Joseph Droski (resume)
♦ Developing Community Partnerships ♦Budget Management & Cost Containment
♦Initiating & Building Alliances ♦Program/Team Development
♦Change Management ♦Organizational Vision & Mission
♦Staff and Student Supervision & Performance Evaluation
♦Training & Development ♦Assessment ♦Staff supervision ♦Communication
♦ Professionalism ♦Patience ♦Courtesy ♦Problem Solving
♦Computer Applications ♦Recruiting ♦Interviewing ♦Hiring
Academy Sports and Outdoors, Middletown, KY 2014 - 2016
Senior Team Lead in Team Sports Department
Customer service leader for the Team Sports Department.
Supervised and scheduled the associates in the Team Sports Department, manage the department. Also work as a cashier, and stockperson
Other athletic related experiences in Kentucky: Usher for Louisville Bats, PA for Bellarmine Soccer, Field Hockey.
South Bend Community School Corporation South Bend, IN 2013 – 2014
Athletic Director for James W Riley High School
I directed all aspects of daily activities within the athletic program of the school, including game management for athletic contests.
My goal was to cultivated positive and enduring relationships with the community.
We provided athletic opportunities for the 1300 students with 21 Varsity Level sports and 2 club sports.
Key achievement: We started an athletics department web site, this was a top 10 athletic website in Indiana.
Sparta Area Schools Sparta, MI 2000 – 2013
Director of Athletics (7th – 12 Grade)
I directed all aspects of daily activities within the athletic program of the school district, including game management for athletic contests.
We provided opportunities for 840 high school and 750 middle school students to participate in 22 different athletic programs.
I was responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating coaches for 65 interscholastic teams.
Additional responsibilities: Title IX Coordinator for the District, Adviser of Student Athletic Council, Driver Education Administrator and teacher
MHSAA Registered Wrestling official
MIAAA Regional Athletic Director of the Year
President of the OK Conference Athletic Director Commission
President of the OK Blue Division
President of the West Michigan Middle School League
Designed the new high school indoor athletic facility
Formulated and managed budgets. Met target budget of $500,000. Stayed fiscally responsible as the budget was decreased each year.
Added new programs without adding to budget.
Fowlerville Community Schools Fowlerville, MI 1999-2000
Assistant High School Principal
I directed all aspects of daily activities within high school. We cultivated positive and enduring relationships with the school community and discussed school strategies and goals for 10-12th grade building (approximately 600 students and 45 staff).
Stockbridge Community Schools, Stockbridge, MI 1995-1999
Assistant High School Principal/High School and Middle School Athletic Director
I directed all aspects of daily activities within the high school. We cultivated positive and enduring relationships with the school community and discussed school strategies and goals for approximately 500 students and 40 teaching staff.
I also directed all aspects of daily activities within the athletic program of the school district, including game management for athletic contests. The Athletic Program providing opportunities for 500 high school students and 450 middle school students annually to participate in 20 different programs
Added soccer program for boys and girls
Varsity Football Assistant Coach, one season, ended a 32 game losing streak.
Byron Center Public Schools, Byron Center, MI 1987-1995
High School Social Studies Teacher and Coach
Classroom teacher for many different social study courses
Coach for Varsity Football, Wrestling and Softball.
President of the BCEA (1989-1995) Help to negotiate two contracts moving teachers from 20th in the county to 4th in overall compensation.
Manager of MHSAA Track Finals Class C 1991, 1992
Conference Champions Football (6 times), Wrestling (2 times)
District Champions Wrestling (6 times) Regional Champions (1 time)
State Quarterfinals in football and wrestling
Sacred Heart School, Grand Rapids, MI 1984-1987
Middle School Teacher/Coach (Grand Rapids Public Schools)
Taught 7th and 8th graders many different subjects
Head Varsity wrestling coach at GR Creston High School (83-85) and GR Union High School (85-87) also served as an Assistant Football coach at those schools.
M.A. Education Leadership,(Secondary Education) Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
B.S. Secondary Education (Political Science Major, Speech/Broadcasting Minor) Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION (NIAAA LEADERSHIP COURSES)
LTC 501 Athletic Administration: Philosophy, Leadership, Organizations and Professional Development
LTC 502 Athletic Administration: Principles, Strategies and Methods
LTC 504 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues I (Risk Management)
LTC 506 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues II (Title IX, Sexual Harassment)
LTC 508 Athletic Administration: Legal Issues III (Hazing, ADA, Employment Law)
LTC 511 Athletic Administration: Concepts and Strategies for Interscholastic Budgeting and Finance using Excel Spreadsheets
LTC 608 Athletic Administration: Management Strategies and Organization Techniques
LTC 611 Athletic Administration: Concepts and Strategies for Marketing, Promotions and Supplemental Fund-Raising
LTC 612 Athletic Administration: Technology I Basic Computer Application
LTC 613 Athletic Administration: Technology II Advance Computer Application
LTC 625 Athletic Administration: Game management and event announcing
LTC 630 Athletic Administration: Contest Management, preparation and methods
How to deal with difficult parents (winter 2010 MIAAA Conference)
Working with alternative education and public high school student-athletes (winter 2008 MIAAA Conference)
Class B round table (winter 2000 thru 2012 MIAAA Conference)
Middle Schools and the MIAAA (2009 MIAAA Conference)
Public Address announcer at the Division 2 MHSAA Track state finals (2000-2017)
Many parent, student, administration and teaching group presentations
Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) 2001
Michigan Administrative Certification (Secondary) 1995, renewed 2009
Michigan Continuing Teaching Certification 1989
Kentucky Professional Teacher Certification (Middle School and High School Social Science) 2014
Married to Eleanor Livingston (11/11/11) Father of 4 College graduates (from previous Marriage)