fiscal management, administration, organization and team-building. Managed $3M operating budget. Increased enrollment by 5% using targeting marketing plan. Utilized data and analysis to increase student achievement scores by 3%. Used talent management to reach corporate goals 07/2010 to 01/2012 Instructional Coach Coordinated and facilitated best practice staff development, training and on-going support for teachers with the goal of expanding proficiency and improving overall performance of elementary students. Collected and reviewed data to ensure school, district and state compliance. Researched and provided content knowledge and resources to staff. Prepared materials for use by staff and district. Raised student achievement by 10% through instructional improvements and guidance. 06/2005 to 07/2010 Project Director Managed and directed after school mentor programs in five urban Michigan cities. Start-up initiatives with school districts, local businesses and community organizations. Administered $1M Federal grant budget. Directed four site managers for mentor programs. Maintained program data and completed annual compliance reports for Department of Education. Recruited and trained volunteers from colleges, universities and local businesses. Teacher / Educator Third grade educator in multi-cultural urban setting. Member of school improvement team. Co-administrator of 21st Century Grant. Program development for after-school clubs and community service projects. 06/2001 to 07/2005

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL 05/1993 to 06/2000 Fleet Coordinator Comprehensive experience in purchasing for the highly competitive automotive industry. Excellent project management skills. Managed $4.5M annual vehicle purchasing budget. Monitored vehicle inventory in U.S., Canada and Mexico. Increased return on re-marketed vehicles and improved purchase cycle time to reduce administration costs. Maintained excellent internal and external customer communication.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MASTER OF ARTS: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: EDUCATION Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

REFERENCES
Cindy Taraskiewicz Wayne RESA ISD Consultant Assessment and Accountability 313.614.9272 taraskc@resa.net Margaret Amsden, CPA, MST Shareholder Tax Manager Clayton & McKervey, PC 248.358.0920 mamsden@claytonmckervey.com Mary Marshall Director of Strategic Communications Arizona Department of Education 602.677.5040 mary.marshall@azed.gov Gail Mooney Business Office Manager Town Village Sterling Heights 586.803.0900 gail.mooney@brookdaleliving.com