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About Wesley

Wesley VanDenburg, MA

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Professional Experience

2018 to Current

  • Program Manager, House Manager Director, Staff Manager, Chief Recruiter
    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

 

​2018 to 2018

  • Interim Executive Director, Leadership Coach
    Sunny Crest Youth Ranch

2010 to 2016

  • CLEAR Counselor
    Assisting men coming from prisons

 

2006 to 2010

  • Manager
    Carlton House - Worked with underprivileged men and their families

2004 to 2006

  • Superintendent
    Caledonia Community Schools - Served 3500 students and 430 staff members.
    Voted 3rd most effective school district in Kent County

2001 to 2004 

  • Superintendent
    Belding Area Schools - Served 2600 students and 408 staff members.

 

2004 to 2006

  • Superintendent/Principal
    Buckley Schools - Served 450 students.
    Top school Apple Award presented by the Governor

1994 to 1999

  • Superintendent
    San Pasqual Valley Unified School District - Served 900 students
    Region II. Superintendent of the Year.

1993 to 1994

  • Principal
    Yuma High School - Served 2,160 students and 183 staff members

1988 to 1993

  • Junior High Principal
    Woodard Junior High School
    Educational Leader serving a population of 650 students and 53 staff members.
    Meet and confer-District Office Cabinet

1985 to 1988

  • High School Assistant Principal
    Yuma High School - Served as disciplinary officer and maintained effective learning climate in the school.
    Assumed the responsibilities of the Principal during his absence.
    Yuma High School Athletic Director - Organized, scheduled and promoted high school activities.

1985 to 1990

  • Counselor
    Children Village (Sunday work)
    Assisted and served runaways, neglected, and abused youth.

1978 to 1985

  • Foster Parents
    Kent County Juvenile Court - Offered living quarters to teenagers who had been taken out of their homes.

1984 to 1985

  • Athletic Director
    Grand Ledge Public Schools - Supervised all athletic responsibilities.

1984 to 1985

  • High School Assistant Principal
    Bad Axe Public School - Served as Disciplinary Officer and provided a system of pupil attendance, accounting, record keeping, and follow up of pupil and staff activities
    Athletic Director - Organized, scheduled, and promoted high school athletics
    Co-op Coordinator - Counseled and supervised co-op students

1978 to 1983

  • Teacher/Athletic Director, Varsity Baseball Coach, Migrant School Teacher (Summer only), Junior High Counselor (part-time)
    In-House Suspension Program Coordinator
    Lakewood Public Schools
    Teacher of the Year, Coach of the Year

1976 to 1979

  • Home Detention, Monitor/Counselor
    Kent County Juvenile Court - Counseling with Juvenile delinquents.
    Coordination with staff, community resources and support service

1976 to 1977

  • Juvenile Group Worker
    Monitored and disciplined detains youth

1973 to 1977

  • Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach/Co-Founder of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Phil Regan)
    Grand Valley College
    Conference champions - four years

1972 to 1978

  • Michigan National Guard
    Military Soldier of the Year 1972

1970 to 1972

  • Professional Baseball Player
    New York Yankee​

Education
  • 1987  Western Michigan University - MA in Educational Leadership

  • 1981  Western Michigan University - MA in Counseling and Personnel

  • 1976  Grand Valley State University - BS in Psychology/Physical Education

Professional Seminars
  • 2019  Handle With Care

  • 2008  "Teens, Drugs and Suicide"

  • 2007  "No Child Left Behind

  • 2006  "Education Yes"

  • 2006  Seminar: Edward Denning/Steven Covey (Phoenix AZ)

  • 2005  Published Success Booklet - Caledonia Schools

  • 2004  E.E.I. Training - Peer Coaching-Standardized Testing

  • 1998  California Leadership Academy

  • 1991  "Discipline", Effective Classroom Discipline

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