Carly Pumphrey

Interactive (21st Century) Resume

I am a learner!

In my opinion, leaders should be the lead learners in their schools! I learn in a variety of ways. Here are a few:

  • Twitter: @CarlyPumphrey
  • Understanding by Design (books, resources, blogs, etc)
  • ASCD membership (Ed Leadership monthly subscription, conferences, books, etc.)
  • Intensive training with Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
  • Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Professional books
  • My colleagues!!!

I am passionate about Building a Culture of Thinking and Learning

Professional Development Plan (clear goals focused on student outcomes)

CFIP Agendas (clear goals as the focus, cycle of celebration, learning, follow-up)

CFIP Follow-up (commitment to the entire school!)

Personalized Professional Development (goal-setting, focus groups, teacher exhibition of learning!)

Processes are key to developing a professional learning community!

Professional Learning Artifacts

Take learning to the next level... refuse to settle for anything less!

Leadership in WCPS

MSDE Course: Student-Centered Instruction- I co-created and taught how to lead a student-centered classroom before student-centered was a hot topic. Teachers throughout the county engaged in protocols, processes, new strategies, and reflective conversations to improve their practice.

MSDE Course: Danielson Framework for Teaching- I created a 3 credit course that promotes close reading of the Danielson books in order to truly understand the Framework with a goal of improved practice. Teachers and administrators across the county, K-12, implement and reflect on a new practice every week. The class becomes a professional learning community dedicated to inquiry, reflection, and collaboration.

TIF- I was an active participant of the Teacher Incentive Fund grant, serving as a county level Power II team member all five years.

Lead Teacher Leadership Team- I collaborated with a small group of Lead Teachers (K-12) to create a Lead Teacher and New Teacher binder as a resource used throughout the county.

Essential Curriculum Planning Council- The Chief Academic Officer requested my leadership on a small team created with the goal of developing an aligned K-12 curriculum for all WCPS schools. I have been privileged to extend this goal to an amazing Task Force of teachers who are developing a teacher directed and teacher driven curriculum focused on understanding. Dr. Peggy Pugh has supported the continuation of this work. I will be leading a county-wide professional development effort this summer as we support schools in creating the Comprehensive Arrangement of Standards for the Essential Curriculum.