Angela Riggs

Educator, Trainer and Instructional Designer
Educator, Trainer and Instructional Designer
  • Louisville, KY
  • October 19, 2018

My passion to create learning opportunities in the classroom and workplace environments continues as I enter my 29th year of teaching and training diverse populations ranging from infancy to the adult learning. Valuing individuals by investing the time to identify their gifts or strengths helps to foster an environment that focuses on positive attributes that can be used as a foundation to build new skills, grow their knowledge base and motivate them to reach their potential. I have spent my career creating environments where active learning with active listening, pair together to create coaching opportunities that empower students and ignite intrinsic motivation.

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Masters in Education with Mathematics Specialization @ University of Louisville
May 1995 — Aug 1999
Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education with Mathematics Specialization @ Western Kentucky University
Aug 1988 — Dec 1991
I also hold a Kentucky Teacher License K-5th from 1992 - present Cert #: 000016744
Expires: 06/30/2022


Quality Enhancement Coordinator @ Sullivan University
Oct 2018 — Current
This position has allowed me the opportunity to step outside the classroom environment and train faculty and staff in academic and supporting roles within the university setting. Some of essential job functions include: monitoring SACSCOC requirements to ensure compliance, developing and leading the activities of the QEP committee and its subcommittees, creating training sessions for the annual SUS Faculty Retreat, working with faculty, administration, and staff to ensure the successful implementation of the QEP, collaborating with the Provost, Vice Provost, Deans, and Directors of Education and other nonacademic area leaders to ensure alignment of QEP goals with other on-going initiatives, delivering professional development opportunities for faculty and staff relevant to the QEP initiatives, demonstrating job search tools in professional development courses for students, maintaining master training schedule, visiting multiple campuses and locations to provide support to faculty, staff and students, providing reliable, relevant, and quality data and information to support the 4 QEP SLO's, facilitating planning, budgeting, accountability, program evaluation, and development of policy decisions as it relates to the assessments, collecting, analyzing and reporting data for instructional services, including learning and instructional effectiveness, completion rates and retention as well as onboarding of students to 3rd party assessments, guiding Deans, Directors and other faculty on how to implement assessments, monitoring faculty and student engagement to ensure completion of assessment activities, periodically reviewing all assessment instruments and evaluating their efficiency, providing technical support to faculty for the implementations in the LMS and communicating on a regular basis with instructors regarding quick tips and important information, assisting students in use of the LMS and troubleshooting issues that arise, working with departments and instructors from across the Institution with regard to training, troubleshooting, advising, triage, new initiatives, problem solving, reporting and tracking progress.
Director, Associate Dean and Dean @ Sulllivan University
Mar 2000 — Sep 2016
For over 16 years, I worked in the Early Childhood Education Department at Sullivan University and served as the Program Coordinator, Director, Associate Dean and Dean. Curriculum and instructional development along with facilitation of program assessments were my focus at this SACSCOC accredited institution. I designed and updated face-to-face and online courses as subject matter expert and instructional designer in the Angel Learning Management Suite. Managing day and online faculty, financial resources, schedules, programmatic reports and plans were among the leadership opportunities I enjoyed. Improving and analyzing student learning by creating competency exams, rigorous written projects, exit portfolio standards and grading rubrics for nearly all ECE assessments were also part of the administrative responsibilities awarded to me. I am passionate about teaching and advising my students to advance them in their educational journey so they make a positive impact on children, families and communities. By investing in the needs of the individual student through observing their various learning styles, strengths and challenges, I can create learning opportunities to meet diverse learners. Other job responsibilities included: teaching and advising students from enrollment to graduation, department budget, accreditation reports, supervising externships and practicums, partnering with outside businesses and schools, promoting the program through print, video and various public speaking engagements, online course development, serving on Academic Council, Academic Cabinet and Leadership Council Committees, and Active Learning Training chair to plan and facilitate faculty trainings, manage online faculty and schedules, created videos and graphics using Snagit and Camtasia software, developed assessment and improvement plans for SU administration and SACSCOC accrediting body, serve on the remediation and retention committee, partner with the alumni center to plan and facilitate Parent trainings at the Wayside Christian Mission, began outreach with International Nanny Association (INA) by joining the Board of Directors 2014- 2016, wrote monthly blogs for INA, chaired INA education committee working with professionals from neighboring states, both east and west coasts of US and beyond our borders to as far as Australia, updated both the Basic Skills Assessment and INA Credential Exam, proctored and graded INA Credential exams.
Teacher @ Jefferson County Public Schools
Aug 1992 — Mar 2000
Taught K - 5th grade self-contained with special needs mainstreamed; graded and completed writing and math portfolios, staff development co-chair, extended school services teaching

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