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Mark Strohm
Photographer, DCCS SAIL Teacher, Colossians 2 Ministries
Greater Philadelphia Area | Education Management
Summary

Have worked extensively with Schools and Churches to help identify and bring about change to propel organizations to greater effectiveness.

I enjoy helping organizations:
Establish Purpose, Clarify Vision, Realize Value

Experience
SAIL Teacher (2016 - Present)
Delaware County Christian School
51-200, Education Management

2017-Present, SAIL Teacher, DCCS, presently teaching Photography to High School students
2017-Present, Boys Middle School Lacrosse Coach
2015-2016, DCCS International Programs, DCCS International Summer Camp Director and Program Curriculum Coordinator, DCCS International Program Diversification

Owner Photographer (2015 - Present)
Strohm Photography

Capturing the human experience. Highlighting the world we live in. Event Photographer and Natural Portrait Photographer - ~Natural Poses ~Natural Interaction ~Natural Settings - producing pictures with genuine emotion and expression.

Founder/Director (2001 - Present)
Colossians 2 Ministries

- Established helps for parents and students
- Conducted Parenting Seminars
- Conducted Cyber Safety Seminars for parents
- Chapel speaker for middle and high school students

Public Profile from Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/in/markstrohmjr)

Mark Strohm

Mark Strohm

Education Administrator and Christian Ministry Advocate

Greater Philadelphia Area | Education Management

Background

Summary

Have worked extensively with Schools and Churches to help identify and bring about change to propel organizations to greater effectiveness.

I enjoy helping organizations:
Establish Purpose, Clarify Vision, Realize Value

Experience

Founder/Director

Colossians 2 Ministries

– Present (14 years)Broomall, PA

– Established helps for parents and students
– Conducted Parenting Seminars
– Conducted Cyber Safety Seminars for parents
– Chapel speaker for middle and high school students

Administrator

Trinity AG & ABC Kidz Kare

(2 years 11 months)1022 Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

Assemblies of God Church of 450 and Daycare of 65.
Daycare
-Revitalized daycare culture
-Oversaw a complete review of standards and curriculum
-Reestablished State STARS certification
-Led the daycare to STARS 2 designation
-Responsible for staff of 14
Church
-Responsible for the daily operations
-Led Pastoral search
-Worked with Lead Pastor to facilitate transition

Owner Operator

Mark Strohm Books

(2 years)Broomall, PA

– Established a book recycling company
– Invested more than $30,000 in local charities
– Kept more than 10,000 books from landfills
– Gave 10% of earnings to charity

Elementary Principal

Delaware County Christian School

(6 years)Newtown Square, PA

– Senior Leadership team member of a three school system with nearly 1,000 students
– Directly responsible for 325 students PK-5, located on a separated campus
– Implemented a new Math and Spelling Curriculum resulting in statistically significant gains in Math
– Responsible for the oversight and development of 30 teachers including 3 yearly classroom visits and yearly evaluation

Principal

Calvary Christian School, Naperville IL

(12 years)Naperville, IL

– 360 students K-8, 125 home-schoolers K-12
– Responsible for oversight of more than 40 teachers and staff
– Oversaw expansion from 160 to 360 students
– Restored a school in fiscal trouble to a balanced budget in 3 years
– Oversaw the development of computer lab and networked IT system
– Implemented a reading and library system where students read and passed tests on over 16,000 books each year
– Established a program for special needs students
– Worked with teachers to develop a biblical worldview in all subjects
– Maintained excellent staff relations with low teacher turnover
– Developed and taught numerous teacher in-services
– Taught Grade 8 Bible

Principal

Williamsburg Christian Academy

(2 years 1 month)Williamsburg, VA

– 180 students PK-12
– Responsible for oversight of more than 20 teachers and staff
– Balanced budget in one year
– Worked to self-incorporate school to allow school to continue operation despite failing church sponsor

Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministries

Brookfield Assembly of God

(5 years 8 months)Brookfield, CT

– Established a state approved pre-school and kindergarten, Christian Life Academy
– Directed Sunday School of over 500, Children’s Church, Wednesday Boys and Girls programs, and Nursery Department
– Recognized by Liberty University as the fastes growing Sunday School in Connecticut
– Responsible for a staff of 4 and more than 100 Volunteers
– Developed and Directed Christian Life Camp

Kids Kamp Director

Southern New England Ministry Network

(2 years)307 Sturbridge Rd. Charlton, MA 01507, PO Box 535 Sturbridge, MA 01566

– Re-established and directed camp program
– Recruited, trained and supervised staff for over 20

Teacher

Parkway Christian Academy

(1 year 6 months)Norwalk, CT

– Taught in a learning center grades 2-5
– Developed and led Summer Day Camp

Substitute Teacher

Bethel Public Schools

(4 months)1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Volunteer Web Manager

Bread of Life Assemblies of God

Social Services

Developed a website and reestablished social network presence.

Child Advocate

CASA of Delaware County

Children

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Delaware County. Volunteer to advocate for one child in the Foster Care System.

Non Medical Volunteer

Medical Reserve Corps of Delaware County, PA

Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Work with Delaware County officials to train for and ready for a large medial emergency.

Trained Volunteer

C.E.R.T.

Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Trained for organizational and leadership roles with Community Emergency Response Team of Delaware County, PA, to be able to respond in the event of a wide spread disaster.

Opportunities you are looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes you care about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation

Honors & Awards

Fastest Growing Sunday School

Liberty University

Fastest Growing Sunday School in Connceticut

Magna cum laude

Regent University

Leadership Award

Regent Education Department

Recipient of the Education Department Leadership award

Education

Regent University

M.A., Educational Leadership

Activities and Societies: Magna Cum Laude Leadership Award, Education Department

Southern Connecticut State University

BS, Early Childhood Education

Activities and Societies: Chi Alpha Ministries, Student Ministries Bible Study

Mark Strohm
Photographer, DCCS SAIL Teacher, Colossians 2 Ministries
Have worked extensively with Schools and Churches to help identify and bring about change to propel organizations to greater effectiveness.

I enjoy helping organizations:
Establish Purpose, Clarify Vision, Realize Value